Sinead O’Connor, First Aid Kit Among New WOMADelaide 2015 Acts

The 2015 lineup for world music festival WOMADelaide is now a little bit more worldly, with big-name acts such as Ireland’s Sinead O’Connor, North America’s Sharon Van Etten, Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit and Australia’s own Robert Forster with Jherek Bischoff & The Zephyr Quartet being added to the festival program. The Adelaide event, set for March next year, has added a total of 25 acts to its 2015 lineup.

Other notable additions include NSW duo Willow Beats, The Painted Ladies, Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys, seven-piece genre-mixers Myele Manzanza & The Eclectic and the Northern Territory’s desert-reggae group Tjintu Desert Band.

Also newly announced for WOMADelaide 2015 is Spanish singer-songwriter and guitarist Jairo Zavala, aka Depedro. Zavala’s third album, La increíble historia de un hombre bueno, combines Latin folk, flamenco, Afro-beat and rock, and even features Powderfinger’s Bernard Fanning.

WOMADelaide’s first lineup announcement arrived in early October, and included acts such as The Gloaming, Bombino, Rufus Wainwright and Soil & ‘Pimp’ Sessions.

WOMADelaide 2015 will run from Friday, 6th March to Monday, 9th March at Adelaide’s Botanic Park. The festival is a family-friendly event with children under 12 admitted for free. Limited discounted early-bird tickets are still available for purchase. All details below.

Watch: Sinead O’Connor – Take Me To Church

WOMADelaide 2015

Friday, 6th March – Monday, 9th March 2015

Botanic Park, Adelaide

Tickets: WOMADelaide

WOMADelaide 2015 Lineup – Second Announcement

Astronomy Class feat. Srey Channthy

Myele Manzanza & The Eclectic


Toumani & Sidiki Diabate

Tjintu Desert Band


The Painted Ladies

Tara Tiba


Sinead O’Connor

Sharon Van Etten

Robert Forster w/ Jherek Bischoff & The Zephyr Quartet

Nick Waterhouse

Willow Beats

Max Savage & The False Idols

Margaret Leng Tan


Julia Henning

Gruff Rhys


First Aid Kit

Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift

Emma Donovan & The PutBacks


Buffy Sainte-Marie


Youssou N’Dour

The Gloaming

Abdullah Ibrahim Quartet

Balkan Beat Box


Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino

Charlie Musselwhite

Che Sudaka


Fanfare Ciocarlia

Flavia Coelho

Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys


Jupiter & Okwess International

Lake Street Dive

Live Live Cinema

Luzmila Carpio


Cut The Sky

Malawi Mouse Boys

Meeta Pandit

Neneh Cherry With RocketNumberNine+

Public Service Broadcasting

Ramzi Aburedwan And Ensemble

Dal ‘Ouna

Rufus Wainwright

Soil and ‘Pimp’ Sessions

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