Soundwave 2015, Melbourne / Photo: Brett Schewitz

Another Potential Headliner Ruled Out Of Soundwave 2016

UPDATE 17/12/15 5.50pm: Soundwave 2016 has been officially cancelled.

Metal fans hoping to see the gimp-suited, dildo-wielding, fire-scorched antics of Germany’s Rammstein live on the Soundwave stage in 2016 will be sorely disappointed, with promoter AJ Maddah officially crossing them off the list.

When an eager fan pitched the Berlin industrial-strength metallers for the 2016 bill via Twitter, the Soundwave boss replied with a curt, “No. They won’t be back in time for SW16.”

However, there is still some hope for fans of the band, with Maddah conceding that there is “definitely” a chance of one of the Rammstein members’ side projects, Richard Z. Kruspe’s Emigrate or frontman Till Lindemann’s new solo project, Lindemann, gracing one of the festival’s many stages next year.

The list of potential Soundwave headliners for 2016 is certainly narrowing. Muse was ruled out last week, while Maddah recently said AC/DC are a no-go, and System Of A Down and Tool are unlikely to attend the festival. Check all the latest rumours here.

Despite this, we are getting some good news. Aussies Violent Soho and Northlane have both been given the nod, and there’s a stack of acts looking likely to play alongside them, including A Day To Remember and Halestorm.

The official dates for SW16 were announced last week, signalling the event’s return to the one-day format, hitting Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane only, and settling into the Big Day Out’s time slots around the Australia Day holiday.

To keep abreast of all of the latest Soundwave 2016 news, head to our Soundwave 2016 lineup rumours and info page.

Watch: Rammstein Live In Sydney, Big Day Out, 2011

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