Swansea International Jazz Festival will not be taking place this year, due to a delay in a decision about funding.
Artistic director and founder Dave Cottle has explained that the big multi-venue waterfront gathering won’t be happening.
Despite its growing success, the festival relies on public subsidy – the Arts Council of Wales and Swansea City Council are the two biggest supporters, accounting for around half of the budget.
But, with increasing pressure on public spending, they won’t be able to confirm any support until March – just three months before the festival was due to happen. And that doesn’t leave enough time to organise such a major event.
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