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Event Cancellation Insurance

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Why don’t we provide an online event insurance quote and buy service? We used to, but in our experience, we found that most users insured themselves incorrectly, rather than have you do all the work and make a mistake we prefer to speak to you, find out about your event and provide a quote in person that meets your requirements. Better safe than sorry. We can quote most types of events over the phone in a matter of minutes.

Event Cancellation Insurance

Protect yourself from financial losses you may incur as a result of event cancellation.

There may be circumstances beyond your control that lead to the cancellation of your event. Event cancellation insurance reimburses your irrecoverable costs & expenses incurred or loss of profit or gross revenue following the unforeseeable cancellation, abandonment, postponement, interruption or relocation of your event.

Please note unfortunately we cannot provide event cancellation cover to protect against events cancelled as a result of the current known occurrence of the Coronavirus – event cancellation cover excludes any loss directly or indirectly arising out of contributed to by or resulting from Coronavirus (2019-nCoV / COVID-19) or any mutation or variation thereof, including fear or threat of any of the foregoing (whether actual or perceived).

As a leading provider of bespoke cancelled event insurance we can provide a comprehensive stand alone event cancellation insurance policy for any type of event from small meetings and gatherings to major conferences, trade shows, exhibitions, premieres, live music festivals, carnivals, concerts, tours, fairs, tournament and sports events from 10 to 100,000 attendees.

Whatever your event, big or small, we can provide cover to protect your financial interests. It is
significantly prudent of any event organiser, promoter or sponsor to consider protecting their financial position against circumstances beyond their control.

Should your event be unable to proceed without the attendance of key personnel such as performers, entertainers and public speakers we can arrange a non appearance insurance extension to protect your losses should they be unable to attend. Please see the relevant page for more information on this type of cover.

What does Event Cancellation Insurance Cover?

In terms of financial protection cover can include costs and expenses such as venue costs, advertising, promotional material and marketing, merchandising and so on and extend to include gross revenue such as ticket sales, space and pitch hire, sponsorship and advertising.

Cover can include cancellation due to weather where conditions are such that it would make the running of the event dangerous or inclement weather prevents crowds from turning up. Adverse weather cover can extend in isolation to include excessive rainfall and wind speeds. For more details please contact us.

Event cancellation insurance can also include protection should the venue be unable to hold the event due to sanitation issues, food poisoning or murder or suicide at the venue.

Further perils can extend to include terrorism and threat of terrorism, power failure, public transport failure or denial of access, TV transmission failure and natural catastrophes.

Whilst your event cancellation policy can provide comprehensive cover it will not provide protection for lack of sales, response or attendance, variations in exchange rates or currency stability, financial failure, insolvency or default; support or withdrawal of support by any party.

Examples of Event Cancellation Claims

  • Heavy fog at spectator event
  • Snow/hailstorm at motorsport event
  • Terrorism threat at national televised horse race
  • Flooding of local roads prevent access to venue
  • Pool sanitation issues at swimming gala
  • Gale force winds at air show
  • Flooding at festival
  • Convention centre destroyed by fire
  • Collapse of jetty at regatta
  • Roof collapse due to heavy snowfall at indoor football tournament
  • Pitch damage at football tournament
  • Public utilities (power and/or water) failure at venue
  • Murder at venue restricts access
  • Key performer unable to attend due to accident/ death/ ill health
  • Artist unable to attend due to flight cancellation

Benefits of our Cancellation Insurance for events

Competitive premiums with access to some of the UK's leading event insurers.
Bespoke policies to meet your event's unique requirements.
Claims support if the worst is to happen.
Fast and hassle-free events insurance service over the phone.

Protect your event with Public Liability Insurance.

How do I get Event Cancellation Insurance?

Please call and speak to our dedicated events insurance team today. Our account handlers will be able to talk through the options available to you.

We won’t send you a form to complete. We will talk to you over the phone and collect your event details from you within minutes. Our aim is to make the process as easy as possible. Overall, we want to help you understand exactly what we are covering you for.

Please bear in mind cancellation cover must be taken out at least 7 days prior to your event date.

Complete our enquiry form and our team will contact you without delay.

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