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Refunds sought for rained-off Rock am Ring

21 festivalgoers (and their lawyer) are seeking a 50% refund from MLK after the third day of the Mendig festival was halted by thunderstorms

By IQ on 13 Jun 2016

Muddy man, Rock am Ring 2016, Mendig, Klaus Genn

An extremely muddy festivalgoer at Rock am Ring. Hope he's got some Daz at home


image © Klaus Genn

At least 21 people who attended Rock am Ring 2016 are seeking a partial refund.

The final day of the German festival was cancelled after over 70 people were struck by lightning as severe storms battered continental Europe.

Andreas Tryba of law firm Dittmann & Hartmann, representing the claimants, is seeking “50 per cent of the ticket price”, he told the Rhein-Zeitung on Thursday, in an out-of-court settlement. “The chance of a partial refund of the ticket price is very high,” said Tryba.

Despite the fact only one day of the three-day event was called off, there was widespread disruption on Friday and Saturday, leading Tryba to demand a half-face value refund from promoter Marek Lieberberg Konzertagentur.

Speaking to IQ, Marek Lieberberg says he is hoping to offer compensation to fans when the event’s insurers sanction such refunds. “We are in daily conversations with our insurers and once the outcome is clear, we will be able to proceed with any compensation payments.”

 


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