WOMADelaide returns to its spiritual home and traditional seven stage format in Adelaide’s Botanic Park for its 30th anniversary celebration from 11-14 March 2022.
WOMADelaide 2022 will return to its traditional, general admission format, with single day, three-day and four-day tickets available.
The event will continue to operate within, and be guided by, the public health measures put in place by the South Australian Government and SA Health. SA Health have given in-principal approval for a return to the traditional event format within Botanic Park, with some additional measures including QR code or manual check-in procedures in close proximity to some stages (to facilitate contact tracing requirements), and additional public hygiene considerations. WOMADelaide will continue to support whatever public health measures are in place at the time of the event, and by extension, those contained in our approved COVID Management Plan.
We continue to work closely with SA Health on mapping out a safe return to mass gatherings/large-scale events, and intend to deliver a COVID-Safe event as close as possible to WOMADelaide’s traditional format. Specifics will be dictated by the directions of the COVID Management Plan, however due to WOMADelaide being outdoors and operating at a reduced capacity, we remain confident that measures such as face masks and restrictions on dancing etc. will not be imposed.
No. This is a condition of our COVID Management Plan, without which the event cannot proceed. All patrons 12* and over must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and be able to show proof of vaccination to gain entry. Patrons with Medical Exemptions will be admitted. *This may be revised as required based on health advice as provided on an ongoing basis by SA Health.
We have a duty of care to provide a safe environment for everyone involved in the festival and undertake to do all that is necessary to restrict the spread of COVID-19 and protect the vulnerable in our community. After such a hugely disruptive and restrictive period for artists and the arts industry, our COVID-Safe management measures are made, in the midst of one of the deadliest pandemics in history, in genuine good faith and concern for the broadest possible portion of our society. They are made not only in order to be permitted to conduct large-scale, general admission festivals during a pandemic, but also as a considered response to a public health requirement in these extraordinary times, and are based on the best possible advice from the scientists and health professionals most qualified to advise on matters of public health.
For further information, facts, and professional advice on Australia’s vaccination program,and the most up-to-date public health advice, please see the SA Health website here.
No. As per the conditions of our COVID Management Plan, everyone will need to be fully vaccinated to enter the festival site. This includes not only patrons but staff, crew, stallholders, artists and volunteers etc.
Due to ongoing international travel and quarantine restrictions due to the pandemic and the timelines required for planning, the 2022 line-up will showcase predominantly Australian and Australia-based artists. But trust us! We’ve never let you down before, and in 2022 you can still expect to discover the amazing talent, and the diverse and eclectic musical flavours for which WOMADelaide is renowned.
In line with the Commonwealth roadmap, we don’t anticipate border closures to be an issue by March 2022. However, as with the 2021 event, if you are prevented from travelling to the festival due to government imposed COVID 19 travel restrictions, you will be offered a full refund.
WOMADelaide 2022 will have a reduced capacity compared to previous years and we recommend you purchase tickets in advance where possible. Any further changes will be updated on our website, and be communicated via email and social media to ticket holders.
Each adult ticket purchaser is entitled to bring up to two children 12 years and under for free. Additional children's tickets can be purchased at $25 for a festival ticket or $10 per single day. All children are required to be ticketed. Please ensure that you include the number of free children in the ticketing selection when purchasing tickets.
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.
|Friday||3:30pm - 12:30am|
|Saturday||10:30am - 1:00am|
|Sunday||10:30am - Midnight|
|Monday||10:30am - Midnight|
Car parking is very limited. There is no parking available on site and little in adjacent residential streets, so we recommend you carpool and park and walk from the CBD, or ride a bike, take the bus or share a cab/uber with friends.
There will be designated bike parking provided for the event.
Please contact Diverse Travel for interstate package details.
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 how to get involved with the festival.
Please come prepared! All WOMADelaide bars and vendors 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 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. Those who want to remain seated for a performance must sit at the outer edges and rear of the audience areas. For selected 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 be aware that "staking" out a spot in front of a stage with chairs or blankets for any performance not designated as a "seated performance" is prohibited as this can become a safety concern when large crowds of people can unpredictably converge at stages.
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. Generally speaking it is a 'stand up and dance' crowd – the ‘D’ in WOMAD does stand for dance after all! We also ask that out of courtesy to your fellow festivalgoers you do not leave picnic rugs in the park overnight to "save" a spot, as this is particularly unfair on our single-day pass holders. In addition, for security reasons any possessions left unattended overnight will 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.
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.
- Your wristband! (or your booking reference number/confirmation email)
- Valid photo ID
- Water bottle
- 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
- Insect repellent if the mossies love you
- Sturdy shoes
- Water bottle
- Respect for your fellow WOMADelaideans
- Party pants
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. For Stage 1 the only area which can be used is ‘the pines’ area marked out towards Hackney Road.
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. These will also be available for purchase at the WOshop.
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 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
WOMADelaide is situated in Adelaide's Botanic Park, and the terrain consists of a combination of mostly flat grass, paved areas and gravel. During peak traffic periods, and especially after rain, parts of Botanic Park can become more difficult to negotiate. People who use wheelchairs are advised to use a wheelchair with large wheels if possible.
An accessible parking and drop-off zone is located next to the Hackney Road entrance, immediately to the South of Plane Tree Drive on Hackney Road. Accessible parking and drop-off will also be reserved outside the Frome Road entrance, between the Zoo and Victoria Drive on the eastern side of Frome Road.
Accessible seating is provided in front of the Foundation Stage, Stage 2 and Stage 3 alongside "Take a Rest" seating banks at Foundation Stage and Stage 2 in consideration of our diverse and multi-generational audience.
Only the following Assistance animals are allowed onto the event site:
- Guide Dogs - trained to help blind or visually-impaired people
- Hearing Dogs - trained to help deaf or hearing-impaired people
- Mobility Support Animals - trained to help people with physical disabilities who use wheelchairs or have difficulty moving
- Medical Alert Animals - trained to assist their handlers before and during a medical emergency
- Psychiatric service animals - trained to provide support to people with psychiatric disabilities.
To help us support you and your Assistant animal onsite, you must submit an Application and Registration Form. Note that we require a copy of the document showing your Proof of Assistance Animal Training or Public Access Test Pass. Please contact email@example.com for a form.
Accessible toilet facilities are installed where possible along the sealed surface cycleway which runs around the perimeter of Botanic Park, with privacy screening and clear marking to encourage use only by patrons who require accessible facilities. Please see the festival map for specific locations.
WOMADelaide is a participant of the National Companion Card scheme, offering disabled patrons holding a current companion card a second ticket for their accompanying companion at no charge.
When you arrive at the Festival Box Office present your National Companion card, our staff will then allocate a corresponding complimentary pass. There is a limit of one companion pass issued on a daily basis. When attending the Festival for multiple days and retaining the same companion, a 3 or 4 Day pass will be issued to your companion. For further information please visit www.companioncard.gov.au/