Over 20 artists and speakers announced for 20th WOMADelaide festival including Angelique Kidjo and David Suzuki

Image Credit WOMADelaide 2015, Tony Lewis

WOMADelaide has announced over 20 artists and speakers for its 20th festival, including Benin’s Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Angélique Kidjo, and Canadian academic and environmentalist David Suzuki. Set to kick off in Adelaide’s Botanic Park from 11–14 March 2016, click through for the first lineup.

Artists announced so far:

47SOUL (Palestine/Syria/Jordan)
Angelique Kidjo (Benin) & the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (Aust)
Australian Dance Theatre (Aust)
The Cat Empire (Aust)
DakhaBrakha (Ukraine)
Diego el Cigala (Spain)
Edmar Castañeda Trio (Colombia/USA)
The Jerry Cans (Canada)
John Grant (USA)
Ladysmith Black Mambazo (South Africa)
Mahsa & Marjan Vahdat (Iran)
Marlon Williams (NZ/Aust)
Orange Blossom (France/Egypt)
Savina Yannatou & Primavera en Salonico (Greece)
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 (Nigeria)
Songhoy Blues (Mali)
Violent Femmes (USA)

The Planet Talks program:

David Suzuki (Canada)
Tanya Monro (Aust)
First Dog on The Moon (Aust)
Simon Hackett (Aust)

The full program for the festival will be released in the coming months.

WOMADelaide, 11-14 March 2016, Botanic Park, Adelaide, South Australia – for information and tickets visit