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Breaking: Flooding forcestimetable changes at SoundwaveSydney

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.



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


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.



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.

Stage Two is due to host sets from many Soundwave drawcards including The Vandals, Billy Talent, Sum 41, Paramore, Blink-182 and The Offspring.







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dogmega

dogmega said on the 24th Feb, 2013

always something going wrong for aj.
curse of the festival.

RAMONESelaar

RAMONESelaar said on the 24th Feb, 2013

Sharks posted on facebook half an hour ago that they'll be playing at 6.15 on Stage 2

grattan

grattan said on the 24th Feb, 2013

Story updated: Garbage cancelled, new set-times for Offspring, Sharks, Blink and Paramore.

daveyac8881

daveyac8881 said on the 24th Feb, 2013

Garbage would've been one of the main attractions for me so glad I didn't go!

grattan

grattan said on the 24th Feb, 2013

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crob

crob said on the 24th Feb, 2013

at the more fucked up end of the day, the cunt who Lights the Flare, Disfigures young Girl

sarcasm_mister

sarcasm_mister said on the 24th Feb, 2013

holy fuck! that's more than a flare. it looks like the fuckwit has set fire to half the pit.

crob

crob said on the 24th Feb, 2013

AJs out for blood.... hate fuckheads like this.... according to twitter who ever light it got the shit beaten out of him

RAMONESelaar

RAMONESelaar said on the 24th Feb, 2013

Fuck, that last picture of the flare is really shocking. How did they even get a flare in though? Seems like a really poor effort from security/bag checking.

I'm sure this is a day AJ is looking forward to forgetting ASAP

crob

crob said on the 24th Feb, 2013

bag checking doesn't stop someone hiding it in the festival grounds a few days before... with that said, such actions would require thinking ahead, what these people clearly fail to do

crob

crob said on the 24th Feb, 2013

according to reddit, someone was stabbed as well... cant find any source for that

andy_chalmers_102

andy_chalmers_102 said on the 24th Feb, 2013

The following article has little relevance, aside from being about Soundwave. I'm just posting it for this one amazing quote:



http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/peace-love-and-deafening-noise-20130224-2ezmg.html

random_hero

random_hero said on the 24th Feb, 2013

any reason why metallica was 50 mins late on stage

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 24th Feb, 2013

What an absolute cunt.

I saw the flare at Metallica. Security were pretty quick to hit it with the hose

random_hero

random_hero said on the 24th Feb, 2013

What an absolute ****.

I saw the flare at Metallica. Security were pretty quick to hit it with the hose

water doesnt put out flares, you need sand to do that

Oflick

Oflick said on the 24th Feb, 2013

What an absolute ****.

I saw the flare at Metallica. Security were pretty quick to hit it with the hose

Yeah but according to the article it was the flare lit during Bring Me The Horizon that burnt the girl.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 24th Feb, 2013

Missed opportunity for the headline "Garbage fans: Not So Happy When It Rains"

random_hero

random_hero said on the 24th Feb, 2013

at least there will be no garbage to be cleaned up at the sydney soundwave

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 24th Feb, 2013

Shit myself a few times in Metallica's set and lost my eyebrows as well. Oh and one of those Metallica beach balls fell on my head.

ThatDude123

ThatDude123 said on the 24th Feb, 2013



Yeah, if water could put out flares, the whole "you can throw flares into water around your boat as an SOS signal" thing would never work.

In any case, this is what happens when you ignore Santos, AJ. Karma bites you in the butt.

sarcasm_mister

sarcasm_mister said on the 24th Feb, 2013

they had 75 000 people at the festival yesterday. i'm assuming that figure was a one off and that he'll revert back to 50-odd thousand in 2014. these unsavourary incidents will be a strong incentive for a change.

crob

crob said on the 24th Feb, 2013



also it would be a struggle to have a lineup that requires that sort of setup up again

humanracin

humanracin said on the 24th Feb, 2013

Last year the band I most wanted to see was Hole, this year it was Garbage... at least this year I didn't buy a ticket.

And that flare and stabbing shit is fucked.

crob

crob said on the 25th Feb, 2013

hahahaha... AJ the master of public relations

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