WOMADelaide has come out the gate swinging with their first line up for 2018, bringing out big guns Anoushka Shankar and Kamasi Washington alongside the likes of Rodrigo y Gabriela, The Avalanches and Dan Sultan for what’s looking to be another stellar year out in Adelaide’s Botanic Park.
18 artists have been announced to perform over the long weekend festival, representing for Australia, Canada, Cuba, Chile, Mali and more countries – the diversity in the WOMADelaide line up has always made it an endearing festival for music lovers Australia-wide. Check out this first line up announcement below.
ADRIAN SHERWOOD (UK)
ANOUSHKA SHANKAR (India/UK)
ARCHITECTS OF AIR “ARBORIA” (UK)
THE AVALANCHES (Australia)
BIXIGA 70 (Brazil)
CHICO TRUJILLO (Chile)
DAN SULTAN (Australia)
DAYMÉ AROCENA (Cuba)
HAVANA MEETS KINGSTON (Cuba/Jamaica)
KAMASI WASHINGTON (USA)
LE VENT DU NORD (Canada)
NOURA MINT SEYMALI (Mauritania)
PAT THOMAS & KWASHIBU AREA BAND (Ghana)
RAHIM ALHAJ TRIO (Iraq)
RODRIGO Y GABRIELA (Mexico)
VIOLONS BARBARES (France/Mongolia/Bulgaria)
YIRRMAL & THE MILIYAWUTJ BAND (Australia)
WOMADelaide runs from March 9th – 12th next year; check out ticketing information and more at www.womadelaide.com.au.
Photo Credit: Jamie-James Medina