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Any news on 2019 Defqon 1?

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shaolincrane
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Any news on 2019 Defqon 1?

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I planned on attending this years Defqon 1 but haven't been able to find any information beyond the notice in September that officials were going to have it removed.

I took a gamble and booked a flight(for stupid cheap) and figured worst case I'd spend another week in Sydney and head to Massif. It would be cool though to know it's going to happen this year on the proposed dates from what I saw on the/some FB page. (September 14)

Does anyone have any new info?

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I would say it is extraordinarily unlikely it will be on this year
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solarized
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Am I right in thinking people die there every year? My mate lives in Sydney and he told me they hate it
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2013, 2015 and 2018 the only years where there was a death. thank christ there wasn't one when I played there in 2016.
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shaolincrane
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Post by shaolincrane »

Well, seems any time we have any festival in California someone dies, I'm pretty sure every year since EDC has moved to Vegas there has been a death too.

I saw that the PM had rescinded her statement of cancelling it and Hard News said something about them waiting for the permits, The Regatta Centre still shows it being on the calendar this year.

It's not the end of the world if they don't have it, but would be cool to go if they do. Was really just curious.

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Vicious
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The government are forcing festival promoters to pay for the police and ambulance to be present, a festival had to be cancelled because they couldn't afford the $200k+ for extra police. If Defqon 1 is on it will be like $500 tickets. https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/m ... ae40832e9e
There will be a “user-pays” system where the festival will be charged for police, ambulance and other services on site, including “chill-out spaces”.

These charges will be individually determined, festival by festival.

“Unless the festival agrees to the police bill, they will be denied their festival licence,” a slide read. “There is currently no method available to festival organisers to query these fees or be provided any transparency or justification for these fees,” one of the slides read.

On top of this, an additional fee was proposed to cover the cost of “administration fees” incurred by Liquor and Gaming NSW of somewhere between 60 cents and 2 dollars per ticket sold. The cost will be “scaled according to risk”.

Any event with a capacity over 2000 people with multiple music acts, occurring over a five-hour period, where music is the primary focus, will be classified as a festival and will be subject to the new laws.

A concert will remain defined as such if it only has two headliners, two support acts has a duration of less than five hours.

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Vicious wrote:The government are forcing festival promoters to pay for the police and ambulance to be present, a festival had to be cancelled because they couldn't afford the $200k+ for extra police. If Defqon 1 is on it will be like $500 tickets. https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/m ... ae40832e9e
There will be a “user-pays” system where the festival will be charged for police, ambulance and other services on site, including “chill-out spaces”.

These charges will be individually determined, festival by festival.

“Unless the festival agrees to the police bill, they will be denied their festival licence,” a slide read. “There is currently no method available to festival organisers to query these fees or be provided any transparency or justification for these fees,” one of the slides read.

On top of this, an additional fee was proposed to cover the cost of “administration fees” incurred by Liquor and Gaming NSW of somewhere between 60 cents and 2 dollars per ticket sold. The cost will be “scaled according to risk”.

Any event with a capacity over 2000 people with multiple music acts, occurring over a five-hour period, where music is the primary focus, will be classified as a festival and will be subject to the new laws.

A concert will remain defined as such if it only has two headliners, two support acts has a duration of less than five hours.
wtf

Puszek
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Post by Puszek »

Q-dance has just revealed that Defqon.1 will not return to Australia this year: “Warriors, it is with great sadness to inform you that Defqon.1 Festival will not return to Australia this year.”

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