WOMADelaide organisers say the heralded music festival will go ahead in March next year, but Premier Steven Marshall has warned it will likely look very different, saying “tens of thousands of people wandering around the South Australian park lands is not going to be a reality”.
SA-based Arts Projects Australia has announced the appointment of a new co-director, as it works towards presenting a full-scale version of its flagship event WOMADelaide in Botanic Park from March 5-8 next year.
WOMADelaide audiences will be wowed this weekend by an aerial spectacular that combines performance, projections and music to drive home the effects of climate change through what its director describes as “a live disaster movie in the sky”.
Despite being an internationally renowned deejay – due to play WOMADelaide 2020 – the ‘Godfather of Australian Techno’ still hesitates about performing in his home town.
In the second part of our look back at memorable WOMADelaide moments, five Australian artists on this year’s line-up share their highlights – from discovering a world of new rhythms, to a shared experience amid a plague of locusts.
Adelaide is once again coming alive for festival season, but big crowds mean big waste. We’ve followed the Mad March rubbish trail to find out how much there is, and where it goes.