Soundwave boss: Ticket prices will rise “by 5 to 7%” next month

According to Soundwave and Harvest Festival boss AJ Maddah we can expect to see a “5% to 7% rise in concert and festival tickets” once the carbon tax is implemented next month.

During a break from posting comments about the Euro 2012 championships and dropping hints about his bookings for Soundwave 2013, Maddah told his Twitter followers that the “bullshit tax” will “do nothing for the environment”. The outspoken promoter believes that “ultimately all cost increases have to be factored in to the price to consumers… [and that] the public, and young people in particular, get fucked as usual.”

Maddah claims that “a carrot & stick set-up would have been effective. Giv[ing] deductions to those who implement more efficient technologies. All the money raised should go directly to solar panels, wind farms, etc. That’s the only way to make an impact.”

An increase of 5-7% on this year’s Soundwave prices would see you dropping between $162.75 and $165.85 (plus booking fees and postage) for your tickets next year.