We’re going to shatter the dreams of some kids with this article, but Soundwave have introduced a new age restriction on at least the Sydney leg of the festival. Ticket holders under the age of 15 are advised to contact their point of purchase for a full refund.
An email was sent out from organisers informing people of the policy change: “Soundwave 2013 Sydney can no longer accommodate patrons who are under the age of 15. This supersedes the previous policy, which permitted patrons under the age of 15 to attend the event with a responsible adult. If you are a ticket holder aged 14 or under you are able to obtain a refund”.
You can also contact Soundwave with the amount of tickets purchased before close of business Friday, 22nd February 2013 to get a full refund.
ID will be checked upon entry for those who need to prove they are 15 or above.
Hang tight for news on where these tickets will end up, potentially meaning there will be more up for grabs in coming weeks. Stay tuned.
Here are the finer points of the email:
18+ Born no later than 24th February 1995
MUST produce a current photo ID (student card, passport, drivers licence)
16 – 17 Born 25th February 1995 – 24th February 1997
MUST produce current photo ID (student card, passport, drivers licence)
If no photo ID can be produced, you will be processed as being 15.
15 Born 25th February 1997 – 24th February 1998
MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult and hold a current photo ID (student card, passport, drivers licence)
If no photo ID, the responsible adult MUST be able to verify you are 15+.
All Guardians MUST have current photo ID and a mobile contact number. Photo ID and mobile numbers of all Guardians will be entered into the Olympic Park Venue Management System.
– 15 Born after 24th February 1998
Not permitted to attend the event.
All patrons MUST have an official Soundwave Wristband displayed on their wrist at all times whilst inside the festival. Any patron not wearing an official wristband will be evicted from the festival.