17 -19 March 2017
WOMAD 2017 sees the festival celebrate its 13th anniversary in the stunning 55-acre Brooklands Park and TSB Bowl of Brooklands, New Plymouth. Over the years, WOMAD NZ, has rightfully gained a reputation as one of the most beautiful outdoor festivals in the world.
The main stage is set at the base of a natural amphitheatre and not only provides a stunning setting, but an acoustic experience second to none. The other three stages are located throughout Brooklands Park, with every square inch oozing the vibrancy of WOMAD.
The maximum capacity for WOMAD is 15,000 ticket holders per day so you’ll never feel like you are in a mosh pit – in fact bring a blanket and enjoy refreshments in stylish chill out areas, watch a cooking demonstration or explore the stalls and workshops, the kids will be entertained at Kidzone with workshops especially for them spread over the weekend. WOMAD’s not just music! There’s plenty of other things on site to discover, come along and soak up the warmth of the WOMAD vibe.
The WOMAD campsite is situated next to the festival within the New Plymouth Racecourse and TSB Stadium. The festival site is also located a short distance from New Plymouth’s centre, if you book early you could even get a motel or hotel or house close enough to walk.
Tickets, programme and artist information can be found on the womad website www.womad.co.nz
The 2017 line up
9Bach (Wales), Ana Tijoux (Chile), Archie Roach (Australia), Aziza Brahim (Western Sahara), BAYNK (NZ/Aotearoa), Bebel Gilberto (Brazil), Brushy one string (Jamaica), Cymbalobylette (France), Emir Kusturica & the No Smoking Orchestra (Serbia), Hanoi Masters (Vietnam), Hot 8 Brass Band (USA), Inna Modja (Mali), La Mambanegra (Colombia), Lord Echo (Wellington/Aotearoa), Marlon Williams (New Zealand / Aotearoa), Mercedes Peón (Spain), Mt Eden (Auckland/Aotearoa), New Zealand Dance Company – Brouhaha, Oumou Sangare (Mali), Parov Stelar (Austria) Rob Ruha (Matakaoa (Gisborne)/Aotearoa), Sinkane (Sudan/USA), Sons Of Zion (Auckland/Aotearoa), Tago (South Korea), The East Pointers (Canada), The Soil (South Africa), The Specials (UK), The Swan Sisters (Christchurch/Aotearoa), Sudha Ragunathan (India), Swamp Thing (Tauranga/Rotorua/Aotearoa), Warsaw Village Band (Poland)
Artists performing as part of World of Words in alphabetical order:
Archie Roach (Australia), Charlotte Grimshaw, Charlotte Grimshaw, Inna Modja (Mali), Malcolm Rands, Penny Ashton, Sam Hunt, Tane Hunter & Dr Angus Hervey, Tanya Batt
Note: The daily schedule will be released on 19 January 2017. There will not be gate sales available - tickets must be purchased prior to arriving.