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Soundwave 2012 Line up – Live Updates

Written by Brayden Darke on August 15, 2011

The Soundwave 2012 line up is slowly being confirmed (as well as rumours) with a number of bands posting via Twitter that they will be playing. The line-up was due to be announced at the first Soundwave Revolution Festival in Brisbane, but now it’s been cancelled, there is no official announcement as yet. In what seems to be becoming the norm these days with a lot of festivals, and especially with the Soundwave crew, it appears that The Soundwave 2012 line-up will also be drip fed to us.

Update: Line up will be announced from 3pm on Friday 7th October

Soundwave 2012 line up has been announced

So far Trivium, The Smoking Hearts, Forever the Sickest Kids and CKY have all but been confirmed via Twitter and we know Heaven Shall Burn are on the short-list.

Lamb Of God, Gaslight Anthem and Go Radio are also hot on the rumour list and there are a number of bands that are expected to be transferred from Soundwave Revolution to the Soundwave 2012 line-up.

Following the news of the Soundwave Revolution cancellation last week, we are still yet to hear what the story is with these so called ‘mini festivals’ that Soundwave boss AJ Maddah has spoken of. Whether the Soundwave crew can pull them together let alone the Soundwave 2012 festival, only time will tell but either way expect there to be Mayhem.


Saturday 25th February – Brisbane
Sunday 26th February – Sydney
Friday 2nd February – Melbourne
Saturday 3rd March – Adelaide
Monday 5th March – Perth

Soundwave 2012 line up Official Announcement (Updated)

System of a Down
Limp Bizkit
Marylin Manson
a Day to Remember
Machine Head
Lamb of God
Alter Bridge
Angels & Airwaves
Cobra Starship
the Used
You Me at Six
Devin Townsend Project
Unwritten Law
Coal Chamber
Dashboard Confessional
Forever the Sickest Kids
Raised Fist
Dillinger Escape Plan
Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society
Saves the Day
Circa Survive
Steel Panther
Jack’s Mannequin
the Sisters of Mercy
Enter Shikari
Four Year Strong
Black Veil Brides
Madina Lake
Times of Grace
Street Dogs
the Cab
Relient K
Versa Emerge
Heroes for Hire
Kill Hannah
the Dangerous Summer
Framing Hanley
Royal Republic
I Am the Avalanche
River City Extension

Possible Soundwave 2012 Line-up (Updated)

These bands were either rumoured or confirmed before the official line up was announced (above).

The Offspring – Herald Sun reporter Nui Te Koha
Marilyn Manson – Herald Sun reporter Nui Te Koha
Evanescence – Herald Sun reporter Nui Te Koha
Never Shout Never – Via SW Leaker
Parkway Drive – Via SW Leaker
House Vs Hurricane – Via SW Leaker
Rocket To The Moon – Via SW Leaker
Coal Chamber – Reforming for Soundwave 2012
Mastodon – via Rave Magazine interview
Saves The Day (Covering Weezer’s Pinkerton?)
Alter Bridge – Via their Twitter
The Summer Set – Stephen Gomez Twitter (dropped out?)
The Pretty Reckless – Moved from Counter Rev
Falling in Reverse – Possible act
Zebrahead – Moved from SWR
Kvelertak – Moved from SWR
Watain – Moved from SWR
Sister of Mercy – Moved from SWR
Framing Hanley – Moved from SWR
Hole – Moved from SWR
Black Veil Brides – Moved from SWR
Hellyeah – Moved from SWR
Dashboard Confessional – Moved from SWR
Machine Head – Moved from SWR
Hatebreed – Moved from SWR
The Used – Moved from SWR
Gojira – Moved from SWR
The Smoking Hearts – Via Twitter
Forever the Sickest Kids – Via Twitter
The Dillinger Escape Plan – Via Facebook
Shadows Fall – Via Twitter
CKY – Via Twitter
Wednesday 13 – Via Twitter
Heaven Shall Burn – Via Twitter
Trivium – Via Twitter
Madina Lake – Moved from SWR
Devin Townsend – Moved from SWR

Ruled Out

Rancid – Sorting out label issues
Green Day

Rumours & Predictions (Updated)

Motion City Soundtrack
You Me At Six – Speaking to Soundwave about coming back
In Flames
Taking Back Sunday
Lamb of God
Pierce The Veil
Gaslight Anthem
Go Radio
Flyleaf – One of four bands that could be on the SW2012 line up (2 of the others, The Used ad PATD! ended up on SWR)
Steel Panther – Might be swapped after SWR cancellation
Times of Grace – Might be swapped after SWR cancellation
Hollywood Undead

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