march 10 to 12 botanic park adelaide

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Welcome to WOMADelaide 2006, Australia's joyous celebration of the richness of cultures from around the planet. Over 430 dazzling artists from 27 countries will transport us around the globe in three short days. And we won't have to set foot outside the most beautiful outdoor festival site imaginable - Botanic Park.

Nestled in the heart of the city, this green haven's giant Moreton Bay Figs provide shady groves for intimate traditional performances and its rolling lawns plenty of room to get up and dance in front of major bands on the main stages! This tenth WOMADelaide builds on its legend as a slice of heaven on earth - a brief alternative vision of the kind of world in which we would like to live; a world of tolerance and cultural curiosity - where tradition is acknowledged and innovation welcomed, age respected and youth celebrated, where learning is pleasure, where our rich indigenous heritage is regarded as central to our culture and where care for the environment is a shared responsibility.

Whether you come for one of the greatest convocations of percussionists imaginable, to experience reggae hero Jimmy Cliff, for the last opportunity to see 'Mama Africa' Miriam Makeba, to thrill at the genius of Indian classical greats Dr Subramaniam and Amjad Ali Khan or to rock'n'reel with La Bottine Souriante, there is genuinely something for everyone on our six stages - and throughout the park with hands-on fun for kids, visual exotica and strolling performers. Add great wine, food, craft, sunshine and the company of friends and family and you're on your way to sheer bliss!

Opening Ceremony
Paitya Dance Group and Kurruru Indigenous Youth Performing Arts will join forces on Stage one to formally welcome the artists and audience, and kick off WOMADelaide 2006.


"As an ocean of colour, movement and amazing sounds, WOMADelaide delivers." THE AGE, MARCH 2005

womadelaide foundation

The WOMADELAIDE Foundation Ltd is a non-profit body established to present the annual WOMADelaide festival, and to foster and develop long term educational activities and cultural exchange through the festival program.

It is listed on the Commonwealth Government's Register of Cutural Organisations (ROCO), enabling any donations made to the Foundation's Donations Fund to be fully tax deductible. The Foundation has identified as one of its main goals a desire to focus on and develop art and cultural projects with indigenous artists. To make your donation towards future Foundation projects, click here

The WOMADelaide Foundation, the YYF and community members from North East Arnhem Land have worked together over the past 18 months in order to be able to present the Gupapuyŋu Dancers at the 2006 festival.

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artist selection
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Download the PDF [112K] if you would like to find out about the artist selection process for WOMADelaide.

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WOMAD's been around for years and has a lively history. Read more by downloading the PDF. [148K]


Thank you to everyone who applied for a stall at WOMADelaide. Applications have now CLOSED - the team will make its selections and advise all applicants by early December 2005. Forms for stalls at the 2007 festival will be loaded in August 2006.