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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