While the fallout from yesterday’s not-so-shock announcement continues, with promoter AJ Maddah and ticketing company Eventopia still exchanging blows today, one band from this year’s festival has started a crowd funding campaign to recoup their losses.
UK band Monuments – one of many listed as an outstanding debt totalling $16 million AUD – has created a crowd funding page with the following announcement:
“Friends/Fans – True Believers!
We’ve been dreading this day but also knew it would come eventually so … read on …
We played Soundwave Festival 2015 where we had an AMAZING time but we still have not been paid in full for that performance! We’ve tried our best to keep contact with AJ Maddah/Soundwave Festival but now that #SW16 has gone down the tubes and he is not responding to any of our mails- there is no reason to think he will ever pay us. We’ve been juggling bills since the beginning of the year – waiting for them to pay up but we are now at a point where we have no other choice than to ask for your help.
We aren’t the biggest or best band in the world – but we are a very dedicated band that has given 200% of our time and dedication to get our music out there – so for us this is a HUGE amount of money that we do not have and couldn’t have come at a worse time … for a small band like us this is like losing a million dollars …
We are currently working on album #3, will be touring North America in March/April 2016 and will do the European festival circuit so ALL donations will go to helping us pay back our friends and family who loaned us money to get to OZ in the first place but will also help us catch up on other bills so we can concentrate on doing what we do best and delivering the best Monuments album to date.
We’ve set up a GoFund me page here: https://www.gofundme.com/monuments-SOSand appreciate any help that comes our way.
If you can’t help out then please share this post!
Thanks for reading/supporting!
#Monuments#SW15 #SW16 #Soundwave#Helpsomebrothersout”
That’s almost $30,000 AUD they’re asking for.
Still no word on how the fans that had already purchased tickets, or how bands like Soundgarden, owed millions, will get their money.