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Womad 2015 Line-Up Revealed

Womad 2015 Line-Up Revealed

Thursday 23rd October, 2014 8:59AM

The line-up for Womad 2015 has been unveiled and includes Irish musician Sinéad O'Connor, who recently released her tenth full-length studio album I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss. Also joining the previously announced acts Rufus Wainwright and Youssou N’Dour, will be Bombino. The Niger artist has been making waves in the music world since the release of his 2013 breakthrough album Nomad, which was produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. Joining these four fantastic performers are 25 other acts from at home and across the globe. Here's the full line up...

Womad 2015
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March, Bowl of Brooklands, Taranaki

The line-up, in alphabetical order:

Balkan Beat Box (Israel/US) • Bombino (Niger) • Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (Italy) • Che Sudaka (Spain/Argentina/Colombia) • Estere (New Zealand/Aotearoa) • Fanfare Ciocarlia (Romania) • Flavia Coelho (Brazil) • Flip Grater (France/New Zealand) • Jupiter & Okwess International (Democratic Republic of Congo) • Lake Street Dive (USA) • Luzmila Carpio (Bolivia) • Malawi Mouse Boys (Malawi) • Meeta Pandit (India) • Mel Parsons (New Zealand/Aotearoa) • Myele Manzanza & The Eclectic (New Zealand/Aotearoa) • Osadia (Spain) • Public Service Broadcasting (UK) • Puerto Flamenco (Spain/Australia) • Ramzi Aburedwan (Palestine) • Richard Thompson (UK) • Rufus Wainwright (Canada) • Sinead O’Connor (Ireland) • Tahuna Breaks (New Zealand/Aotearoa) • TaikOz (Japan/Australia) • The Gloaming (Ireland / US) • Toumani & Sidiki Diabate (Mali) • Trinity Roots (New Zealand/Aotearoa) • Youssou N’Dour (Senegal)

Here's Sinead O'Connor with 'Take Me To Church' from her album I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss...

And here's Bombino with 'Azamane Tiliade' from his breakthrough album Nomad...


2015 Line-Up announcement

It's confirmed! Fresh from her jaw-dropping headlining performance at WOMAD UK, Sinead O’Connor will be exclusively joining 28 top-class music acts from around the world at WOMAD NZ March 13-15, 2015

Among those joining her are Bombino from Niger whose breakthrough album was produced by multi Grammy winner, Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. Voted by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time British folk legend Richard Thompson is set to astonish us all with his celebrated songs and guitar playing.

Joining this exquisite combination of talent, are revered artists Rufus Wainwright and Youssou N’Dour - suggesting that festival go-ers should prepare themselves for one of the best WOMADs ever!

Set in the stunning 55-acre Brooklands Park and TSB Bowl of Brooklands, WOMAD NZ, has gained a reputation as one of the most beautiful outdoor festivals in the world. Located a short walk from New Plymouth’s centre if you book early you could even get a motel or hotel within walking distance.

The main stage is set at the base of a natural amphitheatre and not only provides a stunning setting, but an acoustic experience second to none. The other stages are located throughout Brooklands Park, with every square inch oozing the vibrancy of WOMAD, including the Global Village’s food and art and craft stalls and workshop spaces. Even the Brooklands Zoo plays a part in hosting the colourful Kidzone area.

The maximum capacity for WOMAD is 12,500 ticket holders per day so you’ll never feel like you are in a mosh pit – in fact bring a blanket and chill out for a bit in the new Pinetum Chill Zone and soak up the warmth of the WOMAD vibe.


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