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Soundwave 2013 Lineup + Rumours

Written by Mike Hohnen on August 3, 2012

Having arguably dethroned Big Day Out as the biggest music festival in Australia, the Soundwave gears have once again begun turning and the rumour mill is in full effect. Promoters are finding it harder and harder to keep things on the down low, as thanks to Twitter and other social networks, we have been able to construct a bill that will most likely appear on the Soundwave 2013 posters.

Already we’ve had acts confirmed such as Six Feet Under, The Blackout, and Kingdom of Sorrow. Chelsea Grin has given “very good odds”, and Stone Sour got us a “yes” to there being a chance they’ll make it down. A few others thrown in the mix have been given a high possibility of performing, as well as a lot of straight up ‘no’s’ from highly vocal Soundwave Promoter AJ Maddah.

Triple M have also fueled the fire with presenter Higgo letting slip that Linkin Park and Godsmack could be amongst the 2013 headliners.

It feels as though it’s too early to be worrying about the next Soundwave, but in a matter of months it will be at our doorstep. However, there are issues still in the air for Perth fans who may lose their venue for the event (Update: Perth will still be going ahead).

This list will be updated every hour of every day as new information comes in. If you have heard any rumours or tips, let us know about them in the comments section below.

Confirmed, Likely and ruled out bands for the second announcement will be posted below the offical lineup – Like Music Feeds on Facebook for all the latest updates.

Soundwave 2013 Official Lineup

Forth Announcement

Mark Tremonti
Living With Lions

Soundwave 2013 Lineup – Third Announcement

Killswitch Engage
the Vandals
Orange Goblin
the Sword
Chelsea Grin
the Chariot
Dr Acula

Second round

Cypress Hill
Bullet For My Valentine
Bring Me The Horizon
Billy Talent
Mindless Self Indulgence
Amity Affliction
Sick Of It all
The Blackout
Fucked Up
This Is Hell
Cerebral Ballzy
Polar Bear Club
The Early November
The Dear Hunter
Blood On The Dancefloor
Versus The World

First round

Linkin Park
A Perfect Circle
The Offspring
Stone Sour
Kyuss Lives
Sum 41
All Time Low
Flogging Molly
Duff McKagan’s Loaded
Motion City Soundtrack
Lawrence Arms
Kingdom Of Sorrow
Sleeping With Sirens
Cancer Bats
Vision of Disorder (original lineup)
Pierce the Veil
Shai Halud
Of Mice & Men
Miss May I
Danko Jones
Woe Is Me
The Wonder Years
While She Sleeps
Such Gold
Six Feet Under
Deaf Havana
Red Fang
Chunk! No Captain Chunk!
Memphis May Fire!

Soundwave 2013 ticketing information

Festival members pre-sale

Wednesday 15 August 9am, Sydney AEST – $195.85
Thursday 16 August 9am, Adelaide (CST) – $195.85 and Perth (WST) – $198.20
Friday 17 August 9am, Melbourne AEST – $195.85
Friday 17 August 9am, Brisbane AEST – $195.85

*To become a festival member, sign up to the mailing list on the front page

General public on-sale

Thursday 23 August, 9am local time
All retail outlets are listed here.

(Last updated 17/10/2012 – 13:50pm)

Recent Updates

30/10Mark Tremonti and Living With Lions confirmed

17/10Mark Tremonti has just been confirmed for Soundwave 2013

17/102 Bands Added To Soundwave 2013 Lineup – Announcement Next Week

11/10Blink-182 sidewaves have now been announced

01/10Slayer and Anthrax side wave happening in Sydney only

22/09Blink 182 sidewave announcement delayed to next week

21/09Millencolin for Soundwave 3rd announcement?

20/09Soundwave 3rd Lineup coming 3pm tomorrow (Friday 21st)

20/093rd announcement should come Friday afternoon

13/09Blink 182 could play a Perth sidewave

12/09Soundwave Perth just sold out! – All 5 Soundwaves now officially SOLD OUT

12/09Sharks confirmed for Soundwave 2013

09/09No more tickets will be released for Brisbane or MelbourneAround 320 tickets for Adelaide will be released on September 20thPossible second Sydney release

06/09 – Adelaide Soundwave is officially SOLD OUT

06/09Big Sidewave announcement coming tomorrow!

