The rumours are true - the USA’s Thievery Corporation will perform at WOMADelaide 2018, to be held from 9-12 March 2018 in Adelaide’s Botanic Park.
Thievery Corporation’s Eric Hilton and Rob Garza bonded 21 years ago over a shared passion for Bossa Nova. They have since headlined many of the world’s best festivals, including Coachella and Lollapalooza, and influenced an entire generation of electronic producers, collaborating with artists such as David Byrne, Femi Kuti and Seu Jorge along the way.
Few musical artists are as diverse as ‘The Thieves’, moving with spectacular ease from space rock to hip-hop, Indian trip-hop, dub, French torch songs and shoe-gazer bliss. Their tenth studio album, The Temple of I & I, realised in February 2017, a departure from previous albums, delves deep into the rich and warm musical culture of Jamaica.
Thievery Corporation, with full-band, will perform at WOMADelaide 2018 alongside an already sensational lineup of artists, including Anoushka Shankar, with whom they collaborated on the track Mandala on the album Radio Retaliation and also on Beloved for their Versions album.
The full lineup for WOMADelaide 2018, including around 40 more international and Australian groups, DJs and site artists, will be released on 21 November.
The list of artists announced for the 2018 festival is now:
Adrian Sherwood - UK
Anoushka Shankar - India/UK
Architects of Air “Arboria” (site artist)- UK
The Avalanches - Australia
Bixiga 70 - Brazil
Chico Trujillo - Chile
Dan Sultan - Australia
Daymé Arocena - Cuba
Havana Meets Kingston - Cuba/Jamaica
Kamasi Washington – USA
Le Vent du Nord - Canada
Noura Mint Seymali - Mauritania
Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band - Ghana
Rahim AlHaj Trio - Iraq
Rodrigo y Gabriela – Mexico
Thievery Corporation - USA
Tinariwen - Mali
Violons Barbares - France/Mongolia/Bulgaria
Yirrmal and the Miliyawutj - Australia
WOMADelaide, 9-12 March 2018, Botanic Park, Adelaide, South Australia.
For information and tickets visit www.womadelaide.com.au