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07 - 10 Mar 2025


WOMADelaide transforms leafy Botanic Park into an independent republic celebrating contemporary and traditional music, arts, and dance. This joyous open air festival also incorporates workshops and talks, street theatre, cooking demonstrations, and a strong focus on sustainability.



07 - 10 Mar 2025

Event type

Dance, Food & Drink, Music, Street Theatre, Talks, Workshops


Botanic Park, Adelaide




12 King William Road
Unley SA 5061
(08) 8123 4567

WOMADelaide is the iconic, annual four-day festival of music, arts and dance celebrating cultural and creative diversity set in Adelaide's stunning Botanic Park. A five minute walk from the Adelaide CBD, WOMADelaide presents a thrilling blend of art forms and experiences unique within the Australian festival circuit.

WOMAD – an acronym for the World Of Music, Arts, and Dance – was established in the early eighties by former Genesis frontman Peter Gabriel. WOMADelaide, our city’s take on the original, welcomes over 70 groups from a broad range of geographic and artistic backgrounds to perform across eight stages spread throughout 34-hectares of beautiful green space. The contemporary and the traditional are presented side-by-side, with performances ranging from the quirky and the intimate, to main stage headliners catering for audiences of 20,000+ each day.

WOMADelaide’s program further features large-scale installation works, The Planet Talks discussion forum, street theatre, the “Taste The World” cooking demonstrations, workshops, a design village, and many other unexpected experiences and avenues of cultural discovery.

Extremely family-friendly, WOMADelaide’s atmosphere is exciting, safe and inspiring. It is a magical four days of discovery and immersion in the creative energies of “The World’s Festival”. WOMADelaide is a marquee event in Adelaide’s designation as a UNESCO City of Music, described as “Australia’s new music capital.”

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  • A feast of enchantment for fans. It’s always the cumulative impact of multiple sensory experiences that makes WOMAdelaide so memorable.

    The Age

  • WOMADelaide 2020 showed us once again what a perfect music festival should be like: diverse, sustainable and thriving with a vibrant atmosphere and positive energy.

    The AU Review

  • Arguably the best festival in Australia.

    Songlines (UK)

  • WOMADelaide delivers enchantments to
    the crowds.

    Sydney Morning Herald

  • Melting pot of harmony and soul.

    The Australian

  • WOMADelaide helps us understand our
    complex, beautiful, challenging world

    Dan Condon ABC

  • The WOMADelaide experience was such a fabulous one all round, it was almost as if the music was merely the cherry on the top.


  • It’s always the cumulative impact of multiple
    sensory experiences that makes
    WOMADelaide so memorable.

    The Age

The local guide

Found some downtime between the all the events and excitement? Here are some tips on what to see and do in Adelaide and South Australia.

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In the Morning

Experience the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures through Tandanya’s exciting program of visual and performing arts, workshops, artist/curator talks, forums, cultural presentations and film screenings.

In the Afternoon

Take a meandering drive into the Adelaide Hills and take a class at the Sticky Rice Cooking School. With a range of courses to choose from and cuisine ranging from Thailand, India, and Vietnam, Sticky Rice will teach you about the cultural context behind the dishes. A fun way to escape the city and see a bit more of SA’s landscape.

In the Evening

The distinguished Adelaide Symphony Orchestra is a beloved and world-class orchestra that presents original, classic and Australian premiers of work, delighting over 100,000 audience members every season. As South Australia’s largest performing arts organisation you can experience their diverse, and colourful programs at formal concert halls, community events and at special regional performances.