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Monday, March 13, 2023

WOMAD kicks off this weekend

Kicking off this Friday, WOMAD NZ 2023 celebrates its 20th anniversary at the award-winning Bowl of Brooklands and Brooklands Park in New Plymouth, March 17-19. Final tickets are on sale now from

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The World of Music, Arts and Dance festival boasts eight stages, each featuring an eclectic and cross-cultural line-up with talented musicians, artists, and inspiring speakers for three days and nights of extraordinary music and culture like nothing else in Aotearoa.

From; Afghanistan to Zambia, psychedelic rock to incredible vocalists, classical to hip hop, Grammy award-winning to up-and-coming, traditional to contemporary, The 2023 festival features incredible artists such as; Avantdale Bowling Club, Deva Mahal, Mdou Moctar, MEUTE, Sampa The Great, Youssou N'Dour and his backing band Super Étoile de Dakar many more musical acts.

And from memoirs to mathematics, outside of the live music programme, the WOMAD festival also showcases people at the top of their fields pushing boundaries and challenging the status quo. Inspirational speakers such as beloved painter Dick Frizzell and metrologist Lisa Murray will speak at World of Words and OMV STEAM Lab. Te Paepae proudly hosts Māori Culture workshops and activities, and music, food, and conversation are at the heart of Taranaki Offshore Partnership Taste the World.

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