Anti Wave International is the original suppliers of top performance swim, aquatic sports, leisure and pool programming equipment. Founded in 1971, Anti Wave International is proud of its…read more
Falls Music and Arts Festival class action goes to trial
A class action involving up to nearly 80 concert goers injured in stampede at the Falls Music and Arts Festival will go to trial next month.
The multimillion-dollar class action involves festival attendees injured during a stampede at the Festival in 2016. The fanss were leaving Australian band the DMAs’ performance to see London Grammar on another stage when the overcrowded exit became congested, causing a panic which saw many people being injured and trampled on.
The stampede resulted in 19 revellers being hospitalised and 76 people needing first aid treatment.
The case will now go to trial in the Melbourne Supreme Court on 19th November after the parties failed to reach a court settlement in a second attempt last week.
Damages are likely to be in excess of $4 million, according to lawyers leading the case.
The Festival started in 1993, with a small one-day concert, held in Lorne named Rock Above The Falls. Its initial success saw it expand, becoming a multi-day music festival held annually across the country - in Lorne, Marion Bay, Yelgun and Fremantle - over the New Year’s Eve and January period.
The Festival has a strong focus on sustainability, winning multiple awards over the years including being named the winner of the Major Festival category of the Australian Event Awards in 2014.
Image: Still from amateur footage the crowd crush happened. Source:Supplied
30th December 2017 - Police investigate sexual assault in Falls Festival mosh pit
11th December 2017 - ‘Insufficient evidence’ to prosecute Falls Festival organiser over crowd crush
17th March 2017 - Fans launch class action lawsuit over injuries Falls Festival
2nd January 2017 - Falls Festival organisers defend safety record
31st December 2016 - 19 injured in crowd crush at Falls Festival
17th August 2016 - Eventbrite research shows Australians love festivals
30th June 2016 - Falls Festival headed to Western Australia for new Fremantle event
30th June 2015 - Appeal of jumping pillow decision falls flat
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
Track. Engage. Retain GreeneDesk is a suite of cloud based software solutions helping health clubs, leisure centres and swim schools to effectively track progression, improve customer engagement and…read more
We are Aussie Strength. The ultimate supplier for Commercial Gym Equipment that's built to deliver in the toughest environments. From USA-Built hardcore weight training equipment from Arsenal…read more
Lander & Rogers' Sports Business Group is the leading sports law practice in Australia, representing over 150 national and international sporting bodies. Our clients include international…read more
revolutioniseSPORT is the emerging market leader in online club management in Australia. Whether it is memberships, registrations, events, online sales or governance tools - revolutioniseSPORT is the…read more
Clubware’s online gym software is not your run of the mill management system. It has been carefully designed to incorporate all the elements that a fitness club would need. How did we do that?…read more
AQUASPIN™ - Aqua Cycling Aquaspin™’s sessions have been specially designed by our Master Trainer to be challenging yet fun group cycling sessions. Each session is tailored to…read more
Hidroplay welcomes you to the exciting world of children's Playscapes, waterslide's and Water Attractions. Appealing to families, Hidroplay increases patronage in your facility during those…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!