Future of Westfest 2016 Uncertain Following Cancellation of Soundwave

Future of Westfest 2016 Uncertain Following Cancellation of Soundwave

Friday 18th December, 2015 9:24AM

Following the cancellation of the 2016 Soundwave festival in Australia, the future of Auckland's own Westfest is now uncertain. The two festivals are not linked, however international acts billed for Westfest come to New Zealand off-the-back of the Aussie concert tour, which is known for bringing heavy hitting rock, punk and metal acts downunder.

Yesterday the Soundwave founder, music promoter AJ Maddah, announced the 2016 Soundwave festival would be cancelled due to poor ticket sales. The revelation came two days after the announcement that 2016 would be the final Soundwave.



Westfest is set to take place on the 30th January at Kumeu and feature perfomances from NOFX and Refused, who were also billed for Soundwave. The Westfest team have released a statement saying: "The international acts performing at WESTFEST 2016 were coming via Soundwave. WESTFEST are currently in discussion with the relevant acts and will make an official announcement soon."

Stay tuned for more information.

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Headliner NOFX has already sent out a statement all Australian & NZ shows are cancelled.
Yet Westfest 15 is still selling tickets with NOFX on the bill. The fallout from Soundwave is having an effect over here.
Disturbed just canned there Jan Show... What about the Refused are they still coming?
Anyone looking at getting tickets to these shows be warned.

Posted by Wiseowl - anonymous 9 months ago
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Who cares about NOFX - I just hope Refused come.
Posted by Ryan - anonymous 9 months ago

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