WestFest 2015

  • Watch Cedric Bixler-Zavala Hurl A Kettle Of “Boiling Water” At Festival Crowd
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    Watch Cedric Bixler-Zavala Hurl A Kettle Of “Boiling Water” At Festival Crowd

    Things heated up in a bad way at New Zealand’s Westfest heavy music festival on Tuesday when Antemasque frontman Cedric Bixler-Zavala reportedly chucked an onstage tanty and hurled a kettle of what some witnesses describe as “boiling water” at festival-goers. Bixler-Zavala, also known for his work with The Mars Volta and At The Drive-In, reportedly

  • Soundwave’s NZ Sister Festival Defends Cutting Ticket Prices
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    Soundwave’s NZ Sister Festival Defends Cutting Ticket Prices

    Organisers of Soundwave‘s New Zealand sister festival, Westfest, have taken to Facebook to defend their decision to substantially lower ticket prices in order to pull in more punters and ensure today’s event goes ahead. Prices for tickets to Westfest — not officially associated with Soundwave but featuring a lineup mostly comprised of Soundwave acts —

  • Westfest 2015 Lineup Announced
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    Westfest 2015 Lineup Announced

    New Zealand hard rock festival Westfest last week announced its return in 2015, and today organisers have dropped a massive lineup led by the likes of Soundgarden, Faith No More and Judas Priest. The festival will take place at Auckland’s Alexander Park on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015, and despite the 2014 event being held over

  • Westfest 2015 First Lineup Arrives Next Week
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    Westfest 2015 First Lineup Arrives Next Week

    Westfest, the New Zealand hard rock festival, has confirmed it will return in 2015, and will reveal its first lineup next week. The festival has an association with Australia’s Soundwave Festival, the two previously sharing bands across lineups. Westfest 2015 promises more stages, more bands and a new venue. Westfest 2014 took place over two

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