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Soundwave 2016 officially cancelled

Thursday, December 17, 2015 6:17 AM PT / 4,571 views
Yesterday we told you that not only was the 2017 installment of Australian festival Soundwave not taking place, but its imminent 2016 installment was on thin ice as well. Fast forward a few hours and festival founder and organizer AJ Maddah has now announced the cancellation of Soundwave 16. Here's what he had to say:
"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. I wish we could have ended it on a better note."
Scaled down from previous yeas, Soundwave 2016 was slated to take place in Brisbane on January 23, Sydney on January 24, and Melbourne on January 26. Obviously, it appears that Soundwave will not be returning. Subsequent to announcing its cancellation, Maddah is also accusing Soundwave's ticketing agency of attempting to avoid issuing refunds:

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