WOMADelaide is the iconic open-air festival set in Adelaide’s stunning Botanic Park / Tainmuntilla, featuring 4 days of the very best in live music, arts, dance and food from around the world. This award-winning celebration of cultural discovery has been held in March since the inaugural event in 1992. Visit our festival ARCHIVES or check the ABOUT pages to discovery more about this unique and major event on the Australian festival calendar.
WOMADelaide features over 60 groups presented across four days and seven stages in Adelaide’s Botanic Park / Tainmuntilla, 08 - 11 March.
As the lineup is announced it will be viewable on our lineup pages. Playing times are usually finalised and added around a month prior to the festival. Subscribe to our eNews and follow our official social media channels for all announcements and important festival information.
WOMADelaide will be held in accordance with any SA Government Public Health Orders and/or COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time of the event. Current SA Health guidelines provide no requirement for an event COVID Management Plan and we don't anticipate any vaccination, testing, or mask requirements needed to attend WOMADelaide 2024.
Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing and patrons acknowledge that they have considered their own personal circumstances when deciding to attend.
We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Please remember to stay home if you are feeling unwell and for the latest COVID-Safe restrictions and responsibilities, please visit the SA Health website.
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At times Botanic Park / Tainmuntilla can become dusty.
Anyone who suffers from asthma should:
- Bring the specific medication they need
- Noting the location of nearest first aid tent in case they do need any assistance
- For more information on asthma first aid please visit Asthma Australia's website
Secure your WOMADelaide parking with UPark.
Pre-book for night and weekend parking at UPark Rundle, UPark Frome or UPark Pirie Flinders. Convenient and affordable parking that’s open 24 hours and just a short walk to Botanic Park
Parking is limited! There is no parking available on site and little in adjacent residential streets, so we recommend you carpool and park 'n' walk from the city (5-10 mins walk), or ride a bike, take the bus or share a cab/uber with friends.
There is designated bike parking space provided at each entrance.
There is strictly no camping on site at WOMADelaide as the venue is part of the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide.
Adelaide Caravan Park is the closest camping ground to the festival and is within walking distance. There are two other caravan parks nearby, conveniently located along the River Torrens Linear Park that runs past the festival site. Visit the Windsor Gardens Caravan Park and Levi Park websites for more info and to book.
There are many other hotels, motels and hostels available right across the CBD and surrounds, but we suggest you book early as demand for rooms in Adelaide is high throughout February and March. A comprehensive list of accommodation options can be found at southaustralia.com.
Please check our APPLY page for all relevant information on getting involved with the festival.
For all ticket enquiries, please email email@example.com.
DURING THE EVENT
As our phone lines can get very busy while the festival is in progress, presenting at either of the gate Box Offices will be the most efficient and direct way to resolve any ticketing issues you may have. Come say hi and we can sort it out for you on the spot.
We have an entire area dedicated to our little humans! A world of fun awaits in the KidZone with daily activities programmed specially for kids. Immersive activities, science discoveries, story telling, dress-ups, face painting and much more. KidZone is much more than just a place to keep the kids happy. It’s a destination where thousands of grown-ups began their WOMAD love affair and a place where a new generation of lifelong WOmemories begin.
Children under 3 years of age are free and do NOT need to be wristbanded. Children aged 3-12 must have a valid ticket to enter the festival and be accompanied by an Adult Ticket holder.
Adult ticket buyers can obtain up to 2 complimentary Children's tickets when booking the accompanying Adult tickets - additional Children's tickets can be purchased at $25 for a festival ticket or $10 per single day.
Your complimentary ticket allocation of up to two children's tickets per accompanying adult ticket holder will not be available at the gate. Complimentary child tickets are only available in the same transaction as your adult ticket purchase.
Ensure the number of child tickets have been added to your cart prior to checkout.
Children must enter with a responsible adult; unaccompanied children will not gain access.
Discounted tickets are available for youths aged 13 – 17 years old.
Parents with babies and toddlers can enjoy a shaded, comfortable and discrete Parenting Room. Nursing parents at WOMADelaide have access to feeding chairs, baby changing facilities, a microwave and more.
All children must be wristbanded prior to entering the Festival. Please add children to your cart when purchasing. Write the responsible adult's mobile number clearly on the wristband. Parents or guardians should arrange with children to meet at the Info Booth if they get separated.
WOMADelaide follows a strict lost child/missing persons procedure. All lost children/persons are taken to the Info Booth.
Parents/guardians, please report a missing child/person at the Info Booth.
All WOMADelaide bars, box offices, vendors and stalls are cashless, accepting only card payment. Accepted cards are Visa, MasterCard, Diners, or pre-paid debit cards, processing EFTPOS and PayWave/PayPass.
If you do not currently have or use a card, we encourage you to organise a pre-paid debit card before arriving at the festival. These can be easily obtained through many financial institutions, or instore via Australia Post. AMEX or other cards not listed above will not be accepted.
