The cancellation of the the Soundwave Music Festival has rallied bands and fans to join hands and create a new heavy music festival christened ‘Legion’ via Crowdfunding.

The cancellation of the Aussie Soundwave Music Festival, due to poor ticket sales caused a huge ruckus among heavy music fans but thanks to John Sankey of Devil You Know, there is hope for a replacement festival to be held this March. Taking the crowdfunding route, Sankey conceptualized Legion which features American bands Darkest HourBattlecross and Australian acts Caligula’s Horse, Darkc3ll and Rick Dangerous & The Silkie Bantems in its inaugral lineup.

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In their first announcement festival organizers said, “Each of these bands have offered their truly amazing support and are ready to get loud and sweaty on the Legion stages.” “Please know: We have many more sets to announce and are very excited to bring you a complete line-up, including Headliners as soon as possible, this is just the start!”

The crowdfunding goal on Pozible of A$3,275,000 is already up A$103,550 since its launch yesterday with 20 more days to go. If the goal is met, the festival will be held across an impressive 5 major cities. Stay tuned to The Sherp for updates on the fate of this unique initiative – a tailor made festival by the fans, for the fans.