The WOMADelaide bill came out some week ago with of the first four acts with Jimmy Cliff, Hugh Masekela, The Cat Empire, The Herd being announced for the March 2013 Festival TheMusic reports. Now, 25 more acts have been announced with this year’s lineup the most diverse yet.
Brooklyn’s Antibalas are widely considered to be one of the best bands in the genre currently doing the rounds and their five records – three on Daptone and two on Ninja Tune – are some of the finest recorded example of the style we’ve heard in years. The 12-piece band are said to be scintillating in the live arena and we can’t wait to see it for ourselves.
A definite favourite of many Australians, this Swedish artist loves Bob Dylan, traveling, open guitar tunings and his wife Amanda Bergman – all of which play a significant part in the music which The Tallest Man On Earth produces. His third album There’s No Leaving Now was released a couple of months ago and he was always going to come over here to support its release; it just so happens he’ll be doing it at WOMADelaide next March.
After his debut Aussie tour last year, there have been plenty of people eagerly awaiting the return of British folk musician Seth Lakeman. The past decade has seen this artist release no fewer than six full length albums and it’s no surprise that he has won over plenty of Australian fans, his style of heartfelt music is the kind of stuff we just can’t get enough of.
Along with the mentioned headliners, there are almost thirty acts in total at the 2013 festival!
WOMADelaide 2013 Lineup
Antibalas, The Tallest Man on Earth, Seth Lakeman, Abigail Washburn, Psarantonis, The Correspondents, The Soweto Gospel Choir, Mari Boine, Dhafer Youssef, Zoe Keating, Ayarkhaan, Moriarty, Manjiri Kelkar, Sudha Ragunathan, Jordi Savall, LAU, Kai Welch, Christine Salem, Amparo Sanchez, Nidi d’Arac, Shunsuke Kimura & Etsuro Ono, Mara! & Martenitsa Choir, Savoy Family Cajun Band, Swamp Thing, Tuba Skinny, Hugo Mendez
They join the already announced:
Jimmy Cliff, Hugh Masekela, The Cat Empire, The Herd
8th-11th March 2013
Botanic Gardens, Adelaide
Tickets are available via the website with one, two, three, and four day passes available.