30 Nov 2020

WOMAD 2021 to go ahead despite festival Trust pulling out

From Midday Report, 12:45 pm on 30 November 2020

The company behind the WOMAD brand is confident it can put on a festival in New Plymouth next year, even though the local organiser is pulling out of the 2021 event.

The Taranaki Arts Festival Trust (TAFT) says with the global uncertainty surrounding Covid-19, it was too risky for it to be involved.

The WOMAD International director, Chris Smith, told our New Plymouth reporter, Robin Martin, he's optimistic the show will go on.