While Groovin the Moo is a national touring event, there will be a strong local flavour to festivities when it arrives in Oakbank on 25th April, making for a truly unique festival.
Despite slightly lower crowd numbers on the WOMAD Monday, the last day of the festival boasted some of the best performances.
Sunday at WOMAD was a hot day that gave way to a nicely chilled night.
Another magical day at WOMADelaide and we are still only half way through the festival!
WOMADelaide 2016 kicked off in grand style with one of the most jam-packed Friday night line-ups in memory.
Rising With The Sun, the sixth album from The Cat Empire, strikes a pleasing balance: there’s enough that’s familiar to satisfy dedicated fans, while also managing to expand sonic boundaries by experimenting with new sounds.
The pairing of Canadian headline act, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, with Japan’s Vampilla for the Adelaide Festival performance at Thebarton Theatre on Sunday night made for some interesting comparisons.
Ben Folds is certainly no stranger to Adelaide. This August the multi-platinum singer/songwriter/producer will return to the place he once called home as part of an Australian tour in August, performing on stage with celebrated New York City-based chamber ensemble yMusic.
Go Down, Moses is challenging, abstract theatre that demands something of the viewer, leaving us with much to puzzle over. It’s not an easy experience and it won’t be to everybody’s tastes, but the Adelaide Festival isn’t doing its job if it doesn’t try to expand our minds and push a few boundaries.
Beowulf: The Blockbuster is a wonderfully engaging piece of theatre reflecting on the intersection between literature and real life, about how we use story-telling to make sense of the world. It’s universal myth-making at its best.