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Soundwave has been held in Bonython Park/ Tulya Wodli in the Adelaide Park Lands since 2008. The music festival tours all major capital cities around Australia and showcases the best rock and heavy metal bands from Australia and overseas. The attendance numbers have grown steadily since 2008 and event organisers now cap the maximum capacity at 30,000. Attendance numbers in 2012 were approximately 28,000.
Event infrastructure in the Park Lands will include:
• Associated marquees and tented structures
• Food Service - catering/selling vans or booths
• Staging and/or rigging
• Perimeter fencing
• Mobile lighting towers
• Public address and lighting support equipment
• Signage for the event
• Ticket boxes
• Tiered seating
• Waste Management
• Support or promotional vehicles
We are committed to creating a vibrant city full of exciting and popular cultural and artistic events and activities.
The nationally touring Soundwave event is Australia’s premier heavy metal music festival that now draws close to a capacity audience of 30,000 people each year. Soundwave attracts some of the most popular rock and heavy metal bands in the world to tour Australia as part of the festival.
In 2013 it is proposed for the Future Music festival to be staged in Bonython Park/ Tulya Wodli 9 days after the Soundwave Festival.
The Future Music Festival is being relocated to Bonython Park/Tulya Wodli while works are being undertaken in Tambawodli (Park 24). This will be as a once off only while Tambawodli (Park 24) is being developed to accommodate large scale events. Once the development has been completed it is planned that Future Music will return to Tambawodli (Park 24) in 2014.
Both Soundwave and Future Music Festival are proposed to occupy Bonython Park/Tulya Wodli between the 24 February and 15 March 2013, a total of 20 days. Pedestrian and cyclist access to Bonython Park will be restricted during this time, alternate routes will be provided and sign posted in advance of these closures.
The cycle path along the southern side of the River Torrens through Bonython Park/Tulya Wodli will be available throughout this period apart from the two event days – Saturday 2 March 2013 (Soundwave) and Monday 11 March 2013 (Future Music Festival).
We will work with the event organisers to keep access to playgrounds where it is safe to do so.
A plan of the alternate access routes and playground operational dates will be made available on the Adelaide City Council website prior to the event as well as being communicated onsite via pre-event signage.
A lane closure on Port Road is implemented as part of the traffic management plan to facilitate a slip road for safe pick-ups and drop-offs. Speed restrictions on Port Road are also implemented on the event day to ensure the safety of the public.
Soundwave will be responsible for minimising impacts on the Park Lands by following Adelaide City Council’s Standard Operating Procedures for Events in the Park Lands. The event will be responsible for restoring the park to its original condition at the end of the event.
Soundwave must also comply with Adelaide City Council’s Noise Mitigation Standard Operating Procedures.