WOMAD Campground credit Peter Bennett


Pack your bags for a WOMAD weekend away because festival goers from South Taranaki can camp for free.

In a festival first WOMAD is offering South Taranaki and Stratford residents the chance to receive a free three-day general camping ticket when they purchase a three-day festival ticket.

TAFT chief executive Suzanne Porter said WOMAD wanted to make it easier for the whole of Taranaki to experience the award-winning festival this March.

“It can be a long drive home after a wonderful, action-packed day at WOMAD, so we want to remove that deterrent for people,” she said.

Porter said those who took up the offer would be able to experience the magic of WOMAD, as well as the comradery at the campsite.

“It’s a great way to get yourself out of your everyday life, and it’s just so easy - it’s a two minute walk from the campsite and then you’re at the festival. The campsite is also a very safe, family friendly area with regular patrols.”

Porter said it was the support of many partners, including the South Taranaki District Council and the TSB Community Trust, that helped WOMAD happen and be of economic benefit to the whole region.

“And although TAFT is based in New Plymouth we are committed to Taranaki as a whole and we want to see the whole of Taranaki coming together for WOMAD.”

There are 100 free general camping passes available and the offer runs from February 1 to March 1. To be eligible residents must buy their three-day WOMAD ticket from either the Stratford i-SITE or the South Taranaki i-SITE.

They must present an official document that includes their name and address to prove they are in fact a Stratford or South Taranaki resident. Documentation could include a rates invoice, a bank statement or a drivers licence with their address listed.

Reporters - for more information contact:
Sophie Kelly - TAFT Marketing and Communications Manager
Phone 64 6 759 8412 | Mobile +64 27 263 3104 | Sophie@taft.co.nz