23 January 2007

Soundfest Shame

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Im sure everybody remembers the soundfest weekend held at uc last november…this was posted by organiser of the event Brad, yesterday afternoon:

Sorry guys but due to there not being enough payers at soundfest and the U.S bands costing way too much and hitting me up for even more money, theres no money left to pay the bands that actually deserved it!!
This was never meant to happen and I’m so sorry to fuck you all around.
Ive tried to get numerous loans but it isnt happening!
Im gonna have to file for Bankruptsy over something which was ment to be an anual gig!
Oh well – I tried!

It a big task paying 50 + bands a decent performance fee but its quite sad that a place like Canberra still cant get decent crowd numbers to such big name shows.

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VYBerlinaV8_now with_added_grunt10:51 am 24 Jan 07

Clearly a case of biting off more than your can chew. 50+ bands? Canberra? Yeah right.

50+ bands in the one gig?

There’s just not the audience in this little town to offset this unfortunately

Err Metal for the brain – which incidentally has now been cancelled amid rumours of public liability costs.

Hang on, the US bands are “trying to hit us up for more money”? Haven’t they heard of a contract? You know, the legal piece of paper that means that what you pay a person is written down and locked in?

Methinks that Brad’s not telling the entire truth here…

a number of the dance promoters here also think it’s kinda hard to put on really good, big parties, as they seem to lose money all the time

Absent Diane6:00 am 24 Jan 07

The problem may have been lack of variety in genres…. it seemed to be more of hardcore/emo thing from memory.. canberra can just support all of its genres. However if the thing was held in sydney it probably would have been a raging success.

Vic Bitterman11:20 pm 23 Jan 07

50+ bands in the one gig?

There’s just not the audience in this little town to offset this unfortunately – hence the lack of ‘decent crowd members’.

Don’t go bankrupt though, try to work through it….

Hit up Stan the man for a loose $300k. The precedence has been set.

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