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The WOMAD Festival at Rivermead, Reading in the UK takes place over three days starting on Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd July, just along the banks of the River Thames. The festival has an unrivalled reputation for showcasing the best in international music. Attending will be more than 50 musical and visual artists from more than thirty-two countries including: Maceo Parker, Youssou NDour & Suzanne Vega.
WOMAD is also famous for its fabulous site decorations and visitors can look forward to some surprises this year. There will be live music on seven indoor and outdoor stages, adult and children's workshops, plus a global village of international food and merchandise traders.
Just to wind back the clock, WOMAD stands for World of Music, Arts and Dance, expressing the central aim of the festival - to bring together and to celebrate many forms of music, arts and dance drawn from countries and cultures all over the world. The first WOMAD festival was held back in 1982 and since then they have succeeded in introducing many talented artists to an international audience.
On today's Reality Check, Moore Parker will be speaking with one of the organisers of this year's WOMAD at Real World Records.