WOMAD 2023

Fri. 17 Mar, 2023 at 4:30pm - Sun. 19 Mar, 2023 at 11:00pm NZDT
All Ages
NZD $30.00 - NZD $2,400.00
All Ages
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NZD $30.00 - NZD $2,400.00
All Ages
Event Description

WOMAD New Zealand is back in 2023 - 20 years after the first festival opened its gates and introduced music lovers to a global discovery of Music, Arts and Dance.

Over a million people from all walks of life have been part of the WOMAD NZ journey since it began in 2003.

After a two-year hiatus, the festival returns for three epic days of sounds, scenery, and good vibes. From 17-19 March 2023, the stunning Bowl of Brooklands and Brooklands Park, New Plymouth, Taranaki, transforms to host one of the planet's longest-running and best-established cultural festivals.

With the borders open, WOMAD NZ 2023 will introduce audiences to eclectic artists from all over the globe.

Acapollinations (Aotearoa) ADG7 (Korea) Avantdale Bowling Club ( Aotearoa) Bab L' Bluz (Morocco/France) Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn (USA) Cimafunk (Cuba) Constantinople (Canada) Deva Mahal (Aotearoa) Fly My Pretties (Aotearoa) Professor Hinke Osinga (Aotearoa) Justin Adams & Mauro Durante (UK/Italy) Kefaya and Elaha Soroor (Afghanistan/UK) Kita (Aotearoa) Lil O'Brien (Aotearoa) MazbouQ (Aotearoa) Mdou Moctar (Niger) Mudra Dance Company (Aotearoa) Pandit Ronu Majumdar & Dr Jayanthi Kumaresh (India) Rizwan Muazzam Qawwals (Pakistan) Rubi Du ( Aotearoa) Sampa The Great (Zambia) San Salvador (France) The Garifuna Collective (Belize) The Langan Band (Scotland) Youssou N'Dour & Le Super Étoile de Dakar (Senegal) and more to be announced in November!

WOMAD NZ 2023 will feature eight stages lined up with genre-spanning and mind-expanding acts, internationally renowned poets and authors, a crowd-popular poetry slam, cooking demos with muso's, a global village brimming with food, wellness, and retail, and of course, the incredible festival vibe in one of New Zealand's most spectacular, and award-winning, festival venues.

Rediscover the world and experience its goodness through music, multiculturalism, art, workshops, and food. People of all ages can discover and be exposed to new experiences, be enlightened, and build memories with their friends and whanau.

WOMAD 2023 is one of the most anticipated tickets on the festival calendar; with limited tickets on sale for 2023, don't miss the WOMAD NZ 2023, an epic 20-year celebration!

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Instagram - @womadnz

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Spotify - @womadnewzealand



WOMAD NZ gives you so much choice when it comes to camping and accommodation! We have options that are both budget-friendly and luxurious.

Pick me if:
- you want budget-friendly accommodation
- you are bringing your own tent
- you love the bustling atmosphere of the campsite

Pick me if:
- you would prefer a smaller, more family-oriented campsite
- you are bringing your own tent
- you have kids attending WOMAD

Our motorhome camp is great for you if:
- you are bringing your RV, motorhome, caravan, sleepervan, house bus or truck.
For safety, no tents will be allowed into the motorhome camp.

Our accessible campsite is perfect for people with mobility challenges who:
- need easy, flat access to toilet, shower and wash-up facilities
- need their campsite close to their vehicle
- may have an Mobility Parking Permit

Sometimes you just want to feel a bit pampered. We have a range of other accommodation options to ensure you have the best festival experience. Select from Glamping, the Teepee Life Village, of for the first time the WOMAD VIP Experience, and Other Accommodation options in Taranaki.

All the glamour of luxury accommodation with the romance of camping under the stars, but without all the effort! This is the ultimate luxury camping experience where everything is taken care of.

If you already have your Festival & Camping tickets and wish to add Glamping please email [email protected]

For the first time ever you can purchase a WOMAD VIP festival experience! This premium package includes VIP Festival tickets, exclusive access to the VIP lounge – a priceless festival advantage, breakfast at the hotel each morning, and a WOMAD Festival pack.

A stay in the Tepee Life village gives you a whole new festival camping experience. Staying with us, you join a warm, friendly tribe with exclusive access to some campground luxury.

This ticket type gives one adult access to the Family & Accessible campsite for Thursday night only.
- No Buses, Caravans, Sleeper vans or Motorhomes permitted in this area.
- All General Camping ticket holders must relocate to the general area on Friday morning.
- Access to the campsite is from 4.00pm - 8.00pm Thursday 16th March 2023 only.
- Thursday camping only available to 3 day Festival + Camping combo ticket holders.

If you already have your Festival & Camping tickets and wish to add TePee please email [email protected]

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Venue Details
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Bowl of Brooklands Brooklands Park Drive
New Plymouth, Taranaki 4310
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