News•December 16, 2015 8:53 AM ET•4,797 views
Soundwave Fest 2017 not happening, 2016 in trouble
Soundwave, the annual music festival held in various Australian cities, will not be taking place in 2017. According to founder and promoter, AJ Maddah, the "stress" and "hate" isn't worth it: Bring Me The Horizon unable to commit to performing:
Maddah had this to say just hours ago:
To anyone hoping to see us @soundwavefest we are awaiting some requested info & hope to 100% confirm our involvement this week. Hang tight.— Bring Me The Horizon (@bmthofficial) December 13, 2015
"Essentially here are the brief facts: Eventopia were supposed to give SW a scheduled advance to pay deposits to NOFX and Bring Me The Horizon. Their CFO changed her mind and decided not make the advance but didn't tell anyone. so we (SW and bands) waited and waited for money. If they had informed us that scheduled funds were cancelled, we could have made other arrangements. So now we are in bad situation. There have been discussions today. I'm waiting on Eventopia/Ticketek to make their decision. We cannot hold festival without their support."