A year ago WOMADelaide director Ian Scobie announced backstage that it could be the “last time we are all together” for some time.
- WOMADelaide 2021 begins on Friday in a smaller format and at a different location
- The festival opted for an all-Australian line-up in the face of international travel restrictions
- WOMAD New Zealand has been cancelled but organisers remain hopeful that the UK’s event can go ahead in July
By “we”, he meant the record 97,000 audience members and artists in attendance.
By “last time”, he was referring to pandemic restrictions that would begin seven days after the festival.
Twelve months later, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to prompt lockdowns across the world and put other festivals in doubt, Mr Scobie…