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Lineup Revealed For WOMAD NZ 2020 Ft. Hiatus Kaiyote, Ziggy Marley, Muthoni Drummer Queen

Lineup Revealed For WOMAD NZ 2020 Ft. Hiatus Kaiyote, Ziggy Marley, Muthoni Drummer Queen

C.C. / Photo credit: Peter Mutuma for Phocus Photography / Wednesday 16th October, 2019 10:05AM

Aotearoa's annual celebration of musical diversity from across the globe WOMAD New Zealand 2020 have revealed the kaleidoscopic first lineup for the multi-stage event, taking over Ngāmotu's (New Plymouth) Brooklands Park over three days in March 2020. Among the multitude of acts heading our way are Grammy winning reggae icon Ziggy Marley (son of Bob Marley), Melbourne-based future soul crew Hiatus Kaiyote (featuring Nai Palm), genre-traversing Kenyan rapper Muthoni Drummer Queen, Brazil soul / tropical superstars Liniker e os Caramelows, Ghanaian kologo maestro King Ayisoba and many more, while the WOMAD New Zealand World Of Words 2020 stage will showcase such notable speakers as Shayne Carter (Straitjacket Fits), Mike Chunn and Te Radar. Explore the full bill here...

UPDATE 27/11/19:
Flor de Toloache (Mexico/USA), Ifriqiyya Electrique (Maghreb/Europe), KermesZ à l'Est (Belgium), Laura Marling (UK), Marina Satti & Fońes (Greece/Sudan), The Black Quartet and Troy Kingi have joined the bill for WOMAD 2019 – scroll down for a fresh quick-fire Q&A with Troy Kingi and Ziggy Marley...

WOMAD New Zealand 2020
Friday 13th March to Sunday 15th March - TSB Bowl of Brooklands, Pukekura Park, New Plymouth

Featuring... Albi & The Wolves, The Black Quartet, Blind Boys of Alabama, Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita, Destyn Maloya, Ezra Collective, Flor de Toloache, Hiatus Kaiyote, Hot Potato Band, Ifriqiyya Electrique, KermesZ à l'Est, Kim So Ra, King Ayisoba, L.A.B., Laura Marling, Liniker e os Caramelows, L Subramaniam, Marina Satti & Fońes, Ziggy Marley, Minyo Crusaders, Muthoni Drummer Queen, Orquesta Akokán, Reb Fountain, RURA, Salif Keita, Soaked Oats), Trio Da Kali, Troy Kingi, Tuuletar

WOMAD New Zealand World Of Words 2020
Featuring... Dave Fane, Joanne Drayton, Ken Arkind, Mike Chunn, Miriam Lancewood, Penny Ashton, Selina Tusitala Marsh, Shayne Carter, Te Radar

QUICKFIRE Ziggy Marley:

Morning or night? Both
Lakers or Clippers? Lakers
Hot or mild? Spicey spice spice!
Early Night/ After Party? Early night
Soul/ Hip Hop? Soul


Morning or night? Night
Lakers or Clippers? Clippers (what it do baby!!!)
Hot or mild? Medium to Hot Spice, just depends - some spots medium is damn volcanic
Early Night / After Party? Both
Soul / Hip Hop? Damn, both

Experience the bumping clip for Muthoni Drummer Queen's 2017 single 'SUZIE NOMA'...

Check out King Ayisoba's 'Africa Needs Africa' feat. Wanlov the Kubolor & Big Gad from 2017's 1000 Can Die...

Press release:

WOMAD New Zealand is famous for bringing together artists from all over the globe for a vibrant showcase of the world's many forms of music, arts, and dance. The 2020 festival is no exception and will feature close to 100 hours of music, dance and voices across eight stages. Over three days Ngāmotu's stunning Brooklands Park and the TSB Bowl of Brooklands will once again be transformed into a village of colour, energy and inclusion.

Joining the already announced mesmerising duo of Welsh harpist Catrin Finch & Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita and the living legends of gospel music Blind Boys of Alabama are twenty cutting edge performers and world-class musicians from every corner of the planet.

Delivering fresh new takes on traditional music are multi-award-winning, solo artists, duos, trios and 12-piece brass bands from around the globe. Finnish Beatboxing, Maloyan Dance and Black Samba will join hands with Reggae, Rap, Folk, Funk Jazz, Soul, Classical and Afrobeat to celebrate the world's differences. Pioneering young artists alongside inspirational icons will come together across the weekend to promote acceptance, joy, love, hope and change via the universal language of mankind, music.


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Fri 13th Mar
TSB Bowl of Brooklands, New Plymouth
Sat 14th Mar
TSB Bowl of Brooklands, New Plymouth
Sun 15th Mar
TSB Bowl of Brooklands, New Plymouth