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08 - 11 Mar 2024
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.
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.”Visit website
A feast of enchantment for fans. It’s always the cumulative impact of multiple sensory experiences that makes WOMAdelaide so memorable.
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.
WOMADelaide delivers enchantments to
Sydney Morning Herald
Melting pot of harmony and soul.
WOMADelaide helps us understand our
complex, beautiful, challenging world
Dan Condon ABC
It’s always the cumulative impact of multiple
sensory experiences that makes
WOMADelaide so memorable.
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.See full guide
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.
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.
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.