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His answer to the flood insurance question(s) is very vague. He fucked up, he knows it. Feel sorry for him, but ultimately, a stupid decision to save $ esp given the recent erratic summer weather.
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His answer to the flood insurance question(s) is very vague. He fucked up, he knows it. Feel sorry for him, but ultimately, a stupid decision to save $ esp given the recent erratic summer weather.

But the erratic summer weather is precisely the reason that it is likely to be very expensive to obtain a policy which would respond to economic loss caused by cancellation in the event of flood, if you could obtain such a policy at all. Economic loss is more difficult/expensive to insure against than property damage, and getting flood insurance for an event held on a flood plain? This is unlikely to be the sort of insurance you can get as an off-the-shelf product.
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The T&Cs state: %u201CIn the case of an Event cancellation, refunds will be provided to patrons who have purchased tickets for the cancelled Event.%u201D So, is breach of contract an issue as well?

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You know what - props to Rigby and the Playground team for being able to put together the three replacement shows in such an unbelievably short timeframe, an impressive achievement for any event organiser. Props to him again for giving this interview and trying to be as open as possible about what is taking place behind the scenes. Understandably punters are angry and demanding refunds, which they are entitled to, but the emotional and financial stress this guy must be under right now is immense and I could not imagine many promoters handling it with the same calm headedness and openness as he has.
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Those replacement gigs were a heroic effort.
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Great interview Jack - you kept hammering him on the key points. Ok so he still tried to wriggle out but it's clear that in regards to why there was no flood insurance the answer is bascially "I'm a retard and wanted to maximise my profits, d'doh!".
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If you were to ask most festival promoters around the country, you would actually find out that most don't have insurance which is kinda scary
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I doubt many other promoters would even give an interview / explanation if they were in the same situation, guy clearly fucked up, shame it means the end of one of the few good festivals left in Australia.
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Lets not forget Mr. Rigby could have boarded a flight and left this whole horrible mess and legged it. Takes a character to stick it out and face the music.
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I hope he comes out stronger on the side, and this doesn't leave the dude broken. We all fuck up. It'd be a shame for the dude after trying so hard for the last 6 years, to just throw in the towel completely.
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I'd wager hardly any festivals have weather/force majeure insurance. That sort of insurance is so INCREDIBLY EXPENSIVE. As a small festival that lives off very small margins, taking out that insurance could be the difference between making and losing money.
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he's being completely honest at least...... If it were myself organising the festival i probably wouldnt have opted for flood insurance either. Its flooded like once it the past 15 years out there. Dam levels were looking fine 3 weeks out. It was really just that one huge storm cell that took warragama from 80% to overflowing in a week and a half that did it. Rotten Luck for everyone. What can anyone take from this. SHIT HAPPENS.....
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