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WOMAD New Zealand 2020 Announcement


WOMAD remains a place to bring artists together from all over the globe to break down barriers, educate, inform and inspire. Through this they allow audiences to gain insight into cultures other than their own.

Creating awareness of the worth and potential of a multicultural society has always been a core attention of WOMAD, that ethos is more important than ever... At a time when the world seems to be becoming less tolerant and more fearful, WOMAD has never been a stronger as a force promoting the arts and intercultural understanding - Chris Smith (WOMAD, UK Events & Operations Director).

Dates have been announced: 13-15 March 2020
Brooklands Park and the TSB Bowl of Brooklands, New Plymouth

Keep an eye on the WOMAD website for ticketing info and updates.

WOMAD is a multicultural, all-ages celebration of the unifying forces of music and dance. The festival celebrates our differences and the ways in which we are all the same, and there is no other place I’d want to be right now - Kirsten Johnstone, RNZ

By the end of the first two days, WOMAD only proved that the festival is now more important than ever - Ruben Mita, Radio 13

The Official New Zealand Music Charts are in and as every year, WOMAD features heavily with entries in the Top40 Albums, Top20 NZ Albums and the official WOMAD compilation reaching the number one spot on the Top10 Compilations.


#1 WOMAD 2019.

Top40 Album chart:
#9 One Piece At A Time by Finn Andrews.
#12 Fasiya by Sona Jobarteh.
#32 Foolishman by The Correspondents.

Top20 NZ Album chart:
#2 One Piece At A Time by Finn Andrews.
#9 Rules Of Engagement by Ria Hall
#15 Fabric by The Black Seeds
#16 Preservation by Nadia Reid

Written By: Radio13