The venue may be different but 2021 brings the same WOMADelaide we’ve come to love over the past 29 years.
From March 5-8, some of the country’s most profound and impactful musical acts will take to the stage in Adelaide’s King Rodney Park / Ityamai-itpina. The festival will take place in the form of four out sunsets concerts in a custom-built, SA Health-approved arena.
About the WOMADelaide 2021 line up
Newcomers such as Sampa the Great and The Teskey Brothers will feature alongside local music legends Archie Roach and Midnight Oil. The sublime melodies of Sarah Black will transport you to a dreamlike world, while Tash Sultana’s hypnotic guitar riffs and mesmerising finger picking work will blow you away.
Opening the festival on Friday 5th, Archie Roach and Sarah Blasko will be joined by Lior, Westlake & Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, presenting ‘Compassion.’
Saturday night will follow with an explosive live performance from beloved Midnight Oil, followed by Vika & Linda whose soulful harmonies take listeners on a journey through rock, country, gospel, reggae, R&B, soul and blues, while always paying tribute to their rich Tongan heritage.
To round out the weekend, Sunday welcomes explosive young musician, Tash Sultana, who has mastered more than a dozen instruments. Joining her with a blend of hip-hop, neo-soul, Afrobeat and jazz is the Zambian-born, Botswana-raised, Melbourne-based artist, Sampa the Great.
Closing the festival on Monday night, Midnight Oil returns with their First Nations friends to presents ‘Makarrata Live’ – a manifestation of the band’s mini-album which features songs about Indigenous reconciliation and The Uluru Statement.
Wrapping things up, the Teskey Brothers will grave the stage with their timeless tracks, reminiscent of Motown greats.
What you need to know about WOMADelaide 2021
WOMADelaide is kicking of on March 5th, bringing four sunset concerts to a custom-built, SA Health-approved arena in King Rodney Park / Ityamai-itpina.
The venue is a short walk from the Adelaide CBD, surrounded by a cluster of shady groves where stalls, bars and food vendors will be ready to fuel your evening.
WOMADelaide will be a cashless event in 2021. If you’d rather leave your wallet at home, be sure to charge up your phones and smart watches and be sure your cards are properly stored in your digital wallets to make transactions quick and easy.
The following items are not permitted into the festival:
- Chairs, rugs and eskies (you’ll be assigned a seat as per the COVID safety plan so no need to bring your own)
- Glass (this includes drink bottle sand food containers)
- Drones, professional cameras and recording devices
- Selfie sticks and umbrellas (pack a poncho to keep the rain out)
- Weapons, knifes, alcohol and illicit drugs
- Fireworks, flares or sparklers
Tickets start at a cheeky $75 but you’ll have to be quick. The limited capacity of the venue mean tickets are in high demand and selling out fast.
Keen on catching multiple concerts? Discounts are available for multi day tickets!
To grab yours, head over to womadelaide.com.au
Here, you’ll also find more info about the lineup, COVID-safe plan and venue details.