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.
The Soundwave festival has come a long way from its humble origins as a one-day-only event on the far side of Australia. Since debuting in Perth all the way back in ’04, Soundwave has watched other music festivals come and go while it surged on to become one of the most anticipated annual music events
UPDATE 17/12/15 5.50pm: Soundwave 2016 has been officially cancelled. Western Australia has been without the sweet rock-heavy fruits of Soundwave since it last hosted the festival in 2014, but a die-hard Soundwave fan has launched a petition to bring the event back to Perth in 2016, and it’s quickly gathering support. The new petition, launched
What do this year’s major international music festivals and the 2015 blockbuster Jurassic World have in common? They’re both major events, populated mostly by ageing headline acts, many of which young people just don’t seem to care all that much about anymore. At least, that’s according to a new study from the folks at Spotify.
The newest game in pop culture’s beloved Guitar Hero franchise seems to have been striving to please everyone with its eclectic playlist. And although the first round of soundtrack inclusions for Guitar Hero Live featured a sturdy slew of revered guitar-driven acts such as System Of A Down, The Rolling Stones, Pantera and Rage Against
UPDATE 17/12/15 5.50pm: Soundwave 2016 has been officially cancelled. Soundwave‘s head honcho, AJ Maddah, says he will never ban the Australian flag from his beloved festival, which will be held over the Australia Day long-weekend for the first time next year. Replying to a punter on Twitter today, Maddah said he won’t be following Big
UPDATE 17/12/15 5.50pm: Soundwave 2016 has been officially cancelled. After spilling the beans on its not-so-secret society last week, Soundwave has now put The Soundwave Society memberships up for sale, and revealed more details of what its members will receive. As a member of The Soundwave Society, your membership card is valid for 12 months.
Huge changes for SW15!
UPDATE 20/08/14: The Soundwave Festival 2015 lineup has arrived! Full details here. With the situation surrounding the future of the Big Day Out and promoter AJ Maddah‘s role in it now a little clearer, questions are being asked about Maddah’s flagship event, Soundwave. In particular, what kind of impact the events of the past few
Vivian Lees has hit out at Soundwave promoter AJ Maddah‘s handling of the Big Day Out, which Lees co-founded in 1992. During an appearance on Triple J‘s Hack, Lees, who previously criticised Maddah’s management style, mourned the cancellation of Big Day Out 2015. “[It] doesn’t surprise me after the way that it ran last year,”
Correction: We previously named Altered State as promoters for the Perth leg of Soundwave Festival, as reported in The West Australian. Soundwave promoter AJ Maddah has contacted Music Feeds to say “it is the bar operator in WA that is declared insolvent due to legal action by SW. They are not and have never been
Soundwave is the day that Australian fans of heavy music spend the year dreaming about, so it’s only right that some may experience a withdrawal symptom or two after the tour’s conclusion. Well Korn are here to save the day, with a 23-minute doco following their Soundwave 2014 journey. The documentary, presented by drummer Ray
Soundwave promoter AJ Maddah has forfeited a $10,000 bond after it was found that last month’s Soundwave event in Adelaide exceeded noise restrictions. The ABC reports that Council monitoring revealed that one stage exceeded the 110 decibel sound limit for 70 percent of the day and evening. The all-day heavy metal, punk, and hard rock
Soundwave Festival promoter AJ Maddah has taken to Twitter reveal a grim prediction for the Adelaide and Perth legs of his flagship event. Following well-publicised troubles for the festival market in Perth, Maddah told one fan that Soundwave could be “East Coast only” after 2014. Soundwave’s Perth event recently changed venues from the Claremont Showgrounds
AJ Maddah addresses Big Day Out rumours during Triple J appearance.
Soundwave alumni Mindless Self Indulgence have announced plans to further their relationship with the company, penning a deal to release their brand new album, How I Learned to Stop Giving a Shit And Love Mindless Self Indulgence, through their affiliated record label, 3Wise. Locked in for a Friday, 21st June release the album will demonstrate
It appears there may be more to the tale of why Garbage didn’t perform at Sydney’s Soundwave yesterday afternoon. What at first appeared to be an unfortunate result of a truck being caught up in the rain soon became a much deeper issue when Soundwave promoter AJ Maddah revealed that Garbage had apparently “refused” to
Soundwave boss AJ Maddah has again emphasised that only “professional” local bands have a chance of being included on the festival’s line-up in the years to come. In an interview with Andrew Haug on his online radio station, Maddah addressed the ever-occurring issue of Soundwave being a festival filled almost entirely with international acts. Haug
Maynard James Keenan, I am in awe of your abilities. But, sir, with all due respect…please cut the crap. Keenan has made two references in the past couple of weeks to the fact that no songs have been written for the forthcoming Tool album, despite drummer Danny Carey telling the world the exact opposite. They
Just as Soundwave promised yesterday via Facebook, today comes with the tour announcement of one of the greatest punk rock acts to emerge from the East Coast movement. The Gaslight Anthem will be showcasing their brand-new album, Handwritten, along with their other timeless anthems. The band’s iconic bluesy sound combined with their punk sensibilities has