Presented over four days in the middle weekend of the Adelaide Festival, the world’s best artists, thinkers, dancers and creators join in a celebration of music, tolerance, goodwill, cultural curiosity and joy amongst the green oasis of Adelaide’s majestic Botanic Park.
WOMADelaide regularly attracts around 20,000 people per day, (not including children 12 and under who are admitted free) with over a third of attendees coming from interstate and overseas. WOMADelaide programming will generally feature up to 500 artists from around 30 countries. Set in the magnificent inner city Botanic Park, the action across seven outdoor stages comprises performances and workshop activities and is complemented by a strong range of site performance and visual arts programs. Other focused programming initiatives include the popular The Planet Talks environmental discussions series, and the Taste the World food and cooking demonstrations that feature festival artists introducing audiences to the food and culture of their homelands. Additional festival attractions include the KidZone for children’s arts activities, the Electrolounge – a late night electronic music club in Speakers’ Corner, and the Global Village with over 100 international food, retail and charity stalls, bars and the Taste The World Restaurant.