The 2020 Womad celebration has been terminated as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Founder Peter Gabriel said its organisers had been “wishing, waiting as well as viewing” the scenario to see if the event might proceed in July.
Following government guidance as well as a conference with the neighborhood licensing authority, organisers chose to cancel the celebration. “Safety and security for every one of our festival-goers, musicians and our personnel went beyond everything,” claimed Gabriel.
Artists including the Flaming Lips, Angélique Kidjo, Fatoumata Diawara, Kate Tempest as well as Les Amazones d’Afrique resulted from do at this year’s Womad in Charlton Park, Wiltshire.
Gabriel claimed most of the musicians billed to show up had actually agreed to play the 2021 version of the festival which more details would be introduced in due course. “We hope to see you all at Charlton Park next year for a large celebration, when we have actually placed this meanie back in the bottle,” he stated.
Tickets for the 2020 festival are automatically valid for the 2021 festival, which will occur from 22-25 July. Ticket holders are likewise eligible for reimbursements.
Womad is the most recent significant UK celebration to cancel its 2020 plans owing to the coronavirus pandemic. Last month, Glastonbury announced that it would delay its 50th wedding anniversary events till 2021. Various other terminated events consist of London’s All Things East, the rock festival Download and install as well as the Island of Wight festival.
Yet numerous events stay on the calendar. British Summer Season Time Hyde Park has announced that the future of its organized occasions in London this July– consisting of headline performances by Taylor Swift and also Kendrick Lamar– continues to be under consultation. Checking out and Leeds festivals, due to occur over the August bank holiday weekend, are additionally billed to proceed.