It has been announced that WOMADelaide has been secured in South Australia until 2024.
The announcement, which was released earlier this month, elaborated on the decision:
The South Australian Government today announced that it has secured a five-year license extension and an exclusive arrangement with WOMAD Ltd in the UK, to guarantee the future of the WOMADelaide festival in Adelaide until 2024 as well as supported a major development program for the festival.
The renewed and increased State Government support provided via the South Australian Tourism Commission’s Events South Australia will ensure that WOMADelaide can significantly develop and expand its programming, while continuing to present one of the nation’s most diverse and engaging outdoor festival programs of music, arts and dance, visual arts, street theatre, speakers and family-friendly entertainment which has secured its place as a major events tourism drawcard for the state.
South Australia’s Premier and Minister for the Arts, The Hon Jay Weatherill also commented on the announcement:
Guaranteeing WOMADelaide’s place in South Australia is not only a boost for the arts sector, but also for tourism and the associated industries, as 45% of the festival’s audience comes from interstate. This unique festival delivers a $15.1 million Economic Impact annually, and with increased capacity from 2018, the value of WOMAD will continue to grow.
WOMADelaide will be held March 9-12 in 2018.
For more information, head to: https://www.womadelaide.com.au/