What: WOMADelaide Festival
Who: WOMADelaide Foundation
When: 8 – 11 March 2019
Where: Botanic Park, Adelaide
Cost: See website for various ticket options
Allow me just to preface that this list is in no particular order. I could not bring myself to rank these worthy experiences. Which, when encompassed together create a well-rounded and complete WOMADelaide festival!
Friday 10:20pm // Foundation Stage // one show only
This French music artist explores her pansexual identity through her music. Her performances are always high in energy and contain intense choreographed dance moves. I am excited to see the spectacle that it will be, along with the funky synthetic sound that her music embodies.
Sunday 6pm // Stage 3 // one show only
I saw Tkay perform a few years ago before she increased in such popularity (subtle flex). However, I am excited to see how her style and performance has evolved! Seeing what maturity in the music industry can achieve within artists, and since I’m already a fan of her music, seeing her perform will be a fulfilling an enriching one.
Sunday 2pm // Novatech Stage // one show only
Thelma has a made a name of herself through Triple J Unearthed. The sound she produces is upbeat and with light folky melodies. I’m not usually inclined towards this type of music but I love her quirky and vintage aesthetic.
Saturday 10:50pm // Foundation Stage // one show only
A shift from the young female performers trend I had going, I want to include this group with their immense and voluminous sound. I am excited to see their full band on stage blasting their jazz/reggae/digitally infused sounds. It is all about experiencing new creative genres of music that you would not normally gravitate towards!
Staazi & Co – The Greek Vegan Project
I bought food from them last year, and I will be going back this year. If you want scary-good authentic mock meat this is the place for you.
The option I recommend is a tasty concoction and hybrid on the traditional yiros. I particularly enjoy the fact that they add chippies in to the wrap!
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The Fun Guys
The thought alone of tempura mushrooms makes me salivate. I have a feeling this is going to be my go-to snack over the weekend. Enough said.
The Planet Talks
Monday 1pm // Less Meat, Less Heat: Is the elephant in the room a cow?
“Can we really tackle climate change without addressing our relationship with meat consumption and the livestock industry? Ditching the snag on the BBQ and shifting to a more plant based diet is a demand-side solution but only half the consumption / production equation. What needs to be done to change a livestock industry that contributes 15% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions? That’s even more than the transportation sector.”
The idea to bring elements of our new technology museum to the festival of music and dance is a great opportunity to add a new dimension to the festival. Head over to their tent for an interactive and curious experience about perceptions and use of technology in contemporary society.
Click here to check out the full lineup for this year’s festival!
– by Rachel Wong