WOMADelaide Adds A Stack Of New Names To 2016 Lineup

WOMADelaide already delivered an impressive list of 20 names including The Cat Empire and Violent Femmes in their first lineup but now they have expanded on that adding a whole stack of new acts to the bill.

Genre mashing artists Asian Dub Foundation lead the second announcement as the headliners of the festival’s final night while UK house producer Spiro, French harmonising sisters Ibeyi and US indie-rock band Calexico have also been added.

A fresh list of local acts also appear on the lineup with Husky, NO ZU, Kev Carmody and Sampa The Great, among others, set to play the annual world music and culture festival.

Organisers have also revealed that there will be a 34 metre, inflatable replica of Stonehenge coming to the festival. Named Sacrilege the installation was originally commisioned by the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art and the Mayor of London in 2012 and made the trip down-under for last year’s Sydney Festival. Much more than just an art installation, it’s also a giant jumping castle. Win!

WOMADelaide 2016 will run over four days from Friday, 11th March to Monday, 14th March at Adelaide’s Botanic Park. Tickets are on sale now.

You can check out the full, updated lineup below.

WOMADelaide 2016

Friday, 11th March – Monday, 14th March 2016

Botanic Park, Adelaide

Tickets: WOMADelaide

Music Lineup

All Our Exes Live In Texas

Alsarah & The Nubatones

Asian Dub Foundation


Cedric Burnside Project

Debashish Bhattacharya

Djuki Mala

Ester Rada

Hazmat Modine



kev Carmody

Miles Cleret

Mojo Juju

Mountain Mocha Kilimanjaro


The Once


Quarter Street

Radical Son


Sadar Bahar

Sampa The Great


The Spooky Men’s Chorale

The Strides



Wasted Wanderers



Angélique Kidjo & the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

The Cat Empire


Diego el Cigala

Edmar Castañeda Trio

The Jerry Cans

John Grant

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Mahsa Marjan Vahdat

Marlon Williams

Orange Blossom

Savina Yannatou & Primavera en Salonico

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80

Songhoy Blues

Violent Femmes

Planet Talks Program

David Suzuki (Canada)

Tanya Monro (Aust)

First Dog on The Moon (Aust)

Simon Hackett (Aust)

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