If you wish to bring a chair, only low-standing, beach-style chairs will be permitted. We ask those who want to remain seated for a performance to sit at the outer edges and rear of the audience areas. For selected ‘seated’ performances, the audience will be asked by the stage MC to sit down and in these cases, those who want to stand or dance will be asked to move to the outer edges and rear of the audience area. Please also be aware that "staking" out a spot in front of a stage with chairs, rugs or blankets for any performance not designated as a "seated performance" is prohibited as these items can create safety and trip hazard concerns as large crowds can unpredictably converge toward the stages.
Please also ensure that you keep the main thoroughfare/walkway areas clear – between stages and to and from the Access Seating platforms to ensure that patrons can navigate their way around the festival site safely.
As thousands of people attend the festival each day and it's an on-the-move crowd, please understand that you can’t "reserve a spot”. Generally speaking it is a 'stand up and dance' crowd and it is a requirement of our agreement for the use of the park that all personal belongings including picnic rugs, blankets, chairs etc are taken home / removed from the park each night. For security reasons any possessions left unattended overnight will necessarily be removed.
Fundraising is not permitted by anyone on site. If you would like your organisation to have a presence at WOMADelaide please apply to hold a Not-For-Profit Display stall.
Absolutely no flyering is permitted inside the festival grounds or outside the entrances due to our obligation of care for Botanic Park and our zero waste-to-landfill targets. WOMADelaide's distribution of paper handouts is restricted to the official pocket-guide.
WOMADelaide is a SMOKE FREE event and this includes E-cigarettes. This is in keeping with the South Australian Government health regulations that ban smoking from all outdoor dining areas. Smoking is only permitted in designated smoking zones – all other areas of the Park are SMOKE FREE (including E-cigarettes). Cigarettes are not sold at WOMADelaide. Designated smoking areas will be clearly marked on the festival map.
If you have any suggestions or comments, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. During the festival itself, our friendly front of house staff, crowd care volunteers, or Info Booth staff will be able to direct any enquiries. Feedback forms and a QR code to directly submit feedback can be found and submitted at the Info Booth.
Yes. Note you must make sure you scan OUT if you want to return to the festival and scan IN again on the same day.
Bag Check-Ins are located at both the Frome Road and Hackney Road main entrances. A Tap ‘n’ Go donation is required to use the bag check-in, with all proceeds donated to the WOMADelaide Foundation. The bag check-in will close at 12.30am nightly. All items are left at your own risk. WOMADelaide takes no responsibility for items left behind.
What you can check in:
- Handbags, small bags or daypacks
What you can’t check in:
- Valuables (wallets / purses, phones, cameras, signed Peter Gabriel vinyl)
- Coats / jumpers or loose items of clothing
- Prams / strollers
- Open bags (e.g. shopping bags)
- Sun shades, chairs and blankets
No, as a requirement of our agreement for the use of Botanic Park / Tainmuntilla across the 4 days and as courtesy to your fellow festivalgoers, we ask you take your belongings with you each night. Any possessions left unattended overnight will necessarily need to be removed and subsequently donated directly to local charities. Thousands of people attend the festival each day and it's an on-the-move crowd, so please understand that you can’t "reserve a spot”.
Valuable items such as mobile phones and wallets will be taken to the Grenfell Street Police Station
Credit cards will be immediately destroyed post event to avoid possible fraudulent usage.
All other serviceable items (blankets/chairs/sunglasses etc) will be held. Collection information will be updated for 2024.
- Your wristband! (or your booking reference number/confirmation email)
- Valid photo ID
- Medication (especially for asthma, allergies or hayfever as the park can get dusty at times)
- Clothes to suit the weather / rain poncho
- Portable phone charger
- Sturdy shoes
- Water bottle
Tents / Sunshades / Chairs
Pop-up sunshades can be brought to WOMADelaide, but must only be set up in areas of the park WELL away from all sightlines and traffic areas.
Sunshades MUST be removed when you leave at night and tents or other structures of any kind are not allowed anywhere in the park. If you bring a chair to sit on, it must be of the low-standing, beach-style variety, especially if you want to use it in front of the stages for seated performances.
Large Umbrellas / Glass
Large umbrellas will not be allowed into the park as they can be a safety concern in addition to disrupting other patrons experience of the event. In the case of inclement weather, we recommend packing a light rain proof jacket w/ hood and/or a lightweight poncho. Small umbrellas can be brought for personal sun protection if desired.
Absolutely no glass or cans will be allowed on site (this includes bottles as well as any food containers).
- Drones, remote control aircraft / cars
- Professional cameras & audio recording devices
- Selfie Sticks
- Alcohol and illicit substances
- Weapons and knives
- Fireworks, flares, sparklers or fire-twirling equipment
We love a happy snap and encourage you to share your good times with us on social media, however, professional-grade still and video cameras will not be allowed on site.*
This is a requirement of our artists' performance contracts and is requested out of respect for their performance and intellectual property rights. In addition, the use of long-lens cameras can interfere with other patrons' enjoyment of the performances. Audio recording equipment is similarly prohibited.
*A professional-grade camera is considered to be any camera with a detachable lens.