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Another brilliant Womad,we missed last year and have returned to greatly improved toilets,more interesting food stalls and of course so much fantastic music.Taste the world is a real favourite and gets better each year with more space and seating-the opportunity to hear artists playing,cooking and engaging with the audience epitomises the best of Womad.A couple of observations could stall holders turn their music down or off when live bands are on? and there is a market for small size Womad clothes e.g.0-3 yrs clothes would be good.
Many thanks to all and see you next year.
I have been to WOMAD the last 10 years running, and I think this one was the BEST ever!
All the bands I saw were superb, the food was excellent as always and Lunched Out Lizard and Tiny Tea Tent were welcome respite areas for comfy chairs and chilling out at night.
Molly's Bar in perfect position, nearer the entrance would encroach on Family camping and sleep for those who need it.
The only things I can add to improve things (and not a deal-breaker) would be for a lift to be installed at Chippenham Station, and Andybus to upgrade to more modern, disabled-friendly buses in order to get those of us with bigger trolleys in less obtrusive positions.
I agree about Chippenham Station lift - on the way a lovely porter helped with bags and escorted me over the crossing but on the way back no help was forthcoming even though I asked. Could also do with a drop off point that isn't such a trek to the campsite - we're not all young with supple limbs. What happened to National Express to site too???
do we need the prossecion
i never steped foot in the arts tent even when i was five its pointless them kids should watch some proper music then waste their time doing stuff you can do at home i am 12 years old i have been at womad 13 times bought cds when i was 4 i can remember people like apache indian because i watched and liked it instead of wasting my time
it is nice for the kids but i think if they concentrete on the music they will enjoy themselves more like i do
Right my turn
Weather on Thursday far too hot!!
Toilets - far too clean for any festival and nowhere near as smelly as Frankley services.
er........... that's it
P.S. Mrs Leg would like to complain about smoking in the covered stages - not because she is anti smoking (though she doesn't smoke) but because she has an eye codition which causes her eyes to be dry and griity and smoking considerably exacerbates this
Too many tall people in hats
Kids need things to DO, getting them to work towards making things for the procession, keeps kids occupied and gives them opportunity to express themselves. It is a WOMAD tradition.
Excellant womad weekend, only my third, my others were 2006 & 2010, 2012 was the best so far.
Complaints ; As Redleg says, too hot on Thursday, next year please turn the thermostat down
2 issues 1) The Bass levels from the Red Tent and 2) Why no deposits on beer glasses? I know that at Womad we would respect the site and not leave litter and so there is little practical point, but I think there were a lot of disappointed kids, who couldn't earn some pocket money this year
I had a wonderful Womad
Thanks to all you parents for having such chilled and lovely children. I didn't hear even one grizzle all weekend..or any impatient parent or carer.
Thanks to you teenagers, you were wonderful this year and a great positive force with much less apparent over indulgence compared to previous years.
What a great positive crowd we all were this year! I thought the audiences were really responsive and positive this year, even more than usual.
Wonderful people looking after the loos. Thanks Thanks!
On the ball stewards this year, all working hard. Scary looking but chilled security.
loved the organic food tent in the arboretum...lovely organic meat..please come back next year.
Great music with the right mix for everyone, although where is the dance?
Some folk, particularly on Sunday, with capes and hats, behaving as though they own the place. My only negative thought all weekend was to take the chairs they had placed strategically in the Siam tent and left! and throw them in the lake. They then moved them forward, practically placing themselves and their chairs on top of some teenagers who had been sitting for an hour waiting to get a good place for Boubacar Traore. You might be local m'dears, but you do not own the ground we wait on! very rude...and this wasn't the only instance of bad behaviour from their ilk I observed.
Fantastic mix of music...loved it all...but where is the dance?
I loved that the kids could earn some money collecting glasses and keep the place tidy too. What happened this year?
More seats and tables needed for oldies that can't get down to eat sitting on the floor.
A few sound glitches ...Joe Riley and Boubacar Traore..seemed to be having problems with the balance and stage facing speakers not working.
But Thankyou so much to everyone for a really great weekend of lovely sights and fantastic music which is in such a beautiful setting and so well organised. Thankyou one and all xxxx
wonderful weekend, but where were the fireworks promised in one of their early press releases? well done to the loo team, amazing job! New Siam was great but missed the decorations, my only gripe was the Stewards on the Fire towers in the campsites not having ear pieces on their radios, and at one point treating us to the radio message about an attempted rape??? not something we need to hear. Some Stewards also very noisy on shift handover at 6.30am but thats our fault for camping near them.
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