WOMADelaide announces first lineup including Anoushka Shankar, Dan Sultan

Anoushka Shankar Photo: Jamie-James Medina

WOMADelaide has today released the first lineup of the 2018 festival, announcing 18 international and Australian artists.

Amongst the 18 are Anoushka Shankar, Rodrigo y Gabriela, and Dan Sultan.

The festival will also host the Australian premiere of Havana Meets Kingston featuring Sly & Robbie.

WOMADelaide direction Ian Scobie, AM, elaborated on the news in the announcement:

“We are thrilled to be announcing this line-up of such amazingly talented and original artists for next year’s festival. These artists – and the many more yet to be announced – represent some of the world’s most dynamic musical traditions, all excitingly reinvented and celebrated”.

WOMADelaide will be held from 9-12 March next year (2018) in Adelaide, South Australia.

For more information, head to: https://www.womadelaide.com.au/

You can find the lineup of the first 18 artists below:

Adrian Sherwood – UK

Anoushka Shankar – India/UK

Architects of Air “Arboria” – UK

The Avalanches – Australia

Bixiga 70 – Brazil

Chico Trujillo – Chile

Dan Sultan – Australia

Daymé Arocena – Cuba

Havana Meets Kingston – Cuba/Jamaica

Kamasi Washington – USA

Le Vent du Nord – Canada

Noura Mint Seymali – Mauritania

Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band – Ghana

Rahim Alhaj Trio – Iraq

Rodrigo y Gabriela – Mexico

Tinariwen – Mali

Violons Barbares – France/Mongolia/Bulgaria

Yirrmal & the Miliyawutj Band – Australia