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Saturday, February 01, 2020

WOMAD 2020 - Full Stage is now out!

13-15 March, 2020   
Brooklands Park and the TSB Bowl of Brooklands, Ngāmotu (New Plymouth)

Three days 
– over 80 LIVE performances - five stages!

Come and lose yourself in the sights, sounds, and tastes that blend together to make up the vibrant WOMAD experience!
The full WOMAD 2020 stage schedule including World Of Words, Taste the World, Kidzone, Te Paepae workshops, STEAM Lab and the on-site performance programme is now available at

See your festival favourites perform twice or schedule your weekend around the exclusive one-off performances across the four main music stages. Experience and explore Māori culture and artistry at the welcoming Te Paepae stage. Learn how to cook with your favourite artists at OMV Taste The World Stage. Visit the Kunming stage, home to World Of Words hosting a mixture of speakers, interviews, book sessions, poetry slams and comedy. Hear from inventors, innovators and visionaries at the top of their fields who are pushing boundaries and challenging the status quo at STEAM Lab WOMAD's newest stage. There is something for everyone at WOMAD New Zealand! 

Kia ora! 'ahlaan bik! Bienvenue! Welkom! Herzlich willkommen! Bienvenida! Welcome! kalos IRTHATE! 

Three Days of Festival Epicness!


Time to start planning as the WOMAD 2020 Stage schedule is here!
Three days packed of music, dance, food and more!


Start building your itinerary with the artists you're most excited to see, and the experiences you can't wait to have.


Check out who is performing each day on which stage, and don't forget to add in stops between performances! 

Get your groove on at an artist workshop, check out a spot of poetry slam and on your way head over to the traders in the Global Village.

Get Your Early Bird Tickets!

There are still a few days left to purchase your Early Bird Festival and Festival + Camping Combo Tickets.

Tell your friends and whānau and get your festival squad organised, Early Bird tickets end on 2 February 2020.
Turning up the tunes of the WORLD this March!
Download the WOMAD App!

The best way to build your itinerary is here!

Download the WOMAD app to your Android or iOS device and start locking in your must-sees of the festival.

Add everything you want to your itinerary so you can sit back and enjoy all the festival offerings when the time comes!


Our newest stage is where Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) unite. Hear from inventors, innovators and visionaries at the top of their fields who are pushing boundaries and challenging the status quo.      

The transformed Pinetum will become a haven inviting you to step into a place of wonder, evoking curiosity where innovative minds will share their incredible ground-breaking journeys of discovery and global problem-solving. 

If you thought Math and Science were boring, come delve into the STEAM Lab and think again!
More speakers to be announced....

Suranga Nanayakkara

Suranga Nanayakkara is among that rare breed of engineers that has a sense of “humanity” in technology. In 2011, he founded the "Augmented Human Lab" to explore ways of creating ‘enabling’ human-computer interfaces as natural extensions of our body, mind and behaviour. 

His emphasis on “enabling” rather than “fixing,” has technologies that Suranga has developed have a potentially much... READ MORE >

Dr Simon P Taylor

Dr Simon Taylor was awarded the Kudos Science Educator award in 2014 in recognition of his outstanding contribution towards encouraging an understanding and appreciation of science to youth and the wider community.

Simon has publicly lectured in astrophysics, nuclear fusion, cosmo-chemistry, the beauty of physics and music, the physics of surfing and learning... READ MORE >

Nicoline Y den Breems

Nicoline den Breems’ research interests lie in the intersection of Mathematics, Computation and Molecular biology. Using data science and data-driven numerical analyses, she develops mathematical models to simulate and investigate complex biological systems.  

Her current research involves developing computational models based on... READ MORE >

All The Ways To Camp at WOMAD

WOMAD gives you so much choice when it comes to camping, from budget and family-friendly to the ultra-luxurious or ultimate eco-friendly camping.

The bustling atmosphere of WOMAD's campsite is a festival highlight for many and with additional activities like morning yoga and tai chi, before the music kicks off, you are surrounded by a community of like-minded festival fans!

Find out more about Camping at WOMAD NZ HERE!


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