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Organisers blame government as Womad festival cancelled again

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Co-founder Peter Gabriel points to lack of insurance support as festival is called off for second year

Womad festival has been cancelled for the second year in a row, with the co-founder Peter Gabriel blaming the government’s refusal to provide insurance support for festivals and a lack of clarity on how large-scale events should proceed after the proposed lockdown easing on 19 July.

“We feel that our audience, artists, staff and contractors, who have been amazingly supportive throughout all this, will understand the need for us to act to guarantee our survival,” Gabriel said in a statement.

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from The Guardian https://ift.tt/3wcdxI5
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