31/08Northlane confirmed for 3rd announcement

30/08Big 4 100% Ruled Out

23/08More tickets will be released for Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane

23/08Blink 182 Sidewave – Friday 22nd February – Riverstage (TBC), Brisbane – Tickets ‘between $95 and $110’

22/08Puscifier band member Carina Round confirms Australian visit soonUpdate: says she was joking

22/08Blink-182 will be doing a sidewave in Brisbane

18/08Third and final announcement expected early October

17/08Soundwave 2013 lineup has been announced! Check out it right here

17/08 – Tenacious D (who had talked about visiting in February) are now ruled out

16/08Second announcement 4pm tomorrow (17/08) – we’ll have the full line up here on Music Feeds

15/08Second Announcement could come this Friday!

15/0885% of all tickets will go to pre-sale in all cities

15/08Soundwave Sydney Presale Tickets Sold Out – Only 15% Of Tickets Left For General Public

12/08Second lineup announcement tentatively penciled in for Monday 20th August

10/087 stages at Soundwave 2013

09/08 – Soundwave Promoter AJ Maddah: “This is not a big 4 gig”

09/08Blink 182 will play for “90 – 100 minutes”

09/08Metallica will play for 2 hours+ – seems unlikely ‘The Big Four’ will appear

09/08Pierce The Veil will play sidewaves

09/08Rumours of ‘The Big Four’ – Are we asking too much?

09/08There will be 22 bands on the second announcement

08/08 November announcement for Sidewaves

08/08No date set for second announcement

08/08Blink-182 sidewave likely to be Sydney

08/08Refused are coming (tour or SW?)

08/082 BIG metal bands to come

08/08No Paramore Sidewaves

07/08 – AJ Maddah: “Second announce is good festival all by itself!”

06/08The Chariot singer (Josh Scogin) says they will play Soundwave 2013

05/08Blink 182 will play at least 1 Sidewave

31/07Dividing barrier used for Limp Bizkit will not return

31/07‘Fuck all’ chance of getting rid of the D-barrier

29/07There will be one major announcement, and then one supplementary/local band announcement to follow

29/0752 bands should be announced

29/07Perth will be on, promoter AJ Maddah is heading there to deal with it

18/07SW13 could see bands doing longer sets

13/07Soundwave looks like it will still commence in Perth despite council troubles

12/07Tenacious D will be here around February

02/07Soundwave 2013 lineup will not be drip fed – will come in one go.

Soundwave 2013 Dates (Confirmed)

Saturday 23rd February – Brisbane
Sunday 24th February – Sydney
Friday 1st March – Melbourne
Saturday 2nd March – Adelaide
Monday 4th March – Perth

Please note: Nothing on this list is ‘official’

Third Announcement – Confirmed

The Chariot – Confirmed by the bands singer

Third Announcement – Likely

The Vandals
Chelsea Grin
Refused – Though they have been ruled out before
I Killed The Prom QueenSpot has been saved (possible for 2nd announcement)
Orange Goblin
Abandon All Ships – One will be on the lineup
Dir en Grey
Hazen Street
As I Lay Dying – Josh Gilbert Is interested/SW might make it happen (thanks to Holla_Vampire)
Volbeat – Been approached
United Nations
Down – Waiting on the band
Hollywood Undead
Eyes Set To Kill
Go Radio
Twin Atlantic – Missed out on SW12, might get on SW13
Propagandhi – Happy to have them
Lagwagon – Happy to have them
Pulled Apart By Horses
Stick To Your Guns
The Rocket Summer
GodsmackWere 99% confirmed but didn’t work out
Papa Roach
Gogol Bordello – Not on Harvest/SW13 could be on the cards
Story So Far

