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Womad banks on another decade
Womad is here to stay - for another decade.
The three-day World of Music and Dance extravaganza has taken place in New Plymouth's Brooklands Park every summer since 2003 and has generated $125.9 million over that time, event organisers said.
Last week on Wednesday October 17, details of the 15th festival, which will take place in March 2019, were announced at an event in Wellington attended by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
Womad International director Mike Large told those assembled in the Parliament Buildings' Grand Hall that Womad would remain in Taranaki for at least ten more years, until 2029. Previously the festival had been reviewed for renewal every three years, but the next review won't be until 2025.
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*Tui Ora is a partner of WOMAD 2019, and has been supporting the festival since 2003.