Underage dance festival comes to the rescue for Soundwave

Soundwave has moved to a new venue in Perth thanks to the under-aged version of Future Music Festival, the Good Life Music Festival.

As reported this morning, the 2014 Perth Soundwave has been moved from Claremont Showgrounds to Joondalup Arena. That seemed to create a new problem as the Good Life Music Festival was scheduled to be held at the venue on the same day. However, the Good Life organisers have now revealed that they agreed to a venue change in order to meet the demands of both events.

“It’s important to us that fans of different genres are able to experience the best festivals on offer in WA,” the promoters of the Good Life Music Festival – Frontier Touring and Mellen Events – announced in a press release. ”[We] have always prioritised the demands of WA music fans and work hard to create the best festival experience for the public [and] we felt strongly about assisting Soundwave with the logistical issues they were faced with.” Good Life is also pleased as Claremont is “far more accessible” for their fans.

Soundwave has been in a long-running battle with the Western Australian government and the local council over sound levels, curfews and closure times. So, as Good Life’s finishing time is much earlier than Soundwave’s, the venue switch allows the two events to meet the demands of both fans and the local community.

Sunday March 3 is going to be a big day for Perth. Soundwave festival will host Green Day, Avenged Sevenfold, Alice In Chains, Placebo and Korn at the Joondalup Arena, while across town the Good Life will host Deadmau5, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Porter Robinson and other acts from the Future lineup plus free carnival rides, free sports activities, a giant waterslide and “a crazy foam pit” at Claremont Showgrounds.

Soundwave 2014 dates and venues

Saturday, February 22 – RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane

Sunday, February 23 – Olympic Park, Sydney

Friday, February 28 – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne

Saturday, March 1 – Bonython Park, Adelaide

Monday, March 3 – Arena Joondalup, Perth NEW VENUE

Good Life festival

Friday, February 28 – RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane

Monday, March 3 – Claremont Showgrounds, Perth NEW VENUE

Friday, March 7 – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne

Sunday,March 9 – Royal Randwick Racecourse, Sydney