Womadelaide Festival takes place in Botanic Park, Adelaide, South Australia
Womadelaide Festival 2012 dates: 9th to 12th March
WOMADELAIDE FESTIVAL 2012 – LINE UP
Blue King Brown, Diego Guerrero, Eddi Reader, First Aid Kit, Groundation, Johnny Clegg, Lo’Jo, Master Drummers of Burundi, Sharon Shannon Big Band, Shivkumar Sharma, Staff Benda Bilili, The pigram Brothers, Tinariwen, the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain and Youssou N’Dour!
Baaba Maal (Senegal) – exclusive Australian show, Mad Professor (UK), The Dirty Three (Australia), Pajama Club (NZ), Joe Bataan & the I Like It Like That Orchestra (Phillipines/USA/Australia), Electric Wire Hustle (NZ), Bunna Lawrie (Australia), Tété (Senegal/France), Toninho Ferragutti & Alessandro Kramer (Brazil), Cambodian Space Project (Cambodia/France/Australia), Anda Union (China), Chris Finnen (Australia), Tenzin Choegyal & Monks of TIBET, TORI Ensemble (Korea), Picture Box Orchestra (Australia/UK/India), Two Pianos “Canto Ostinato by Simeon Ten Holt” (Australia), Sivouplait (Japan), Gramophone Man (Australia), The Pitts Family Circus (Australia)
The History of Womadelaide Festival
The 4 days of WOMADelaide last year was such a great success that it will be back for another wonderful 4 days in 2011 and will be filled with everything you could want from WOMADelaide and more.
WOMADelaide began in 1992 and has gone on to become one of Australia’s favourite festivals; the 2010 festival attracted 81,500 attendances over four days (not including children 12 and under, who are admitted free).
The programme features performances and workshops on seven stages by the world’s best musicians, dancers and DJs, alongside street theatre artists and visual artists, the popular Taste the World cooking program, Artists in Conversations sessions and an All-Star Gala finale, plus around 100 food, crafts and display stalls and a KidZone.
Now a hazy and warm memory, here is a little reminder of 2010. Sigh.. Only a few months to go.
WOMADelaide 2010 saw an extra day added to the festivities to help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Adelaide Festival of Arts. The 3 days and 4 nights turned out to be a roaring success with even more artists added to the bill than ever before.
A visit from the rain gods did not deter the record crowds but rather added to the ambiance and saw a lot of dancing accompanied by a lot of inventive wet weather gear. The rain, though, was short lived and before long the crowds were jumping madly to some of the amazing musical spectacles.
The popular Taste the World segment grew considerably from previous festivals to incorporate a larger tent and more demonstrations by artists from across the world and Australia. It was great to see everyone getting involved and tasting interesting concoctions not normally found in our kitchens.
Overall, the extended festival brought another day of excitement, discovery and fun for all involved and WOMADelaide was ecstatic to receive such glowing reviews and comments by the press, artists, staff and most importantly, the punters!