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Soundwave 2017 Is Cancelled

Photo by Kane Hibberd.

So we can probably all agree that the lead-up to Soundwave 2016 hasn’t exactly been a smooth one. The annual summer festival, which is set to take place next month, has certainly suffered its fair share of setbacks lately – yesterday Bring Me The Horizon cast doubt on their upcoming appearances Down Under when they tweeted, “To anyone hoping to see us @soundwavefest we are awaiting some requested info & hope to 100% confirm our involvement this week. Hang tight.” It’s not exactly the type of message you want to see from one of the line-up’s most anticipated headliners, particularly when they were one of the first acts to be confirmed for next year’s fest.

While head honcho AJ Maddah tweeted that he was “working on [the band’s] concerns/requests”, a further blow has come today with the news that Soundwave will not be going ahead in 2017.


As it stands, the promoter has declared that he’ll be “doing his darndest” to ensure next year’s installment of the festival goes ahead, having recently added Relient K, Walls Of Jericho and Darkc3ll to the line-up. Fans have still been eagerly awaiting a further flood of acts, but with just 39 days til the first leg of the festival in Brisbane, all we can say is that we’ll be eying AJ’s Twitter feed for any more news to do with the fate of Soundwave.

Soundwave Festival 2016 Dates

Sat Jan 23rd – Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane
Sun Jan 24th – Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney
Tue Jan 26th – RAS Melbourne Showgrounds, Melbourne

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