The Promoters of the cancelled Auckland Echo Festival have gone into liquidation as fans wait for ticket refunds. Echo Festival, which had big-name international acts like Jamie XX, Disclosure and The Flaming Lips on the bill, was to be held on January 11th and 12th at Vector Arena and its surrounds. It replaced the three-day McLaren Valley Music and Arts Festival, which was forced to move after promoters failed to get resource consent for its original Bay of Plenty venue.
And after the 2016 edition wa cancelled, Australia's popular Soundwave music festival will not be going ahead in 2017, after its boss broke the news on social media. Arash “AJ” Maddah made the sudden announcement on Twitter, saying there will be “definitely no” 2017 edition of the Soundwave festival. In an official statement sent to TMN overnight (17.12.15), Soundwave Festival's ticket agent Eventopia has said AJ Maddah is responsible for ticket refunds saying "We regret to inform customers of the cancellation of Soundwave Festival 2016 due to poor ticket sales, as advised by the Promoter this afternoon."
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