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WOMAD Festival returns to Bristol Zoo Gardens for another musical extravaganza

Music and dance from around the world will be showcased at Bristol Zoo this summer as it partners with world renowned music festival, WOMAD, for the second year running. WOMAD at Bristol Zoo will be held on Saturday, June 30, set in its beautiful, 12-acre botanical gardens, home to over 400 animal species from lions,…

Music and dance from around the world will be showcased at Bristol Zoo this summer as it partners with world renowned music festival, WOMAD, for the second year running.

WOMAD at Bristol Zoo will be held on Saturday, June 30, set in its beautiful, 12-acre botanical gardens, home to over 400 animal species from lions, lizards and lemurs to gorillas, geckos and giant tortoises.

Visitors to WOMAD at Bristol Zoo will enjoy two stages offering some of the best in world music, as well as children’s workshops, stalls, and entertainment. And if that’s not enough, visitors can also visit a host of different animal species at home in the Zoo, as some of the Zoo’s animal houses will be kept open late.

Scott Fessey, Front of House Manager at Bristol Zoo Gardens, said: “After the great success of WOMAD at Bristol Zoo last year we are pleased to announce that the festival will be returning for a second year. With so many diverse entertainers there is something to thrill the whole family.”

Chris Smith, WOMAD event organiser, said: “It’s all about the penguins… and of course the fact that it was so good last year that we had to come back. Who would have thought that the eccentric mix of international musicians surrounded by the beautiful grounds of Bristol Zoo would be so good?” He added: “This year we return with brilliant ideas of how to make WOMAD at Bristol Zoo even better. So, bring your mates and families, eyes and ears to what we know will be a fantastic mini festival.”
WOMAD – World of Music, Arts and Dance – is an internationally established festival which brings together artists from all over the globe.

As well as offering visitors a great evening out, WOMAD at Bristol Zoo will also help raise money for endangered species in Southeast Asia as part of the EAZA campaign.

Advance tickets for WOMAD at Bristol Zoo cost £20 (adult) and £5 (child) or £45 for a family ticket. Under 5s are free. Further discounts apply for Zoo members who book in advance. Doors open at 6pm. For more information and to book tickets please visit www.bristolzoo.org.uk or phone 0117 974 7300

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