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  1. When I said "as if it's not going to be extended" it was with quite a lot of sarcasm - sorry for not being clearer on an international forum It's ridiculous for them to be suggesting that info will be available on the 11th, when there's no way that Spain will be in the clear by then.
  2. A few people have had replies from Primavera resellers, and the festival are saying that they'll provide more info on alternatives (refunds etc.) once Spain's "state of alarm" is over and actually quoting the 11th April, as if it's not going to be extended. Until then they apparently don't have to consider any refunds. I assume that even if Mad Cool moved/cancelled they'd be in the same situation, so they're probably hanging on to see what happens. While July is likely a write off, it's conceivable that in a few weeks (as new cases are at least levelling off in many European countries) they'll have a better idea of whether they cancel, or aim for September. Right now, it's probably easiest for them to simply not make a decision.
  3. You can do it on Facebook. Just go to https://www.facebook.com/madcoolfestival and in the about section to the left, you can click Send Message, or just below it has their email (info@madcool.es). They may not be quick replying, or you may get a generic reply, but worth a shot.
  4. I would message them on Facebook first. Stopping payments may mean you lose everything you've paid so far. The Force Majeure term is there for all the tickets on Mad Cool - not just the flex ones. (https://madcoolfestival.es/en/tickets-conditions.php See point 9), but it's almost certainly included in the terms for most festivals, even though they have generally been offering refunds. You may also have additional cover if you paid by credit card in the UK (not sure about other countries). I would reach out, and ask before doing anything.
  5. The interview I read suggested hardly anyone had it. SXSW said they were covered for things like terrorist incidents and weather, but didn't have it for this.
  6. Are you sure about that? I read a while back an interview with an insurance broker, and he said that very few festivals take out insurance for health emergencies. They all have some insurance, and may have cancellation insurance, but it tends to be for specific events they think may happen (e.g. in certain places weather/flooding issues), not a generic policy that covers everything.
  7. It just wasn't very clear. He posted a clarification on twitter last night as a lot of people had interpreted the story the same way.
  8. He's now clarified that he didn't say his model was wrong. The 500,000 figure is what they believed was likely in the UK if we went on with normal life. He's even said that they think Covid-19 is actually more contagious than when they calculated the figure. The 20,000 is what he believes is likely if we maintain the social distancing/isolation measures. Given the huge difference, it's quite possible normal life won't be "risked" for some considerable time.
  9. I'd expect Mad Cool, having been around a few years now, and being generally successful, should be ok so long as they're not committed to paying bands. I wouldn't be surprised to see a few struggle others struggle though.
  10. One difference with Glastonbury is that it's so hard to get tickets, they can probably assume most people will hang on to their tickets for next year, rather than cancel. Most other festivals will be facing refunds, with likely no insurance for this scenario, and the possibility of going bust - hence they may hang on as long as possible.
  11. I can see there's some difference - but you'd assume they've taken the decision with more information. If artists are pulling out/postponing/cancelling then all the festivals will fall like dominoes. You're not likely to get Taylor Swift turning up for half a festival run.
  12. Now that Glastonbury has cancelled I wouldn't be surprised if the rest follow. Ah well. Stuck at home with less to look forward to ...
  13. This morning it seemed straightforward as most countries appear to be trying to contain things as much as possible, and start bringing infections down within weeks. If that worked, then we'd be fine. Now though, the UK Govt are aiming to push the peak for infections into June/July. However, they also seem to be suggesting that large events aren't that dangerous, and that they wouldn't mind if a lot of young people got Coronavirus as their symptoms are likely to be mild and it helps with herd immunity. Given the different approaches, in England and Wales we might end up being encouraged to go to festivals here, but be banned from travelling overseas!
  14. I wouldn't expect anything to be honest
  15. Thanks - I managed with the Spanish, but just wanted an idea of the tone. With any festival you get a few bands falling ill etc. and getting replaced, so just trying to gauge if it was surprises for us or the organisers
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