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.
Start planning for WOMADelaide and 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 2020.
MUST SEE SHOWS
1. Ziggy Marley
Royalty is coming to WOMAD. Reggae royalty, that is. Son of the legendary Bob Marley, Ziggy Marley will headline WOMAD 2020 and we’ve got our dancing shoes primed and ready for what is sure to be an epic performance. A reggae icon in his own right, Ziggy is an eight-time Grammy Award winning Jamaican artist who has followed in the footsteps of his beloved father, creating socially-driven, feel-good music. The singer, songwriter, producer, author and humanitarian will play songs from his seventh studio album, Rebellion Rises; a positive manifesto for hope and change.
2. The Blind Boys Of Alabama
Gospel music legends and five-time Grammy award winners The Blind Boys will bring the heart and soul to WOMADelaide 2020 with their powerful vocals and spine-tingling harmonies. Over an impressive career spanning seven decades, The Blind Boys of Alabama have embodied the sound of the American South with soul-stirring harmonies and modern-day interpretations of spiritual music. This is the group’s first appearance at WOMADelaide so be sure to pack your dancing shoes and get ready to groove the night away.
3. Kate Miller-Heidke
The only artist to have played Coachella, the Eurovision Song Contest and with the Metropolitan Opera in New York, classically-trained Kate Miller-Heidke is now destined for Adelaide. Spanning the worlds of contemporary pop, folk and opera, experience award-winning Australian singer-songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke’s ethereal voice and masterful song writing for yourself as her other-worldly vocals to Botanic Park for a not-to-be-missed performance.
Odette’s soulful voice and poetic lyrics will provide the perfect soundtrack to WOMADelaide 2020. With diverse cultural influences, the Australian singer-songwriter rose to fame following the release of her debut album To A Stranger, which amassed over 30 million streams, two consecutive Triple J Hottest 100 entries and two 2018 ARIA nominations. Snag a spot by the stage and kick back as this powerhouse belts out her catchy ballads in the beautiful Botanic Park.
5. As The World Tipped
Towering 13 metres above the audience, an aerial spectacular will take over Frome Park every night during WOMADelaide for As The World Tipped. Dance, theatrics and jaw-dropping projections skilfully combine to illustrate the realities of climate change in a politically-charged and environmentally-focused performance of epic proportions.
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 pull up a seat at one of the many cooking demonstrations that feature festival artists introducing audiences to the food and culture of their homeland. 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 plus singing, dancing and nature-based activities.
FIND OUT WHAT’S ON IN SOUTH AUSTRALIAThere’s so much to see and do in South Australia! Continue the festival fun at Adelaide Fringe, Adelaide Festival and find out what else is on this season.