WOMADelaide 1993, festival number two, was the first year of WOMADelaide being established as a standalone, biennial festival. It was also the very first time in Australia for festival highlight, headliner Peter Gabriel, the founder of the WOMAD and Real World organisations.

Festival highlights included Sheila Chandra, Yothu Yindi, Mahlatini & the Mahotella Queens and Galliano. The weekend brought ideal festival weather, with temperatures hovering in the mid 20s across the three days. The after party, which was open to the public, featured Galliano and was held at Synagogue nightclub in the East End.

3 Day Passes were priced at $98 / $80 (concession), with one person under 15 admitted free on each adult ticket. Full Day+Night tickets cost $60 / $45.

"This park must be one of the best outdoor festival venues in the world ... It is a life-affirming event and, just for the record, it also offers three days of great music" - Bruce Elder, The Sydney Morning Herald

"Before last night was over, it was obvious, for music and happiness at least, that WOMADelaide is a winner. Wonderful" - Paul Lloyd, The Advertiser

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WOMADelaide 1993 Lineup

Music & Dance
  • Alistair Black (Australia)
  • Café of the Gate of Salvation (Australia)
  • Coloured Stone (Australia)
  • Dya Singh (India/Malaysia/Australia)
  • Frankie Armstrong (UK)
  • Fresh Air (Australia)
  • Galliano (UK)
  • Geoffrey Oryema (Uganda)
  • Germaine Acogny (Senegal)
  • The Holmes Brothers (USA)
  • Jackie Daly (Ireland)
  • John Prine (USA)
  • Kunjal (Australia)
  • Mahlathini & the Mahotella Queens (South Africa)
  • The Mambologists (Australia)
  • Meryl Tankard’s Australian Dance Theatre (Australia)
  • Not Drowning, Waving (Australia/PNG)
  • The Persuasions (USA)
  • Peter Gabriel (UK)
  • Salif Keita (Mali)
  • SE Rogie (Sierra Leone)
  • Sheila Chandra (India/UK)
  • Szalai Hungarian Gypsy Orchestra (Hungary)
  • Telek (PNG)
  • Terem Quartet (Russia)
  • Tiddas (Australia)
  • Yothu Yindi (Australia)
  • Zi Lan Liao (China)