Womadelaide 2022

Posted: February 4, 2022 in Uncategorized
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This year marks the 30 year anniversary for Womadelaide and returns to Botanic park in Adelaide after a cutdown 3 day, evening only set of performances on a single stage in King Rodney Park in Covid affected 2021.

The full lineup of artists performing can be found at https://www.womadelaide.com.au/lineup and back to multiple stages over the 4 days.

Like all Womadelaide events there are always suprises and performances from artists you know very little about. Then there are some that you know a LOT about such as the Cat empire who return yet again to grace the stage at Botanic park as part of their farewell tour.

Contrasting the sound of the cat empire 2022 also sees the return of the hard hitting sounds of AB Original who performed last at Womadelaide in 2017 ( although one half – Briggs performed in 2020 ).

We also see the return of another indigenous artist – Baker boy who absolutely blew away the crowd with his rapping in his native language back playing “Marryuna” in 2018. It was an amazing performance and I highly reccomend those attending to fit his show in.

Then there are some newcomers to the Womadelaide stage but not new to other music festivals and gigs. The award winning sounds of Australian singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett. I caught her at Laneway festival back in 2015 when she was in the early stages of her career

Also returning to the Womadelaide is HipHop artist L Fresh the Lion who was last at Womad in 2017 and had the crowd moving.

This is only a small selection of images from my own archives. You can find many other images from Womadelaide over the last 15 years up at http://www.craftypics.com/music

Tickets for this years event can be found here https://www.womadelaide.com.au/tickets but dont leave it too late as crowd numbers will be more limited due to Covid restrictions so get in early for 4 days of musical bliss. Dont forget if you have kids under 12 they have free entry with accompanying parents

There are also a great selection of speakers taking part in the planet talks. I’m yet to work out which ones I can fit in but super keen to hear Bruce Pascoe. The full list of speakers is https://www.womadelaide.com.au/lineup/the-planet-talks

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