Just when you thought that the WOMADelaide 2020 line-up wasn’t already bringing some excellent artists, we have now been given the final line-up for the festival, and to say we are spoiled for choice is an understatement.
Adelaide’s favourite world festival has been bringing together a wide variety of music, arts, and dance from across the globe and it looks as though the WOMAD 2020 line-up of 50 artists will be one of their biggest years.
Headling the new line-up includes eight-time Grammy winner Ziggy Marley, son of the reggae legend, Bob Marley. The Jamaican singer has gone on to release eight records with his band, The Melody Makers, and seven solo albums, four of which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Reggae Album Charts.
Joining Marley will be UK folk singer-songwriter, Laura Marling. Winner of the 2011 Brit Awards for Best British Female Solo Artist, Marling has released seven studio albums. Already being a regular performer of SA, including St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Laura Marling will be bringing a stripped-back solo set at WOMADelaide.
Also included in the WOMAD line-up is Australia’s Kate Miller-Heidke, who effortlessly glides between the worlds of contemporary pop, folk, and opera. Miller-Heidke was chosen to represent Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest, as well as being apart of the 2018 Adelaide Festival with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.
Other highlights in the 2020 WOMAD announcement includes ‘the King of Samba Rock’, Jorge Ben Jor, Japanese folk fusion outfit Minyo Crusaders, Aussie rock group Dyson Stringer Cloher, Melbourne based Iranian musician Gelareh Pour and her Garden quartet, and Adelaide gypsy punks Dr Piffle & the Burlap Band.
WOMAD will be back on the 6th to the 9th of March 2020 at the Botanic Park. Tickets and more info about the fest are available here!
The final 2020 WOMADelaide line-up includes:
- Artefactum (Spain)
- Briggs (AUS)
- Company Archibald Caramantran (France)
- Craig Walsh – MONUMENTS (AUS)
- Deline Briscoe (AUS)
- Destyn Maloya (Réunion)
- Dr Piffle & the Burlap Band (Adelaide, AUS)
- Dyson Stringer Cloher (AUS)
- Echo Drama (AUS)
- Floating Flowers – B. DANCE (Taiwan)
- Flor de Toloache (Mexico/USA)
- Foco alAire – LosTheULTRAMAR (Mexico)
- Gelareh Pour’s Garden (Iran/AUS)
- General Levy (UK)
- Gravity & Other Myths – A Simple Space (AUS)
- Greg Wilson(UK) – DJ set
- Iberi (Georgia)
- Ifriqiyya Electrique (Maghreb/Europe)
- Jorge Ben Jor (Brazil)
- Kate Miller-Heidke (AUS)
- Kathryn Joseph (UK)
- KermesZ à l’Est (Belgium)
- Kim So Ra (South Korea)
- King Ayisoba (Ghana)
- Late Nite Tuff Guy (AUS) – DJ set
- Laura Marling (UK)
- Los Amigos Invisibles (Venezuela)
- Luisa Sobral (Portugal)
- Ziggy Marley (Jamaica)
- M.O.D (AUS)
- Marina Satti & Fonés (Greece/Sudan)
- Maubere Timor (East Timor)
- MinyovCrusaders (Japan)
- Misstress Barbara (Italy/Canada) – DJ set
- Ngaiire (PNG/AUS)
- Northern Sound System Live Recording Studio (AUS)
- Oisima (Adelaide, AUS)
- Orang Orang Drum Theatre – LanguKu & The Memories (Malaysia)
- Party Dozen (AUS)
- RURA (Scotland)
- SO.Crates (AUS)
- Stellie (Adelaide, AUS)
- Super Rats (AUS)
- Tami Neilson (NZ/Canada)
- Thandi Phoenix (AUS)
- The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra (AUS)
- Themba (South Africa) – DJ set
- True Vibenation (AUS)
- Ustad Saami (Pakistan)
- William Barton & Veronique Serret (AUS)