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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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