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WOMAD, or World of Music, Arts and Dance, is a festival held at locations throughout the world. In New Zealand, the event has made its home in Taranaki. 

At the end of each summer, the Bowl of Brooklands in New Plymouth's sprawling Pukekura Park comes alive with colour, culture, music and food from all corners of the globe. 

With renowned international performers covering a huge range of musical genres, performance art, global cuisine and a multi-generational, laid-back festival vibe, WOMAD is a cultural celebration like no other. 

BYO tent to camp or choose from one of the glamping packages available, including teepees made out of recycled billboard skins.

From local soul to bagpipes; African jazz to shakuhachi, the Bowl of Brooklands rings to the sound and vision of a staggering array of dancers, performers and musicians from truly anywhere and everywhere.

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