WOMAD Earth Station – New Acts Announced

WOMAD’s new festival – Earth Station – has announced further acts.

An opportunity to receive and transmit ideas, issues and solutions towards a more sustainable planet, this innovative event melds the intellectual and cultural energies of leading scientific minds with a performance program featuring some of the world’s most accomplished and diverse musicians. The festival audience will be inspired by a refreshing and rare combination of discussion and music during a weekend of forums, displays and performances.

The line-up for the performance program is –

  • The Kronos Quartet (USA)
  • Abdullah Ibrahim (SOUTH AFRICA)
  • Rickie Lee Jones (USA)
  • Zakir Hussain (INDIA)
  • Toumani Diabate (MALI)
  • The Tallest Man on Earth (SWEDEN)
  • The Audreys (AUS)
  • The catholics (AUS)
  • Emma Donovan Band (AUS)
  • Frank Yamma & David Bridie (AUS)
  • Iwantja Band (AUS)
  • Ellis Pearson – “Man Up a Tree” (SOUTH AFRICA – site artist)
  • Mark Atkins (AUS)
  • Mista Savona (AUS)
  • Pacific Curls (NZ)
  • Paris Wells (AUS)
  • Shanghai Chinese Orchestra (CHINA)
  • Stan’s Cafe “Of All the People in All the World” (UK – site piece)
  • Vika & Linda Bull (AUS)
  • Wu Man (CHINA)
  • The Yearlings (AUS)

The Planet Talks program includes –

  • Bruce Thom AM (Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists and Emeritus Professor University of Sydney)
  • Cate Blanchett & Andrew Upton (Sydney Theatre Company)
  • Giselle Weybrecht (USA) (Author of The Sustainable MBA)
  • Hunter Lovins (USA) (Founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions)
  • Samantha Mostyn (Founder of the ‘1 Million Women’ movement)
  • Robyn Williams (ABC: The Science Show)
  • Ian Lowe OA (President of Australian Conservation Foundation)
  • John McTernan (UK) (Global expert on public service leadership, adviser to Tony Blair)
  • Matthew Wright (Director, Beyond Zero Emissions)
  • Rod Quantock (Australian Comedian)
  • Mike Young (Director, Environment Institute Adelaide University)
  • Mike Sandiford (Director, Melbourne Energy Institute & Professor of Geology Melbourne University)
  • Paul Gilding (Author of The Great Disruption, former Head of Greenpeace International)
  • Peter Cosier (Director, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists)
  • Prof Lesley Hughes (Head of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University and Climate Change Commissioner)
  • Roy Neel (USA) (Vice President Al Gore’s Chief of Staff)
  • Paul Willis (Director, RiAus)
  • Stephen Pekar (USA) (Assoc Professor School of Earth & Environmental Science, Queens College New York State)
  • Tim Stubbs (Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists)
  • Bernie Hobbs ( ABC: The New Inventors)
  • Associate Professor David Paton
  • Dominic Skinner (Freshwater Ecology Expert)
  • Associate Professor Keith Walker
  • Dr Graham Turner (Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems)
  • Fiona Heinrichs (Author, Sleepwalking to Catastrophe)

THE SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM – is being developed in collaboration with the Environment Institute and the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists.

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When: 21-23 October 2011
Where: Long Gully, Belair National Park

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