Sounds without borders: an eclectic mix in WOMADelaide 2024’s second announcement

WOMADelaide 2024 second announcement
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The WOMADelaide 2024 second announcement of artists was made this morning. Among today’s 38 artists added to the program are 11 from France and the Francophonie. This is in addition to the 7 we told you about from the first announcement, which you can read here. Read on to discover the 11 newly announced acts from France and the Francophonie from the WOMADelaide 2024 second announcement.

WOMADelaide 2024 second announcement 


Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul - by Camille Vivier BLENDA
Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul – by Camille Vivier BLENDA



Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul (BELGIUM):

Ghent-based duo challenges dancefloor norms, infusing societal commentary into playful synth concoctions with a knowing wink.





WOMADelaide 2024 - Second announcement -CORPUS_Les moutons_ Gary Mulcahey
Image: Gary Mulcahey


CORPUS – Divine Intervention & Les moutons (CANADA):

CORPUS combines movement and surreal imagery in “Les Moutons” and offers a sense of magic and beauty in “Divine Interventions.”




Al-Qasar WOMADelaide 2024 second announcement (c) Philippe Martin
Image: Philippe Martin



Unleashing an “Arabian Fuzz” storm, Al-Qasar’s psychedelic rock invites a dancefloor celebration intertwined with North African trance.


Image: L'immédiat "La lévitation réelle"



Cie L’immédiat – La lévitation réelle (FRANCE):

Cie L’immédiat mesmerizes with “La lévitation réelle,” a surreal blend of physical theatre, acrobatics, and pantomime.



Compagnie On Off © Hervé Escario (83)
Image: Herve-Escari

Compagnie On Off – Le Chant de L’eau (FRANCE):

Cie On Off’s Lucie Martin explores vibratory medicine in “Le Chant de L’eau,” inviting the audience into a whimsical therapeutic treatment.


Gratte Ciel RoZeoGratte Ciel – RoZeO (FRANCE):

Acclaimed aerial choreographers Gratte Ciel (who brought the show with the angels and their feathers) return with a mesmerizing performance RoZeO, swirling amidst the treetops on 10 metre poles to create an illusion of flight.


WOMADelaide Black Jesus Experience
Image credit – Bram Lammers


Black Jesus Experience (ETHIOPIA / AUSTRALIA): Melbourne-based Black Jesus Experience blends Ethio-jazz, hip-hop, and funk, offering an explosive journey of Ethiopian tradition on future grooves.


AURUS - WOMADelaide 2024 second announcement






AURUS, a true musical and visual UFO, weaves orchestral pop with the roots of Réunion Island, delivering a modern mirage through tenor vocals.



WOMADelaide second announcement



The Good Ones (RWANDA):


The Good Ones, survivors of the Rwandan genocide, create music as a healing force, rooted in local traditions and untouched by Western influences.




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Emel Mathlouthi (TUNISIA):


Tunisian singer Emel Mathlouthi embarks on a sonic exploration, grounding her honeyed vocals with heavy electronics in her latest album, “MRA.”



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MC Yallah & Debmaster (UGANDA / FRANCE):


Veteran rapper MC Yallah, with linguistic dexterity, collaborates with French producer Debmaster, traversing trap, dancehall, and industrial styles.



This WOMADelaide 2024 second announcement rounds out the program with diversity in artists and adding plenty of French and Canadian circus and dance. Playing days will be announced in December.


WHAT: WOMADelaide 2024 (World of Music and Dance festival in Adelaide)

WHERE: Adelaide’s Botanic Park

WHEN: 8 to 11 March 2024

HOW: Purchase your tickets via this link


Tickets are available at these discounted First Release prices until they increase on 16 January 2024:

  • 4 day tickets: $435 for adults, $390 for Concession card holders, $248 for Youth (aged 13-17)
  • 3 day tickets (choice of Friday to Sunday OR Saturday to Monday): $402 for adults, $361 for Concession card holders, $237 for Youth (aged 13-17)
  • Friday night ticket: $152 for Adults, $145 for Concession, $95 for Youth (aged 13-17)
  • Single day and night ticket for Saturday, Sunday or Monday: $205 for adults, $195 for Concession card holders, $130 for Youth (aged 13-17)


WOMAD content

Read our interviews with past WOMADelaide artists via the links below:

Constantinople returns to WOMADelaide but this time with Belgian-Tunisian Ghalia Benali

DJ GUTS will take you on a musical voyage at WOMADelaide next month

French Compagnie Archibald Caramantran brings its giant marionettes to WOMADelaide next month

San Salvador from San Salvadour in France will play WOMADelaide 2023


MUSIC: Youssou N’Dour in Australia for concerts this week

French-Moroccan group Bab L Bluz comes to Australia for the first time

Madeleine Peyroux brings her Careless Love Forever tour to Australia

The Original Gypsies close WOMADelaide tonight!

Baloji, Congolese-Belgian rapper plays WOMADelaide this weekend

INTERVIEW: Constantinople in Australia with Ablaye Cissoko for WOMADelaide

INTERVIEW: Violons Barbares before their Australian shows at WOMADelaide

Gratte Ciel’s “La Place des Anges”, a French aerial spectacular, will transform Botanic Park for WOMADelaide


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