If you thought the first WOMADelaide 2019 artist announcement was big, just wait until you get your head around part two, with the festival today unveiling more 40 new acts from over 25 countries.
Featuring founding members of iconic ‘80s outfit The Gipsy Kings, French act The Original Gypsies lead the second announcement.
The group will also perform a headline show at Sydney's Enmore Theatre on 13 March to coincide with the festival appearance.
Meanwhile African music legend and social activist Fatoumata Diawara has also been confirmed for WOMADelaide, alongside US singer-songwriter Liz Phair, Balkan clubbing pioneers Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkestar and more.
There’s also a slew of local talent on the second announcement, with Mojo Juju returning to the festival after three years with her new album, Native Tongue, joined by Thelma Plum, Thando and Timberwolf, just to name a few.
Here are the new acts joining WOMAD 2019:
5AngryMen, Adrian Eagle, Alina Bzhezhinska Quartet, Amaru Tribe, Arrived, The Bamboos, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, Compagnie BiLBoBaSSo, Cool Out Sun, The Correspondents, Dangerous Song & Bukhu, Danny Krivit (DJ set), DJ Harvey, DJ SAMA, Digital Afrika, DuOud, Ephemeral City, Fatoumata Diawara, Gwenno, Harts, Janis Claxton Dance, Jason Heerah & Otentik Groove, Kaiit, LaBrassBanda, Leftfield (DJ set), Le Phun, Liz Phair, Lord Echo, Maalem Hamid El Kasri, Maarja Nuut & Ruum, The Maes, Mambali, Marrugeku, Mojo Juju, My Baby, Ollie English, The Original Gypsies, Punctum's Public Cooling House, Rebetien, The Seven Ups, Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkestar, Sona Jobarteh, Tara Tiba, Thando, Thelma Plum, Timberwolf, Ukulele Death Squad, Yohai Cohen Quintet, Zephyr Quartet
The artists above join previously confirmed acts Angelique Kidjo, John Butler Trio, Julia Jacklin, Tkay Maidza and more at Adelaide's Botanic Park from March 8 - 11; check out theGuide for more info.
Botanic Park, Hackney
Enmore Theatre, Newtown