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Soundwave Is Planning A “Killer 4 Band Metal Sidewave” For Perth In 2016

Written by Tom Williams on October 21, 2015

UPDATE 17/12/15 5.50pm: Soundwave 2016 has been officially cancelled.

As the Soundwave community continues to brace itself for the festival’s long-awaited 2016 lineup, promoter AJ Maddah has revealed he’s planning a “killer 4 band metal sidewave” for Perth punters, who won’t see Soundwave come their way next year.

Posting to Twitter, Maddah has said he was a little “#Nervous” about the plan, but still put the call out to hear Perth’s reply. “Dear Perth Metal Heads: I am working on a killer 4 band metal Sidewave for you,” Maddah tweeted. “Are you going to show up?”

A punter later asked Maddah if American metalcore band and Soundwave 2016 act Hatebreed will be part of the Perth sidewave foursome, to which the promoter replied, “That’s the plan.”

According to other tweets from Maddah, the planned Perth sidewave is likely to take place on the Thursday or Friday after Soundwave 2016’s final stop in Melbourne on Australia Day, and will “probably” go down at Perth’s Metro City. View his full series of tweets, below.

Perth hasn’t been included as a stop on the Soundwave tour since 2014, but a die-hard fan launched a petition in August in an attempt to bring the event back to the city in 2016. While the petition did gather some support, Maddah reaffirmed that it isn’t currently viable to bring Soundwave back to Perth.

Maddah has also taken to Twitter to say Adelaide won’t see any sidewaves in 2016. In a separate tweet, however, he has said he’s actually planning something for Adelaide, so we’re not sure what to think. Maddah has previously told the public to expect around three sidewaves in Brisbane, none in Sydney and “four to five” in Melbourne.

In another interesting Twitter aside, Maddah has said the Soundwave 2016 lineup is “a week out from announce”. If that’s actually true, we’ll all be waiting just a bit longer.

Catch Maddah’s full string of tweets below, and for all the latest Soundwave 2016 news and rumours, head to the Soundwave 2016 Lineup Rumours And Info page.

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