Third Announcement – Slight Possibility

Charlie Simpson
Taking Back Sunday
Man Overboard
In Flames
I See Stars
Killswitch Engage
Within Temptation
The Fratellis – Will look in to it
Ill Nino
Head Automatica
Animals As Leaders
Maylene & the Sons of Disaster
Cattle Decapitation
Fallen Dreams
Deez Nuts
Suicide Silence
Hardcore Superstar – On the shortlist
Crashdïet – On the shortlist
Shihad – If they had an album
Pure Love
Dead By April – Very slim chance
Darkc3ll – On the short list
Sparks The Rescue – Might be here soon
Kreator & Testament – Would be considered if spaces open up
Big 4 Slim Chance
Asking Alexandria
Blessed By A Broken Heart – Tour or festival “sooner than later”
The Sword – Festival or tour
Escape The Fate
Sepultura – NEW
Deftones – Been invited
10 Years – Due to comeback
Black Spiders, Truckfighters
The Word Alive
Stars In Stereo
Mayhem, In A Minor Miracle, Sex Pistols
Midtown – Hoping to convince Gabe
Like Moths To Flames
Ice Age
Baroness – Likely tour before Soundwave
Chidios – More likely to tour
Ashes Divide
Ghost Inside – Tour more likely
Brand New – More likely to tour
Porcupine Tree – Would have them if they were interested
This Town Needs Guns
Alice In Chains – More likely to tour
Set Your Goals – More likely to tour
Living With Lions – Or a tour
Five Finger Death Punch – Slim chance
Lost Prophets – More likely to tour
Coheed and Cambria – More likely not to come

Third Announcement – Ruled Out

Puscifier – According to the band they are (but Carina Round now says otherwise)
Tenacious D – Looked likely, but not anymore
Dethklok – Fake promoters offered them 500k so they passed on Soundwave
Falling In Reverse – Unless singers g/f drops charges
All-American Rejects
Jimmy Eat World
Bowling For Soup
Three Days Grace
The Cult
Killing Joke – Frontman is AWOL
Parkway Drive
A Wilhelm Scream
Mayday Parade
Buried In Verona
Between The Buried And Me
Reel Big Fish – Likely to tour instead
La Dispute
Green Day
Biffy Clyro
Sound of Seasons
D at Sea
We Are The In Crowd
No Doubt
Gaslight Anthem
October Rage
Fair to Midland
Andrew Jackson Jihad
The Great Commission
Ugly Kid Joe
Snow Whites Poison Bite
Never Shout Never
Catching Your Clouds
Motionless in White – To tour next year
Have Heart
Sixx AM
Left Alone
American Headcharge
Bloodhound Gang
Sonic Syndicate
Breathe Carolina – Will tour this year
Black Stone Cherry
Call Me No One
Funeral For A Friend
Manowar – Not this year, but eventually
Godsmack – Tour will likely happen instead
Marianas Trench – On FAB 2012
Balance And Composure
Faith No More
Motorhead – Very doubtful
August Burns Red – Doubtful
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus – Tour more likely
Attack Attack (US)
We Came As Romans
Cherri Bomb
Hawthorne Heights – More likely to tour
Late Nite Reading
Drawing North
Kiss – Ruled out forever
Leaether Strip – Not enough presence here
Skylit Drive
30 Seconds To Mars
Thy Art Is Murder
Children of Bodom
Mr. Bungle – Completely ruled out
Beneath The Sky
The Crimson Armada
Here Comes The Kraken
Forever Sickest Kids
Red Hot Chili Peppers
New Found Glory
Unwritten Law
Thin Lizzy
Blue Oyster Cult
My Chemical Romance
Guns N Roses
A Day To Remember
Alexisonfire – Will no longer work with them
Every Time I Die
Weezer – Doing own tour with someone else
Good Charlotte
Def Leppard
The Agonist, Butcher Babies
Sharks – Own tour
Black Veil Brides, Motionless In White
Judas Priest
Anberlin – Doing own tours
The Devil Wears Prada
The Maine
Black Sabbath
Touche Amore – Own tour
Rise Against
Against Me!
Cradle of Filth
Iron Maiden
Stray From The Path
Young Guns
For All Those Sleeping
Puddle OF Mudd
Say Anything – Touring
Boys Like Girls
Cavalera Conspiracy
This Wild Life
Monsters of Folk
Bad Books
Right Away, Great Captain!
Dream Theater
Storm Corrosion
Steven Wilson
Dropkick Murphy’s
The Tossers
Trivium – tour later this year
You Me At Six
Avenged Sevenfold
The Damned Things
Rage Against The Machine
Twisted Sister
Primal Fear
Alakline trio
Pearl Jam
Adrenaline Mob
Motley Crue

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