WOMADelaide festival locked in for another five years

WOMADelaide has extended its partnership with South Australia until 2029.

WOMADelaide has locked in another five years in Adelaide after the South Australian Government reaffirmed its commitment to the global arts festival.

The partnership began in 1992, with this year’s festival featuring a lineup of 700 artists from more than 40 countries.

“WOMADelaide has well and truly cemented its home in South Australia, another five years locked in – building on an incredible 32 years in our state,” said Premier Peter Malinauskas.

“We choose to invest in world-leading arts events like WOMADelaide because they add to the richness of our community and deliver significant economic benefits.”

Tourism Minister Bettison said WOMADelaide was an integral element of the State’s calendar of events including the Adelaide Fringe and Adelaide Festival, which all helped push hotel occupancy rates to new highs.

“WOMADelaide is an icon on the calendar of our Mad March major events and a wonderful tourism drawcard for South Australia,” she said.

“It is fitting we announce another five years of WOMADelaide today, as our state’s festivals in February have boosted hotel occupancy in Adelaide to a record high.”