"The right to travel for work, for education and even for pleasure is increasingly being restricted and often along racial and religious lines. ... Musicians travel for a living, and almost everywhere I have travelled I have been met with kindness and generosity. Do we really want a white-breaded Brexited flatland? A country that is losing the will to welcome the world?"
Womad co-founder Peter Gabriel reacts to the news that several performers were unable to appear at this year's festival due to post-Brexit visa problems.
Prior to the referendum, there were concerns about how leaving the European Union might negatively affect British musicians wanting to tour abroad - but it seems the consequences are proving to be equally (or even more) damaging for those coming the other way.