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Ken West Confirms AJ Maddah Has Joined Big Day Out

by Paul Cashmere on September 18, 2013

in News,Noise Pro

Big Day Out founder Ken West has confirmed that Soundwave boss AJ Maddah is now part of the Big Day Out team.

Word quickly spread on Monday that Maddah had become involved with Big Day Out and was about to cancel his Harvest Festival.

West told The Sydney Morning Herald that In short AJ is joining the BDO circus and I am staying. So the BDO team will now be C3, AJ Maddah and yours truly.”

He added, “I feel AJ is a kindred spirit. Crazy in a good way…”

Maddah’s financial stake in Big Day Out is unknown and as a private company does not have to be disclosed. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, he says it is “equal”.

Consolidation of the Soundwave and Big Day Out staff has already begun with Big Day Out letting staff go over the past weekend.

Maddah says he does not expect the format of the Big Day Out to change. “It’s been a great festival for 22 years. I don’t need to f— with that.”

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