We're pleased to announce that WOMADelaide 2022 will return to its traditional, general admission format, with single day, three-day and four-day tickets available.
The event will necessarily operate under the public health measures put in place by the South Australian Government and the conditions of our approved COVID Management Plan. SA Health have given approval to the staging of the festival within a redesigned site layout in Botanic Park, with the key requirement being that patrons follow the basic guideline of ensuring that where you are unable to maintain physical distancing please wear a mask.
This applies to any circumstance where there is a level of congestion restricting the ability to maintain physical distancing. This may include:
- in close proximity to the stages at peak performance times
- in peak periods when queuing for food or drink
- when using the amenities
- in close proximity to "off-stage" performance spaces
Dancing is permitted – the "D" in WOMAD stands for Dance after all! - but once again if you are dancing in areas where you are unable to maintain physical distance, wear a mask.
It is a key condition of our approved COVID Management Plan that patrons 12 years and older are fully vaccinated. This is a condition of entry. Individuals who are not able to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or an official medical exemption, will be denied entry.
We encourage all patrons who become eligible for a booster dose to receive theirs as soon as possible and we encourage parents of children aged 5–11* years to secure a minimum of one dose of paediatric COVID-19 vaccine.
*this will not be a condition of entry and the vaccination status of children 5-11 will not be checked on entry.
Patrons with an official medical exemption will need to show their certificate of exemption and provide a recent negative PCR test result no older than 72 hours.
Please speak to your doctor if you have any questions at all regarding vaccinations or exemptions. You can find up to date COVID-19 health information via the SA Health website HERE and advice for accessing vaccination documentation HERE.
WOMADelaide's approved COVID Management Plan will enable the festival to proceed as a COVID-Safe event as close as possible to its traditional format.
The key differences being:
- WOMADelaide 2022 will operate at a 28% reduced capacity compared to previous years. We recommend you purchase tickets in advance.
- We request all patrons ensure that if they are unable to maintain physical distancing – please wear a mask.
- QR code or manual check-in procedures will only be required for the indoor performances of The ASO's Silence, and Slingsby's The Memoryologist.
- The above COVID-19 vaccination policy.
- The festival grounds have been re-designed to provide even more open space for audiences.
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 will still feature a small but stellar international contingent of touring artists. We're delighted that the 2022 program nonetheless exemplifies the talented mix of diversity, discovery and eclectic musical flavours for which WOMADelaide is renowned.
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.
FROM FRIDAY 11 MARCH
As our phone lines can get very busy while the festival is in progress, presenting at either of the 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.
Box Office Hours
10:30am - 10:30pm everyday
(Frome Rd only open from 3pm Friday)
Please email email@example.com or call the ticket hotline on 1300 496 623.
WOMADelaide returns to its spiritual home and traditional seven stage format in Adelaide’s Botanic Park for its 30th anniversary celebration,11-14 March 2022.
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||10:15am - 12:30am|
|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.
St Peter's Parking: Due to building works on the St Peter’s College campus there will be no public car parking or pedestrian through-traffic across the festival weekend (all gates will be locked).
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, 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. 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. 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. Feedback forms 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.
Cloak rooms are located at both the Frome Road and Hackney Road main entrances. A Tap ‘n’ Go donation is required to use the cloak rooms, with all proceeds donated to Food Bank. The cloak room 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)
- Tents and blankets
Please report any lost property to the Info Booth. If you find any valuables please hand it to the Info Booth.
After 15 March please call 08 8271 1488.
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.
- 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
- 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.
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 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/