These are very challenging times for everyone as the world struggles to manage the spread and consequences of Covid-19, the coronavirus.
At the very centre of our consideration is the health, safety and welfare of our festival goers, our partners and our very special team of staff, contractors and volunteers who make WOMAD possible. These are people who have borne the brunt of the impact of the cancellation of events around the world, losing their livelihoods as the industry they have invested so much into unravels without warning.
At WOMAD we are examining the advice of the government, other authorities and of course the healthcare professionals before making a final decision on what actions we should be taking to lead by example and help to keep everyone in the WOMAD community safe and well.
We ask you to bear with us whilst we make our decision which we promise to do as soon as possible. We are very much aware of the impact of our actions on so many people and we want to take the time to get it right.
Thank you for your continued support and understanding.
The WOMAD Team