The world turns... and WOMADelaide returns to its spiritual home in Botanic Park / Tainmuntilla! Join us among the Moreton Bay Fig trees for a cultural adventure for all ages, with a captivating program of more than 100 performances across seven stages, the Planet Talks forum, KidZone, art and cooking workshops, the global village & so much more.
Together we've grown up over 30 joyous years sharing the very best music, arts and dance from this diverse, eclectic and fascinating world of ours. Come and celebrate our 30th with the birthday party to end all parties - we've certainly all earned it!
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The Australian multi-platinum-selling singer/songwriter and blue-eyed soulster has been pushing boundaries on a journey of self-discovery for ten of his 29 years.
From his two ARIA Songs-of-the-Year (breakout hit Brother in 2012 and Resolution, 2013) via his 2016 #1 debut album Telluric, the journey now brings him to WOMADelaide, just one week after the triumphant finale of his year-long tour of Europe, UK, Australia and New Zealand, promoting his second album Rainbow Valley – the 2019 J Awards Album of the Year.
Through the complex grooves, brooding funk and earthy folk of Telluric to the dreamy, evocative Rainbow Valley with its multi-textured overtones of old soul and futuristic psychedelia, Corby’s lyrics express simple truths, brimming with new-found vitality and joy – while always reminding us you can’t take good times for granted. You have to earn them.
The creative momentum of the music (gospel harmonies, gnarly guitar lines, understated piano arrangements) is generated from experimentation, jamming and collaborative songwriting, which translates into brilliant live performances with a great band.