Australia’s Soundwave Revolution festival has been officially canceled. Festival promoter AJ Maddah told Nova FM, “The festival as we know it has been canceled. The situation is that we were scheduled to make a second announcement on the first of August, which had our festival co-headliner on that announcement. Their circumstances changed at the last minute and they had to pull out. And unfortunately we don’t have enough time to replace them. And we didn’t really want to go ahead with an incomplete lineup.”
He continued, “We could have taken the option of linking through with the lineup as we have now –- it would have obviously still been a much better financial outcome for us than to go through the road we have -– but we just didn’t want to put an inferior product on the market.”
Soundwave issued the following statement about the matter:
“Many of the festival bands will still be coming to Australia in that time period and team up to bring you some very special shows. These will include multi band/mini festival line-ups in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. We will be announcing these events in the next 7 days.
“Tickets purchased online will be refunded automatically as soon as it can be processed. If you purchased from an outlet, refunds will be available next week from point of purchase.”