WOMADelaide - Australia's largest and most loved world music and dance festival will turn into a four-day event in 2010 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Adelaide Festival.
Premier Mike Rann announced the extended world music festival in London following a meeting with the new UK-based Executive Director of Womad, Mike Large.
"I am delighted that WOMADelaide 2010 - to be held in Adelaide's Botanic Park on March 5-8 - will become a special four-day event next year.
"After record advance ticket sales in 2009, Womad was keen to create a special event for this 50th Adelaide Festival and to the festival fans for their years of incredible and enthusiastic support.
"Festival goers will now have an extra day to enjoy the familiar balance of sounds, sights and space that everyone loves about WOMADelaide."