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BREAKING: Truck Carrying Gear For Soundwave Stage 2 ‘Missing’, Bands Pull Out

Written by Mike Hohnen on February 24, 2013

Things haven’t kicked off as smoothly as everyone had hoped at Soundwave Sydney. Even though the weather gods decided to be kind and bless us with some amazing sun, the transport gods have not been so cool.

According to a tweet from The Lawrence Arm‘s Brendan Kelly (below), the truck carrying all the gear for bands set to perform on Stage 2 has been delayed up to 10 hours resulting in an absolute clusterfuck for all those involved.

AJ has backed up the story, tweeting that he is “dealing with a missing truck” only moments after arriving in Sydney.

Sharks were due onstage right this very moment but they have just announced they will not be performing at the Sydney festival.

Stage 2 is one of the biggest stages for the day, due to host acts such as The Vandals, Billy Talent, Sum 41, Paramore, Blink-182 and The Offspring. If you’re gearing up to head in for these bands – stay tuned.

UPDATE: 5:25pm

Hugely disappointing news – despite their gear arriving in town, Garbage have pulled out of the Sydney leg of Soundwave due to lack of time for preparation after this morning’s transport debacle. Get the full story over here.

UPDATE: 12:20pm

AJ Maddah says two truck out of 60 have been delayed, with “some” bands from Stage 2 caught up in the mess. Blink and Offspring are reportedly unaffected by the delay, and Garbage and Paramore are having their gear helicoptered in or flown in via freight plane from Queensland. So far no confirmation as to how many other bands will or will not be playing. More soon.

UPDATE: 1:14pm

All Stage 2 band performances “secure”, apart from Garbage and Paramore. Reports of Stage 2 bands being moved to Stage 1 are incorrect.

UPDATE: 2:08pm

AJ has said that Garbage will have their gear in time for their performance this evening, leaving only Paramore’s situation to contend with. Fingers crossed, Soundwavers!

UPDATE: 4:22pm

Paramore will now close Soundwave Sydney. Full details here.

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