WOMAD festival line-up announcement

WOMAD Festival (Facebook)
WOMAD Festival (Facebook)

WOMAD has released its line-up for the 2016 festival and Kiwis should get excited.

French musician St Germain has ended his 15-year hiatus by releasing a new self-titled album. His jazz-inspired electronic tunes will ensure the crowd gets moving.

American hip-hop group De La Soul will perform at the Taranaki festival soothing the crowd with some smooth rhymes.

New Zealand artists also feature favourites Katchafire who are having a busy summer of touring around the country.

Tiny Ruins, Bic Runga and Julia Deans are scheduled to perform also.

Artists from around the globe will descend on New Plymouth's TSB Bowl of Brooklands for the three-day festival.

WOMAD runs from March 18 – 20 and camping near the site is offered with glamping options for those who like something a little more upmarket.

WOMAD 2015 (Robert Charles)

Villages are set up within the venue to entertain young and old such as the Sustainable Village – a number of stalls which focus on sustainable living. There is a kidzone so youngsters can join in on the festival vibes too.

The final day features everyone coming together for the WOMAD parade, which weaves its way through the site, showcasing lots of colour and creativity.

Tickets range from $99 for a day pass to $259 for a three-day adult pass. But you can't put a price on happiness, which WOMAD is guaranteed to bring.

You can view the full line-up here.

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