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WOMAD NZ 2022 Festival PlayDay Schedule Announced

WOMAD NZ 2022 Festival PlayDay Schedule Announced

Chris Cudby / Photo credit: Frederico Pagolo / Friday 10th December, 2021 9:10AM

The stars are aligning for WOMAD NZ 2022, with unrestricted live events opening back up across Aotearoa and a diverse lineup of local musical talent locked in for March's three day festival over a multitude of stages. One of the best aspects of WOMAD is many artists will be performing two sets throughout the weekend, encouraging attendees to discover thrilling new sounds and future favourites, as demonstrated in the newly revealed PlayDay schedule below. Before you dive in, there are a selection of headline acts playing once you'll need to make an appointment for: Salmonella Dub, Bobby Brazuka, Fat Freddy's Drop, Avantdale Bowling Club, Hollie Smith, Lord Echo (DJ set), Ria Hall, Fly My Pretties, Topp Twins are all scheduled for exclusive one-off festival performances. Outside of the live music programme, the festival will also showcase the return of the WOMAD Poetry Slam on the World of Words stage (hosted by poet Penny Ashton) and the OMV STEAM Lab programme, which has just revealed more speakers — check out the updated details below and stay tuned for the complete timetable launch in January...


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

Musical lineup featuring... Shades of Shakti, Fat Freddy's Drop, Deva Mahal, Avantdale Bowling Club, Topp Twins, Salmonella Dub, Ria Hall, Hollie Smith, Fly My Pretties, 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, Dream Chambers, Ge Luz, Le Moana, Muroki, Mazbou Q, Tierra y Mar Flamenco Project, Rubi Du, TUi MAMAKi, Whirimako Black

OMV STEAM Lab speakers include... Dick Frizzell, Frances Valintine, 4Phase Games with Morgana Watson, Phil Lester, Dr Siouxsie Wiles, Peter Lynn Kites with Peter Lynn & Craig Hansen, Hinke Osinga

World of Words speakers include... Anna Fifield, Behrouz Boochani, Jacqueline Bublitz, James Nokise, Ken Arkind, Rose Carlyle, Te Karere Whitiao Scarborough, The Casketeers (Frances & Kaiora Tipene), Tom Sainsbury

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Fri 18th Mar 12:00pm
TSB Bowl of Brooklands, New Plymouth