WOMADelaide 2019 reveals first lineup announcement

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WOMADelaide 2019 reveals first lineup announcement

Nineteen acts feature in the first lineup announcement, including three-time Grammy-winner Angelique Kidjo, who will perform her reimagining of Talking Heads’ Remain In Light for the first time in Australia.



Also set for a debut Australian performance is Texan trio Khruangbin, joining the likes of John Butler Trio, Tkay Maidza, and South African group BCUC (Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness) on the stellar 2019 lineup.



“With the combination of the fearless work of artists like Angelique Kidjo, John Butler, the wonderful voices of the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir, and Taiwu Ancient Ballads Troupe, alongside a powerful new generation of musicians, WOMADelaide 2019 is certain to be a unique and memorable sonic journey around the world,” said WOMADelaide Director Ian Scobie.


WOMADelaide 2019 (First Lineup Announcement)

Amjad Ali Khan & The ASO

Angelique Kidjo

Artonik – The Colour of Time



Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir

Dona Onete

Jamie Smith’s Mabon

John Butler Trio

Julia Jacklin


La Dame Blanche

Las Cafeteras

Maria Pages Company

Sharon Shannon Band

Silkroad Ensemble


Taiwu Ancient Ballads Troupe

Tkay Maidza


WOMADelaide will take over Adelaide’s Botanic Park from Friday March 8 – Sunday March 11 2019. Find out more at womadelaide.com.au.


Image via Jack Fenby.