There is no doubt a void has been left in the Brisbane summer festival schedule following the cancellation of Soundwave. Luckily, the fine folks at BT Management have created Flatline: A Tribute To Soundwave to help ease the pain.

Flatline will see over 10 bands perform across two stages at The New Globe Theatre on Saturday, 23 January – the same day the Brisbane leg of Soundwave was due to take place.

“We created Flatline to show that the music scene can flourish, despite the bankruptcy of large festivals. Flatline is more a tribute to the music scene as a whole, rather than to Soundwave itself,” said Flatline organiser Ben Torley.

The mini-festival will give punters a chance to see some of the hottest up-and-coming rock bands in a celebration of local talent and the live music scene.

“Live music plays such an important role in our society. We’ve had it for quite some time and it is important to keep it going. It allows creativity, keeps us all entertained and is generally good for the mind.”

Ben says supporting local artists and everyone involved in the local music scene is vital to the industry’s survival.

“Brisbane’s live music scene is not at its best, but there is definitely activity. With the possible lockout laws, the scene will be affected but it is important for bands, musicians and promoters alike to come together and support each other at gigs to help further build the scene.”

So if you want an exciting night out loaded with quality musical talent, or need a cure for your Soundwave heartache, look no further than Flatline!

Flatline: A Tribute To Soundwave is on this Saturday, 23 January at The New Globe Theatre. Doors open 6pm and bands start at 7pm. Entry is free for those with a Soundwave ticket, otherwise $15 presale and $20 on the door. Full line-up and more information is available here.