Festival boss AJ Maddah accused the council of charging “almost 10 times” the usual amount.
And that’s not all…
*curls up in the foetal position*
“If it was handled right — that festival would still be going.”
“There’s enough good music in the world and in our country to carry the torch with something new.”
A war of words has broken out.
“For a small band like us this is like losing a million dollars.”
Over 50 acts are owed a whole lotta’ coin.
UPDATE 17/12/15 5.50pm: Soundwave 2016 has been officially cancelled. Soundwave Festival‘s former operating company is going into voluntary administration. A preliminary directions hearing was held at the NSW Supreme Court this morning, following an application filed by World Stages Pty Ltd on August 28th, seeking to wind up the company’s operations over an unpaid debt.
Drummer Matt Best of Sydney pop punk thoroughbreds Tonight Alive will have to undergo surgery for tendinosis next time he returns to Australia. The beatman was diagnosed with the condition after sustaining tears to his wrist ligaments and cartilage during one of the band’s last homecoming performances for Soundwave 2015. The band has been forced
Supergroup Killer Be Killed made their international live debut last month on Australian shores, as part of the lineup for Soundwave 2015. The Justice League of Metal originally went into the festival pledging to film the whole thing and release the footage for free, and now, it seems, they’ve made good on those threats. Killer
Soundwave has left its last Adelaide festival for a while with a $10,000 fine in hand, with the local Adelaide City Council forfeiting the festival’s bond for breaching noise restrictions. “True to form, Adelaide City Council are keeping SW deposit after only 2 (YES, TWO) noise complaints across the weekend. Bravo ACC. Bravo,” festival chief
Soundwave chief AJ Maddah has commented that the release of the much talked about Soundwave Documentary, made by Slipknot’s Corey Taylor and Shawn Crahan, is being held up by Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst. The documentary was made at Soundwave 2012, by the Slipknot percussionist and frontman, and was supposed to be gifted to punters who
Heres everything we know so far…
UPDATE 17/12/15 5.50pm: Soundwave 2016 has been officially cancelled. We’re less than a week out from Soundwave 2015, but it seems like promoter AJ Maddah is already thinking about Soundwave 2016. In a tweet earlier this afternoon the Soundwave head honcho welcomed Mansfield’s finest, Violent Soho, to the Soundwave 2016 lineup. After a Twitter fan
Lamb Of God‘s Randy Blythe is a big fan of Melbourne metal band Sydonia. So big, if fact, that he payed vocalist/guitarist Sam Haycroft a visit on the day of Lamb Of God’s Melbourne Sidewave. The fruits of that visit can be seen below, in a video that shows the pair all frocked up inside
Soundwave boss AJ Maddah has taken a swipe at Dave Grohl after the Foo Fighters frontman called out “promoters who think Adelaide doesn’t have a…rock scene”. There’s been a lot of talk about the viability of Adelaide as a musical hub recently, particularly in regards to ticket sales, with Maddah recently stating that “nothing is
Well, the circus came to town and now, just like that, it’s gone again. The Pale Emperor crossed into pirate-infested waters, the world’s most fabulous heavy metal frontman couldn’t find a parking space, and Mother Nature took a huge dump on the city of Sydney. Now it’s time to ice our blisters, moisturise our sunburn