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EVENT INDUSTRY UNITES IN LAWSUIT AGAINST DUTCH GOVERNMENT

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As a result of the new Corona measures, festival organizer ID&T, known for Mysteryland, Defqon.1, and Decibel Outdoor, announced on Friday night that it will initiate summary proceedings against the government. Today they announced that more than 30 other parties, including the organizers behind Intents Events, REBiRTH, 7th Sunday, Par-T, Shockerz, WiSH Outdoor, and many others, are joining them as co-claimants.

The parties disagree with the cabinet’s recent decision to categorically ban unplanned public events and see the decision as carelessly prepared and incorrect. The united organizers ask the preliminary injunction court for permission to allow public events that meet the Fieldlab conditions. These conditions for organizing a safe event without 1.5 meters distance have been drawn up on the basis of thorough research and the extensive experiments that Fieldlab Events carried out earlier this year and have also been endorsed by the Cabinet.

Ritty van Straalen, CEO of ID&T: “We have been overwhelmed by the expression of support from our visitors, artists and partners in recent days. The fact that so many parties from the market are joining us reflects well on the impact on the entire public events industry.”

Joop Soree, CEO of The Event Warehouse, organizer of Paaspop and WiSH Outdoor, among others: “We join ID&T and the imminent summary proceedings because of the enormous (financial) consequences of the lack of clarity that has arisen. We need to know where we, and the events industry stand.”

In addition to Hard Dance organizations, many other parties have joined: 24-Hour Solex Race, 4PM Entertainment, A Venue Events, Absolutely Fresh, Monkey Cage, Apex Event Productions, BeetjeDansen Events, BZB, Chasing the Hihat, De Wijze Uil, E&A, Elevations Events, Feestfabriek, First Vision, HockeyLoverz, Intents Events, Life Over Future, Minority Events, Nomads, One of the Guys, Par-T, Paaspop, Rebirth Events, Rotterdam Dance Parade, Sensation Events, Sportvibes, Thuishaven Events, Toffler, Trees of Live, UDC and ZeeZout.

UPDATE

It has just been announced that the hearing will take place on Friday, July 16 at 10:00 at the court in The Hague. As soon as more is known about the verdict we will let you know!

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