The internationally acclaimed, genre-defying British group Florence + The Machine will make their WOMADelaide debut at the 2023 festival, which will see the welcome return of international artists. Together, with the exciting return of the breathtaking aerial spectacular, Place des Anges, by French company Gratte Ciel.
Florence + The Machine, fronted by enigmatic singer Florence Welch, will be returning to Adelaide for the first time since 2019 where they played to a sold-out audience of adoring fans. The hugely influential group, renowned for their dramatic and spellbinding live shows, will headline the festival.
Place des Anges (place of angels) is one of the world’s most extraordinary aerial performances featuring a host of feathered angels who dance and descend from high above the treetops. Softly cascading feathers fall from the heavens, as the angels swirl amongst the stars and gradually descend to earth to play with the audience.
Audiences can expect a diverse range of performances at WOMAD this year, with artists ranging from Korean folk to Scottish rock, and from Americana to Moroccan blues.
The lineup of artists represents the best music, arts and dance from around the world and includes Senegalese headliner Youssou N’Dour & Le Super Toile de Dakar, Soul II Soul, The Proclaimers and Bangarra Dance Theatre.
“We’re incredibly excited to be able to present a full international program again with such a diverse array of artists from 26 countries, many of whom are making their Australian debut at WOMADelaide next March,” said Ian Scobie, Director.