WOMADelaide Festival Unveils Stellar First Lineup Announcement For 2017

The 25th annual edition of South Australian festival WOMAdelaide is set to play host to one of the festival’s most exciting lineups in 2017.

Festival organisers have announced an incredible bill, which will include British ska veterans The Specials, homegrown folk legends The Waifs and singer-songwriter Archie Roach.

Joining them will be the likes of Canadian outfit The East Pointers, French WOMADelaide veterans Cie Carabosse, as well as the Philip Glass Ensemble performing in celebration of the composer’s 80th birthday.

A variety of different ticketing options including four day, three day and single day or night passes are available now. See below for the full lineup and ticketing details.

UPDATE 08/11/16: WOMADelaide has added a bunch of new names to its 2017 lineup.

UPDATE 08/02/17: WOMADelaide has added A.B. Original to its 2017 lineup.

Watch: The Specials – ‘A Message To You Ruby’

WOMADelaide 2017 Lineup

A.B. Original


Parov Stelar
Oumou Sangare
The Hot 8 Brass Band
D.D Dumbo
Dope Lemon
Lucy Guerin In
Emir Kusturica & The No Smoking Orchestra


Ana Tijoux
Archie Roach
Bebel Gilberto
Brushy one string
Cie Carabosse
The East Pointers
Hanoi Masters
Inna Modja
La Mambanegra
The Manganiyar Classroom
Mercedes Peón
Philip Glass Ensemble
The Soil
The Specials
Sudha Ragunathan
The Waifs
Warsaw Village Band
Xylouris White

WOMAdelaide 2017 

Tickets on sale now

Friday, 10th — Sunday, 12th March
Botanic Park, Adelaide
Tickets: WOMAdelaide

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