Taranaki Arts Festival Trust documentary looks back on 30 years of festivals

  After looking massive loses straight in the eye, New Zealand’s second oldest arts festival trust is celebrating 30 years of putting on shows. And if it wasn’t for Covid-19, the Taranaki Arts Festival Trust (Taft) probably wouldn’t have had time to properly commemorate the achievement. “We lost the rights to present Womad at the […]

Womad 2022 likely to be all Kiwi lineup

Organisers of New Zealand’s Womad say the three-day festival is moving towards and all Kiwi lineup for 2022. Taranaki Arts Festival Trust (Taft) chief executive Suzanne Porter said there may be a chance artists from Australia and the Cook Islands could be secured if Covid-19 allows, but next year’s lineup would be largely New Zealand […]

Welcome back WOMAD NZ!

WOMAD, the world’s festival, is delighted that following New Plymouth District Council’s announcement of a host city agreement with WOMAD International, New Zealand’s premier international festival will return to its home of the last 18 years in the stunning Brooklands Park in Taranaki in 2022.   After a year off in 2021 due to the […]