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WOMADelaide 2017

The World's Festival

Past Event
  • About

    WOMADelaide – winner of the 2016 Helpmann Award for Australia’s Best Contemporary Music Festival – celebrates 25 years since its humble beginnings in the 1992 Adelaide Festival.

    Set in the lush surrounds of Botanic Park, WOMAD is an immersive global journey of delight, discovery and joyous diversity through the World of Music, Arts and Dance, over the March long weekend.

    Marking this milestone will be Exodus of Forgotten People, an extraordinary installation from returning French masters of fire sculpture, La Compagnie Carabosse. The remarkable four-day program features performances and workshops across seven stages, visual arts, the Planet Talks and Artist in Conversation sessions, KidZone, The Electrolounge, designer markets and a culinary adventure that includes Taste the World cooking presentations and restaurant.

    Artists include 30/70, 9Bach, Ana Tijoux, Archie Roach, Astrid Mendez: The Pilgrim, Aziza Brahim, BaBa ZuLa, Bebel Gilberto, [big] String, Brushy One String, Carabosse: Exodus of Forgotten Peoples, Dancenorth & Lucy Guerin Inc "Attractor", D.D Dumbo, Dope Lemon, The East Pointers, Electric Fields, EkosDance Company "Cry Jailolo", Emir Kusturica & the No Smoking Orchestra, Gawurra, A Guy Called Gerald, Hanoi Masters, Hot 8 Brass Band, Inna Modja, La Mambanegra, Lamine Sonko & the African Intelligence, Les Goulus, L-FRESH the LION, The Manganiyar Classroom, Mercedes Peón, Nattali Rize, Nhatty Man & Gara, Oki Dub Ainu Band, Oumou Sangare, Parov Stelar, Philip Glass Ensemble "KOYAANISQATSI” Live, Rich Medina, Sans Compagnie Fixé: The Bulb Heads, Senyawa, Sinkane, Skratch Bastid, The Soil, The Specials, Sudha Ragunathan, TAGO, Tangents, Tyrone Sheather: Giidanyba, The Waifs, Warsaw Village Band, William Crighton, Xylouris White

    Full program release dates
  • Credits

    WOMADelaide supports Recognise

    WOMADelaide 2017 will be a Smoke Free Event with smoking only permitted in two specially designated areas adjacent to the entrances.

    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 Hackett Foundation

    Image: Grant Hancock

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