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WOMAD NZ 2024 Stage Schedule Announced + Half Queen and Mo’Ju Join Lineup

WOMAD NZ 2024 Stage Schedule Announced + Half Queen and Mo’Ju Join Lineup

Chris Cudby / Photo: Half Queen / Wednesday 31st January, 2024 2:22PM

The official stage schedule has been revealed for WOMAD NZ 2024, accompanying news Aotearoa dancefloor revolutionary Half Queen and Naarm songwriter Mo’Ju have joined the festival's majorly stacked bill of international needle-shifters. Happening from 15th to 17th March at Ngāmotu / New Plymouth's Brooklands Park and the TSB Bowl of Brooklands, the info you need to start mapping out your journey is below — encompassing the multi-stage musical lineup, along with the OMV STEAM Lab and World of Words programmes...

"We are incredibly excited to announce Half Queen and Mo’Ju as part of the WOMAD NZ 2024 lineup. Their unique talents and creative energy epitomize the spirit of diversity and innovation that defines WOMAD. We cannot wait to showcase their performances alongside our exciting roster of artists." — Josie Hunter-Annand, Associate Programme Director for WOMAD NZ

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

Featuring... Anthonie Tonnon (Aotearoa/NZ), Arooj Aftab (Pakistan/USA), Baaba Maal (Senegal), Bailey Wiley (Aotearoa/NZ), Braxe + Falcon (France) DakhaBrakha (Ukraine), Dubioza Kolektiv (Bosnia & Herzegovina), Equus (Mongolia/Australia), Fin Rah Zel (Aotearoa/NZ), Gilberto Gil (Brazil), Good Habits (UK), Half Queen (Aotearoa/ NZ), Ibibio Sound Machine (UK), Lady Shaka (UK/Aotearoa/NZ), Leenalchi (South Korea), Lisa O’Neill & Cormac Begley (Ireland), Mari Kalkun (Estonia), Mo'Ju (Australia), Moonlight Benjamin (Haiti-France), Morcheeba (UK), Nitin Sawhney (UK), Pongo (Angola - Portugal), Rei (Aotearoa/NZ), Son Rompe Pera (Mexico), Strawpeople (Aotearoa/NZ), TE KAAHU (Aotearoa/NZ), Theia (Aotearoa/NZ), Tejendra Majumdar & Ambi Subramaniam (India), Tio (Vanuatu), WITCH (Zambia), Ziggy Marley (Jamaica)

OMV STEAM Lab speakers:

Andrew Jeffs (Marine Biologist at Auckland University) and Pete Gillespie (Founder and Head Brewer at Garage Project) Bill Morris (Award-winning Documentary Filmmaker, Wildlife Cameraman and Science Journalist) Jade Kake (General Manager Matakohe Architecture and Urbanism) Megan Tapsell (Chair of AI Forum NZ), Michael Hannah (Earth Sciences), Pedram Hekmati (Mathematician) and Stephen Mushin (Industrial Designer and Comedic Illustrator)

World of Words speakers:

Caroline Barron (Award-winning Author, Story Coach, Presenter, and Manuscript Maestro), Dame Gaylene Preston (Trailblazing Writer, Director and Producer), Helen Lehndorf (Wordsmith And Forager), Kate Evans (Rockstar Journalist) Kura Forrester (Actor, Writer, and Comedian), Dr. Monty Soutar (Teacher, Soldier, Historian, and Novelist), Nick Bollinger (Writer, Broadcaster, and Critic) and Tom Sainsbury (Actor, Comedian, and Social Media Sorcerer)

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