WOMADelaide announces 40 new additions to 2019 lineup

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WOMADelaide announces 40 new additions to 2019 lineup

The four-day open-air festival is returning in March, with a selection of some of the world’s most talented performers. New additions to the lineup include a reunion of French outfit The Original Gypsies, actress/social activist/modern African music luminary Fatoumata Diawara, alt-rock legend Liz Phair, and Estonian violinst/loop artist Maarja Nuut & Ruum.



Representing Australia are a host of homegrown heroes such as Melbourne-based soul singer Thando, folk extraordinaire Thelma Plum, and three-time ARIA nominee Mojo Juju, who will return to the WOMADelaide stage for the first time in three years.



The newly announced acts will join Angelique Kidjo, Christine and the Queens, John Butler Trio, Khruangbin, Tkay Maidza and more.


WOMADelaide Full Second Lineup Announcement

  1. 5AngryMen – “The Bells” (Australia)
  2. Adrian Eagle (Australia)
  3. Alina Bzhezinska Quartet (Poland/UK)
  4. Amaru Tribe (Australia)
  5. “Arrived” (Spain/Lithuania)
  6. The Bamboos (Australia)
  7. Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (Italy)
  8. Compagnie BiLBoBaSSo “Amor” (France)
  9. Cool Out Sun (Australia)
  10. The Correspondents (UK)
  11. Dangerous Song & Bukhu (Australia/Mongolia)
  12. Danny Krivit (DJ set) (USA)
  13. DJ Harvey (UK)
  14. DJ SAMA’ (Palestine)
  15. Digital Afrika (Australia)
  16. DuOud (Tunisia/Algeria)
  17. Ephemeral City (France)
  18. Fatoumata Diawara (Mali)
  19. Gwenno (Wales)
  20. Harts (Australia)
  21. Janis Claxton Dance – “POP-UP DUETS (fragments of love)” (UK)
  22. Jason Heerah & Otentik Groove (Mauritius)
  23. Kaiit (Australia/PNG)
  24. LaBrassBanda (Germany)
  25. Leftfield (DJ set) (UK)
  26. Le Phun – “The Leafies” (Les Pheuillus) (France)
  27. Liz Phair (USA)
  28. Lord Echo (NZ)
  29. Maalem Hamid El Kasri (Morocco)
  30. Maarja Nuut & Ruum (Estonia)
  31. The Maes (Australia)
  32. Mambali (Australia)
  33. Marrugeku “Le Dernier Appel (The Last Cry)” (Australia/New Caledonia)
  34. Mojo Juju (Australia/Philippines)
  35. My Baby (Netherlands/NZ)
  36. Ollie English (Adelaide, Australia)
  37. The Original Gypsies (France)
  38. Punctum’s Public Cooling House (Australia)
  39. Rebetien (Greece)
  40. The Seven Ups (Australia)
  41. Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkestar (Romania/Germany)
  42. Sona Jobarteh (The Gambia)
  43. Tara Tiba (Iran/Cuba)
  44. Thando (Australia/Zimbabwe)
  45. Thelma Plum (Australia)
  46. Timberwolf (Adelaide, Australia)
  47. Ukulele Death Squad (Adelaide, Australia)
  48. Yohai Cohen Quintet (Israel/Australia)
  49. Zephyr Quartet (Adelaide, Australia)


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