The organisers of Good Life 2014 have followed in the spiritual footsteps of fellow festivals Big Day Out 2014 and Soundwave 2014 by announcing they will change the venue for their Perth leg. Good Life 2014 Perth will now be held at the Claremont Showgrounds and not Arena Joondalup.
This morning SW14 organisers confirmed what promoter AJ Maddah had long been hoping for and announced that they would move their Perth event from the Claremont Showgrounds to Arena Joondalup, as had previously been done for what turned out to be last-ever BDO in Perth.
“We’re going to Joondalup! So happy. Finally will be able to hear the band and not have thugs shut down stages,” tweeted Maddah, who’d long been critical of the local council, saying, “between the stage [sic] Gov, local council and the assholes at RAS they are making it impossible to do shows.”
According to a press release sent out by the organisers of Good Life, the festival agreed to move their Monday, 3rd March event from Joondalup to Claremont “with the support of the venue and the local Council” in order to assist Soundwave “with the logistical issues they were faced with.”
“Our finishing time is much earlier than Soundwave,” continue the organisers of the all-ages dance event, which shares many acts with the 18+ Future Music Festival 2014. “This allows Soundwave to fully utilise Joondalup Arena and offer the experience they envision for their festival patrons.”
“We’re very excited with the move, as Claremont Showgrounds is far more accessible for our patrons,” write the organisers. The change in venue has also allowed them to add a new stage and two new artists to a lineup already featuring Deadmau5 and Hardwell — Uberjack’d and Axen.
Organisers assure fans that the change in venue “will not affect anything that Good Life has on offer,” with the lineup otherwise remaining the same, as well as “the highest safety implementations..free carnival rides, free sports activity, a crazy foam pit and giant waterslide!”
Good Life 2014 Perth Venue Change Statement
Good Life Music Festival, along with Future Music, Frontier Touring and Mellen Events, have always prioritised the demands of WA music fans and work hard to create the best festival experience for the public. It’s important to us that fans of different genres are able to experience the best festivals on offer in WA.
With this in mind, Good Life Festival has agreed to move our Monday 3 March event in WA from our original site of Joondalup Arena to Claremont Showgrounds, with the support of the venue and the local Council. We felt strongly about assisting Soundwave with the logistical issues they were faced with, as our finishing time is much earlier than Soundwave. This allows Soundwave to fully utilise Joondalup Arena and offer the experience they envision for their festival patrons.
We’re very excited with the move, as Claremont Showgrounds is far more accessible for our patrons. The change in the venue has allowed us to add an additional stage and announce two new artists: Uberjack’d and rising local star Axen.
The change in venue will not affect anything that Good Life has on offer – you’ll still find the biggest line-up ever witnessed at a underage music festival, including four time Grammy winners Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, the world’s #1 DJ, Hardwell, UK chart-toppers Rudimental as well as local heroes Knife Party to name a few. Good Life has the highest safety implementations to ensure our patrons are in a safe environment, as well as free carnival rides, free sports activity, a crazy foam pit and giant waterslide!