It is with a heavy heart that we share the news with our Tri-Point family and friends, that the Godfather of rigging and outdoor staging in Australia and worldwide, mentor to Tri-Point and to so many of us personally, Reg Dew, lost his house to the bushfires in Cobargo on NYE. Reg is in fine health and coping stoically, as anyone who knows Reg would expect him to be.
Reg has been active in the Cobargo community for many years and as such is facilitating service providers for a benefit concert to be held at the Cobargo Showgrounds on Sunday 3 May 2020.
Tri-Point will be providing a stage for this event with absolutely zero cost to the Cobargo community. We will absorb and donate all the costs incurred.
As such we are asking for any crew who are able, to donate their time to this very worthy cause. TriPoint will provide the crew with transport, accommodation, meals and pay a per diem to ensure all crew have some money in their pocket to spend locally.
“Reg has been active in the Cobargo community for many years and as such facilitating service providers for a benefit concert to be held at the Cobargo Showgrounds at a date yet to be announced”
UPDATE: Cobargo Unites! Folk Festival Cancelled Due to COVID-19
It’s with sadness that the Yuin Folk Club, Cobargo and the Cobargo Folk Festival announce the cancellation of our Cobargo Unites! benefit concert because of coronavirus restrictions on mass gatherings. This benefit was planned for Sunday 3 May at the Cobargo Showground. This is a further blow for Cobargo as it follows the cancellation of the 25th Cobargo Folk Festival this year because of the fires that went through our area on New Year’s Eve.
The 3 May benefit was being staged at minimal cost to the Club and the Festival through the generosity of the musicians and Tri-Point Rigging Services, who were all donating their time and expertise. Cobargo Unites! was a fundraiser that aimed to raise $200,000 for the Cobargo Community Bushfire Recovery Fund for the fire-affected communities of Cobargo and district. This event would also have brought many visitors to the Far South Coast, supporting our local businesses and injecting much needed funds into the local economy.
Sadly, this is not to be. It’s important that we protect the health of our community and our visitors and not risk increasing public exposure to a virus which may be potentially fatal to some people. When the situation improves, we will look again at options to bring great live music to Cobargo and our region.
Many thanks to all the people who rallied round to support Cobargo and district, particularly Tri-Point Rigging Services, Lee Kernaghan and SHANE HOWARD – GOANNA and to all the performers listed on our wonderful poster, created by artist Marcus Piper who also donated his services. So sorry that we couldn’t pull this off. It would have been awesome… All tickets will be refunded shortly.
If you would still like to donate to help the bushfire recovery efforts in Cobargo and district you can contribute here:
Cobargo Community Bushfire Recovery Fund Inc
BSB: 633 000
Account no: 171 210 016
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