WOMAD 2014 Lineup Announced

WOMAD 2014 Lineup Announced

Thursday 31st October, 2013 8:50AM

World music, arts and dance festival WOMAD have announced the full lineup for 2014 which sees the world renowned event celebrating it's 10th anniversary in Taranaki. Joining already announced acts Pokey Lafarge, Kimbra and Buika will be awesome 90s hip hop group Arrested Development, local country icon Delaney Davidson, DJ Yoda from the UK, Nick Drake-esque folk singer Sam Lee, Spanish surf-guitar/spaghetti western band Los Coronas and many more.

Here is the full lineup:

Airileke (PNG/Australia), Ane Brun (Sweden/Norway), Antonio Serrano (Spain), Arrested Development (USA), Asif Ali Khan (Pakistan), Breabach (Scotland), Buika (Guinea/Spain/ USA), Carminho (Portugal), Danyel Waro (Réunion), Delaney Davidson, DJ Yoda (UK), Dub Inc (France/Algeria), Emel Mathlouthi (Tunisia), Roberto Fonseca (Cuba), Kimbra, La Chiva Gantiva (Colombia/Belgium), Latinaotearoa , Los Coronas (Spain), Makana (USA), Moana & The Tribe, Mokoomba (Zimbabwe), Pokey Lafarge (USA), Osaka Monaurail (Japan), Red Baraat (USA), Sam Lee & Friends (UK), Shanren (China), Tim Finn, The Bads, Waiora and Weird Together


14th - 16th March 2014, Brooklands Park + TSB Bowl of Brooklands, New Plymouth

Arrested Development - 'Mr Wendal'...

Los Coronas - 'Big Wave Riders'...

Delaney Davidson - 'Little Heart'...

Press Release:

The time has finally arrived that WOMAD enthusiasts hang out for, and the Womad curious get confused by… WOMAD line-ups always contain a bit of familiar but are always filled with artists you’ve not yet heard of… and therein lays the magic and the wonder of this unique festival.

For its 10th year in Taranaki, WOMAD will be giving audiences an unparalleled chance to discover, experience and celebrate the many riches of music, arts and dance the world has to offer. “Dance ‘til you drop” will be the motto for audiences who simply will not be able to resist moving to the high energy and upbeat rhythms of many of the WOMAD artists for 2014.

With a strong contemporary edge running through the line-up, many artists draw on their roots to explore new cultural and musical fusions, taking their music to another level.

Artistic Director, Drew James advises "Bring your dancin' shoes and prepare for another inspirational celebration of music, dance and diversity in Taranaki. We have some surprises planned too. Definitely don’t miss this one!”

To cap off the well-curated line-up, WOMAD are once again opening the gates to a local band that have not had the opportunity to play to a WOMAD audience. The 2014 Band Competition kicks off now and is a chance for the WOMAD audience to add their choice to the bill. All entry and voting runs on the WOMAD NZ website

Come join us - Friday 14 to Sunday 16 March 2014, at New Plymouth’s stunning Brooklands Park and TSB Bowl of Brooklands.

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