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Corinbank postponed. Off until next summer

By johnboy - 1 March 2012 14

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I have it from a good source that Corinbank has now been postponed due to the horrible weather.

More information as it comes to hand.

UPDATE 01/03/12 10:32: Here’s the statement:

Corinbank organisers regret to announce that the 2012 Corinbank music and arts festival has been postponed.

In the past five days, the festival site has received over 200mm of rain, half of which has fallen in the past 24 hours. The forecast for the weekend has continues to deteriorate. We have carefully monitored the risks posed by rainfall and, following discussions with Territory and Municipal Services Incident Management Team and Roads ACT, have determined that sufficient risk of land slippage on Corin Dam Road means we are unable to guarantee the safety of patrons to the event.

All purchased tickets will be valid for a rescheduled event, the date of which will be determined after assessment of the weather and for the maximum enjoyment and safety of our patrons. As the festival site is at sub-alpine elevation, this is unlikely to occur until the warmer summer months.

The organisers wish to express their deep gratitude to our incredible team of tireless volunteers, artists and suppliers who have given their all to implement significant changes to the site over the past week in an effort to proceed against all odds. Unfortunately, this time, nature has won.

Please be assured that we will respond to all enquiries in due course and we appreciate your patience at this time. Our immediate priority is to ensure the safety of people currently on-site. Further updates will be provided via our website.

We anticipate Corin Dam Rd may be closed shortly and request that any volunteers and suppliers do not come to site without contacting us first via info@corinbank.com.

For information on road closures, please see www.esa.act.gov.au

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our patrons for their support and understanding at this time, and we look forward to seeing you in the future.

UPDATE 01/03/12 16:43: Here’s a slideshow of the waterlogged site:

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14 Responses to
Corinbank postponed. Off until next summer
johnboy 4:18 pm 01 Mar 12

This in from the slow food feast organiser:

Putting a call out to Canberra people interested in buying local organic free range suckling pig from Mountain Creek Farm, Wagyu beef from Gundooee farm and chicken, apricot and pistachio Terrine by Kim Depoorter at cost! It was destined for our sustainable food program at Corinbank that is not going ahead now due to flooding 🙁

please email shannon@corinbank.com

miladyred 4:02 pm 01 Mar 12

Hi guys, Brigid from the Corinbank team here. We’ve been misquoted in the Canberra Times – we don’t have an update for when we’re going to hold the festival but it is probably going to be in the warmer months. The safety of our people and the site itself is our immediate priority but we’ll be in touch as soon as we know and Riot Act as always will be there with us to break the news

Skidbladnir 2:59 pm 01 Mar 12

p1 said :

I would think that this weather is all part of a plot between JB and the Reptoids to boost RiotAct’s web traffic….

The weather is all part of the conspiracy of Johnboy and his Gumboot Millions .
Reptoids simply moved amongst the resulting chaos.

Girt_Hindrance 2:04 pm 01 Mar 12

CT have a reported Festival Co-ordinator who state it’ll be on later this month… Who could be right?
http://m.canberratimes.com.au/entertainment/lean-clean-and-green-20120229-1u2yb.html

johnboy 11:44 am 01 Mar 12

I’d have rather got my traffic from great writing and pictures from the festival =(

p1 11:39 am 01 Mar 12

If it wasn’t for his obvious distress at the cancelling postponement of Corinbank, I would think that this weather is all part of a plot between JB and the Reptoids to boost RiotAct’s web traffic….

genuis 11:19 am 01 Mar 12

Perhaps cancelled is a more relevant description, but seeing as the tickets purchased will still be valid for the later event I suppose we can let it slide!

Jim Jones 11:18 am 01 Mar 12

Holden Caulfield said :

Just heard this confirmed via 666 radio too. I wasn’t going, but it’s a real shame for the bands, organisers and punters.

+1

This was never my kind of thing, but big kudos to the organisers for putting together such an awesome event and my sympathies.

Watson 11:03 am 01 Mar 12

Postponed till next summer is more like cancelled altogether, isn’t it?

I do feel sad for the organisers. And I must admit that I was loathing the prospect of spending 3 days outdoors in this kind of weather – but was going to go because my daughter was so keen – but now I kind of feel dissapointed too. I even went to buy us rain pants yesterday!

Thoroughly Smashed 10:54 am 01 Mar 12

poetix said :

That’s really sad for everyone involved. All those gumboots will remain unbesmirched.

And those new tents, unchristened.

poetix 10:44 am 01 Mar 12

That’s really sad for everyone involved. All those gumboots will remain unbesmirched.

Holden Caulfield 10:34 am 01 Mar 12

Just heard this confirmed via 666 radio too. I wasn’t going, but it’s a real shame for the bands, organisers and punters.

KB1971 10:33 am 01 Mar 12

Soft…………….

CrocodileGandhi 10:23 am 01 Mar 12

I bought some Bunnings gumboots upon your recommendation last night. I may have to put them on and thrash around my backyard to get some use out of them.

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