WOMADelaide – Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
UM, ADELAIDE – NOT YOUR TYPICAL AUSSIE TOURIST DRAWCARD.
The state capital of South Australia doesn’t often hit world headlines, but with this perennially popular world-music festival it steals the show.
WHAT’S WOMADELAIDE ALL ABOUT?
If you can beat it, strum it, blow it, shake it, dance to it, sing with it, then you might find it here. This is a festival that showcases a staggeringly broad variety of music from all over the world. Over the course of its four days, festival-goers get treated to such a diverse selection of musical styles they’ll feel like they’ve been on an international tour of tunes.
Here’s a sample of the eclectic acts that have previously been on show: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Peter Gabriel, Gil Scott Heron, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Miriam Makeba, and the Master Drummers of Burundi. There’s dance, rock, pop, jazz, folk, country, classical and genres that you’ve never even heard of before. The whole melange of musical tastes combines to create a warm and inclusive vibe of festival revellers who are open-minded and ready for the next big world-music thing.