The organisers of WOMAD (World of Music, Arts, and Dance) Festival have mentioned Brexit is making it tougher to e book artists.

Potential artists concern they received’t be capable to enter the United Kingdom as a result of uncertainty surrounding the UK’s departure from the European Union.

Chris Smith, who runs the competition, mentioned: “It is tougher to e book artists due to Brexit. We are struggling to beat it and let artists know they're welcome right here and folks nonetheless wish to expertise their nice music.

“Lots of artists are discovering they'll get to Europe however concern taking the following step to the UK, notably if there's there isn't any passport union.”

Although the visa software course of for the competition will not have opened but, Smith worries it might be troublesome.

WOMAD, held in Wiltshire, had issues with visas final yr, with artists unable to carry out due to delays.

WOMAD was based by former Genesis member Peter Gabriel in 1982.

This yr's version takes place from July 25 to 28. More info may be discovered here.

Harry Lye is a contract author, observe him on Twitter

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