WOMADelaide Festival Adds Final Acts To 2018 Lineup

The 2018 WOMADelaide Festival lineup has just grown with a mammoth 54 new acts.

The second announcement is an eclectic mixed bag of local and international musicians, visual artists and performers from across the genre spectrum, including New York gypsy punks Gogol Bordello, American bassist-singer Thundercat, breakout Israeli hip-hop artist Victoria Hanna and indigenous rising talent Baker Boy.

Not to mention the hip-hop the collab of Remi x Sampa (Remi Kolawole and Sampa The Great), the return of Mama Kin after eight years in the form of her new project Mama Kin Spender (with Tommy Spender and a 16-piece choir) and the nu-soul of Hiatus Kaiyote’s Nai Palm.

They join the previous 21 acts announced of the lineup including The Avalanches, Kamasi Washington and Dan Sultan.

“It is so exciting to be able to reveal the entire program, which crosses so many new boundaries, and countries as varied as Ghana, Sweden, Cape Verde, Turkey, Cameroon and PNG, as well as highlighting major projects in dance, circus and the visual arts,” says WOMADelaide Director Ian Scobie AM.

“The 2018 festival is a true celebration of the wealth of musical and creative invention from some of the world’s most original, brilliant and adventurous artists.”

WOMADelaide return to Adelaide’s Botanic Park from Friday, 9th to Monday, 12th March with its regular crop of art installations, Electrolounge and kid-friendly precinct, KidZone.

Catch the full 2018 music lineup below.

WOMADelaide 2018 Programme

a Bit na Ta – PNG/Australia

Abbey Howlett (Adelaide – Electrolounge) – Australia

Ackroyd & Harvey (visual artists) – UK

Baker Boy – Australia

Bashka – Turkey/Australia

Bedouine – USA/Syria

Cie Bivouac – Erica’s Dream (Circus) – France

Blick Bassy – France/Cameroon

Constantinople & Ablaye Cissoko – Canada/Iran/Senegal

Deborah Conway – Australia

Didirri – Australia

DJ Marky – Brazil

Dustyesky – Australia

Elephant Sessions – Scotland

Eva Quartet – Bulgaria

Francois Knoetze (site performance) – South Africa

Ghada Shbeir – Lebanon

Gogol Bordello – USA

Hana & Jessie-Lee’s Bad Habits (Adelaide) – Australia

Hartway (Adelaide – Electrolounge) – Australia

Hat Fitz and Cara – Ireland/Australia

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – USA

JAZZ Party – Australia

Jojo Abot – Ghana

Justine Clarke (KidZone) – Australia

Kings & Associates (Adelaide) – Australia

Lonelyspeck (Adelaide – Electrolounge) – Australia

Lura – Cape Verde

Mama Kin Spender – Australia

Mission Songs Project – Australia

Moussa Diakite & Wassado – Mali/Australia

My Bubba – Sweden/Iceland

Nai Palm – Australia

Nano Stern – Chile

Naomi Keyte (Adelaide) – Australia

Nature Village (KidZone) – Australia

Nickodemus (DJ set) – USA

Peanut Butter Wolf (DJ set) – USA

Cie Pernette – Commandeau (Dance – site performance) – France

The Pin (live panel discussion with Remi x Sampa & N’Fa Jones, ex 1200 Techniques) – Australia

POW! Negro – Australia

Rajab Suleiman & Kithara – Zanzibar

Remi x Sampa – Australia

Robyn Davidson (author, ‘Tracks’ & ‘Desert Places’) in Conversation with Roysten Abel (Director, The Manganiyar Seduction)

San Lazaro – Australia

Soul Capoeira (Adelaide – workshop) – Australia

Tank and The Bangas – USA

TAO Dance Theater – China

Tex, Don & Charlie – Australia

Thundercat – USA

Tim Whitt (Adelaide – Electrolounge) – Australia

Victoria Hanna – Israel

Yellow Blue Bus (Adelaide) – Australia

YID! – Australia


Adrian Sherwood – UK

Anoushka Shankar – India/UK

Architects of Air “Arboria” – UK

The Avalanches – Australia

Bixiga 70 – Brazil

Chico Trujillo – Chile

Dan Sultan – Australia

Daymé Arocena – Cuba

Havana Meets Kingston – Cuba/Jamaica

Kamasi Washington – USA

Le Vent du Nord – Canada

Noura Mint Seymali – Mauritania

Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band – Ghana

Rahim Alhaj Trio – Iraq

Rodrigo y Gabriela – Mexico

Tinariwen – Mali

Violons Barbares – France/Mongolia/Bulgaria

Yirrmal & the Miliyawutj Band – Australia

WOMADelaide 2018

Friday, 9th — Monday, 12th March

Botanic Park, Adelaide

Tickets: Official Website

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