The final lineup announcement for this year’s festival just landed.
After lifting the lid on the bulk of it’s all-Australian 2021 lineup back in December, WOMADelaide has added three more acts to this year’s program.
The key takeaways
- WOMADelaide is happening from Friday March 5 until Monday March 8 in King Rodney Park, Adelaide
- Three more acts have been added to the 2021 program
- Two of the acts will replace Sampa The Great on the lineup after she recently cancelled her Australian tour dates
Opening for Tash Sultana on Sunday, March 7, in lieu of Sampa The Great who pulled the plug on her February and March Australian tour dates last week due to the constantly changing border restrictions, comes Kaiit and Miiesha – forming an eclectic, soulful triple-bill.
Taking home the 2020 ARIA Award for Best Soul/R&B Release with her album Nyaaringu, Miiesha’s sound is an uplifting blend of R&B, gospel and soul.
Nabbing the same award in 2019 for her track ‘Miss Shiney’, Kaiit’s delicious fusion of hip hop, jazz and soul has earnt her a faithful following, including the likes of Jill Scott and Erykah Badu who have claimed her as their “musical love child from Down Under”.
For the festival’s final night on Monday, March 8, Adelaide’s Siberian Tiger join The Teskey Brothers and Midnight Oil, the latter of which who will perform alongside a number of First Nations collaborators for a special premiere of Makarrata Live.
The duo, comprising Bree Tranter (The Middle East, Matt Corby) and Chris Panousakis (Timberwolf, Matt Corby), have been on the up and up since releasing their debut EP First Dance just last year. Their warm, dreamy sound is certain to serve as the perfect entree for the festival’s final evening.
WOMADelaide 2021 is happening from Friday March 5 until Monday March 8 at King Rodney Park, Adelaide. For tickets and more information, head to the WOMADelaide website.