The 2016 edition of Australian alternative music festival Soundwave has been officially cancelled and, according to the orgainers, is ‘definitely’ not returning in 2017:
Promoter AJ Maddah has confirmed the festival’s cancellation, saying, ‘I am devastated to have to announce the cancellation of Soundwave 16 due to poor ticket sales. I am very sorry. I tried my best.
Thank you to all the fans, bands and people who supported the event for the last 12 years,” he added. “i wish we could have ended it on a better note’.
There have been recent uncertainties circulating the festival with Bring Me The Horizon saying they weren’t completely locked in for the tour, despite being announced on the Soundwave lineup. Fellow acts NOFX and Frenzal Rhomb also cast doubt on the festival’s fate.
Maddah has also said the festival won’t run in 2017, stating; ‘It’s a lot of hard work, stress & risk in return for which we get hate & stupidity #OverIt”‘
Soundwave 2016 was scheduled to take place in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne in January, featuring acts like Disturbed, Bring Me The Horizon, The Prodigy, Deftones, Killswitch Engage, NOFX and Bullet For My Valentine.
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