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R.I.P. Soundwave 2007-2015

by Paul Cashmere on December 17, 2015

in News

Soundwave is officially over. There will be no 2016 event.

Promoter AJ Maddah has announced that Soundwave 2016 will not go ahead but in a bizarre Twitter rant blamed the failure on “internet trolls”, not his own bad business decisions. “Great triumph for the internet hate squad and the trolls. Congratulations guys. Only thing is, you are now fast running out of targets.” He posted late Thursday afternoon.

The business of Soundwave was riddled with debt following years of failed enterprises including the take-over of Big Day Out and failure of the boutique Harvest Festival.

“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. Big Day Out and the boutique Harvest Festival that failed to find an audience,” he posted.

“Thank you to all the fans, bands and people who supported the event for the last 12 years. i wish we could have ended it on a better note,” he wrote..

Earlier this month Soundwave was seriously in doubt. AJ then announced that 2016 would be the last year for the festival.

Refunds should be available from the online ticketing agency and wherever tickets were purchased.

Soundwave 2016 cancelled line-up

Bring Me The Horizon
The Prodigy
Bullet For My Valentine
Public Enemy
Killswitch Engage – performing Alive or Just Breathing in full
Metal Allegiance
Dead Letter Circus
Ill Niño – performing Revolution Revolución in full
Frnkiero And The Cellabration
Nothing But Thieves
Frenzal Rhomb
Devil You Know
Moose Blood
Terror Universal
Relient K
Walls of Jericho
Soundwave 2016 dates:
Saturday 23 January, 2016 — Brisbane
Sunday 24 January, 2016 — Sydney
Tuesday 26 January, 2016 — Melbourne (Australia Day public holiday)

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