FoS 2020

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mike425

10 posts

12 months

Thursday 26th March
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I have just received the email about the postponing of the event. I have dropped them an email to see if I can get a refund on it. I bought two grands worth of tickets which I would rather have the cash for than keep on with it being postponed.

I really personally cannot see how they will run the event this year. If the government have got on top of this virus by then, are they really going to want tens of thousands of people gathering in one area and risking the whole thing starting again?

I do think a lot of these even organisers are being naive rather than optimistic!

ukaskew

5,618 posts

173 months

Thursday 26th March
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With MM they will refund if you phone the ticket office.

ewand

597 posts

166 months

Thursday 26th March
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ukaskew said:
AllezWasps said:
How on earth can you run the 78MM, FOS and Revival all potentially within a few weeks of each other?
And prep would need to start whilst we are still in the thick of it I would have thought, which is a pretty brave decision to make financially.
I suppose you could run the MM and Revival within a few weeks of each other, and that way only have to do the setup once ... but for FoS to be late summer, they'd realistically need to start doing the build by July, and who knows if we'll be back to normal by then...

SydneyBridge

4,904 posts

110 months

Thursday 26th March
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They could combine them all together for one amazing 4 day event...

RichB

42,929 posts

236 months

Thursday 26th March
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SydneyBridge said:
They could combine them all together for one amazing 4 day event...
No thank you... The MM is so different to the Revival with all the crowds.

Dr Interceptor

5,707 posts

148 months

Thursday 26th March
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I've got the circuit booked (for a large event) on the Sunday of the August bank holiday weekend, I'm wondering if they will contact me as that weekend would be ideal for MM, with Revival then two weeks later.

oilandwater

1,377 posts

142 months

Thursday 26th March
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If they postpone the Revival to later or next year even, how do we stand as to refunds of tickets? I’ve spent over £2000 on tickets, the hotel can be cancelled last minute, I’m coming from Cheshire.
Lucky to actually get a hotel, but if he changes the dates it will be hell trying to get another hotel in time as they are booked up well in advance.
So does postponed = no refund?
Cancelled = refund?

ukaskew

5,618 posts

173 months

Thursday 26th March
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oilandwater said:
If they postpone the Revival to later or next year even, how do we stand as to refunds of tickets? I’ve spent over £2000 on tickets, the hotel can be cancelled last minute, I’m coming from Cheshire.
Lucky to actually get a hotel, but if he changes the dates it will be hell trying to get another hotel in time as they are booked up well in advance.
So does postponed = no refund?
Cancelled = refund?
I'm not sure on the legalities but with MM they were willing to refund by phone. I imagine that would also involve returning the ticket, as presumably they will be re-used (the ticket fob alone does not look like a cheap exercise!). I'm not sure but presumably the QR codes on the back of the fob are not all unique, i.e. they may not be able to cancel an individual ticket.

The cynic in me thinks if they hold off as long as possible and only announce that the MM has been cancelled later this year, the vast majority of people will happily let their ticket roll over to March 2021. Possibly less of an issue with FoS as not so many tickets will have been sold yet.


Edited by ukaskew on Thursday 26th March 15:49

mike425

10 posts

12 months

Thursday 26th March
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I emailed them for clarity and got a mostly generic response that they were busy.

However, they did say that if they re-arrange it and I am not happy with the date I can have a refund.

I think I might just hassle them for the refund now tbh.

TubbyNorman

208 posts

133 months

Thursday 26th March
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FoS postponed. Official, e-mail from the top man.

ecsrobin

10,478 posts

117 months

Thursday 26th March
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TubbyNorman said:
FoS postponed. Official, e-mail from the top man.
Normally best to read the comments before you post.