WOMAD 2022

Fri. 18 Mar, 2022 at 4:00pm NZDT
All Ages
NZD $30.00 - NZD $2,200.00
All Ages
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NZD $30.00 - NZD $2,200.00
All Ages
Event Description

WOMAD New Zealand is back in 2022 for three epic days of Music, Arts and Dance, 18-20 MARCH, 2022!

As one of the longest-running and best-established cultural festivals on the planet, WOMAD NZ 2022 sees the 17th anniversary of the festival, held at the stunning TSB Bowl of Brooklands and Brooklands Park, New Plymouth, Taranaki.

Over the years, WOMAD NZ has introduced audiences to eclectic artists from all over the globe, including Arrested Development, Alpha Blondy & the Solar System, Gurrumul, Gotan Project, Hanggai, Lemon Bucket Orchestra, Mahotella Queens, DakhaBrakha, Ezra Collective, Sinead O’Connor, De La Soul, and hundreds more

WOMAD 2022 is one of the hottest tickets on the festival calendar, with eight stages featuring 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 festival venues.

The full artist announcement is scheduled for October 20, 2021

WOMAD audiences can rejoice as the festival brings back some of its most loved performers alongside some making their WOMAD debut; Queens of Aotearoa’s Country music and comedy; Topp Twins, Dub Fusion elite; Salmonella Dub, RnB cultural warrior; Ria Hall, Neo-Soul-Jazz artist; Hollie Smith, and contemporary super-group; Fly My Pretties.

Keeping the delight of WOMAD’s discovery element alive, the other new artists added are; Acapollinations (Bulgarian Vocal), Bobby Brazuka (DJ), Carnivorous Plant Society (Cinematic Jazz), IPU Kodama Japanese Drum Team (Drum Troupe), Latinaotearoa (Latin Soul Funk), Lord Echo (DJ Set), Niko Ne Zna (Balkan Gypsy), SWÂMP THÏNG (Americana Blues & Roots), Weird Together (World Fusion Beats) and Yaw Asumadu and Ozi Ozaa (Afro-funk).

These 16 join the already announced Jazz-Hip-Hop mastermind Avantdale Bowling Club, modern R&B extraordinaire, Deva Mahal, festival favourites, Fat Freddy's Drop, and the stunning collaboration of New Zealand and Indian musicians, Shades of Shakti.

The World of Words Stage is adding comedian and author of New Zealanders A Field Guide; Tom Sainsbury.

The full line-up announcement for World Of Words is coming on October 31, and the final OMV STEAM Lab programme is being announced on December 3, 2021. Taste The World, Kidzone, and Te Pae Pae will also return with programming to be announced. 

Musical Artists appearing at WOMAD 2022 in alphabetical order:
Acapollinations, Avantdale Bowling Club, Bobby Brazuka, Carnivorous Plant Society, Deva Mahal, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Fly My Pretties, Hollie Smith, IPU Kodama Japanese Drum Team, Latinaotearoa, Lord Echo (DJ set), Mudra Dance, Niko Ne Zna, Ria Hall, Salmonella Dub, Shades of Shakti,  SWÂMP THÏNG,  Topp Twins, Weird Together, Yaw Asumadu & Ozi Ozaa

OMV STEAM Lab & World of Words speakers appearing at WOMAD 2022 in alphabetical order: 
Dick Frizzell, Dr Siouxsie Wiles, Tom Sainsbury

Our WOMAD vibe
We want all our guests to have a fantastic time at WOMAD. Please read through all the FAQs on our WOMAD website so you know what's what; when you purchase your ticket, you agree to our festival code of conduct.

Sometimes you want to feel a bit pampered. We have a range of other accommodation options to ensure you have the best WOMAD festival experience. Select from Glamping,  the Tepee 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. – Read More HERE

If you already have your Festival & Camping tickets and wish to add Glamping: CLICK HERE

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.- Read More HERE

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 luxury extras. Read More Here

If you already have your Festival & Camping tickets and wish to add TePee: CLICK HERE 

Ticket Info
There are two types of tickets Festival Only tickets OR Festival + Camping Combo tickets.

Decide what tickets you need before you place your order. Please choose your tickets carefully as all ticket purchases are final, and no refunds will be given.

Tickets can be purchased for:

  • Adults (18yrs+)

  • Youth (13 – 17yrs, will be required to present a valid form of ID as well)

  • Each adult ticket holder is entitled to one free child ticket (12 yrs and under) to be issued at the time of purchase. Both the child and adult require tickets and must be wristbanded at the same time.

  • Additional children (12 yrs and under) with a ticket of their own.

Genuine tickets are only available from www.womad.co.nz/tickets and through Ticketspace, do not purchase through third-party sites.

Once you have completed purchasing all of your tickets, you will receive an email confirming your ticket purchase and information to log in to your Ticketspace account.

We are using delayed delivery. You will receive your PDF tickets via email on your order after the 1st December 2021.

Gate sales will not be available.

If the festival cannot take place on the advertised date of 18 – 20 March 2022 due to government regulations regarding  COVID-19, the festival will be postponed to 17 - 19 March 2023. Anyone who purchases tickets will have the option to roll their 2022 tickets directly over to our 2023 festival.

If the festival is rescheduled, refunds may be issued if necessary.

If you have forgotten to add a pass or need help with tickets, email [email protected] for assistance.


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Venue Details
Map of Venue Location.
TSB Bowl of BROOKLANDS Brooklands Park Drive
New Plymouth, Taranaki 4310
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