WOMAD 2019

 
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New Zealand’s international arts festival, WOMAD will be
held this weekend in New Plymouth. The festival is being staged in Pukekura Park,
which is one of New Zealand’s most wonderful parks. WOMAD starts on Friday
night, and concert-goers are encouraged to wear fancy dress for this first,
opening night. The festival will run through to Sunday night. There are seven
stages for performances from all around the world.

Tickets cost $295 for one adult to attend the full three-day festival. There is a warning out that people are selling fake tickets, and you should buy tickets from the WOMAD New Zealand website here.

The festival is alcohol-free, so you can’t bring alcohol
into the area, but you can bring food. It promises to be a family-friendly
event as there are arts and crafts workshops as well as performances for
children.

There is an extensive campsite nearby and you can buy separate
tickets to camp there through the WOMAD website. Basic camping at the festival
costs $80 per person per night but children with their families can camp for
free.

There are a number of special camping villages inside the
festival area. If you want to, you can camp in the tepee village. The smallest
tepee will sleep two people, and costs $715 for the weekend. If this is too
rough for you, there is always glamping where two people can stay in a luxury
camp ground for $1,485. Here tents are carpeted and lit. They have inner sprung
mattresses and are close to kitchen and bathroom facilities.

Vocabulary:

fancy dress: this is a little bit like cosplay, where
party-goers wear unusual and fun clothes.

alcohol-free: this means alcohol is banned, not free of charge!

workshop: a workshop is like a short course or seminar

extensive: large and varied

bach: a holiday home. If you want to rent a bach, you can use a website called www.bookabach.co.nz

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