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Thursday, 23 November 2017, 5:09 pm | Womad

Womad New Zealand is breathing new life into a festival favourite with the support of a new programme partner. More >>


Monday, 6 November 2017, 1:10 pm | Womad

WOMAD NZ has been named the ‘Best National Event of the Year’ at the prestigious 2017 New Zealand Event Awards. More >>

Womad 2018 Line-up Announcement

Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 7:43 pm | Womad

Tonight, Wednesday October 18, at an esteemed event at The Grand Hall in Wellington's Parliament Buildings, surrounded by international delegates and WOMAD advocates, WOMAD NZ announce the 2018 artist line-up. More >>

Anoushka Shankar & Kamasi Washington to Play WOMAD NZ 2018

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 8:55 am | Womad

Superstar saxophonist Kamasi Washington and Indian classical luminary Anoushka Shankar are confirmed for WOMAD 2018 More >>

A message to you... THE SPECIALS are coming to WOMAD 2017

Thursday, 6 October 2016, 10:47 am | Womad

Every year, WOMAD scours the planet to find the very best mix of the finest musicians to bring to us here in New Zealand. More >>

WOMAD artists storm the NZ Top 40 Chart

Wednesday, 30 March 2016, 3:40 pm | Womad

As the much-loved festival signs off for another extraordinary year; the good vibe ripples continue as 11 albums from WOMAD artists enter the NZ Top 40 Chart, the dates for 2017 are unveiled and the contract renewed with WOMAD international. More >>

Parent Hub space a new addition at WOMAD 2016

Tuesday, 15 March 2016, 9:59 am | Womad

It's no secret WOMAD is a family-friendly festival and this year it’s taking it a step further by teaming up with the Taranaki District Health Board to offer a small Parent Hub at this year’s festival. More >>

WOMAD 2016

Friday, 12 February 2016, 9:47 am | Womad

This year’s WOMAD festival delivers its companion CD as a taster ahead of the event taking place 18-20h March . 16 tracks from big name performers John Grant, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, St Germain, Calexico and a slew of new artists to sink your teeth into. More >>

Welcome to WOMAD 2016.

Friday, 2 October 2015, 12:16 pm | Womad

Hola! Bom Dia! Bonjour! Salaam Aleikum! Teanastellen! Sawubona! Nín hǎo! Salâm! Marhaba! Sain baina uu! Ainngai! Zdravstvuyte! Hello! And welcome to WOMAD 2016. More >>

WOMAD Schedule Revealed

Monday, 26 January 2015, 2:49 pm | Womad

Heavy hitters from the music world take the WOMAD stage in Taranaki from Friday 6pm March 13th to Sunday night March 15th. More >>

Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club added to WOMAD line-up

Thursday, 4 December 2014, 12:53 pm | Womad

Adding more fuel to the already scorching hot line up, Cuban stars made famous by the 1997 Wim Wenders movie, Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club are set to make their first ever New Zealand appearance exclusively at WOMAD 2015 . More >>

WOMAD announce Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club on line-up

Thursday, 4 December 2014, 12:48 pm | Womad

Adding more fuel to the already scorching hot line up, Cuban stars made famous by the 1997 Wim Wenders movie, Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club are set to make their first ever New Zealand appearance exclusively at WOMAD 2015. More >>

WOMAD give sneak peek to 2015 line up

Thursday, 9 October 2014, 9:31 am | Womad

WOMAD strives to deliver the hottest talents from all over the globe. Often they are musicians we’ve not heard of in New Zealand but the first two names to be announced from the line-up are well known and well loved by many Kiwis. More >>

NZ Performers Competition Opens for WOMAD 2015

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 10:26 am | Womad

WOMAD is on the lookout for talent to perform at the 2015 festival and the successful WOMAD Band Competition has been expanded to include not just musical performances but acts that could perform at other spaces and places on-site at the festival. This ... More >>

WOMAD reaches out to schools

Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 10:59 am | Womad

Youngsters in South Taranaki will get up close and personal with a traditional dance and percussion group from Papua New Guinea today (Wed 12 Mar). More >>

New rhythm and sound for Tikorangi

Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 10:10 am | Womad

The rhythm and sound of southern Africa will resonate from Tikorangi tomorrow (Wed, 12 March). Mokoomba, an exuberant young band from Zimbabwe, will be in school to stomp out some fresh moves and sassy rhythm with children from Tikorangi and Huirangi ... More >>

Artists explore traditions at WOMAD

Monday, 10 March 2014, 12:54 pm | Womad

Taonga puoro composer and practitioner, Horomona Horo, will hold a workshop at Te Paepae on Friday, March 14, to enlighten people to the sounds and style of traditional Maori instruments. More >>

Len Lye at WOMAD

Tuesday, 4 February 2014, 7:27 pm | Womad

Especially selected for the festival for their musical content, some of the films are rarely seen, particularly Peanut Vendor (1934), Tal Farlow (1980) and Color Cry (1952). More >>

Full WOMAD Stage Schedule Is Now Public

Thursday, 23 January 2014, 11:12 am | Womad

Full WOMAD Stage Schedule Is Now Public Like an amazing game of Jenga the stage schedule has been caressed and finessed to deliver a power punched festival that WOMAD goers will never forget. Kicking things off on Friday evening will be a very special performance ... More >>

Fervent campaigning takes out the win for WOMAD’s last spot

Thursday, 12 December 2013, 12:52 pm | Womad

For the second year WOMAD NZ has opened up a slot in the line up for a local band chosen by the New Zealand public. Thousands of votes were cast and a mammoth effort from a gargantuan sized band wins the last coveted spot on the 2014 line-up at the ... More >>



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