The internationally established three-day world music, arts and dance festival WOMAD is all about discovery and the 2019 festival once again features an array of artists and culinary delights from all corners of the globe!
Once again set in the stunning 55-acre Brooklands Park and the TSB Bowl of Brooklands, among the trees and the lake, and under the watch of the mighty mount Taranaki - WOMAD fans can laze about on the grassy banks in chairs or on picnic blankets under the shade of tents or leafy trees for a late summer indulgence in world music, food and dance.
From when the gates open at 4.30pm on Friday, March 15th until the last act finishes at 11.45pm Sunday, March 17th, 2019, the stunning 55-acre Brooklands Park and the TSB Bowl of Brooklands will be transformed into a verified melting pot of different music, cultures and cuisines.
This year, wake up with an Açaí bowl or smoothie and tuck into a Temaki Roll on your way to see The Correspondents. Devour a gourmet hot dog or some charcoal grilled delicacies under a shady tree between sets and keep cool all weekend with frozen yoghurt, juices and gelatos.
Here is our pick of some tasty spots to add to your weekend line-up.... make sure you pack a healthy appetite!
Twin Fins Taco - Baja-style fresh fish tacos! With hand made gluten free corn tortillas. Authentic, real deal tacos from Mexico to Aotearoa.
Grub - the first British Food Truck to hit the streets of New Zealand serving up delicious Yorkshire Pudding Wraps stuffed full of slow-cooked meats, stuffing, roast potatoes and dripping in thick gravy. A roast dinner tucked up inside a crispy Yorkshire Pudding, what more could you want?
Olas Latin Food - Gluten Free Arepas is their speciality, made with 100 per cent white corn and grilled on the spot. An Arepa is a versatile South American delight that can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner. These delicious corn buns are filled with amazing latin flavours.
MamaZing Kombucha - With a passion for health and creativity MamaZing Kombucha, strive to provide a gourmet, Artisan beverage which offers deep wellness, Probiotic benefits, Zing, and a delicious alternative to high sugar drinks, chemically processed energy drinks, and alcoholic beverages.
WOMAD Taste The World - During the festival, cooking sessions are spread across the weekend, as artists swap their microphones for wooden spoons and their instruments for woks and pots. In this delectable festival highlight, WOMAD’s melting pot of international artists serve up their favourite recipes from their homelands. Expect a dash of humour, a dollop of storytelling and a sprinkle of secret family recipes!
WOMAD Kunming Garden - The World of Words for 2019 has been relocated to the beautiful setting of the Kunming Garden area. This will allow for a revitalisation of this area alongside an upmarket bar serving craft beers, fine wines and for the first time at WOMAD... gin cocktails.