WOMAD Taranaki

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Country and Region New ZealandTaranaki
Type of Festival Dance, Music
Location of Festival New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
Festival Contact Information

TAFT - Taranaki Arts Festival Trust
P. O. Box 4251
New Plymouth
New Zealand
Phone: +64 6 7598 412
Email: office@womad.co.nz

Festival Description

WOMAD Taranaki presents close to 400 performers from 18 different countries. The event features musical styles from folk to hip hop, classical to reggae beats, gospel to ska and everything in between, plus dance and visual arts, workshops and a Global Village of international food and merchandise stalls.

Festival Dates March 14 - 16, 2014
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Festival Events:

Announced lineup 2013:
  • Hugh Masekela
  • Jimmy Cliff
  • Abigail Washburn and Kai Welch (USA)
  • Salif Keita
  • Goran Bregovic
  • Vieux Farka Toure
  • Aotearoa National Maori Choir
  • David Kilgour and his Heavy Eights
Band competition 2013:
  • The first ever WOMAD NZ band competition is on and we’re on the hunt for exciting New Zealand-based talent. Here’s the quick version of how it works — bands nominate themselves by submitting an audio track or video via the WOMAD web site. WOMAD NZ uploads the information and anyone and everyone who wants to vote does. And the winner gets to play at WOMAD on Sunday, March 17, 2013.
  • Check out now on the official WOMAD website how to enter and vote.
  • Winner plays at WOMAD NZ 2013
  • The entry with the most votes will perform at WOMAD NZ on Sunday 17 March 2013. WOMAD NZ will contribute $1,000 towards the winner’s travel costs and will supply accommodation. Full terms and conditions are available on the official WOMAD NZ website.


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Slideshow photo credits:
  • In order of appearance
    • WOMAD on water, photo by Dominika-Zielinska
    • WOMAD shot from backstage, photo by Dominika-Zielinska
    • WOMAD creditMichaelFlynn
    • Womad night time crowds, from Lava Media
    • Womad drummers, from Lava Media
  • TSB Bowl
    Brooklands and Brooklands Park
    New Plymouth, Taranaki
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