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Day three of WOMADelaide finds its groove

The mood of a multi-day festival seems to evolve over the course of the event. The first day is normally frantic as everyone is excited and trying to find their bearings. Second day is more sombre as heat and exhaustion start to take their toll. “How will we last all four days?” But the third…

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Day 2 of WOMADelaide keeps up the frenetic pace

Warm weather in the high 20’s and a capacity crowd in the tree-covered Botanic Park meant that many people were searching for rest in the shade. But that didn’t slow the energy of the performers. Whether it was the melodious sounds of Pandit Ronu Majumdar & Dr Jayanthi Kumaresh over at stage 7 or the…

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D’Angelo & The Vanguard, Cold War Kids, and more added to the 27th Bluesfest Byron Bay

As if the line-up for the 27th Bluesfest Byron Bay wasn’t big enough, today the promoters have announced that joining headliners Kendrick Lamar, Brian Wilson, and Tom Jones will be none other than neo-soul icon D’Angelo, who will be in full-band mode with supergroup The Vanguard. Oh, and he’s playing on the same night as…

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