Know Your Lineup: Soundwave 2015, Part 2

If your social media feeds weren’t blitzed by overjoyed metalheads, pop punkers, and metalcore die-hards yesterday, you may not be aware that the massive Soundwave 2015 lineup has officially dropped, announcing Faith No More, Soundgarden, and Slipknot as the formidable headliners.

Soundwave 2015 will be the first year that Australia’s premier hard rock and punk event expands into its two-day format. The festival is set to kick off in Adelaide and Melbourne, who will share the launch weekend, before moving on to Brisbane and Sydney the following weekend.

The lineup that most have now dubbed Day 2 — all of which you can check out by clicking through the handy gallery below — will hit up Melbourne on Saturday, 21st February, Adelaide on Sunday, 22nd February, Brisbane on Saturday, 28th February, and Sydney on Sunday, 1st March.

A limited run of full-weekend tickets will go on sale shortly, while one-day passes will be made available “a few weeks” afterwards. After carefully examining both lineups, it appears that though Day 1 may have more bands, those looking to get a good variety out of their experience should opt for Day 2, which will be hosting a genre-spanning roster of talent from overseas and abroad.

Ska-lovers are more than catered for by Day 1, with sets from Area 7, The Interrupters, and The Aquabats, as well as metalheads, who’ll be able to enjoy the likes of Lamb of God, Fear Factory, and Mayhem. Day 2, meanwhile, will provide fans with a history lesson in heavy music, past, present, and future, with Judas Priest, Slipknot, Marilyn Manson, Coldrain, and Tonight Alive.

Just as we did for Day 1, we’ve taken a closer look at the bands who’ll be topping the bill on Day 2, so fans can get better acquainted with each day’s lineup before February finally rolls around. Best of all, this is just the beginning. There’s still “around 14 bands” that will be announced next month.

BEFORE you get to know Day 2, get familiar with all of the acts set for Day 1 of Soundwave 2015!


Slipknot last played Soundwave in 2012. Since then, they’ve gone through a major (and mysterious) lineup change and recorded their fifth studio effort. With the album slated for release in October, fans couldn’t ask for a better way to familiarise themselves with the new tunes.

Recent Setlist: Disasterpiece / Liberate / Wait and Bleed / Get This / Before I Forget / Eyeless / The Blister Exists / Dead Memories / Left Behind / Sulfur / Gently / Pulse of the Maggots / Everything Ends / The Heretic Anthem / Psychosocial / Duality / Spit It Out / (sic) / People = Shit / Surfacing

Watch: Slipknot – Spit It Out at Monsters of Rock 2013


When the history of heavy music is written centuries from now, Slash will have his own chapter. The legendary guitarist’s last Soundwave appearance was way back in 2011 and he’ll be back once again to share and incredible career’s worth of unforgettable hard rock anthems and solos.

Recent Setlist: Ghost / Mean Bone / Sucker Train Blues / Nightrain / Rocket Queen / Civil War / Back from Cali / Promise / Starlight / Nothing to Say / My Michelle / Doctor Alibi / Speed Parade / Mr. Brownstone / Jizz Da Pit / Just Like Anything / Patience / Godfather Theme / Sweet Child O’ Mine / Slither / Beggars & Hangers-On / By the Sword / Paradise City

Check out this awesome set of images from Slash’s performance at Melbourne’s Hisense Arena in 2012!

Watch: Slash – Civil War in Las Vegas 2013


Marilyn Manson

Former Public Enemy No. 1 and the man who single-handedly raised the bar for shock rock in the new millennium, Marilyn Manson first brought his notorious live show to Soundwave in 2012. It wasn’t long before fans were begging for his return so that he can shock and delight us again.

Recent Setlist: Angel With the Scabbed Wings / Disposable Teens / No Reflection / Hey, Cruel World… / Personal Jesus / mOBSCENE / The Dope Show / Rock Is Dead / Mister Superstar / Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) / This Is the New Shit / Irresponsible Hate Anthem / Antichrist Superstar / The Beautiful People

Watch: Marilyn Manson – Hey Cruel World / Personal Jesus / Antichrist Superstar at Rock Am Ring 2012

Fall Out Boy

While everyone was arguing over what was pop, what was punk, and what was emo, these Illinois natives were busy writing and recording five top-selling albums, touring the world, and amassing legions of devoted fans. Personally, we reckon that’s earned Fall Out Boy a spot at Soundwave.

Recent Setlist: The Phoenix / “The Take Over, the Breaks Over” / A Little Less Sixteen Candles, a Little More “Touch Me” / This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race / Alone Together / Death Valley / Sugar, We’re Goin Down / Miss Missing You / Dance, Dance / Just One Yesterday / Grand Theft Autumn/Where Is Your Boy / We Are the Champions / Save Rock and Roll / I Don’t Care / My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up) / Beat It / Thnks fr th Mmrs

Watch: Fall Out Boy – Saturday at Reading Festival 2013


Judas Priest

Though “legendary” is an often bandied-about descriptor, it really only applies to a handful of bands. Believe it, the mighty Judas Priest is one of them. In fact, it’s safe to say that many if not most of the bands on the Soundwave 2015 lineup wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for the NWBHM icons.

Recent Setlist: Solar Angels / Rapid Fire / Metal Gods / Heading Out to the Highway / Leather Rebel / Victim of Changes / Parental Guidance / Blood Red Skies / Turbo Lover / Diamonds & Rust / Breaking the Law / You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’ / Living After / Midnight / Hell Bent for Leather / Take on the World

Watch: Judas Priest – You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’ at High Voltage Festival 2011

Gallery: The Rest of the Soundwave 2015 Lineup

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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