The Womad roller-coaster is gearing up again with the artist lineup well underway and the first public tickets going on sale next week.
Event director and New Zealand programme manager Emere Wano says the planning is right on schedule and Womad 2020 is set to celebrate the amazing melting pot of cultures throughout the world.
“We believe Womad NZ is more important than ever in our community, and globally, to help build a society that respects and learns from others’ differences,” she says.
She says festival goers will be able to snap up pre-sale tickets to the 2020 event from Monday July 1.
“We encourage people to get in quick to not miss out on the best ticket price with our 2020 pre-sale,” Wano says.
The pre-sale tickets are the cheapest way to grab a three-day pass to the international music, arts and dance festival, but there are only 2500 available.
Ahead of the launch of the pre-sale tickets Womad has announced its partnership base for the next three years and its 10-year host city partnership with New Plymouth District Council.
New Plymouth district mayor Neil Holdom says Womad is part of Taranaki’s DNA and he is thrilled the festival is going to remain in the region until at least 2029.
Todd Energy CEO, Dr Joanna Breare said the company was proud to continuing supporting the “amazing festival.”
She said sponsoring Womad and the Zero Waste programme allowed the company to contribute to the community and economic growth across the region.
The three-day festival injects millions of dollars into the region each year, with the 2019 festival generating $6.5million in GDP in the Taranaki region.
TSB CEO Donna Cooper said the bank had supported this special and iconic event for the past decade “because WOMAD enhances our region, generates significant social and economic benefits, and puts Taranaki on the national and international stage.”
“TSB and the team are extremely proud to be involved,” she says.
* The other Womad sponsors include Venture Taranaki, TSB Community Trust, Hooker Pacific, Boon, Tui Ora, OMV, RNZ, The Most, The Southern Trust, South Taranaki District Council, Te Puni Kokiri, NZCT and the Lion Foundation.
WOMAD New Zealand
March 13 -15, 2020
Brooklands Park, New Plymouth
Three-day pre-sale adult tickets: $235
Tickets on sale from July 1 from www.womad.co.nz
There are also pre-sale camping and youth tickets available
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