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More Acts Added To Womad 2017 Line-Up

More Acts Added To Womad 2017 Line-Up

Monday 21st November, 2016 11:04AM

Five fresh acts from around the globe have been added to the line-up for Womad’s 13th instalment. These include Tago from South Korea, whose name translates to ‘lighting up the world by beating drums’, Austrian electro-swing outfit Parov Stelar, and Nattali Rize who is known for fronting roots group Blue King Brown. Locally bred talent on the announcement includes Lyttleton folk sweetheart Marlon Williams and EDM upstart BAYNK who made his mark on this year’s Laneway festival.

The new additions join a whole raft of impressive acts from around the globe, including a special appearance from ska legends The Specials, who were announced as Womad’s first act in October. Here's the festival details...

Womad 2017
Friday 17th March - Sunday 19th March, TSB Bowl Of Brooklands, Taranaki

Featuring... 9Bach (Wales), Ana Tijoux (Chile), Archie Roach (Australia), Aziza Brahim (Western Sahara), BAYNK (Los Angeles/Aotearoa), Bebel Gilberto (Brazil), Brushy one string (Jamaica), Emir Kusturica & the No Smoking Orchestra (Serbia), Hanoi Masters (Vietnam), Hot 8 Brass Band (USA), Inna Modja (Mali), La Cymbalobylette (France), La Mambanegra (Colombia), Lord Echo (Wellington/Aotearoa), Marlon Williams (Christchurch/Aotearoa), Mercedes Peón (Spain), Mt Eden (Auckland/Aotearoa), Nattali Rize (Jamaica/Australia), 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)

Here's Parov Stelar with 'Booty Swing'...

Here's homegrown talent BAYNK with his video for 'Could You'...

And earlier announced act Brushy One String with 'Chicken In The Corn'...


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 on sale from the WOMAD site, for ticketing options click here.


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