20 years of WOMADelaide!

Highlights: Nile Rodgers and CHIC, with about 50 people on stage for the finale. Youssou N’Dour was unable to perform because he was running for President in Senegal – deferring the visit to 2015. Baaba Maal stepped in and the program also featured Johnny Clegg, Gurrumul returned for his second show at WOMADelaide, Penguin Café Orchestra, Staff Benda Bilili, Dirty Three, First Aid Kit, the return of the Master Drummers of Burundi, Two Pianos Canto Ostinato by Simeon Ten Holt (performed by Elizabeth Drake and Caroline Almonte) was two grand pianos facing each other on the grass in the open air by, surrounded by rapt audiences.

"Womadelaide remains one of my favourite festivals not only for that reason but for the simple fact that it genuinely feels like a celebration of our global community, a world party in a beautiful location…what more u want?" - Natalie Pa’ap’a, Australia (Blue King Brown 2012)

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WOMADelaide 2012 Lineup

Music & Dance
  • Anda Union (China)
  • Baaba Maal (Senegal)
  • The Barons of Tang (Australia)
  • The Bearded Gypsy Band (Australia)
  • Blue King Brown (Australia)
  • The Bombay Royale (Australia)
  • Bonobo (UK)
  • Bunna Lawrie (Australia)
  • Cambodian Space Project (Cambodia/France/Australia)
  • Chapelier Fou (France)
  • Chic (USA)
  • Chris Finnen (Australia)
  • Diego Guerrero y El Solar de Artistas (Spain)
  • Dirty Three (Australia)
  • DJ Jumps (Australia)
  • DJ Krush (Japan)
  • Dobet Gnahoré (Ivory Coast)
  • Eddi Reader (Scotland)
  • Electric Wire Hustle (New Zealand)
  • First Aid Kit (Sweden)
  • Frigg (Finland/Norway)
  • Grace Barbé (Seychelles/Australia)
  • Groundation (Jamaica/USA)
  • Gurrumul (Australia)
  • Jay Hoad Band (Australia)
  • Jinja Safari (Australia)
  • Joe Bataan & the I Like it Like That Orchestra (Phillipines/USA/Australia)
  • Johnny Clegg (South Africa)
  • Kimmo Pohjonen (Finland)
  • La Voce Della Luna (Australia)
  • Le Trio Joubran (Palestine)
  • Lo'Jo (France)
  • Mad Professor (UK)
  • Mahala Rai Banda (Romania)
  • Master Drummers of Burundi (Burundi)
  • Melbourne Ska Orchestra (Australia)
  • Mo' Horizons (Germany)
  • Nano Stern & The Sindicato (Chile)
  • Narasirato (Solomon Islands)
  • Pajama Club (New Zealand)
  • Pascals (Japan)
  • Penguin Café (UK)
  • Picture Box Orchestra (Australia/UK/Pakistan)
  • The Pigram Brothers (Australia)
  • Ponydance Theatre Company (Ireland)
  • Shane Howard (Australia)
  • Shantala Shivalingappa (India)
  • Sharon Shannon Big Band (Ireland)
  • Shivkumar Sharma (India)
  • Staff Benda Bilili (Democratic Republic of Congo)
  • Sundog (UK)
  • Tenzin Choegyal & Monks of Tibet (Tibet/Australia)
  • Tété (Senegal/France)
  • Tinariwen (Mali)
  • Toninho Ferragutti & Bebê Kramer (Brazil)
  • TORI Ensemble (Korea)
  • Two Pianos - "Canto Ostinato by Simeon Ten Holt" (Australia)
  • Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain (UK)
Site, Roving and KidZone
  • Amanda King - Parade Workshops
  • Da Klinic
  • Gramophone Man
  • Rebound
  • Sivouplait (Japan)
  • The Amazing Drumming Monkeys
  • The Pitts Family Circus
  • Weaving the World (Tibet/Australia)