16 -18 March 2018
is thrilled to deliver its first artist announcement for WOMAD 2018, with the classic chart-topping Kiwi hitmakers;
Photo credit: Harry Hunter from entropico.com.au
Dragon who since forming in 1972, have produced a stack of rock anthems including April Sun in Cuba, Are You Old Enough, Young Years, and Rain. Their WOMAD 2018 performance will be a homecoming of sorts as Dragon founding member Todd Hunter, and his late brother Marc, were born and raised in Waitara, Taranaki. The Hunter brothers spent many long summer days on holiday in New Plymouth at their Aunt’s place across the road from the stunning 55-acre Brooklands Park and the TSB Bowl of Brooklands; the home of WOMAD NZ for the past fourteen years.
Todd has advised WOMAD festival goers to be “prepared to sing your hearts out with a bunch of happy human beings”.
Emere Wano – Programme Manager, Event Director says “A legacy born out of hard work, these timeless Kiwi rockers will get you up air-guitaring and singing, and as one reviewer put it, ‘if they don’t then you need your pulse checked’.”
Dragon: ‘Rain’ – Live in Christchurch 2014