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Lineup Announced For WOMAD NZ 2022 Festival

Lineup Announced For WOMAD NZ 2022 Festival

Chris Cudby / Wednesday 20th October, 2021 8:13PM

The WOMAD NZ team have overcome the significant challenge of assembling a world-class melting pot of genres while global travel restrictions are in place with this evening's dazzling lineup unveiling. Joining previously announced headliners Shades of Shakti, Fat Freddy's Drop, Deva Mahal and Avantdale Bowling Club are a bevy of adventurous talents from all about Aotearoa, including such drawcards as Te Whanganui-a-Tara supergroup Fly My Pretties, neo-soul songwriting icon Hollie Smith (whose new album is out this Friday), festival favourites Salmonella Dub, 2021 Taite Music Prize finalist Ria Hall and music / comedy household names Topp Twins. WOMAD is all about treating your ears to a kaleidoscope of fresh sounds and styles — aiding attendees on their musical journey will be Acopollinations (Bulgarian vocal), Bobby Mukai (DJ), Carnivorous Plant Society (Cinematic Jazz), IPU Kodama Japanese Drum Team (Drum Troupe), Latinaotearoa (Latin soul funk), Lord Echo (DJ), Niko Ne Zna (Balkan gypsy), SWÂMP THÏNG (Americana blues & roots), Weird Together (World fusion beats) and Yaw Asumadu and Ozi Ozaa (Afrofunk).

There's be even more options to check out on the World of Words Stage, now also featuring internet funster and best selling author Tom Sainsbury (New Zealanders A Field Guide) along with Dick Frizzell, plus there'll be more to revealed for that zone and the OMV STEAM Lab (featuring Dr Siouxsie Wiles), Taste The World, Kidzone, and Te Pae Pae programmes in the weeks ahead. We are absolutely hankering for diverse live music experiences right now, WOMAD NZ 2022 is primed to deliver the goods at New Plymouth's TSB Bowl of Brooklands at Pukekura Park from 18th to 20th March — tuck into the updated details right here...


Friday 18th March to Sunday 20th March - New Plymouth, TSB Bowl of Brooklands, Pukekura Park

Featuring... Shades of Shakti, Fat Freddy's Drop, Deva Mahal, Avantdale Bowling Club, Topp Twins, Salmonella Dub, Ria Hall, Hollie Smith, Fly My Pretties, Tom Sainsbury, Dick Frizzell, Dr Siouxsie Wiles, Acopollinations, Bobby Mukai (DJ), Carnivorous Plant Society, IPU Kodama Japanese Drum Team , Latinaotearoa, Lord Echo (DJ), Niko Ne Zna, SWÂMP THÏNG, Weird Together, Yaw Asumadu and Ozi Ozaa + more to be announced

Earlybird tickets are on sale now at


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