HEAVY music festival Soundwave will be extended into a two day event in 2015.
Organisers have announced the festival, usually held around the country on just one day, will become a weekend event in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
The Adelaide event will be held at Bonython Park on the weekend of February 21-22.
The festival will run concurrently in Melbourne on the same dates, with half the bands playing in Adelaide on day one, then swapping cities for day two.
The festival will then move to Sydney and Brisbane the weekend after.
Organisers said the new two-day set up “enables us to minimise clashes; give bands longer sets, better staging, production and infrastructure”.
“We are also hoping that this will give fans better value for money and a less stressful day”.
“This new set-up also gives us twice the dark”, they said, adding that the festival had lost many “great bands” because they were unable to play a night set.
Festival-goers will be able to choose from a $ 185 weekend pass,plus booking fees, or single day tickets for $ 120, plus booking fees.
The full line up for the weekend has yet to be announced.
The announcement comes just days after the new US owners of the iconic Big Day Out music festival revealed the event would not be held in 2015 , after drawing hundreds of thousands of music-lovers over 22 years.
The company suggested the event would make a return in the future.
In previous years, the Soundwave festival has generated its share of controversy.
After the last event, in March, the festival was forced to forfeit a $ 10,000 bond to the Adelaide City Council after the event attracted six complaints about noise.
Originally published as Second wave for heavy music festival