Sunday 19 March 2023
Bowl of Brooklands
In his laudatory review of 2020's event (pensively sub-titled A Last Concert Before The World Closed), Gareth Shute observed WOMAD is "also a festival that encourages community and exploration into diverse creative styles." A space for music lovers to see artists they've always wanted to catch live and encounter never-before-heard favourites for the first time, WOMAD traditionally also hosts a wealth of cultural community events, performances and activities — including literary speakers, poetry and live comedy superstars.
While we look forward to discovering who'll be performing in 2023 alongside the crème de la crème of Aotearoa talent, best lock in the dates below for your trip to Taranaki as soon as possible, as tickets are strictly limited due to the rollover from last year's cancelled festival...
"WOMAD is part of the long-standing cultural fabric in Taranaki, bringing all corners of the world to the iconic Brooklands Park over three days. While delivering significantly to the vibrancy of our region, it is also a major attractor of visitation, contributing economically, and engendering a positive regional profile through the positioning of Taranaki as a lively and dynamic region.” — Venture Taranaki Chief Executive, Kelvin Wright