30 Nov 2020

Behind scenes at WOMAD: Discord over Covid-19 risks

From Checkpoint, 5:43 pm on 30 November 2020

The organiser of WOMAD says it had little choice but to pull out of the 2021 event.

The Taranaki Arts Festival Trust says it risked losing millions of dollars and going broke if Covid-19 disrupted the festival. WOMAD UK, however, says it is pushing on with plans for a New Zealand festival in March, drawing on Kiwi talent.

RNZ Taranaki Whanganui reporter Robin Martin has more.