19 February 2010
Local band Closure in Moscow have been dumped from the Soundwave lineup at the eleventh hour for being complete douche bags.
According to a post on the Soundwave forum, the Melbourne prog-rockers made such ridiculous demands and were rude to festival organisers and so they were booted from the bill!
The post reads:
It is amazing how the one band you book on the festival only as a favour to their manager; whom you are paying 10 times what they are worth as a gesture of goodwill; and you bill way above their station, turn out to be the only demanding and rude people amongst a star-studded line up.
Here are some tips for other local bands hoping to keep a spot on a national festival:
1.Having a band member call the festival admin manager 2 days out from the festival with a new list of demands and being aggressive, rude and yelling at her only works if you are holding hostages.
2. Don't demand that festival vehicles and drivers pick band members up from their homes and then drop them off after the festival. Specially if you live on an island off the Gold Coast!
3. Don't demand that the festival should book and pay for your accommodation on top of the $25,000 you're being paid to pay for your own lodgings.
I could go on and on. Maybe publish a book some day...
Revised timetables will be posted shortly.
Soundwave kicks off this weekend for two sold out shows in Brisbane and Sydney before hitting Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth next week.