Falls Festival organisers have reached a settlement with six members of a multi-million dollar class action over a crowd crush at the event in 2016.
Ash Sounds Pty Ltd have agreed to payouts for the festival-goers who were suing for "significant injury" after a stampede broke out at the Lorne event on December 30.
The settlement was made before the matter was due to be mentioned in the Supreme Court of Victoria on Tuesday.
Warrnambool's Maddens Lawyers, who are leading the class action, are confident the festival organisers will settle with the remaining claimants before they are due back in court on September 10.
"We are optimistic and anticipate that we will be able to report to the judge that all claims will be resolved," Madden Lawyers principal Brendan Prendergast said.
Mr Prendergast would not disclose the payout received by the six claimants.
Of the remaining members of the class action, he said about 20 fall into the significant injury category, which could attract a payout in the six figures.
Those not suing for significant injury could receive between $3000 and $40,000.
There are 76 members of the class action.
"The total recovery across the whole class action will be several millions of dollars," Mr Prendergast said.
However, the class action legal costs are expected to be significant as they were listed in court as being in excess of $900,000 late last year.
Hundreds of festival-goers were caught in the crush as they rushed from the event's Grand Stage to another stage between acts.
WorkSafe Victoria found 19 people were hospitalised with broken bones and other serious injuries and another 76 required first aid treatment.
The action is being led by plaintiff Michela Burke, who claims she suffered nerve damage to her left arm as well as trouble sleeping after being caught up in the crush.
Ms Burke previously said she could only remember "snippets" of the ordeal, including trying to leave with her boyfriend before people started piling up and she could no longer breathe.
"My next solid memory was me sitting on the grass and my arm was just limp, it was just sort of falling beside me and I was carrying it with my other hand," she said.
Ash Sounds Pty Ltd admitted it was to blame for the crowd crush in November last year.
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