Thursday, 17 February 2011
I thought I would do up a little entry as it is now coming up to my 5th anniversary covering the Soundwave Festival since it's torrential rain soaked inception at Sydney Park in 2007 where Deftones headlined, from there is has expanded probably beyond the organisers expectations in it's short life span. The festival now covers all major cities within Australia & has increased from it's 2 main stages + 1 metal stage to a total of 8 stages which span genres from rock, metal to punk & ska.

I'll be covering Perth 2011 at the newly announced venue of Claremont Showgrounds, my day is going to be shooting the following: Sevendust, Devildriver (again), Stone Sour, Murderdolls, Primus, Slash, Ill Nino, Slayer (again), 30STM, Rob Zombie, The Bronx, QOTSA & Iron Maiden...while trying to squeeze in any others at the time

Here are a selection of my favourite shots from Sydney 2007 - Perth 2010. I think it also shows how I've progressed as a photographer as such as well, the earlier pictures are more raw compared to the framing/composition of the shots from last year. Hopefully I can continue to cover the event for years to come

(one day reaching Kane Hibberds level) but that's another story
Thursday, 17 February 2011 09:25:21 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
 Wednesday, 18 February 2009

This years Soundwave Festival was highly anticipated by the public who have attended in the last few years, the event has each year been able to provide a line-up that impressed & 2009 is no different. One thing that is different is the location, after spending two years at Sydney Park - St Peters they've shipped out west to Eastern Creek Raceway, eliminating noise restrictions (among other things) but venturing out of the easily accessible CBD area, the reaction to the announcement came with mixed reactions but overall I don't think anyone REALLY minds travelling the extra distance for the bands they have imported this year!

I've been lucky to shoot the 2007 + 2008 events & again I've been approved to shoot again for a third year in a row (though I bought my ticket just in case as my credentials have since changed)

Click to see my photos of Underoath - Lamb Of God - Devildriver & Lacuna Coil from past shows

My day has panned out to look like this:

(walk around / merch)

All That Remains 1pm-1:30pm                                Unearth 1:50pm-2:20pm

Underoath 2:50pm-3:25pm                                      Poison The Well 3:30pm-4pm

(break time)

Dillenger Escape Plan 4:40pm-5pm                        36Crazyfists 5:20pm-5:55pm

Lacuna Coil 6:15pm-6:50pm                                    Devildriver or Alice In Chains 7:10pm-7:55pm

Nine Inch Nails or In Flames 8:10pm-8:50pm          Lamb Of God 9:10pm-10pm

Wednesday, 18 February 2009 17:36:53 (W. Australia Standard Time, UTC+08:00)