Soundwave Festival Sydney 2015

41 bands, 5 stages, 2 days, 1 storm and 1 exhausted (but happy) photographer pretty much sums up Soundwave Festival Sydney 2015 for me. A few months back I posted a blog with my favourite shots from Soundwave Festival Melbourne, now it’s Sydney’s turn.

Soundwave Festival week is always a massive one for any music photographer, but it’s so much fun – not just shooting all the bands, but running into other photographers, meeting the fans and getting to discover so many other great bands that I didn’t already know.

It’s always so hard to decide which bands to shoot at a festival like this, and when there’s 73 bands on the lineup, the only way to pick is through a process of elimination. I was shooting for a metal website, so once I highlighted all the metal bands on the timetable I went back and fit in as many other bands as I could in the gaps, even if it meant only shooting one song and running to the next stage.

My highlights to shoot in Sydney were Ministry, Faith No More, Lamb Of God, New Found Glory, Killer Be Killed, Crossfaith, Slash and Smashing Pumpkins (joined on stage by Marilyn Manson for Ava Adore at the end – the perfect way to close a festival).

Here’s some of my favourite shots of both the music and the scenery, and you can view more over on my Flickr. All photos shot with my Nikon D800 or D7000, and a 70-200mm f2.8 or 14-24mm f2.8.


SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL SYDNEY, DAY ONE – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 28th

Raglans

Raglans

King Parrot

King Parrot

King Parrot

King Parrot

Area 7

Area 7

Nothing More

Nothing More

Nothing More

Nothing More

Nothing More

Nothing More

The Bennies

The Bennies

Deathstars

Deathstars

Deathstars

Deathstars

Hollywood Undead

Hollywood Undead

Ne Oblivscaris

Ne Oblivscaris

Ne Oblivscaris

Ne Oblivscaris

Ne Oblivscaris

Ne Oblivscaris

Emily's Army

Emily’s Army

Emily's Army

Emily’s Army

Le Butcherettes

Le Butcherettes

Le Butcherettes

Le Butcherettes

Le Butcherettes

Le Butcherettes

Terror Universal

Terror Universal

Terror Universal

Terror Universal

Gerard Way

Gerard Way

Crown The Empire

Crown The Empire

Crown The Empire

Crown The Empire

Crown The Empire

Crown The Empire

Steel Panther

Steel Panther

Steel Panther

Steel Panther

Steel Panther

Steel Panther

Steel Panther

Steel Panther

Steel Panther

Steel Panther

Fear Factory

Fear Factory

Fear Factory

Fear Factory

Antemasque

Antemasque

Antemasque

Antemasque

Antemasque

Antemasque

Ministry

Ministry

Ministry

Ministry

Ministry

Ministry

Ministry

Ministry

Monuments

Monuments

Soundgarden

Soundgarden

Soundgarden

Soundgarden

Soundgarden

Soundgarden

Dragonforce

Dragonforce

Dragonforce

Dragonforce

Dragonforce

Dragonforce

Dragonforce

Dragonforce

Faith No More

Faith No More

Faith No More

Faith No More

Faith No More

Faith No More

Faith No More

Faith No More

Lamb Of God

Lamb Of God

Lamb Of God

Lamb Of God

Lamb Of God

Lamb Of God

Lamb Of God

Lamb Of God

New Found Glory

New Found Glory

New Found Glory

New Found Glory

 


SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL SYDNEY, DAY TWO – SUNDAY MARCH 1st

King 810

King 810

King 810

King 810

Apocalyptica

Apocalyptica

Apocalyptica

Apocalyptica

Apocalyptica

Apocalyptica

Apocalyptica

Apocalyptica

Non Point

Non Point

Fucked Up

Fucked Up

Killer Be Killed

Killer Be Killed

Killer Be Killed

Killer Be Killed

Killer Be Killed

Killer Be Killed

Killer Be Killed

Killer Be Killed

Killer Be Killed

Killer Be Killed

Tonight Alive

Tonight Alive

Tonight Alive

Tonight Alive

Tonight Alive

Tonight Alive

The Vandals

The Vandals

The Vandals

The Vandals

The Vandals

The Vandals

Godsmack

Godsmack

Godsmack

Godsmack

Crossfaith

Crossfaith

Crossfaith

Crossfaith

Papa Roach

Papa Roach

Papa Roach

Papa Roach

Exodus

Exodus

Exodus

Exodus

Exodus

Exodus

Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson

Judas Priest

Judas Priest

Judas Priest

Judas Priest

Judas Priest

Judas Priest

Judas Priest

Judas Priest

Slash

Slash

Slash

Slash

Slash

Slash

Slash

Slash

Of Mice And Men

Of Mice And Men

Of Mice And Men

Of Mice And Men

Slipknot

Slipknot

Slipknot

Slipknot

Slipknot

Slipknot

Smashing Pumpkins

Smashing Pumpkins

Smashing Pumpkins

Smashing Pumpkins

Smashing Pumpkins

Smashing Pumpkins

Smashing Pumpkins featuring Marilyn Manson

Smashing Pumpkins featuring Marilyn Manson

Smashing Pumpkins

Smashing Pumpkins

 

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