Breaking: Flooding forcestimetable changes at SoundwaveSydney
Sun 24th Feb, 2013 in Local News
UPDATE: 25/2/13 – Garbage have announced that the “REAL” details about their Soundwave cancellation will be revealed today and confirmed that their remaining dates will go ahead as scheduled.
All remaining garbage shows WILL go ahead as scheduled. What went down yesterday will be addressed later today. Our condolences to the fans.— Garbage (@garbage) February 24, 2013
Tomorrow the REAL facts will emerge. Love to all who came to see us at Soundwave. No one more bummed out about how this went down than us.— Garbage (@garbage) February 24, 2013
UPDATE: 24/2/13 – 5.20pm: Garbage have confirmed that their Sydney Soundwave set has been cancelled. There have also been several changes to the Stage Two timetable:
PARAMORE will close the stage from 9.45pm -10.45pm
THE OFFSPRING will play from 8.45-9.45pm
BLINK-182 will play from 7.30pm until 8.45pm
SHARKS will make up their set from earlier today playing 6.15-7.15pm
CYPRESS HILL are playing from now until 6.05pm
Our gear has failed to make it for the show tonight at Soundwave in Sydney. Our truck got held up by a flood. So sad we can’t play.— Garbage (@garbage) February 24, 2013
UPDATE: AJ Maddah has said on Twitter that gear is being flown in for Garbage and Paramore, and that Garbage should be able to play at the scheduled time.
Worst case scenario, we will extend Sum 41 & Billy Talent sets, followed by Cypress & Garbage; & have Paramore go on after Offspring #SW13— AJ (@iamnotshouting) February 24, 2013
ORIGINAL STORY: The schedule on Stage Two at Soundwave festival in Sydney today has hit a major snag with the truck carrying the bands’ gear delayed by up to 10 hours due to flooding.
Brendan Kelly bassist with The Lawrence Arms, who had been scheduled to play on Stage Two at midday, has announced on Twitter that truck carrying all the gear for the bands set to perform on the stage has been delayed up to 10 hours. Festival boss AJ Maddah has announced that 58 Soundwave trucks have arrived on site with just two caught in flooding. The gear for most Stage Two acts including Blink 182 and The Offspring has arrived, but Maddah is currently looking at freight planes and helicopters to get Paramore and Garbage’s gear to the festival site in time for their sets later today.
Sharks, who had been scheduled to open the action on Stage Two, were forced to cancel their performance at the festival due to the delay. In a series of posts on Twitter, the band reported that the truck with their guitars showed up as their set had been scheduled to end at 11.30am. The band had tried to borrow guitars for their set but couldn’t get any at such short notice.
So, a little peek into festival life: all the gear for stage 2 is delayed 10 hours. All stage 2 bands are fucked. Shits going crazy.— brendan kelly (@badsandwich) February 23, 2013
Sydney, we are so very sorry but our guitars were stuck in the storm so we will not be playing today. We are so disappointed but this…— Sharks (@sharksband) February 24, 2013