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WOMAD NZ 2024 New Acts Announced - Gilberto Gil, Morcheeba, WITCH, Ibibio Sound Machine + More

WOMAD NZ 2024 New Acts Announced - Gilberto Gil, Morcheeba, WITCH, Ibibio Sound Machine + More

Chris Cudby / Gilberto Gil photo credit: Pedrona Polinario / Thursday 26th October, 2023 8:01AM

WOMAD NZ 2024 have officially opened up the floodgates of special guests gracing the stages at Ngāmotu / New Plymouth's Brooklands Park and the TSB Bowl of Brooklands this coming March, revealing last night eighteen new additions to an already sterling lineup. International artists announced today include Brazilian tropicália revolutionary Gilberto Gil, UK trip-hop groove collective Morcheeba, Zamrock legends WITCH, UK electronic afro-funk stars Ibibio Sound Machine, Bosnian dub rockers Dubioza Kolektiv, South Korean pansori (traditional narrative singing) pop crew Leenalchi (이날치), Mexican cumbia-punk trailblazers Son Rompe Pera, sarod virtuoso Tejendra Majumdar with the "new king of Indian violin" Ambi Subramaniam, Vanuatu "treehouse troubadour" Tio, and even more.

Aotearoa acts joining the bill include 2022 Taite Music Prize winner (and ace lighting technician) Anthonie Tonnon, 2023 Best Independent Debut Award winner TE KAAHU, Afro Pasifika DJ Lady Shaka (now based in London), and Tūī award-winning RnB artist Bailey Wiley. Scope out the gobsmacking full lineup revealed so far and look forward to more revelations in the coming weeks...

Friday 15th March to Sunday 17th March - Brooklands Park and the TSB Bowl of Brooklands, Ngāmotu / New Plymouth

New acts announced... Anthonie Tonnon (Aotearoa/NZ), Baaba Maal (Senegal), Bailey Wiley (Aotearoa/NZ), Dubioza Kolektiv (Bosnia & Herzegovina), Equus (Mongolia/Australia), Gilberto Gil (Brazil), Good Habits (UK), Ibibio Sound Machine (UK), Lady Shaka (UK/Aotearoa/NZ), Leenalchi (South Korea), Morcheeba (UK), Nitin Sawhney (UK), Pongo (Angola - Portugal), Son Rompe Pera (Mexico), TE KAAHU (Aotearoa/NZ), Tejendra Majumdar & Ambi Subramaniam (India), Tio (Vanuatu), WITCH (Zambia)

Earlier announced acts... Ziggy Marley (Jamaica), Arooj Aftab (Pakistan/USA), DakhaBrakha (Ukraine), Lankum (Ireland), Moonlight Benjamin (Haiti-France), Rei (Aotearoa/NZ), Strawpeople (Aotearoa/NZ)

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Experience the vintage video for Gilberto Gil's 1982 classic 'Andar Com Fé'...

Here's Morcheeba's 2000 anthem 'Rome Wasn't Built in a Day'...

Hit play on Ibibio Sound Machine's boogie-inducing 2022 single 'Protection From Evil'...


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