After a successful show in Brisbane, the Soundwave Festival tour hit Sydney on Sunday February 23rd, with the city’s Olympic Park becoming the place to experience the best hard and heavy rock & roll in the world.
With a flawless setup, friendly staff and fantastic work by the local police ensuring a safe event, doors opened around 10:15 am with a huge amount of metalheads running inside to grab the best spots for the first acts of the day, including the mighty Vikings of Amon Amarth, the masked men of Mushroomhead, Five Finger Death Punch, and many more.
The day continued with bands like AFI, Gwar from “Antarctica” (who even killed our Prime Minister on stage), guitar legends Richie Sambora and Orianthi, Placebo, Testament, Down, Korn, Rob Zombie, the amazing Aussie Rockers The Living End, Alice in Chains, Mastodon, Living Colour, plus headliners Avenged Sevenfold with a stage full of pyrotechnics. And then of course there was a long set by the main headliner of the night: Green Day. The legendary punk trio got the mosh-pit going in full force by playing all their classics. The band even took the liberty of jamming some AC/DC, with a version of the Aussie rockers classic track ‘Highway to Hell’. Billy Joe Armstrong and his men even made a couple of lucky fans really happy by allowing them to join the band on stage for a sing along, and one local female fan even got to keep Billy Joe’s guitar after jamming with the band like a total pro, and taking a “selfie” picture of the event.
Despite the time-table crashes and the last-minute cancellations, the organisers behind theSoundwave Festival proved once again that no matter the difficulties they might experience, they can definitely put together a flawless festival that is among the very best in the world.
Enjoy some postcards of this amazing day below:
Bring on Soundwave 2015!