WOMADelaide adds 54 acts to final 2018 lineup

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WOMADelaide adds 54 acts to final 2018 lineup

An impressive selection of local and international acts are included in the expanded lineup, joining the 21 artists already confirmed to appear at WOMADelaide 2018.


Multi-talented US bass guitarist Thundercat finishes off a busy week by joining the party alongside New York gypsy punks Gogol Bordello and Scottish Highlands five-piece Elephant Sessions. Australia will be represented by the likes of Melbourne’s Jazz Party, Remi x Sampa (a collaboration between Remi Kolawole and Sampa The Great), Hiatus Kaiyote vocalist and guitarist Nai Palm, and more.


These newly announced additions to the 2018 lineup will join acts including The Avalanches, Dan Sultan, and Havana Meets Kingston for the award-winning celebration of world music, art, and dance. See the full lineup below:


WOMADelaide 2018:


Just announced:


a Bit na Ta
Abbey Howlett
Ackroyd & Harvey
Baker Boy
Cie Bivouac
Blick Bassy
Constantinople & Ablaye Cissoko
Deborah Conway
DJ Marky
Elephant Sessions
Eva Quartet
Francois Knoetze
Ghada Shbeir
Gogol Bordello
Hana & Jessie-Lee’s Bad Habits
Hat Fitz and Cara
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
Jazz Party
Jojo Abot
Justine Clarke
Kings & Associates
Mama Kin Spender
Mission Songs Project
Moussa Diakite & Wassado
My Bubba
Nai Palm
Nano Stern
Naomi Keyte
Nature Village
Peanut Butter Wolf
Cie Pernette
Rajab Suleiman & Kithara
Remi x Sampa
Robyn Davidson in conversation with Roysten Abel
San Lazaro
Soul Capoeira
Tank and The Bangas
TAO Dance Theater
Tex, Don & Charlie
Tim Whitt
Victoria Hanna
Yellow Blue Bus


Already announced:


Adrian Sherwood
Anoushka Shankar
Architects of Air “Arboria”
The Avalanches
Bixiga 70
Chico Trujillo
Dan Sultan
Daymé Arocena
Havana Meets Kingston
Kamasi Washington
Le Vent du Nord
Noura Mint Seymali
Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band
Rahim Alhaj Trio
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Violons Barbares
Yirrmal & the Miliyawutj Band


Visit the WOMADelaide website for more details and tickets to the 2018 event, set to take place from Friday March 9 to Monday March 12 at Adelaide’s Botanic Park.


(Photo: Nai Palm by Amy Turnbull)