WOMAD today announced a new partnership with The Northern Caucasus Development Corporation who have invited the festival to spa city of Kislovodsk, located between the Black and Caspian Seas.

On 21-22 September 2013 WOMAD’s famous flags will be fluttering in the breeze of the North Caucasus, ready to introduce a Russian audience to the international delights of WOMAD: The World’s Festival.

WOMAD Russia will present over 30 global artists with an eclectic mix of music plus a variety of family activities, workshops and fabulous food. Offers are currently being sent out to a range of international artists who will be announced soon. Tickets are being set at a minimal price of 300 roubles (only £6) so it is very affordable and they hope to attract 10, 000 visitors to this year’s event.

The Northern Caucasus Development Corporation said “We are very much looking forward to welcoming WOMAD to the region. The festival will be a key event in September in the area and should attract even more tourists to the area. We hope WOMAD in the North Caucasus will be just the beginning of the long journey of this significant international event in Russia and we can replicate more WOMAD’s across the country.”

WOMAD Festival Director Chris Smith said, “We are delighted to begin a relationship with The Northern Caucasus Development Corporation. We have taken WOMAD to many places around the world but this will be our first ever event in Russia - a part of the world rich in culture which has been represented at many other WOMAD’s. We are excited to be able to play a part in bringing cultures together as we have done successfully all over the world.’ The festival was initiated by the Northern Caucasus Development Corporation and its subsidiary Northern Caucasus mountain club. The project is operated by the Foundation of social projects PoSeti Kavkaz (Visit the Caucasus). The festival is organised in partnership with WOMAD International.