The WOMAD team is a dedicated and highly experienced collection of music industry and events professionals who together pool their expertise to create a festival experience unlike any other. From scouting for locations and event management to booking the best artists and developing effective press and marketing campaigns, the team's expertise is second to none.
The team also includes internationally renowned musician Peter Gabriel, one of WOMAD's founders.
“Pure enthusiasm for music from around the world led us to the idea of WOMAD in 1980 and thus to the first WOMAD Festival in 1982. The festivals have always been wonderful and unique occasions and have succeeded in introducing an international audience to many talented artists.”Peter Gabriel
“Equally important, the festivals have also allowed many different audiences to gain an insight into cultures other than their own through the enjoyment of music. Music is a universal language–it draws people together and proves, as well as anything, the stupidity of racism.”Peter Gabriel