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Soundwave 2013 Vs. Download 2013

Written by Mike Hohnen on February 19, 2013

Surely by now everyone has noticed that more and more awesome artists are starting to tour Down Under (regardless of what you’re into). Oh so often we’ve been forced to just accept that “due to unforeseen circumstances”, an artist we’ve all probably (by that stage) already paid to see, won’t be touring anymore. But it looks as though the times, they are a-changin’.

Take a look at the line-up for UK’s legendary Download festival(below). A mecca for fans of rock, and lasting for multiple days, it is seen by many as an ideal oasis. Once again living up to its reputation, Download booked an impressive haul for its 2013 event, including: Slipknot, without a doubt one of the biggest bands around; Queens of the Stone Age, no doubt going to perform some new material; and Korn cos, well, someone has to get bottled. The list goes on for miles, providing a cross section of time-tested legends, and the currently rising. Why, at least half a dozen of the Soundwave 2013 line-up will be performing!

But is it all that great? People are going to take quality over quantity any day, and while the line-up is littered with incredible acts, let’s face it, you’ll have to wade through a lot of crap to get to them. It’s also a good time to mention that most of the headliners have toured here within the past few years, so if a festival busted them out as headliners here, they just wouldn’t pull it off.

I’m assuming everyone is familiar with the line-up for this year’s Soundwave festival? You needn’t look much further than Metallica and Blink 182…already there are two of the biggest bands in the world performing on the same day – this is something so rare that all the other bands that aren’t performing will be watching. And Metallica with The Offspring? That’s so rare that in the US they just started a petition to bring a co-headlining tour with those two bands through the states.

Tickets for Soundwave are around $200 for the day, with Download coming in at £195 or $300 Aussie dollars for at least 2 days. This year they don’t have the option of single tickets. That would come to Soundwave being $50 more a day, but as it sold out national shows, that’s really not an issue to many people.

Sure there and clashes and we’ve had some dropouts, but seriously, fuck it. We’re finally putting on a show that the rest of the world will be jealous of. Bout damn time.

Download Festival 2013 – Full Lineup

Him

Alice In Chains

Limp Bizkit

Jimmy Eat World

A Day To Remember

3 Doors Down

Volbeat

Airbourne

Motionless In White

The Hives

Amon Amarth

Converge

Walking Papers

Vision of Disorder

Hellyeah

Hardcore Superstar

In This Moment

The Sword

Heaven’s Basement

earthtone9

I Am I

Hacktivist

Last Witness

Goldsboro

Buffalo Summer

Huntress

Black Dogs

Slipknot

Bullet For My Valentine

Korn

Down

Asking Alexandria

Papa Roach

Architects

Rise To Remain

Gogol Bordello

Volbeat

Europe

Uriah Heep

Skin

Dir En Grey

Him

Converge

Motionless In White

Turisas

In This Moment

Hang The Bastard

Emperor Chung

States Of Panic

Black Dogs

Verses

Crowns

The First

Iron Maiden

Queens Of The Stone Age

Buckcherry

Motorhead

Alice In Chains

Young Guns

Mastodon

UFO

Enter Shikari

Jimmy Eat World

Lit

Karnivool

Katatonia

Escape The Fate

Hell Yeah

Blitz Kids

I Divide

The Hives

Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats

Walking Papers

The Sword

Bury Tomorrow

Bleed From Within

Nekrogoblikon

Empress

earthtone9

Hill Valley High

Broken

Last Witness

Silent Screams

Astroid Boys

Blacklist Royals

Rat Attack

After The Burial

Cytota

Rammstein

Thirty Seconds To Mars

Coal Chamber

Sacred Mother Tongue

The Gaslight Anthem

Stone Sour

Parkway Drive

Five Finger Death Punch

Cancer Bats

Limp Bizkit

A Day To Remember

Airbourne

Amon Amarth

Graveyard

The Ghost Inside

Heaven’s Basement

Modestep

Newsted

Vision of Disorder

Red Fang

Hacktivist

Heart Of a Coward

Brutality Will Prevail

Sonic Boom Six

Glamour Of The Kill

The Algorithm

I Am I

Buffalo Summer

Huntress

Mordecai

Naked Flame

Soundwave 2013 – Full Lineup

Metallica

Linkin Park

Blink-182

A Perfect Circle

The Offspring

Paramore

Garbage

Tomahawk

Stone Sour

Kyuss Lives

Anthrax

Sum 41

Dragonforce

All Time Low

Flogging Molly

Ghost

Duff McKagan’s Loaded

Motion City Soundtrack

Lawrence Arms

Kingdom Of Sorrow

Fozzy

Sleeping With Sirens

Cancer Bats

Madball

Vision of Disorder (original lineup)

Pierce the Veil

Periphery

Shai Halud

Of Mice & Men

Miss May I

Danko Jones

Woe Is Me

The Wonder Years

While She Sleeps

Such Gold

Lucero

Deaf Havana

Red Fang

Chunk! No Captain Chunk!

Memphis May Fire!

Killswitch Engage

the Vandals

Orange Goblin

the Sword

Chelsea Grin

the Chariot

Sharks

Dr Acula

O’brother

Northlane

Milestones

Slayer

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

Gallows

This Is Hell

Cerebral Ballzy

Polar Bear Club

The Early November

The Dear Hunter

Verus The World

Sylosis

Confession

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