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14 minutes ago, BenG92 said:

My girlfriend just lost her job this morning thanks to covid killing the events industry temporarily. No, it's not egocentric to be thinking about getting some much needed money back on something we won't be going to.

I'd click Like it but it would seem that I'm happy about Your GF losing job. That sucks. All of it sucks big time.

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For one time... Nice quality names still to come for RW. A lot of them. A lot of great female acts too. This batch of names was logic. People who are liking the more commercial names are happy no

Are you also an insider in the World Health Organization?

Thanks for reminding us, over and over again...

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For the moment Rock Werchter is still going on. A lot of scenarios are on the table.
On this moment we are downscaling the festival. I don’t expect any foreigners on the festival too. 

 

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1 minute ago, Ken19 said:

For the moment Rock Werchter is still going on. A lot of scenarios are on the table.
On this moment we are downscaling the festival. I don’t expect any foreigners on the festival too. 

 

Do you know anything about other festivals taking place in the same period? Are they all somehow cooperating in these hard times?

Is postponement on the table too? I guess in such a scenario other festivals would have to follow too in order to make it profitable for bands.

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6 minutes ago, mln said:

Do you know anything about other festivals taking place in the same period? Are they all somehow cooperating in these hard times?

Is postponement on the table too? I guess in such a scenario other festivals would have to follow too in order to make it profitable for bands.

No idea, enough work to do now for our own events. 

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12 minutes ago, Ken19 said:

For the moment Rock Werchter is still going on. A lot of scenarios are on the table.
On this moment we are downscaling the festival. I don’t expect any foreigners on the festival too. 

 

So, only Belgian bands for Belgian people? What a strange scenario...

Thanks for sharing your info, Ken.

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54 minutes ago, Ken19 said:

For the moment Rock Werchter is still going on. A lot of scenarios are on the table.
On this moment we are downscaling the festival. I don’t expect any foreigners on the festival too. 

 

Don't think it's right that if a half arsed festival takes place then we, the early ticket buyers, get excluded (due to travel restrictions) and not refunded.

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1 hour ago, Ken19 said:

For the moment Rock Werchter is still going on. A lot of scenarios are on the table.
On this moment we are downscaling the festival. I don’t expect any foreigners on the festival too. 

 

that include the bands, Ken?

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1 hour ago, DDave said:

that include the bands, Ken?

Wait and see... 

I think that the plans that are on the table are realistic and that everyone can go to a festival next summer, but in their own country. And yes, there will be not a solid solution for everyone. 

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31 minutes ago, Ken19 said:

Wait and see... 

I think that the plans that are on the table are realistic and that everyone can go to a festival next summer, but in their own country. And yes, there will be not a solid solution for everyone. 

On another purely selfish note as we're supposed to be going to it - any news about the TW Classic? 

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18 minutes ago, DDave said:

On another purely selfish note as we're supposed to be going to it - any news about the TW Classic? 

Hard to say something about it. It is logistically much easier to organise. 95% of the crowd are Belgians. 

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4 minutes ago, Ken19 said:

Hard to say something about it. It is logistically much easier to organise. 95% of the crowd are Belgians. 

And only having 6 bands on helps. 

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I don‘t really get the idea. For sure governments around Europe will lift travel bans and border closures BEFORE allowing public gatherings again.

Reducing the crowd? Get it. Excluding non-Belgians? Don‘t get it.

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3 hours ago, Ken19 said:

Wait and see... 

I think that the plans that are on the table are realistic and that everyone can go to a festival next summer, but in their own country. And yes, there will be not a solid solution for everyone. 

Strange.. At livenation as well as in the village of Werchter they know that the festival probably will be canceled. And not just an average person in town... 

Experts say that even a big barbeque in summer is not a good idea. So what about a festival even if it is downscaled.  

I think it's very difficult to predict at the moment. Let's hope first that everybody stays healthy and safe. And then let's see how it develops.

 

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46 minutes ago, Gossard said:

Any chance you could also tell us the lottery numbers for next Saturday mr. prophet man? ;) 😛 

Can't see how it can be on mate, festivals in May and June are all getting pulled. Do people expect a festival first week of July to go ahead? A festival which has customers from all over Europe.

I don't think Sziget will go ahead and that well into August.

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7 minutes ago, thetime said:

Can't see how it can be on mate, festivals in May and June are all getting pulled. Do people expect a festival first week of July to go ahead? A festival which has customers from all over Europe.

I don't think Sziget will go ahead and that well into August.

I agree with you, I was just trying to be funny ;)

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4 hours ago, Festilitis said:

Strange.. At livenation as well as in the village of Werchter they know that the festival probably will be canceled. And not just an average person in town... 

Experts say that even a big barbeque in summer is not a good idea. So what about a festival even if it is downscaled.  

I think it's very difficult to predict at the moment. Let's hope first that everybody stays healthy and safe. And then let's see how it develops.

 

Yeah... never met you in the meetings I guess? Everybody has a reliable source these days. 
So many people in the business are needing us. We will not cancel the festival before we did everything we can.

Rock Werchter was not on the list. But we strongly support the announcement of our colleagues today.

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2 hours ago, Ken19 said:

Yeah... never met you in the meetings I guess? Everybody has a reliable source these days. 
So many people in the business needs us. We will not cancel the festival before we did everything we can.

It's tragic that the entertainment industry is taking a massive hit at the moment and you're completely right that lots of people in the business do need these events to go ahead. However the priority right now and for the foreseeable future is maintaining people's health and saving lives. So is it not irresponsible for RW and all the other festivals to be making plans to get thousands of people together in the next few months in a relatively small space when we're not even allowed to stand within 2 metres of each other in the queue for food at the supermarket? 

The speed this is moving at is causing Governments in every country, with all those resources and experts at their disposal, to have to change the advice they're giving and make u-turns on an almost daily basis. So quite how any music festival can make feasible contingency plans to go ahead in any capacity in the next few months is beyond me? Even in the very unlikely event things do start to calm down around May/June time (which incidentally is when it's predicted to peak in many European countries) then the scientific consensus is that it will flare up again once people start to socialise after restrictions are lifted. There's no way they will suddenly sanction mass gatherings of thousands of people standing right next to each other in fields or in huge, crowded tents. And would people even want to go when there's the very real risk of catching it, spreading it to family and friends and then having to go into isolation, lockdown etc again?

RW can make all the plans they like but they've got no control over what happens and will be totally reliant on the decisions Govts make to try and slow down the spread. Sorry to be so pessimistic but I've resigned myself to the fact that this summer's festival season is almost certainly a write off. I hope I'm wrong as otherwise it'll mean I'll miss out on my annual festival trip to Belgium (as well as family holidays to Holland in May and the United States in July) but this isn't going away any time soon.

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