Over the March long weekend WOMADelaide celebrates its 20th festival in the city’s lush Botanic Park, continuing the amazing journey begun as an initiative of the 1992 Adelaide Festival. With performances by artists from more than 30 countries across seven stages together with the much loved forums, including The Planet Talks, Artists in Conversation, Taste The World, KidZone and The Electrolounge, this extraordinary event is a delightfully nurturing voyage of discovery for all ages.
The full line-up
47SOUL (Palestine/Syria/Jordan), Ainslie Wills (Australia), Ajak Kwai (Sudan/Australia), All Our Exes Live in Texas (Australia), Alpine (Australia), Alsarah & the Nubatones (Sudan/USA), Angelique Kidjo (Benin) & the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (Australia), APY Choir (Australia), Asha Bhosle (India), Asian Dub Foundation (UK), Australian Dance Theatre (Australia), Calexico (USA), The Cat Empire (Australia), Cedric Burnside Project (USA), DakhaBrakha (Ukraine), Datakae (Australia), Debashish Bhattacharya (India), De La Soul (USA), Diego el Cigala (Spain), Djuki Mala (Australia), Edmar Castañeda Trio (Colombia/USA), Eska (UK), Ester Rada (Ethiopia/Israel), Hazmat Modine (USA), Husky (Australia), Ibeyi (Cuba/France), The Jerry Cans (Canada), John Grant (USA), Kev Carmody (Australia), Ladysmith Black Mambazo (South Africa), Mahsa & Marjan Vahdat (Iran), Marcellus Pittman (USA), Marlon Williams & the Yarra Benders (NZ/Australia), Miles Cleret (UK), Mojo Juju (Australia), Mortisville vs The Chief (Australia), Mountain Mocha Kilimanjaro (Japan), NO ZU (Australia), The Once (Canada), Orange Blossom (France/Egypt), Osunlade - DJ (USA), Quarter Street (Australia), Problems (Australia), Radical Son (Tonga/Australia), Ripley (Australia), Sadar Bahar (USA), Sampa the Great (Zambia/Australia), Sarah Blasko (Australia), Savina Yannatou & Primavera en Salonico (Greece), Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 (Nigeria), Songhoy Blues (Mali), Spiro (UK), The Spooky Men's Chorale (Australia), St Germain (France), 숨[su:m] (South Korea), The Strides (Australia), Surahn (Australia), Tek Tek Ensemble (Australia), Tulegur (China), Violent Femmes (USA), Wasted Wanderers (Australia), Zeequil (Australia)
The Planet Talks:
Amelia Telford (Australia), Daniel Spencer (Australia), David Suzuki (Canada), Dee Madigan (Australia), Dr Karl Kruszelnicki (Australia), Felicia Whiting (Australia), First Dog on The Moon (Australia), Indira Naidoo (Australia), Jane Caro (Australia), John Hewson (Australia), Naomi Oreskes (USA), Ross Garnaut (Australia), Simon Hackett (Australia), Sir Tim Smit (UK), Tanya Monro (Australia)
This is one of 14 events you can only see in Adelaide in 2016.
Find out what else is exclusive to Adelaide here.
Produced and presented by the WOMADelaide Foundation. Managed by Arts Projects Australia and WOMAD Ltd
Presented in association with the Government of South Australia and The Hackett Foundation.
Photo: Tony Lewis Image: Orbit Design
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