1999 introduced the the "WoZone" nightclub - an after party venue programmed by WOMADelaide that opened on the Friday and Saturday nights of the festival (when the midnight curfew hit at Botanic Park) and ran until 5am. It began in the nearby Adelaide Uni Bar, with three different rooms - one for live acts, one for DJs, and a chill-out room with ambient DJs and projections. The WoZone ran again in 2001 and 2003, and the final one was held within Stephen page’s Adelaide Festival Club, Universal Playground.

In Botanic Park, more new additons to the festival appeared - Angus Watt's beautiful flags, the yearly compilation CD of select WOMAD artists, the Kaurna Welcome to Country, an off-site Schools Workshops program, and the new 'KidZone' area were all introduced.

The 'Workshop Stage’ became ‘Stage 5’, and many on-stage highlights in particular Bangarra Dance Theatre, Trilok Gurtu and the Drummers of Burundi.

"WOMADelaide was a bigger beast in terms of artists and audiences this year but the event managed to retain its intimate character and charm... WOMADelaide is just about as good as it can get" - Louise Nunn, The Advertiser


WOMADelaide 1999 Lineup

Music & Dance
  • Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (Australia)
  • African Gypsies (South Africa)
  • Ataru Taru Taiko (Japan/Australia)
  • Baaba Maal (Senegal)
  • Bangarra Dance Theatre (Australia)
  • Cesar Stroscio & Esquinas (Argentina)
  • Chris Finnen (Australia)
  • Colin Hay (Australia)
  • Dave Dobbyn (New Zealand)
  • Master Drummers of Burundi  (Burundi)
  • Ernest Ranglin (Jamaica)
  • Frank Yamma (Australia)
  • FRUIT (Australia)
  • The Gadflys (Australia)
  • Gjallarhorn (Finland)
  • Gospel Nation (Australia)
  • Heather Frahn (Australia)
  • Hung Phan (Vietnam/Australia)
  • Jackie Leven (Scotland)
  • Kaha (New Zealand/Australia)
  • Karma County (Australia)
  • Kila (Ireland)
  • Las Perlas del Son (Cuba)
  • Liam O’Flynn (Ireland)
  • Lo’Jo (France)
  • Los Gamberros (Australia)
  • Men at Work (Australia)
  • Monks of Sera Mey (Tibet)
  • Mornington Island Dancers
  • Muszikas feat Marta Sebestyen (Hungary)
  • Oliver Mtukudzi (Zimbabwe)
  • Reuben Fast Horse (USA)
  • Satori (Australia)
  • Shiv Kumar Sharma (India)
  • Sidewalk Tango (Australia)
  • Slava Grigoryan (Australia)
  • Te Vaka (New Zealand)
  • Trilok Gurtu (India)
  • Trochus (Australia)
  • Tulipan (Australia)
  • Whiplash (Australia)
  • Xenos (Australia)
  • Yair Dalal & the Al Ol Ensemble (Israel)
  • Yungchen Lhamo (Tibet)
WoZone Lineup
  • Agent 86
  • Bel
  • Ben Walsh & The Bird
  • Catalyst
  • Code 
  • Forest
  • Ganga Giri
  • Klangen
  • Matt Pearce
  • Rautie
  • Re:incarnation
  • Sam g
  • Slim
  • Systa BB
  • Terence Towelling
  • White Sirens
  • Yusef Wilson III