There has been a massive reduction in the price of tickets for the first night of the 16th edition of the World Creole Music Festival.
Tickets which were being sold for $120 can now be purchased for $50.
That’s because the Government of Dominica has decided to declare the first night of the event “Dominica Night.”
“The government of Dominica has taken a decision to declare Friday night at the World Music Creole Festival as Dominica Night,” Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said on Tuesday. “And we’ve decided further to reduce the price of World Creole Music Festival tickets from the usual $120 to $50 for Friday night.” he said.
The prime minister pointed out that the decision was taken in recognition of the fact that Dominicans have been supporting the festival for the past 16 years. “We wanted there to be a greater participation of a wider section of the Dominican community, and of course our patrons from overseas, on this night and therefore we took the decision to reduce the price….” he noted.
He said more information will be provided by the Dominica Festivals Committee later on Tuesday.
The 16th edition of the WCMF, being held this weekend, will pay homage to local musical icon Jeff Jo.