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Thundercat and Gogol Bordello join final WOMADelaide 2018 lineup

Thundercat and Gogol Bordello join final WOMADelaide 2018 lineup

Gogol Bordello, Thundercat, Victoria Hanna and Baker Boy are among more than 50 extra acts in the latest and final WOMADelaide 2018 lineup announcement.

“It is so exciting to be able to reveal the entire program, which crosses so many new boundaries,” said WOMADelaide director Ian Scobie in a release, “and countries as varied as Ghana, Sweden, Cape Verde, Turkey, Cameroon and PNG, as well as highlighting major projects in dance, circus and the visual arts.”

Thundercat is one of the biggest names on the bill, having collaborated with superstar rapper Kendrick Lamar on his hit album To Pimp a Butterfly, as well as fellow WOMAD performer Kamasi Washington’s The Epic. Fingers will surely be crossed across Botanic Park for cameo appearances from Washington and Thundercat in each other’s sets.

Gogol Bordello

New York rockers Gogol Bordello will also bring their gypsy-punk to the 2018 event, along with experimental Israeli singer/songwriter Victoria Hanna who blends hypnotic rap into ancient Hebrew texts.

International acts unsurprisingly make up the majority of the newly announced acts, but Australian artists make up a significant contingent, with 28 of the 54 acts hailing from overseas. National acts include Arnhem Land’s Baker Boy, rocker Deborah Conway and the Mullumbimby choir of Dustyesky. A selection of Adelaide acts will also perform and include singer/songwriter Naomi Keyte, DJ and producer Tim Whitt and blue group Kings & Associates.

Full WOMADelaide 2018 Lineup

Newly Announced Acts

a Bit na Ta – PNG/Australia

Abbey Howlett (Adelaide – Electrolounge) – Australia

Ackroyd & Harvey (visual artists) – UK

Baker Boy – Australia

Bashka – Turkey/Australia

Bedouine – USA/Syria

Cie Bivouac – Erica’s Dream (Circus) – France

Blick Bassy – France/Cameroon

Constantinople & Ablaye Cissoko – Canada/Iran/Senegal

Deborah Conway – Australia

Didirri – Australia

DJ Marky – Brazil

Dustyesky – Australia

Elephant Sessions – Scotland

Eva Quartet – Bulgaria

Francois Knoetze (site performance) – South Africa

Ghada Shbeir – Lebanon

Gogol Bordello – USA

Hana & Jessie-Lee’s Bad Habits (Adelaide) – Australia

Hartway (Adelaide – Electrolounge) – Australia

Hat Fitz and Cara – Ireland/Australia

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – USA

JAZZ Party – Australia

Jojo Abot – Ghana

Justine Clarke (KidZone) – Australia

Kings & Associates (Adelaide) – Australia

Lonelyspeck (Adelaide – Electrolounge) – Australia

Lura – Cape Verde

Mama Kin Spender – Australia

Mission Songs Project – Australia

Moussa Diakite & Wassado – Mali/Australia

My Bubba – Sweden/Iceland

Nai Palm – Australia

Nano Stern – Chile

Naomi Keyte (Adelaide) – Australia

Nature Village (KidZone) – Australia

Nickodemus (DJ set) – USA

Peanut Butter Wolf (DJ set) – USA

Cie Pernette – Commandeau (Dance – site performance) – France

The Pin (live panel discussion with Remi x Sampa & N’Fa Jones, ex 1200 Techniques) – Australia

POW! Negro – Australia

Rajab Suleiman & Kithara – Zanzibar

Remi x Sampa – Australia

Robyn Davidson (author, ‘Tracks’ & ‘Desert Places’) in Conversation with Roysten Abel (Director, The Manganiyar Seduction)

San Lazaro – Australia

Soul Capoeira (Adelaide – workshop) – Australia

Tank and The Bangas – USA

TAO Dance Theater – China

Tex, Don & Charlie – Australia

Thundercat – USA

Tim Whitt (Adelaide – Electrolounge) – Australia

Victoria Hanna – Israel

Yellow Blue Bus (Adelaide) – Australia

YID! – Australia

Previously Announced

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

Gratte Ciel – Place des Anges – France

Havana Meets Kingston – Cuba/Jamaica

Kamasi Washington – USA

Le Vent du Nord – Canada

The Manganiyar Seduction – India

Noura Mint Seymali – Mauritania

Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band – Ghana

Rahim Alhaj Trio – Iraq

Rodrigo y Gabriela – Mexico

Thievery Corporation – USA

Tinariwen – Mali

Violons Barbares – France/Mongolia/Bulgaria

Yirrmal & the Miliyawutj Band – Australia

March 9-12
Botanic Park

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