It will be the musician and political activist’s debut performance at the much-loved four-day festival of music, arts and dance.
WOMADelaide Director, Ian Scobie said he was thrilled to be programming the passionate and charismatic music legend, declaring that Bragg will be a special part of the event.
“In an increasingly superficial music market, we’re delighted to program one of the world’s most endearing champions of ‘songwriting with a message’ in Billy Bragg, “ he said.
“Bragg’s performances are as much about thoughtful songs as his compelling and often hilarious storytelling in between so I’m sure he will go down a treat with our audience.”
Billy Bragg was this month presented with the Outstanding Contribution to Music award at the Association of Independent Music Awards in London. In addition to his WOMADelaide show he will be touring Australia nationally.
In other WOMADelaide news, Internode announced today their continued involvement as presenting partner, while Nine Adelaide and DMG Radio have joined the event as media partners.
The next program announcement for WOMADelaide 2014 will be on 21 October.