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More problems for Big Day Outand Soundwave in Perth

With the mayor of Claremont calling out Big Day Out and Soundwave punters for “continuously bring appalling antisocial and criminal behaviour into a residential area” attention has turned to the other possible venues for the festivals in 2013.

Soundwave was held at Steel Blue Oval in Bassendean between 2008 and 2010, before the event moved to Claremont, however Bassendean Mayor John Gangell has declared the festivals are not welcome back in his town.

Gangell has told local paper inmycommunity that “the days of multi-stage concerts being held at the oval were over” citing the pre-season needs of the Swan Districts Football Club as the reason for refusing to allow the festivals back to Bassendean. “A lot of these festivals happen during the pre-season for Swans,” Gangell explained. “and essentially they’re left without the oval for approximately two months, which for a WAFL football team is a major inconvenience… Swans are the biggest tourist attraction the town has; we’re very proud of the team and we’re not prepared to disrupt their preparation for the WAFL season.”

The Bassendean mayor also claims that “It’s tough for families who want to get their children off to bed at 7.30pm when there’s a concert going until 10 or 11pm” and that “with the maintenance that needs to be carried out after the festival is held, simply to get the oval ready and up to a standard for the Swans to play on – it’s simply not worth it.”

TOWN of Victoria Park Mayor Trevor Vaughan doesn’t want the festivals in his backyard either. In November last year, Vaughan told inmycommunity that the festivals aren’t welcome at Lathlain Park as “Noise levels and parking issues could negatively affect our community and convenient public transport to the event would be limited… The town believes there are many other venues that would be more appropriate for the event.”

So with Steel Blue Oval, Claremont Showgrounds and Lathlain Park all ruled out do the festivals have a Perth home for 2013?

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Mr_V1tr1oL

Mr_V1tr1oL said on the 3rd Apr, 2012

lol. "swans are the biggest tourist attraction."

eagle_eye

eagle_eye said on the 3rd Apr, 2012

welcome to dullesville once again

DABIGPIG

DABIGPIG said on the 3rd Apr, 2012

wow sound like the same kinda leadership that chased the international grand prix outta adelaide do yourselves a favour vote these idiots out !

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 3rd Apr, 2012

bring heatwave in amirite m8

Oflick

Oflick said on the 3rd Apr, 2012

They should just move the Perth shows to somewhere in the middle of nowhere. Worked really well for Sydney at Eastern Creek...

crob

crob said on the 3rd Apr, 2012

it would really suck to live in perth........... then theres this.

Piko

Piko said on the 3rd Apr, 2012

They can move all Perth shows to the East Coast = D.

dj ian maiden

dj ian maiden said on the 3rd Apr, 2012

my suggest would be for the good people of fremantle to start making some proposals of suitable site's for these gigs and perth can just get stuffed.

polite_society

polite_society said on the 3rd Apr, 2012

What's the deal with the esplanade? There is also belvoir, a bit of a hike, but a beautiful venue. There's wellington square as well. The cultural centre where laneway is held works well. I'm sure there are plenty of other untapped areas as well. I'm not worried.

nicowen

nicowen said on the 3rd Apr, 2012

Most notable thing though is "inmycommunity" dribbling crap from chest puffers. I'm sure it's not the end of the festivals as Big Day Out has been 'unwelcome' for years! But then I guess the hope is there's not enough hoops to be the tipping point in a financially hard time for the market!

crob

crob said on the 3rd Apr, 2012

I do wonder how this will affect the quality of line up (less shows would mean a smaller income, smaller budget to work with)

yetiite

yetiite said on the 3rd Apr, 2012

Just to play devil's advocate for a minute.....really, what does a Big Day Out offer for a community apart from entertaining 50k people for a day? I'm not dismissing that need of course, but, they spend 99% of the money inside the venue, create noise and disturbance for the populace.

How much money does a promoter have to pay to the council for this sort of event? Is it significant? A few hundred thousand, if it's that much, is a significant amount of money the local council can inject into other community projects.

Mr_V1tr1oL

Mr_V1tr1oL said on the 3rd Apr, 2012



i do believe that aj said that he lost money to have a perth sw. so, if there's no perth show, the quality of bands will be better.

boulderbel

boulderbel said on the 3rd Apr, 2012

move the concerts to kalgoorlie- plenty of space to lose some mps. ahem i mean plenty of space to get loud

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 3rd Apr, 2012

Just to play devil's advocate for a minute.....really, what does a Big Day Out offer for a community apart from entertaining 50k people for a day? I'm not dismissing that need of course, but, they spend 99% of the money inside the venue, create noise and disturbance for the populace.

