April 8, 2020 at midday AEST – Update on MOULD, Bread and Circus and Pinot Palooza Japan
There is no denying that the effects of COVID-19 are proving both dramatic and widespread across all industries, and undoubtedly so for those that specialise in bringing people together.
As the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 continue to change and impact our day-to-day, we are making changes to the way we operate, accordingly. The health and safety of everyone who attends our events – our guests, our producers, our suppliers and our staff – remains our top priority.
As this situation continues to progress, we are in continual dialogue with the state government and public health organisations and are being guided by their expert advice.
Under this advice, we have the following updates to share with you …
MOULD – A CHEESE FESTIVAL
BRISBANE: We have announced a new date of August 28-30.
SYDNEY: Postponed with the date TBC
MELBOURNE: Postponed with the date TBC
We have been working tirelessly with all our wonderful cheesemakers and event partners to secure a new date, which we hope to share with you shortly.
All pre-purchased MOULD tickets will be automatically transferred to the new date. If you cannot make the new date, you’ll have two choices: you can use your ticket as credit towards one of our other REVEL events or you can request a refund.
Read the full MOULD statement HERE
BREAD & CIRCUS
MELBOURNE: It is with a feeling of great sadness and inevitability that we are cancelling Bread & Circus for 2020 rise like a phoenix in 2021.
To those of you that have purchased tickets – you will receive a full refund and be notified in the coming days.
Read the full Bread and Circus statement HERE.
Sadly, we must postpone Tokyo until further notice and cancel Osaka.
All current Tokyo tickets will be automatically transferred to the new date. Once the new date is announced, if you cannot make it, refunds will be accepted.
For those who have purchased tickets for the Osaka event, you will receive a full refund and be notified in the coming days. Please be patient as we process your refund.
Please read the fill statement here (and in Japanese)
We can’t thank you enough for your patience and for the overwhelmingly positive support across all our events. These are indeed unprecedented times and now, more than ever, it is paramount that we come together as a community in mutual care and support – that is what these events are all about after all.
After an already tough start to the year for many producers due to the devastating bushfires and drought, our festivals offer independent cheesemakers and other producers a chance to get in front of a passionate audience (you) and showcase their craft while providing you, our audience, with the opportunity to connect with the source, meet your heroes and purchase direct.
As a community we’re being called to come together to offer our support to keep these producers’ businesses alive.
Where possible, we encourage you to seek out and support small, independent producers. Where you put your dollar really matters right now and it has a direct and immediate impact on those who make it, their staff and their families. So please, buy from the little guy and buy direct!
We acknowledge this is a period of uncertainty and will endeavour to update you as soon as we can. We thank you all so much for your encouragement, support and understanding.
Until then, stay safe, stay strong and most importantly, stay healthy.
CEO / FOUNDER REVEL Global
March 20, 2020 at 7am
Firstly, on behalf of all of us at REVEL, and all our amazing cheese folk, we can’t thank you enough for your patience and overwhelmingly positive support across all our events. These are indeed unprecedented times and now, more than ever, it is paramount that we all come together as a community in mutual care and support; that is what these events are all about after-all.
Whilst we’re all incredibly disappointed we can’t be in BRISBANE for MOULD – A CheeseFestival this weekend, we’ve been working tirelessly to secure new dates for the festival.
For Brisbane, we’re now looking at August 28-30. All tickets / sessions will be transferred to the new dates.
After an already tough start to the year, with bushfires and drought, these type of events offer our independent cheesemakers / wineries a chance to get in front of you, share their wares and for you to buy direct. Your support goes a long way and truly means a lot to them.
However, if you can’t make the new date, we’ll, of course, refund your ticket.
In the meantime, we all need some cheese in our lives so we’ve put together a ‘”Quaran-Cheese List“ linking ways you can either buy direct, join mailing lists or buy from local retail stores. With around 1.5 tonne of cheese made especially for the Brisbane event, there is certainly a lot to go around! Can we sell them out of it?
Other updates are as follows
BRISBANE: New date of August 28-30
SYDNEY: Original dates are May 22 & 23 though this will inevitably be postponed with dates TBC We will confirm this ASAP. All current Mould Sydney tickets will be automatically transferred to the new date. Once announced, if you cannot make it, refunds will be accepted.
MELBOURNE: July 3 – 5. NO CHANGE as of yet but we’re following details closely.
BREAD & CIRCUS
MELBOURNE: June 13 – NO CHANGE as of yet but we’re following details closely and will update you accordingly
TOKYO (May 17) & OSAKA (May 24) – We are taking advice from local government yet we are anticipating postponement for later in the year. All tickets will be moved to the new date once confirmed.
Tickets are NOT on sale right now (looking at May launch) but we have had to make some scheduling adjustments.
Sadly, we will have to cancel planned PERTH & ADELAIDE events which were due to run in August due to rescheduling of other our events. We are deeply sorry as these are cities we truly love.
MELBOURNE: October 3 (no change)
SYDNEY: October 10 (no change)
BRISBANE: October 17 (no change)
AUCKLAND: August 28 & 29 (no change)
CHRISTCHURCH: September 5 (no change)
CAPE TOWN: May 9 – This will be postponed with a new date TBC
REST OF WORLD
All other international cities (Singapore, London, HK) are in a holding pattern until we know more.
As I say above, these are indeed strange times but your support goes a long way. The entire team is doing their best to manage an ever changing scenario and everyone’s health and wellbeing is a priority. Yours, our wonderful producers, the REVEL team. We can’t wait to celebrate all things soon.
March 16, 2020 at 7:30pm
As of today, Monday 16 March, the Federal Government has banned all non-essential mass gatherings of more than 500 people in order to combat the COVID-19 virus.
This mandate directly affects Mould: A Cheese Festival in Brisbane, which was due to take place on March 20 – 22 and will now be postponed. As the situation is currently evolving, we are yet to confirm a new date.
All current Mould Brisbane tickets will be automatically transferred to the new date. Once announced, if you cannot make it, refunds will be accepted.
In an environment where many of the producers we work with have already experienced a difficult start to the year, we thank you for your continued support and patience.
As the circumstances surrounding the virus change, the health and safety of everyone who attends our events, our producers, and our suppliers remains our top priority.
We remain in continual dialogue with the state government and public health organisations as this unprecedented situation progresses and will be guided by their expert advice.
Thank you for your continued support of REVEL events.
March 13, 2020 at 5:00pm
As the circumstances surrounding the coronavirus continue to evolve, we must prioritise the health and safety of everyone who attends our events, including our guests, producers and staff. This remains our top priority.
Within the last few hours significant announcements have been made regarding major Australian events and are aware of the government’s mass gathering policy change. We will make contact with all patrons in relation to our next event, Mould: A Cheese Festival Brisbane on Monday 16 March.
We appreciate your patience. Keep an eye on this page for updates.
Thanks again for holding tight!
March 12, 2020 at 3:00pm
As an organisation, Revel is acutely aware of the impact of COVID-19 and are working closely with local, state and federal agencies to assess the ramifications that the current situation might have on our events. At present, the advice is to proceed with all Australian events as planned.
Should the government’s policy shift, we will respond accordingly. Our number one priority is ensuring the safety of our patrons, producers and staff. Therefore, we are working closely with all venue partners to implement the recommended extra safety measures, which consider the general health and safety of everyone who attends our events.
In an environment where many of the producers we work with have already experienced a difficult start to the year, we recognise the gravity and uncertainty of this situation. As such, we will remain in constant dialogue with all suppliers, the State Government and public health organisations, and will continue to closely monitor the situation.
In the meantime, we will continue to work towards what we always have: creating good times for good people.