The final WOMADelaide 2012 line-up has been announced. This year’s milestone event in Adelaide’s Botanic Park from 9-12 March will see festival favourites and some of the biggest names from all over the world join the music celebration.
Announced on the final lineup include Dirty Three, Pajama Club and over 19 more artists. Joing them are Mali’s stunning desert blues musicians Tinariwen; the Master Drummers of Burundi, considered among the world’s best and most dynamic percussion ensembles; India’s santoor virtuoso Shivkumar Sharma; Ireland’s queen of the accordion Sharon Shannon and her eight-piece Big Band; the French chanson-gypsy sound of Lo’Jo; and Australia’s Blue King Brown and the Pigram Brothers.
In addition, WOMADelaide 2012 will feature premiere festival performances from the inspirational Staff Benda Bilili, originating from the streets of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo; Scotland’s exquisite songbird Eddi Reader; South Africa’s iconic Johnny Clegg, who in the 70s established the template for fusing Western pop and English vocals with Zulu rhythms; the innovative Spanish flamenco-fusion sensation Diego Guerrero Septet; Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit; Jamaican reggae giants Groundation; the extraordinary Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain and many more.
WOMADelaide 2012 Dates
Friday 9th – Monday 12th March
Botanic Park, Adelaide
WOMADelaide 2012 Line-up (Updated)
Anda Union (China)
Baaba Maal (Senegal)
Bunna Lawrie (Australia)
Cambodian Space Project (Cambodia/France/Australia)
Chris Finnen (Australia)
Dirty Three (Australia)
Electric Wire Hustle (New Zealand)
Gramophone Man (site artist – UK/Australia)
Joe Bataan & the I Like it Like That Orchestra (Philippines/USA/Australia)
Mad Professor (UK)
Pajama Club (New Zealand)
The Picture Box Orchestra (Australia)
The Pitts Family Circus (Australia)
Shantala Shivalingappa – “Gamaka” (India)
Toninho Ferragutti (Brazil)
TORI Ensemble (Korea)
Two Pianos – “Canto Ostinato by Simeon Ten Holt” (Australia)
“Weaving the World” – Better World Arts & Tenzin Choegyal & Monks of Tibet (visual arts project – Australia/Tibet).