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Wanna’ Do A Festival? Deep Pockets Required!

blink_sw_crowdEver wondered how much it costs to hire the world’s biggest rock bands to play your festival? Well, now we have more of a clue, as it emerges that Soundwave Festival owe the likes of Slipknot, Soundgarden and Smashing Pumpkins millions – with details of how much each band costs. This year’s Soundwave in Australia was cancelled due to ‘poor ticket sales’ – after a run of disastrous organisational mishaps, such as it looking like the venues had not even been booked.

tumblr_inline_nk7h5uCcCy1t36m6wSoundwave’s operating company, Soundwave Festival Pty Ltd, entered voluntary administration in September 2015 – before founder Arash ‘AJ’ Maddah vowed to continue the event under a different company name. Now, in documents obtained from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) from a meeting of Soundwave creditors last year, and shared by Metal Injection, leak the outstanding debts of Soundwave – and how much each act was due to be paid.

£100.00 GBP = 203.438 AUD

$100.00 USD = 143.084 AUD

152649_home_heroIt makes for pretty eye-watering reading, but here’s the full list in Australian Dollars:
All Time Low — $141,144.70
Animals as Leaders — $16,607.14
Antemasque — $138,721.43
Apocalyptica — $65,601.90
Area-7 — $7,594.20
Atreyu — $52,044.64
Coldrain — $16,270.50
Crossfaith — $25,431.55
Deathstars — $17,500.00
Dragonforce — $21,000.00
Emily’s Army — $19,185.29
Escape the Fate — $21,985.68
Faith No More — $751,076.20
Falling In Reverse — $54,064.98
Fall Out Boy — $394,107.14
Fear Factory — $78,263.96
Fucked Up — $24,779.40
Gerard Way — $89,510.75
Godflesh — $33,314.00
Godsmack — $200,000.00
Hollywood Undead — $65,183.54
Incubus — $571,428.58
Judas Priest — $349,560.55
Killer Be Killed — $24,513.00
Lagwagon — $30,274.52
Lamb of God — $161,323.33
Live Nation Worldwide, Inc — $1,180,325.56
Lower Than Atlantis — $18,800.06
Marilyn Manson — $588,000.56
Millencolin — $91,874.50
Ministry — $203,952.01
Monuments — $19,153.00
Ne Obliviscaris — $5,720.60
New Found Glory — $43,279.88
Nonpoint — $8,137.54
Nothing More — $35,000.00
Of Mice and Men — $29,040.00
Papa Roach — $93,050.93
Patent Pending — $22,000.00
Slash — $484,628.00
Sleepwave — $17,470.35
Slipknot — $1,645,299.29
Soundgarden — $2,132,075.00
Steel Panther — $92,517.57
The Aquabats — $32,787.26
The Color Morale — $11,464.58
The Interrupters — $20,231.14
The Raglans — $11,059.82
The Smashing Pumpkins — $1,267,446.43
The Swellers — $21,412.24
The Treatment — $8,193.74
The Vandals — $57,142.86
Tonight Alive — $38,500.00
Twin Atlantic — $20,154.85

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