WOMADelaide



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Country and Region AustraliaSouth Australia
Type of Festival Dance, Music
Location of Festival Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Festival Contact Information

Arts Projects Australia Pty Ltd.
12 King William Road
Unley, SA 5061
Australia
Phone: +61 8 8271 1488
Fax: (61) 08 8271 9905
Email: apadmin@artsprojects.com.au

Festival Description

Since 1992, WOMADelaide has changed and grown each year, but the original sense of magic remains. More than 250 incredible, eclectic and celebrated groups from over 60 countries have now graced the six stages in Botanic Park. The Park is a wonder in itself and is surely the world’s most magnificent festival setting, with its shady, hundred year old trees and vast expanses of lush lawns. Add to this sensational music, roving performances, workshops, visual arts, Kid Zone, mouth-watering food and so much more and you and your family will have an unforgettable experience. WOMADelaide’s unique and friendly ambience, combined with its message of cultural discovery, has made it one of the nation’s most popular and successful festivals.

Festival Dates March 8 - 11, 2013
Festival Links

http://www.womadelaide.com.au/

Festival Events:

Lineup 2013:
  • Abigail Washburn & Kai Welch (USA)
  • The Alaev Family (Tajikistan/Israel)
  • Amparo Sanchez (Spain)
  • Antibalas (USA)
  • Adnaan Baraky (Syria/Australia)
  • Alim Qasimov Ensemble (Azerbaijan)
  • Arpaka Dance Company (Australia)
  • Ayarkhaan (Russia)
  • The Bird (Australia)
  • Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes (Australia)
  • The Cat Empire (Australia)
  • Christine Salem (Reunion)
  • The Correspondents (UK)
  • Dj ClicK (France)
  • East Journey (Australia)
  • Golonka (Australia)
  • Goran Bregovic & His Weddings & Funerals Orchestra (Serbia)
  • Heather Frahn & the Moonlight Tide (Australia)
  • The Herbaliser DJs (UK)
  • Dhafer Youssef (Tunisia)
  • The Herd (Australia)
  • Hugh Masekela (South Africa)
  • Hugo Mendez (UK)
  • Illapu (Chile)
  • Jimmy Cliff (Jamaica)
  • Jordi Savall – The Celtic Viol (Spain)
  • Kingfisha (Australia)
  • LAU (Scotland)
  • LA-33 (Colombia)
  • Mia Dyson (Australia)
  • Manjiri Kelkar (India)
  • Mara! & Martenitsa Choir (Australia)
  • Mari Boine (Norway)
  • Moriarty (France)
  • Nidi d’Arac (Italy)
  • Novalima (Peru)
  • Paul Ubana Jones (UK/Nigeria/NZ)
  • Psarantonis (Greece)
  • Savoy Family Cajun Band (USA)
  • Seth Lakeman (UK)
  • Shunsuke Kimura & Etsuro Ono (Japan)
  • Soweto Gospel Choir (South Africa)
  • Salif Keita (Mali)
  • Sing Sing (Australasia)
  • Souad Massi (South Africa)
  • Sudha Ragunathan (India)
  • Swamp Thing (New Zealand)
  • The Tallest Man on Earth (Sweden)
  • Tuba Skinny (USA)
  • Tubular Bells for Two (Australia)
  • Vieux Farka Toure (Mali)
  • The Volatinsky Trio (Australia)
  • Zoë Keating (USA)

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Podcast Interviews:
Articles and Reviews:
  • Womad Festival local heroes, by Tim Lloyd (Herald Sun, February 4, 2008)
    http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,23153764-2902,00.html
  • WOMADelaide. Reviewed by Brian Wise (Dig, March 7, 2005)
    http://www.abc.net.au/dig/stories/s1317439.htm
  • WOMADelaide 2005. By Kate Welsman (The Age, March 8, 2005)
    http://www.theage.com.au/
  • Affirmation for tradition. Review by Murray Bramwell (The Adelaide Review, April 2004)
    http://www.adelaidereview.com.au/archives/200404/womadindex.shtml
  • WOMADELAIDE ‘93: Adelaide throws its arms around the world. By David Lowe (April 1993)
    http://www.acr.net.au/~davidandjane/WOMAD_93.htm
Visual material:
  • A sand sculpture/performance created by a collaborative team for WOMADelaide, Adelaide 2003
    http://www.topfloorarts.com/ropestoryfront.html
  • WOMADelaide 1995 pictures
    http://www.va.com.au/womadelaide/photos/D1.html

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Practical Info:

Future dates:
  • March 6 - 9, 2015
  • March 7 - 10, 2014
Photo slideshow credits:
  • In order of appearance
    • “WOMAD”, photo by Dominika Zielinska
    • Backstage shot, photo by Dominika Zielinska
    • WOMAD crowd shot, photo by Michael Flynn
    • WOMAD children’s events, photo by Lava Media
    • WOMAD Drummers, photo by Lava Media
Venue:
  • Botanic Park
    Adelaide, South Australia
    Australia
WOMAD around the globe:
FINAL WINNERS: THE GREENER FESTIVAL AWARD 2009:
  • The organisers of the Award, campaign and advice group AGreenerFestival.com said that they were particularly pleased with the number of outstanding festivals in 2009 with twelve festivals being awarded very high marks. The Award is based on a 56 part questionnaire which covers office management, greenhouse gas emissions, supporting green initiatives, travel and transport, waste and recycling, water management, environmental protection and noise reduction and almost all the festivals will receive a visit from an independent auditor to assess their green efforts. http://agreenerFestival.com
    • All winning Festivals will receive a special trophy designed by competition winner Sade Goddard from Keswick School in Cumbria whose winning design features a Red Kite motif and is made from recycled plastic bottles, crushed CDs and remoulded Wellington boots.
    • The winner of the overall Greener Festival Award 2009 will be announced at the UK Festival Awards which will be held at the O2 Arena in London on November 19th 2009. The following winners are…
  • OUTSTANDING GREENER FESTIVALS
    • BONNAROO (USA)
    • BIG TENT (Scotland)
    • BLUESFEST (Australia)
    • CROISSANT NEUF (England)
    • ELOICA (Spain)
    • ISLE OF WIGHT (England)
    • PEATS RIDGE (Aus)
    • ROTHBURY (USA)
    • SOUTHBOUND (Australia)
    • SUNRISE (England)
    • WAVEFORM (England)
    • WORKHOUSE (Wales)
  • THE GREENER FESTIVAL AWARD WINNERS
    • BESTIVAL
    • BIG SESSION (England)
    • CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL (England)
    • CAMP BESTIVAL (England)
    • THE CITY OF LONDON FESTIVAL
    • THE FALLS FESTIVAL (Australia)
    • GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL (England)
    • FIREGATHERING (England)
    • MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL (England)
    • OYA FESTIVALEN (Norway)
    • ROTOTOM SUNSPLASH (Italy)
    • SONISPHERE (England)
    • SUMMER SUNDAE WEEKENDER (England)
    • SZEGED (Hungary)
    • T-IN-THE-PARK (Scotland)
    • WEST BEACH (USA)
    • WOMADelaide (Australia)
  • IMPROVING GREENER FESTIVALS
    • ATLANTA JAZZ FESTIVAL (USA)
    • BIG CHILL (England)
    • DOWNLOAD (England)
    • THE GLADE (England)
    • HYDE PARK CALLING (England)
    • STANDON CALLING (England)
    • WIRELESS (England)
    • Y-NOT (England)

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