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New Soundwave 2014 Headliner Details Revealed

Written by Mike Hohnen on November 4, 2013

UPDATE: Second Soundwave 2014 lineup has been announced — full details here!

As the deadline draws near for the eagerly awaited second Soundwave 2014 lineup announcement two hot contenders for the heavily discussed ‘third headliner’ spot have been ruled out and, just as you’d expect, the news came directly from AJ Maddah himself via Twitter.

German industrial metal gods Rammstein and English metal mainstays Iron Maiden have both been ruled out as the third headliner. The news came as AJ answered one particular follower’s inquiries, dashing their hopes while also elaborating that the coveted third headliner won’t be a festival headliner as such, but more of a “metal headliner to go along with Megadeth“.

That, however, doesn’t mean we can’t at least daydream that either of those bands scored the slot. Rammstein haven’t been Down Under since BDO 2011 and Maiden have managed to keep away for roughly the same amount of time, headlining Soundwave of that year, so a return from either wouldn’t be so unreasonable. Maddah’s also previously said he was looking at bringing Maiden out, so maybe a headlining Australian tour is on the cards for 2014.

Over the weekend, Maddah confirmed the involvement of the Howard Jones-fronted outfit Devil You Know, which is nothing short of epic. The former Killswitch Engage and his mean chops have been sorely missed. The full second lineup announcement is expected to come Thursday, 7th November, so all will be revealed very, very shortly.

Soundwave Festival 2014 Second Lineup Announcement

A Day To Remember
Mastodon
HIM
Pennywise
Jimmy Eat World
Glassjaw
Panic At The Disco
Eagles Of Death metal
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Less Than Jake
Mayday Parade
Sevendust
Crosses
Suicide Silence
The Porkers
Gojira
Black Veil Brides
Zebrahead
Desaparecidos
Satyricon Dream On Dream
Mutemath
Upon A Burning body
Nostalghia
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats
The Boss Hoss
Soil
Devil You Know
Hacktivist
I Call Fives
Defiler
Breathe Carolina
In Hearts Wake
Deez Nuts
Dir En Grey
Graveyard
Thy Art Is Murder
Stiff Little Fingers

joining

Green Day
Avenged Sevenfold
Stone Temple Pilots
Alice In Chains
Rob Zombie
Megadeth
Placebo
AFI
Korn
Alter Bridge
Trivium
Down
DevilDriver
Newsted
Biffy Clyro
Rocket From The Crypt
Asking Alexandria
Clutch
Alkaline Trio
Baroness
Five Finger Death Punch
August Burns Red
Testament
Living Colour
Letlive
Motionless In White
Gwar
The Black Dahlia Murder
Mushroomhead
Finch
Pulled Apart By Horses
Nancy Vandal
Bowling For Soup
Trash Talk
Skindred
Volbeat
Amon Amarth
Terror
Whitechapel
Tesseract
The Story So Far
10 Years
Ill Nino
Hardcore Superstar
Walking Papers
Coliseum
Your Demise
Our Last Night
Real Friends
Heaven’s Basement

Saturday, 22nd February 2014
RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane
Tix: Via Soundwave Festival

Sunday, 23rd February 2014
Olympic Park, Sydney
Tix: Via Soundwave Festival

Friday, 28th February 2014
Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
Tix: Via Soundwave Festival

Saturday, 1st March 2014
Bonython Park, Adelaide
Tix: Via Soundwave Festival

Monday, 3rd March 2014
Claremont Showgrounds, Perth
Tix: Via Soundwave Festival

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