Thomas was one of the organisers of the first Womad Festival, held in 1982. That first event was an artistic triumph but a financial disaster. Womad survived, just, and Brooman went on to help organise more than one hundred and fifty Womad Festivals all over the world.
Now he has written a book, My Festival Romance, about his lifelong passion for festivals and for music.
At this session Thomas will tell some of the truth about his adventures and speak about the enduring importance that festivals hold for many of us.
The session will be moderated by fRoots editor Ian Anderson.