Statement from Westfest concerning Australia's cancelled Soundwave Festival

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Australia's Soundwave Festival has been cancelled, with the festival's promoter AJ Maddah tweeting it was due to "poor ticket sales", and that he tried to get Rage Against The Machine to reform for the festival.

Headliners L7 pulled out of the event yesterday while Bring Me The Horizon said they weren't locked in for the touring festival. It was also revealed that at least two of the scheduled venues had not been booked.

So where does that leave New Zealand's Westfest, which shares many of the same acts that perform at Soundwave?

A statement this morning from Westfest read "The Soundwave Festival in Australia has cancelled. The international acts performing at WESTFEST 2016 were coming via Soundwave. WESTFEST are currently in discussion with the relevant acts and will make an official announcement soon. Please bear with us."

Westfest 2016

Saturday January 30th: Kumeu Showground, Auckland