A group of festival goers who were involved in a crowd crush at the Falls Music and Arts Festival in Lorne in 2016 will receive a share in almost $7 million.
The Victorian Supreme Court approved the settlement reached between the group of 77 people, including a handful of Warrnambool residents and the defendant, Ash Sounds Pty Ltd.
Maddens Lawyers principal lawyer Kathryn Emeny said the class action began in early 2017 and many of the group members suffered life-altering injuries.
"The lead plaintiff Michela Burke and each of the participating group members have demonstrated great tenacity and persistence to achieve this outcome," she said.
"Maddens Lawyers are proud to have secured this result which will see each participant compensated for the vast majority of the value of their claim. The settlement will provide certainty to group members and we hope that it will also assist them in moving forward with their ongoing recovery."
Nineteen people were taken to hospital with broken bones and other serious injuries and dozens more were hurt when a stampede broke out between acts in the Grand Theatre at the music festival.
Ms Burke suffered a significant brachial plexus injury in the stampede and she welcomed the settlement approval.
"I am relieved that the matter is close to finalisation and we can finally begin to put the crowd crush behind us," she said.
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