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WOMADelaide Festival 2022

An iconic open-air festival of music, art and dance

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WOMADelaide is an annual summer festival held in the amazing Botanic Park of Adelaide. The four-day award-winning festival showcases music from all around the world and celebrates creative diversity. WOMAdelaide has debuted in 1992 as a part of the Adelaide Festival of Arts and became an annual event in 2013. In a short period of time, it has evolved into a signature summer event in South Australia and its capital, Australia’s only designated UNESCO City of Music.

The Botanic Park is a 34-ha paradise situated north-east of central Adelaide, between the Adelaide Zoo and Adelaide Botanic Garden. It is fenced off for the duration of the festival, providing space for three main stages and four smaller stages. There are also art exhibition spaces, a KidZone, and a Global Village market area with food and crafts stalls. The festival featured over 300 artists and bands from over 80 countries including Peter Gabriel, Kimbra, The Cat Empire, Sarah Blasko, Azadoota, Shooglenifty and Master Drummers of Burundi.

WOMADelaide is all about diversity, so it features music, dance, and art of various genres aiming to satisfy all age groups and people from all backgrounds. The event won the Helpmann Award for "Best Contemporary Music Festival" in 2008 and 2016. It is attended by 100,000 people every year.

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