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25 June 2019

WOMAD NZ 2020 strong partnership base announced

Ahead of the first public release of pre-sale tickets for WOMAD 2020, the internationally established three-day world music, arts and dance festival announces its partnership base for the next three years (2020, 2021 and 2022) and its 10-year host city partnership with New Plymouth District Council. 

WOMAD NZ will remain in Taranaki hosted in the stunning TSB Bowl of Brooklands, Pukekura Park until 2029. 

“WOMAD is part of Taranaki’s DNA and we look forward to the next decade in our host city partnership as we continue to Build a Lifestyle Capital,” says New Plymouth District Mayor Neil Holdom. 

“WOMAD, and what it stands for, is very special to us and is at its best in special places, which is why we’re so pleased Taranaki has made WOMAD welcome for another 10 years.  The long-term commitment with NPDC as host city and the support of our partners gives WOMAD NZ the confidence to plan ahead, building on the already successful festival, and to bring even more of the world to New Plymouth,” says Mike Large, WOMAD International.

Amongst the lineup of partners supporting WOMAD for the next three years will be familiar organisations with the likes of TSB and Todd Energy again supporting the event. Todd Energy has been a partner since WOMAD first came to Taranaki 16 years ago.

“Todd Energy is proud to once again confirm our support for WOMAD New Zealand, committing to another three-years as an event partner for this amazing festival held each year here in Taranaki,” says Todd Energy CEO, Dr Joanna Breare.

“Sponsoring major events like WOMAD is a core focus for us at Todd Energy, where we contribute to community wellbeing and economic growth across the region. We were particularly pleased to have also sponsored the Zero Waste recycling programme this year and in the future,” says Dr Breare.

Not only is this three-day festival a place for discovery through workshops and speakers, delectable foods and a melting pot of music from every corner of the world but also injects millions into the region each year. 

From the 2019 festival alone $6.5million in GDP was generated in the Taranaki region.     

 “We’ve supported this special and iconic event for the past decade because WOMAD enhances our region, generates significant social and economic benefits, and puts Taranaki on the national and international stage. TSB and the team are extremely proud to be involved,” says Donna Cooper, TSB CEO 

Planning and artist programming is well underway for 2020 however punters are able to secure their spot at this award winning event with pre-sale tickets available to the public from Monday July 1.   

“We believe WOMAD NZ is more important than ever in our community and globally to help build a society that respects and learns from others differences. WOMAD 2020 will continue to celebrate the world’s differences and aims to excite, inform and create awareness for all attendees,” says Emere Wano, Event Director & NZ Programme Manager, WOMAD NZ

“We encourage people to get in quick to not miss out on the best ticket price with our 2020 pre-sale,” adds Wano.  
WOMAD NZ would like to acknowledge all its partners who will contribute to the success of next year’s  WOMAD happening 13 – 15 March 2020 and into the future:

TSB, Todd Energy (Event Partners), NPDC (Host City Partner), Venture Taranaki (Regional Partner), TSB Community Trust (Community Partners), Hooker Pacific, Boon, Tui Ora, OMV (Programme Partners), RNZ, The Most (Media Partners), The Southern Trust, South Taranaki District Council, Te Puni Kokiri, NZCT and the Lion Foundation (Event Supporters).          

WOMAD New Zealand is on March 13 -15, 2020 at Brooklands Park in New Plymouth. 
Tickets are on sale from 1 July from   

The internationally established three day festival brings together artists from all over the globe to celebrate the world’s many forms of music, arts and dance.