Words by Kelly Artis. Photos by John Kol. www.jkfoto.net.
With Mad March truly underway, WOMADelaide has returned for a weekend of fantastic weather, and even better entertainment. Located at Botanic Park again, which let’s be honest, is the perfect location for this style and size of festival, WOMAD kicked off with a bang last night to an appreciative crowd.
Despite having only completed its first night, WOMADelaide started strongly, showcasing some of the most remarkable musical talents with Amjad Ali Khan and Adelaide Symphony Orchestra collaborating to produce an incredible productions. The Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir showcased some amazing talent, just in time for International Women’s Day, and the soulful vibrations of Timberwolf along with a dance filled frenzy of fun with DJ Harvey capped off the night.
WOMAD has something for everyone, packed with plenty of stages to see an amazing array of acts. Enjoy some of the worlds most talented artists from Thelma plum, The John Butler trio and Tkay Maidza, to Mambali and Taiwu Ancient Ballads Troupe.
Spend your day with friends at one of WOMADelaide’s many bars including a Botanical Gin Bar featuring the festival’s very own gin by 78 Degrees, or head to the Yalumba bar to enjoy their South Aussie wines.
Alternatively, take the family and explore the many activities and workshops with kids in the Kids Zone.
The Festival also showcases the best of gastronomy, featuring a wide array of incredible food. Andres Cucina and ORSO are serving up carefully curated dishes, or choose to explore the littering of food trucks with cuisines from around the globe.
No matter what you’re after, it seems WOMADelaide is ready to serve it up with a truly memorable weekend.
Photos by John Kol. www.jkfoto.net