Organisers blame government as Womad festival cancelled again

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Co-founder Peter Gabriel factors to lack of insurance coverage help as pageant is known as off for second yr

Womad pageant has been cancelled for the second yr in a row, with the co-founder Peter Gabriel blaming the federal government’s refusal to offer insurance coverage help for festivals and a scarcity of readability on how large-scale occasions ought to proceed after the proposed lockdown easing on 19 July.

“We really feel that our viewers, artists, employees and contractors, who've been amazingly supportive all through all this, will perceive the necessity for us to behave to ensure our survival,” Gabriel stated in a press release.

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