Lose yourself in WOMADelaide, a festival full of colour, music and dance.
WOMADelaide is a four-day festival of music, dance and art held in Adelaide each year. Music artists from around the world grace the stage as thousands of locals and visitors alike gather to experience the exhilarating atmosphere.
At WOMADelaide, you’ll listen to music pump through the air, attend insightful talks and discover an incredible sense of community and celebration.
How to get there
Flights into Adelaide arrive from a number of international and domestic cities. The event’s convenient location in Botanic Park means visitors can walk and bike from nearby. Alternatively, both bus and tram routes will bring you to the event.
Watch live music
Every year, WOMADelaide welcomes around 500 artists to the stage. You’ll hear a mix of genres and styles booming from eight different stages, ranging from small and intimate to major venues. Move between stages to experience Adelaide’s lively music scene, and you just might stumble upon a large-scale art installation or food stall village along the way.
Attend the activities
WOMADelaide serves up an exciting program of events each year that contributes to the buzz and bustle of this incredible festival. You’ll find activities like cooking demonstrations and forum discussions, as well as dedicated games and entertainment for children in the KidZone. One of the event’s most memorable events has been The Colour of Time, a huge colourful explosion celebrating of unity, diversity and friendship.
Explore Adelaide’s arts and culture
Adelaide boasts a diverse arts and culture scene that extends far beyond the reaches of the annual festival. Visit the Art Gallery of South Australia to view over 45,000 works of art, or head to JamFactory, a not-for-profit creative studio where you can get lost in the world of glass during daily glass blowing demonstrations. In Adelaide’s East End you’ll find Tandanya, an Aboriginal-owned and managed cultural centre where you’ll gain insight into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, culture and history. Next, head to the Adelaide Central Markets, a bustling bunch of food stalls full of fresh produce.