Know Your Lineup: Soundwave 2015, Part 1

Fans of heavy music nationwide rejoiced this morning as the first Soundwave 2015 lineup was finally announced. The long-awaited reveal unleashed a formidable roster of talent, which features Faith No More, Soundgarden, Slipknot, Slash, Incubus, Marilyn Manson, Fall Out Boy, and more .

As everyone knows by now, Soundwave 2015 will be the beloved hard rock festival’s first year as a two-day event. The 2015 tour will kick off in Adelaide and Melbourne, who’ll be sharing the launch weekend, before the next weekend brings Soundwave to Brisbane and Sydney.

The lineup that’s now been dubbed Day 1 — all of which you can check out by clicking through the gallery below — will hit up Adelaide on Saturday, 21st February, Melbourne on Sunday, 22nd February, Sydney on Saturday, 28th February, and Brisbane on Sunday, 1st March.

For your convenience, we’ve also had a closer look at the bands who’ll be topping the bill on Day 1, so that fans can get to know their lineup a little better before February finally rolls around. And don’t forget, this is just to start. There’s still “around 14 bands” left over for the second announcement.

Faith No More

The recently reactivated alt-metal heroes last played Soundwave in 2010, and between their very promising tweets and new songs, they seem to have been instilled with a new verve since that tour. Indeed, there’s never been a better time to have Faith No More as your headliners.

Don’t believe us? Just check out their most recent tweet: “The Reunion Tour is over; in 2015 things are going to change.” We’ll leave you to speculate on what that means, but considering the guys are looking to get “creative,” we wouldn’t be surprised if they air some new tunes at Soundwave.

Recent Setlist: The Real Thing / From Out of Nowhere / Epic / Digging the Grave / The Crab Song / Everything’s Ruined / Cuckoo for Caca / Easy / The Gentle Art of Making Enemies / Midlife Crisis / Motherfucker / Last Cup of Sorrow / Spirit / King for a Day / Ashes to Ashes / Superhero / Falling to Pieces / Matador / We Care a Lot

Watch: Faith No More – The Real Thing at Download Festival 2009



Pearl Jam, Green River, Mudhoney, the Nirvana guys, Alice In Chains, they all know the kind of influence that we had,” Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil recently told us. This will be the first time these architects of ’90s rock perform in front of a Soundwave crowd and it’s sure to be memorable.

Recent Setlist: Searching With My Good Eye Closed / Spoonman / Flower / Outshined / Superunknown / The Day I Tried to Live / Been Away Too Long / Burden in My Hand / Blow Up the Outside World / Fell on Black Days / Rusty Cage / Black Hole Sun / Beyond the Wheel

Watch: Soundgarden – Black Hole Sun / Jesus Christ Pose at Lollapalooza Brasil 2014


The name Incubus will forever be synonymous with late ’90s and early ’00s alternative rock and anybody who was paying attention can tell you why. With a discography that spans almost two decades, the California group remain one of alt-rock’s most treasured and in-demand bands.

Recent Setlist: Quicksand / A Kiss to Send Us Off / Megalomaniac / Nice to Know You / Adolescents / Made for TV Movie / Talk Shows on Mute / Anna Molly / In the Company of Wolves / The Warmth / Drive / Privilege / Warning / Dig / Vitamin / Pardon Me / Wish You Were Here / Sick Sad Little World / If Not Now, When? / Are You In? / A Crow Left of the Murder

Watch: Incubus – Anna Molly at the Home Depot Center, California 2012

Lamb Of God

Fear not, metalheads. Soundwave have heard your cries and have now quashed them with the mighty riffs and unmistakable vocals of Richmond, Virginia’s finest. Come February, Lamb of God will be reminding punters why Maddah just had to bring them back to complete their Soundwave hat-trick.

Recent Setlist: Desolation / Ghost Walking / Walk with Me in Hell / Set to Fail / Hourglass / Omerta / Now You’ve Got Something to Die For / The Undertow / Ruin / In Your Words / Vigil / Laid to Rest / Redneck / Black Label

Watch: Lamb Of God – Redneck at Download Festival 2012


Darker than Nine Inch Nails, heavier than Rob Zombie, and more tongue-in-cheek than Rammstein, Ministry rule industrial music like feudal warlords. Their first time on a Soundwave bill is sure to be a momentous tour, as they’re celebrating their final studio album, From Beer to Eternity.

Recent Setlist: Ghouldiggers / No W / Rio Grande Blood / LiesLiesLies / 99 Percenters / Watch Yourself / Life Is Good / Waiting / Relapse / The Last Sucker / Khyber Pass / Psalm 69 / N.W.O. / Just One Fix / Thieves / So What / United Forces

Watch: Ministry – Just One Fix at Wacken Open Air 2012

Flick Through For All The Soundwave 2015 Lineup Part 1 Bands!

Soundwave Festival 2015

Soundwave members pre-sale begins 12pm local time Friday, 22nd August

General public tickets on sale 9am Friday, 29th August

Saturday, 21st February & Sunday, 22nd February 2015
Bonython Park, Adelaide, South Australia
Tickets: Soundwave

Saturday, 21st February & Sunday, 22nd February 2015
Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria
Tickets: Soundwave

Saturday, 28th February & Sunday, 1st March 2015
Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Tickets: Soundwave

Saturday, 28th February & Sunday, 1st March 2015
RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane, Queensland
Tickets: Soundwave

Lineup – Day One
Adelaide – Saturday, 21st February, 2015
Melbourne – Sunday, 22nd February, 2015
Sydney – Saturday, 28th February, 2015
Brisbane – Sunday, 1st March, 2015

Faith No More
Lamb Of God
Gerard Way
New Found Glory
Fear Factory
Hollywood Undead
The Aquabats
Area 7
Crown The Empire
The Interrupters
Icon For Hire
Emily’s Army
Patent Pending
The Bennies
The Color Morale
Nothing More
Ne Obliviscaris
The Treatment

Lineup – Day Two
Melbourne – Saturday, 21st February, 2015
Adelaide – Sunday, 22nd February, 2015
Brisbane – Saturday, 28th February, 2015
Sydney – Sunday, 1st March, 2015

Marilyn Manson
Fall Out Boy
Judas Priest
All Time Low
Papa Roach
Of Mice & Men
Escape The Fate
Tonight Alive
Butcher Babies
The Swellers
King 810
This Wild Life

+ more to be announced!

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