SOUNDS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE FILL ADELAIDE’S BEAUTIFUL BOTANIC PARK FOR WOMADELAIDE.
WOMADelaide is Australia’s ultimate feast for the senses showcasing a wonderfully diverse program of global sounds, sights, flavours and ideas in the leafy-green surrounds of Botanic Park. Over eight stages, hundreds of the world’s finest musicians, dancers and artists are featured alongside some of the planet’s great thinkers, Adelaide’s top foodies, makers and designers.
Although the event is over for 2019, start planning for WOMADelaide in 2020 and secure your early bird tickets now on sale until 30 August 2019! Here were our suggestions on how to get the most out of your experience with the help of our guide to the top shows to see and things to check out at WOMADelaide 2019.
MUST SEE SHOWS
1. JOHN BUTLER TRIO
One of Australia’s most beloved roots musicians, John Butler Trio returns to WOMADelaide after 11 years to perform songs from his acclaimed new album, Home. Bring your dancing shoes (or kick them off) and groove the night away to the signature smooth sounds of the multi-platinum, six-time ARIA award-winning band!
2. THE COLOUR OF TIME
An explosion of music, dance and colour, The Colour of Time is a celebration of unity, diversity and friendship. This feel-good event is held each night of the festival and everyone is invited to join in the joyous procession, which echoes India’s traditional Holi festival. Prepare to be turned into a dancing rainbow!
3. AMJAD ALI KHAN & THE ASO
Undisputed master of the music world Amjad Ali Khan performs the stunning and acclaimed concerto for sarod Samaagam with our very own Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. The show will be a family affair with his sons Ayaan Ali Bangash and Amaan Ali Bangash joining him on stage. Get ready to be immersed in the incredible sounds of India!
BEYOND THE SHOWS
TASTE THE WORLD
Entertain your stomach with delicious food from all over the globe. You’ll find a huge array of vendors all around Botanic Park with a seemingly endless supply of mouth-watering meals on offer. Choose from one of the many food stalls or enjoy a curated collaboration of dishes from the talented chefs of the renowned Andre’s Cucina at this year's Taste The World restaurant. Feeling thirsty after all that dancing? Grab a drink at the Botanical Gin Bar, serving a huge range of South Australian gins.
THE PLANET TALKs
Get inspired by some of the world’s greatest minds at the WOMADelaide Planet Talks. The Planet Talks are a series of live conversations about environmental conservation and sustainable relationships with the planet, tackling topics such as climate change, activism, economic growth and the media.
Bringing the kids? Perfect! There are fantastic activities for the whole family at KidZone including special theatre shows and story-telling workshops. Let the kids jump into action at Evelyn Roth’s interactive Nylon Zoo or get immersed in the SA Museum Explorers’ Tent.