Boasting some of the best punk, metal and hardcore acts the world’s got on offer, Soundwave promises a day of huge riffs, lengthy drum solos and a touch of screamo. The beauty of Soundwave is the crowd is usually made up of genuine fans of the bands and tunes at the festival, ensuring the vibe is one big chilled out love-in – with a shitload of moshing and epic tattoos.

Last year Faith No More front man (and charisma personified) Mike Patton whipped out his willy and this year promises to be equally exciting – now that the lineup has been revealed after leaking over the internet yesterday afternoon.

Soundwave Amazing Lineup Gets Leaked

This is our chance to re-live 1998 you guys!

Iron Maiden (who have also announced two arena sideshows in Sydney and Melbourne in addition to all Soundwave dates)
Slayer
Queens of the Stone Age
Primus
Slash
Gang of Four
Melvins
Social Distortion
Rob Zombie
Avenged Sevenfold
30 Seconds To Mars
Stone Sour
New Found Glory
Pennywise
Sum 41
Annberlin
The Gaslight Anthem
Third Eye Blind (Random inclusion. “Semi-Charmed Life” anyone?)
Devildriver
Sevendust
Less Than Jake
The Bronx
Monster Magnet
Terror
MXPX
Protest The Hero
30 Crazyfists
Il Nino
The Ataris
The Starting Line
Bayside
Madd Caddies
The Maine
Trash Talk
May Day Parade
Foxy Shazam
Never Shout Never
The Blackout
Alesana
Asking Alexandria
All That Remains
High On Fire
Dommin
The Sword
Kylesa
A Skylit Drive
There For Tomorrow
Breathe Carolina
Taking Dawn
I See Stars
Rise To Remain
Nonpoint
Veara
Every Avenue and more to be announced.

Cut to me rummaging through my closet to find the following:
– Korn beanie
– cargo shorts
– studded canvas belt / McDonald’s staff uniform belt
– black t-shirts
– falcon ring (AKA leather wrist cuff)
– Emily The Strange accessories
– green hair dye
– Airwalks
– Non-supportive bra under lowslung singlet
– black caps
– signed copy of Full Circle

Festival Dates:
Sat 26 Feb – Brisbane
Sun 27 Feb – Sydney
Fri 4 Mar – Melbourne
Sat 5 Mar – Adelaide
Mon 7 Mar – Perth

Tickets go on sale Thursday 26 August.
Visit www.soundwavefestival.com