Day four of the WOMADelaide festival opened with Adelaide duo, Siberian Tiger. Their soulful and heartfelt tunes were a beautiful accompaniment to a sunny afternoon.
The Teskey Brothers hit the stage next. The brothers have built quite a following from their festival appearances over the years and were a popular addition to the lineup. There was plenty of dancing (in front of seats) by the end of the set and the warmth from their performance almost made up for the sudden drop in temperature at King Rodney Park after sunset.
The act that everyone was waiting for, Midnight Oil started the set with “Redneck Wonderland” and “Jimmy Sharman’s Boxers” before introducing the “Uluru Statement from the Heart.” The statement in full was written on the screen behind. The single “Gadigal Land” (feat. Dan Sultan, Joel Davison, Kaleena Briggs & Bunna Lawrie) was up next. The set finished with classic tracks “Kosciusko”, “Power and the Passion” and “Beds Are Burning”. Indigenous artists like Leah Flanagan were among the others that joined them – and you’ll see her pictured above.
The Uluru statement can be read HERE
Photos by John Goodridge