WOMAD and Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH) are proud to announce the launch of a new international WOMAD event, WOMAD Abu Dhabi in April 2009.
"We are thrilled to get the opportunity to be working with ADACH in Abu Dhabi who are doing so much to both celebrate the indigenous culture of the region and to bring in the very best music and artists from around the world, a perfect fit for a WOMAD festival." Chris Smith (Director, WOMAD)
WOMAD are very excited to be working with ADACH and to have the opportunity to bring the world-renowned festival to the Gulf for the first time. The event will bring a whole new cultural experience to the people of Abu Dhabi and will attract an audience from across the Gulf region and beyond.
"We strive to create one-of-a-kind experiences brought about by the interaction of artists and their public." Abdulla Salim Al Amri (Director of Culture and Arts Institute, Abu Dhabi)
The three-day open-air festival is being held at several stunning locations in Abu Dhabi, Capital of the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi is one of the world's most multicultural cities, and yet remains rich in Arabic culture and tradition making it a perfect setting for a WOMAD festival.
The artists performing at this event will be chosen from around the world and within the Abu Dhabi region for a truly international experience.
An exceptional lineup, dates and location for the festival will be announced very soon.