Written by on February 21, 2017

WOMAD New Zealand, 2017
Friday 17 – 19 March
Brooklands Park, New Plymouth

Grab your WOMAD tickets HERE

WOMAD 2017 sees the festival celebrate its 13th anniversary in the stunning 55-acre Brooklands Park and TSB Bowl of Brooklands, New Plymouth. Over the years, WOMAD NZ, has rightfully gained a reputation as one of the most beautiful outdoor festivals in the world.


9Bach (Wales), Ana Tijoux (Chile), Archie Roach (Australia),
Aziza Brahim
(Western Sahara), Bebel Gilberto (Brazil), Brushy one string (Jamaica), Emir Kusturica & the No Smoking Orchestra (Serbia), Hanoi Masters (Vietnam), Hot 8 Brass Band (USA), Inna Modja (Mali), La Mambanegra (Colombia), Lord Echo (Wellington/Aotearoa), Mercedes Peón (Spain),
Mt Eden
(Auckland/Aotearoa), Oumou Sangare (Mali),
Rob Ruha
(Matakaoa (Gisborne)/Aotearoa), Sinkane (Sudan/USA), Sons Of Zion (Auckland/Aotearoa), The East Pointers (Canada), The Soil (South Africa),
The Specials (UK), The Swan Sisters (Christchurch/Aotearoa),
Sudha Ragunathan
Swamp Thing
(Tauranga/Rotorua/Aotearoa), Warsaw Village Band (Poland)

The WOMAD campsite is situated next to the festival within the New Plymouth Racecourse and TSB Stadium. The festival site is also located a short distance from New Plymouth’s centre, if you book early you could even get a motel or hotel or house close enough to walk.

The maximum capacity for WOMAD is 15,000 ticket holders per day so you’ll never feel like you are in a mosh pit – in fact bring a blanket and enjoy refreshments in stylish chill out areas, watch a cooking demonstration or explore the stalls and workshops, the kids will be entertained at Kidzone with workshops especially for them spread over the weekend. WOMAD’s not just music! There’s plenty of other things on site to discover, come along and soak up the warmth of the WOMAD vibe.

  • Featuring six stages delivering 30 hours of entertainment over three days, WOMAD is unlike any other festival because of the wider experiences on offer.
  • The Global Village is home to a world-wide range of international arts, craft and cuisine stalls. Kidzone offers a free creative and interactive programme for festival-goers aged 12-years and under.
  • Free interactive workshops and cooking demos by some of the artists are also popular highlights of the festival. The site decorations and installations are the icing on what is a truly slick and vibrant affair.

The legendary, unique, and friendly atmosphere of WOMAD simply has to be experienced to be believed. Tickets on sale from the WOMAD site, kids go free with a paying adult, for ticketing options CLICK HERE.


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