Bloc Weekend organisers go into administration
Advice for those looking for refunds
Chris Swindells - 11 July 2012
BLOC Weekend 2012 suffered from crowd issues
on Friday (July 6) as thousands were left outside the Docklands venue in East London, and thousands more inside were unable
to enter tents and stages to see acts. Eventually at 12:45am the health and safety advisers, in support with
the Metropolitan Police, decided to shut
down the event and advised patrons to leave the site.
Bloc announced yesterday a full investigation into the events as different parties make varying claims over the causes to the chaos.
Bloc made this statement today:
"It is with great sadness that we announce Baselogic Productions (who you all know as Bloc) has been placed into administration following the events of Friday evening. The team are working hard with the administrators to investigate the issues that led to the closure of the event and people will be updated as and when we have new information. We ask that you allow the administrators time to conduct a thorough investigation so we can establish the facts.
Once again we would like to apologise for all of the frustration and disappointment this situation has caused and thank everyone who has supported the team over the years, your continued support means so much to us.
Please see below a press release from Parker Andrews, the appointed administrators.
Parker Andrews appointed administrators for Base Logic Productions Ltd t/a Bloc
On 11 July 2012, Baselogic Productions Ltd trading as Bloc voluntarily entered administration. The appointed administrator is Jamie Playford of Parker Andrews Insolvency Practitioners. An investigation into the facts leading to Baselogic Productions and the administration will be conducted immediately by Parker Andrews and a further statement will be issued in due course. Jamie Playford said: “It is important that we understand the full facts including what funds will be available to creditors and ticketholders and to ensure the information we provide about the next stages of administration is clear and concise”.
The statement still doesn't clarify the situation with refunds for those with tickets, for both those who attended on Friday and those who had tickets for the event on Saturday which was cancelled in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The advice now is for ticket holders to be proactive in looking for their refund. In some cases a 'chargeback' to the bank for goods not received might be applicable and ticket holders should contact their bank immediately to discuss options. For more information about ticket refunds and your rights click here.
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