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Meat, mining and forest bathing on Planet Talks agenda

The Adani mine saga, oil drilling in the Great Australian Bight and the link between meat consumption and climate change are among topics to be debated when WOMADelaide’s Planet Talks moves to a new venue in the park next year.

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WOMADelaide reveals first line-up for 2019

The John Butler Trio, international ‘supergroup’ Silkroad Ensemble, singer Angelique Kidjo,  Afro-psychedelic band BCUC and Adelaide hip-hop musician Tkay Maidza are among artists announced in the first taste of the 2019 WOMADelaide program.

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96,000 flock to 2018 WOMADelaide

GALLERY: Around 96,000 people converged at WOMADelaide over the long weekend to see 70 acts including jazz musician Kamasi Washington, sitar player Anoushka Shankar, the mesmerising Manganiyar Seduction and controversial feather-filled aerial show Place des Anges.

Taste the World


Gypsies, DJs & divas: WOMADelaide releases full 2019 program

WOMADelaide has released the final 40 acts in its 2019 line-up, with highlights including Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara, Australian singer Thelma Plum, and French group The Original Gypsies – featuring members of ’80s band The Gipsy Kings.


New deal secures WOMADelaide’s future

A licence extension has guaranteed WOMADelaide’s future until 2024, with renewed State Government funding also enabling confirmation of two big shows for next year – including a French aerial spectacular featuring “flying” angels.


WOMADelaide announces first acts for 2018

‘Queen of the sitar’ Anoushka Shankar, Mali desert blues group Tinariwen, US saxophonist Kamasi Washington, and Australian acts The Avalanches and Dan Sultan are among the 18 artists in WOMADelaide’s first line-up announcement for 2018.