DATE: JULY 16, 2014
FROM: MARCEE RONDAN/AARON FETERL/BARI LIEBERMAN
THE HUDSON PROJECT
TO OFFER REFUNDS
BASED ON SUNDAY (JULY 13)
ALL CONCERT-GOERS SAFELY OFF THE FESTIVAL GROUNDS
AS OF MONDAY (JULY 14) AT 6:00 PM
Following the cancellation of the final day (Sunday, July 13) of THE HUDSON PROJECT, festival organizers MCP Presents and SFX Entertainment have announced that they will offer refunds to all festival-goers. Those who purchased Sunday single-day tickets will receive a full refund, a 50% refund will be given to anyone who bought two-day passes and a 33.3% refund will be offered to three-day ticket buyers. Additional details will be available later this week via the website and social media on how to obtain refunds.
Based on recommendations from Ulster County emergency services and the Health Department, THE HUDSON PROJECT was safely evacuated Sunday afternoon at 4:45 PM (ET) and the festival was ultimately cancelled at 8:00 PM (ET). Both the evacuation and cancellation were based on warnings from the National Weather Service (NWS) and under the direction of Ulster County officials and local authorities due to severe weather in the area and specifically flooding at the festival site.
In the months leading up to the event, festival promoters worked tirelessly with New York State, Ulster County and Saugerties town officials to develop an emergency plan, including a contingency for weather evacuations. As of Monday (July 14) at 6:00 PM all festival-goers were safely off the festival site.
MCP Presents (www.mcppresents.com)
MCP Presents is a national production, promotion and event management company with 12 years of festival promotion experience. Known for producing world-class events such as: CounterPoint Music & Arts Festival in Atlanta, GA; Camp Bisco Music + Arts Festival in Upstate New York; Lights All Night in Dallas, Texas; The Buku Project in New Orleans, Louisiana; and The Echo Project in Fairburn, Georgia, MCP also manages elements of internationally renowned events such as TomorrowWorld, and more.
SFX Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFXE)is the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC) and other world-class festivals. SFX’s mission is to provide electronic music fans with the best possible live experiences, music discovery, media and digital connectivity. SFX was borne out of the technology revolution and produces and promotes a growing portfolio of live events that includes leading brands such as Tomorrowland, TomorrowWorld, Mysteryland, Sensation, Stereosonic, Electric Zoo, Disco Donnie Presents, Life in Color, Rock in Rio, Nature One, Mayday, Decibel, Q-Dance and React Presents, as well as the innovative ticketing service Flavorus.
SFX operates Beatport, the principal online resource for EMC DJs and a trusted destination for the growing EMC community to discover and stream music, follow DJs and keep abreast of news, information and events, in addition to offering year-round entertainment to EMC fans around the globe through other digital assets. Additionally, SFX manages FX1, an internal marketing solutions agency for consumer brands targeting the millennial culture.