New Zealand festival Westfest is in serious doubt after the collapse of Soundwave. Organizers have said “Due to a pending discussion with a contracted artist, Westfest is unable to confirm any decision made about the festivals continuation in 2016. However – as there is only one band left standing; Westfest is automatically processing 100% refunds for all ticket holders.”
Soundwave bands NOFX, Hatebreed & Refused were to headline the festival at Kumeu on January 30. However, after the demise of Soundwave these bands will no longer be heading down under, which in turn has made a one off show in NZ financially impossible for the bands.
Final confirmation on the festival’s future is expected soon.