How much money does a promoter have to pay to the council for this sort of event? Is it significant? A few hundred thousand, if it's that much, is a significant amount of money the local council can inject into other community projects.

Where do you think the people/businesses that sell food inside a music festival come from?

Where do you think staff at a festival come from?

Where do you think people from out of town that come to a festival stay?

crob

crob said on the 3rd Apr, 2012

There’s a lot of local vender working inside the venue, local bands playing the venue, festival workers, cleaners, equipment drives, etc… then there is the nearby hotels, restaurant, etc….

star84

star84 said on the 3rd Apr, 2012

%u201cit%u2019s tough for families who want to get their children off to bed at 7.30pm when there%u2019s a concert going until 10 or 11pm%u201d

are you serious? bloody idiots... sounds like the same people who voted against daylight savings...

SharpShooter

SharpShooter said on the 3rd Apr, 2012

These people are why tourism in Perth sucks

ashryn

ashryn said on the 3rd Apr, 2012

The Esplanade is about to be dug up and turned into a waterfront ghost town eyesore.. wellington square is too small.. Hyde park might work.. Belvoir too, and there's plenty of bikies who would have the festivals on their private land out bindoon way.. where else?

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 3rd Apr, 2012



Yes, I absolutely believe that if there's no Perth SW AJ will spend the money on better bands, and not on his million-dollar giant ice cream cone habit.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 3rd Apr, 2012

Oh, "ice-cream cone." That's what the kids are calling it these days.

grattan

grattan said on the 19th Apr, 2012

Interesting tidbit from The Music:


Soundwave and Claremont Council (Perth) are disputing about noise levels breaches at the March 5 hard rock show at Claremont Showgrounds. The council insisted that its monitors showed the festival breached noise levels frequently. But Soundwave’s own monitor, Lloyd George Acoustics, provided an 18-page report which claimed that the sound only went over for two hours in one street — and that it would not have been a problem if Council had stuck to its agreement to immediately advice Lloyd George of any breaches so steps could be taken immediately. Lloyd George had operatives at six stages at the festival and two streets.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 19th Apr, 2012

Lloyd George?

The former UK Prime Minister runs a sound measuring business in Perth? Pretty good for a guy who died 67 years ago.

grattan

grattan said on the 19th Apr, 2012

Lloyd George?

The former UK Prime Minister runs a sound measuring business in Perth? Pretty good for a guy who died 67 years ago.

Soundwave Perth: Loud enough to wake the dead.

Kristi171

Kristi171 said on the 15th Jun, 2012

this makes me so fucking angry -.-

Mute

Mute said on the 15th Jun, 2012



ageed.

i also find it annoying that most perth concerts are on weeknights (well the ones i seem to want to go to anyway) but if worst comes to worst i'll just go over east for sw.

mr_boysys

mr_boysys said on the 17th Jul, 2012

here we go again

the town of claremont is threatening legal action against concert promoters over noise levels at the showground, as it fights to prevent big day out returning to the venue.

big day out promoters announced this week the concert would be held at claremont next year, after crowds were down for this year's event on the victoria park foreshore.

but claremont mayor jock barker said the council would oppose any application from both the big day out and the annual rock concert soundwave, which breached the 72 decibel cap on noise levels this year.

mr barker said the council was not opposed to concerts, but was fed up with antisocial behaviour from patrons and the promoters' disregard for noise restrictions.

"soundwave and big day out promoters have no respect for the residents, nor for council approvals and sound levels, so naturally the council takes a dim view of them," he said.

the royal agricultural society, which owns the showground, wants to host both events next year. but if the town of claremont knocks back the applications, a final decision would rest with the department of environment and conservation.

claremont chief executive les crichton said the council was considering its options - which included possible prosecution against the promoters of soundwave - after the "blatant breach" of noise restrictions.

royal agricultural society chief executive martin molony said the continuing saga over the showground was embarrassing for wa.

"we've got well-known, international acts and they should be supported from the highest levels of government," he said.

"the biggest sufferers are going to be the patrons who love going to the big day out."

he said although the ras and promoters did their best to monitor the sound, the restrictions were much harsher in wa than in other states and it was inevitable they would be breached again.
soundwave and big day out promoter chris knight said claremont was the ideal location for summer concerts in wa and believed the concerts had the support of the community. it was the council's responsibility to notify promoters of noise breaches and it had failed to do so.

http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/wa/14259653/threat-to-perth-big-day-out/