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Airline "fuck up" causes bandto cancel Soundwave set inMelbourne

Soundwave festival has announced that Mindless Self Indulgence have been forced to cancel their set on Stage 2 at 1.15pm at Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse today.

Festival boss AJ Maddah has reported that the cancellation was caused by Virgin airlines, who have lost the band’s bags and equipment. The band had played a headline show in Melbourne on Tuesday before returning to Sydney for a show at The Hi-Fi with support from The Blackout, and Cerebral Ballzy.

The festival was also forced to cancel Garbage’s festival set in Sydney due to a transport mishap. According to Maddah Garbage worked closely with the festival promoters to reschedule the set but unfortunately the band’s gear simply did not arrive in time.

Soundwave kicked off a little later than planned in Melbourne this morning, with organisers forced to delay opening the gates while they fixed sections of the crowd barriers. After Melbourne, the festival travels to Adelaide’s Bonython Park tomorrow (March 2), before winding up at Perth’s Claremont Showground in Perth on Monday. All dates are sold out.

Acts performing at this year’s Soundwave include Metallica, Linkin Park, Blink-182, A Perfect Circle, The Offspring and Paramore.

Related: Soundwave – Everything you need to know

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bboy said on the 1st Mar, 2013

i am actually amazing how few mistakes have been made on this. 5 major festivals. 100s of acts. over 100 sideshows... really huge...


grattan said on the 1st Mar, 2013

Another little mistake:


berlinchair101 said on the 1st Mar, 2013

SLAYER in all caps as it should be.


Oflick said on the 1st Mar, 2013

I know they have a lot more bands than Big Day Out, but why is it so hard for Soundwave to settle on a timetable? I know things happen and bands cancel and all that (the changes at Sydney were perfectly reasonable), but Soundwave seems to change their timetable constantly.


sweet_sweet_tunes said on the 1st Mar, 2013

Ahhhh Horse Shit! (Adam Sandler voice)


grattan said on the 1st Mar, 2013


random_hero said on the 1st Mar, 2013

AJ is still having problems


lineofbestfit said on the 2nd Mar, 2013

if aj spent less time on twitter and taking coke and more time organizing his shit


crob said on the 4th Mar, 2013

kinder makes me think of this