WOMAD 2014: ‘The friendliest and most open event anyone could wish to attend’

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Review originally published on Virtual Festivals Since its creation by the prog-rock primate playing Peter Gabriel, it’s often wrongly assumed that WOMAD Festival’s rosta follows similar narrowly defined white lines. In fact, it can be the friendliest and most open event anyone could wish to attend. This mix of goodwill, genuine enthusiasm and passion spills… Read more »

Radio Womad gets Mashed

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Continuing my experiments with mobile journalism, this weekend I embedded myself at Womad Festival with the onsite radio team. I used last year’s project with Shambala as a template for my activity. The live blog in particular carried through similar elements, including a mobile friendly blog and distribution techniques – but there were differences, as… Read more »

Proving Ourselves In A Field – Mashed Festivals At Shambala

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Since October last year I’ve been researching and developing my idea of bringing Mobile Journalism to Music Festivals. As festival season kicked off the website started to take shape. With help from Caroline Beavon, a few early experiments in uploading and curating content took place at Glastonbury, Sudoeste in Portugal and Off The Cuff in… Read more »