THE DAY SCHEDULE IS OUT
In what has become a welcome pre-Christmas tradition, WOMAD New Zealand has announced the 2019 festival Day Schedule.
See your festival favourites perform twice or schedule your weekend around the exclusive one-off performances.
As The Spinoff accurately reported on the back of the sold out 2018 festival, "WOMAD would never be so cruel as to only play things once, so most acts put on repeat performances over the weekend allowing you the chance to customise an itinerary that would rival an around the world music trip."
Already a festival favourite - South London duo The Correspondents return to WOMAD to play twice across the weekend. Also scheduled for more than one performance are the Indian father/son trio Amjad Ali Khan, futuristic funk musician Baloji, the "Afropsyychedelic" ensemble BCUC and the 78-year-old Amazonian Dona Onete.
WOMAD welcomes double performances from Celtic group Jamie Smith’s Mabon, the celebrated hip-hop artist and daughter of Buena Vista Social Clubs Jesus Ramos - La Dame Blanche and the Afro-Mexican fusion group Las Cafeteras. As well as from the entrancing Estonian duo Maarja Nuut & Ruum, Moroccan 'Guembri' master Maalem Hamid El Kasri, the "voodoo trance" trio My Baby and from the first professional female virtuoso of the Kora Sona Jobarteh.
The award-winning collective Silkroad Road Ensemble, the Irish genre-defying accordion player Sharon Shannon Band, global Pop DJ Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkestar, traditional Greek group Rebetien and the 18 strong choir Taiwu Ancient Ballads Troupe will all play twice throughout the festival.
And representing from Aotearoa, Finn Andrews, Niko Ne Zna, Ria Hall and Teeks are scheduled for repeat performances over the three days.
Amjad Ali Khan * Baloji * BCUC * Finn Andrews * Jamie Smith’s Mabon * Nadia Reid * Sona Jobarteh * Teeks * The Correspondents *The Original Gypsies
Angelique Kidjo * Amjad Ali Khan * Charlotte Johansen * Dona Onete * Finn Andrews * Jamie Smith’s Mabon * La Dame Blanche * Las Cafeteras * Maalem Hamid El Kasri * Maarja Nuut & Ruum * MC Tali * My Baby * Niko Ne Zna * Rebetien * Ria Hall * Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkestar * Sharon Shannon Band * Silkroad Road Ensemble * Sona Jobarteh * Taiwu Ancient Ballads Troupe * The Black Seeds
Baloji * BCUC * Congress of Animals * Dona Onete * Kora * La Dame Blanche* Las Cafeteras * Maalem Hamid El Kasri * Maarja Nuut & Ruum * My Baby
Niko Ne Zna * Rebetien * Ria Hall * Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkestar * Sharon Shannon Band * Silkroad Road Ensemble * Taiwu Ancient Ballads Troupe * Teeks *The Correspondents
From when the gates open at 4.30pm on Friday, March 15th until the last act finishes at 11.15pm Sunday, March 17th, 2019, the stunning 55-acre Brooklands Park and the TSB Bowl of Brooklands is filled with thousands of happy people for a late summer indulgence in world music, food and dance."
*please note WOMAD NZ reserves the right to alter the schedule without notice or notification.