WOMAD tickets on sale – see you there!

Early bird tickets for WOMAD New Zealand 2011 go on sale this week and the limited number of discounted tickets is expected to sell out quickly.

The discounted three-day tickets are available through Ticketek and cost $195 for adults (save $34), $149 for youth (save $30) and booking fees apply.

Coming from every corner of the globe, more than 300 musicians and performers from 20 different countries will bring the world to New Plymouth for WOMAD New Zealand 2011 from March 18-20 at Brooklands Park and TSB Bowl.

The full line-up for WOMAD New Zealand 2011 will be announced at Parliament on Wednesday 27 October, and while organisers are keeping tight-lipped, they say it is one of the best line-ups of world music to be seen on stage ever in New Zealand. Artistic director Drew James hints that it even includes a band which contributed to a track on one of the popular Twilight movies!

“We are very excited about the line-up for this year’s festival. As well as the superb international artists who will be heading our way, we’ve managed to secure some of New Zealand’s top musicians.”

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The 2011 event will be the seventh time the three-day festival has been held in New Plymouth and the recent confirmation of a four-way event partnership between Todd Energy, Shell New Zealand, TSB Bank and the New Plymouth District Council has secured WOMAD for the city for the next three years.

With seven stages and 30 hours of music, WOMAD also features artist workshops, a global food village, movies under the stars, Taste the World, artists in conversation and Kidzone as well as the option to camp at the adjacent racecourse.

WOMAD is an international festival which was created by Peter Gabriel 20 years ago. Since then 21 countries have hosted the festival and entertained millions of festivalgoers.

Earlybird tickets for WOMAD New Zealand 2011 go on sale at 9am on Friday 15 October through Ticketek 0800 TICKETEK (842 538) or www.ticketek.co.nz

for more information check out my blogs about WOMAD 2010