A new creation, the Parachilna Garden Café, was a full-service restaurant on-site run in partnership with Andrew Fielke from the Prairie Hotel in the Flinders Ranges. The festival took Ravibandhu Vidyapathy from Sri Lanka to Coober Pedy with Country Arts SA to lead percussion workshops, and a new area - 'Speakers Corner' - was born.

Highlights: An uplifting set from Jimmy Cliff in the (clearing) rain, Orchestra Baobab, Paul Kelly, Amjad Ali Khan, Miriam Makeba, Evelyn Glennie with Dream Engine’s Heliosphere in the air above our heads, and we presented the first DJ set in Botanic Park – Talvin Singh on Stage 3.

"WOMADelaide offers a Utopian vision of what the world could be like" - Lucas de Boer and Mark Allen, Entropy 

"WOMADelaide remains a marvellous celebration of the cultural diversity of our planet" - Stephen Whittington, The Advertiser 

"Since going annual two years ago, this festival of world music continues to surpass itself" - Murray Bramwell, Adelaide Review 

"Each year, the organizers keep pulling stunning rabbits out of the hat..." - Peter Burdon, Blaze 

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WOMADelaide 2006 Lineup

Music & Dance
  • Amjad Ali Khan (India)
  • Ba Cissoko (Guinea)
  • Briscoe Sisters (Australia)
  • Chakrini (Australia)
  • Chico Cesar (Brazil)
  • Clare Bowditch & The Feeding Set (Australia)
  • Coco Mbassi (Cameroon)
  • Dalai Lama’s Namgyal Monks (Tibet)
  • Dhol Foundation (India / UK)
  • DOCH (Australia)
  • Eitetsu Hayashi (Japan)
  • Evelyn Glennie (Scotland, UK)
  • Farida & The Iraqi Maqam Ensemble (Iraq)
  • Golden Pride Children’s Choir (Tanzania)
  • Gupapuygnu Dancers (Australia)
  • Jalsa Creole (Mauritius / Australia)
  • Jeff Lang (Australia)
  • Jimmy Cliff (Jamaica)
  • Joe Camilleri & Nicky Bomba (Malta / Australia)
  • Kanda Bongo Man (Democratic Republic of Congo)
  • Kim Sanders Trio (Australia)
  • LABJACD (Chile / Australia)
  • La Bottine Souriante (Canada)
  • Lura (Cape Verde)
  • Miriam Makeba (South Africa)
  • Musafir Gypsies of Rajasthan (India)
  • Nick Krieg (Australia)
  • Orchestra Baobab (Senegal)
  • Paul Kelly & The Stormwater Boys (Australia)
  • Ravibandhu Vidyapathy & Ensemble (Sri Lanka)
  • Renegades Steel Orchestra (Trinidad & Tobago)
  • Saltwater Band (Australia)
  • Scrap Arts Music (Canada)
  • Sekar Budaya Nusantara (Indonesia)
  • Sharon Shannon & Friends (Ireland / England)
  • Studio Flamenco (Australia)
  • Dr L Subramaniam (India)
  • Talvin Singh (India/UK)
  • Tommee & The Neighbourhood (Indonesia/Australia)
  • Wicked Aura Batucada (Singapore)