UPDATE 17/12/15 5.50pm: Soundwave 2016 has been officially cancelled.
Soundwave has announced the third act to be officially confirmed for the festival’s 2016 tour is Los Angeles alternative rock outfit Failure.
The LA band released their debut album Comfort back in 1992 and offered up Fantastic Planet, on of the era’s most enduring rock records, was released in 1996. They’ve been dormant for almost 20 years sinc, having only announced their reunion at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles in 2014.
Now they’ve got a new album ready to show the world, The Heart Is The Monster, which they’ll tout as a part of the festival lineup in 2016.
Prior to announcing Failure as the latest Soundwave 2016 act, Soundwave promoter AJ Maddah took to Twitter to say the band “have never been to Aus & may not have a huge profile”.
“My hope is you will discover them & be stunned as I was,” he added.
According to Soundwave, Failure’s songs have been covered by such diverse artists as A Perfect Circle and Paramore. Tool/A Perfect Circle singer Maynard James Keenan is a known fan, having said, “Failure has been a huge inspiration to me. They say amateurs borrow and professionals steal. Well over the years this pro has robbed those poor saps blind”
The remainder of the “heavier” Soundwave 2016 lineup is expected to be slowly released as we head into September.
Punters are unlikely to see any short 30-minute sets at Soundwave 2016, with festival promoter AJ Maddah recently announcing that the festival’s 2016 jaunt is “all about better bands and longer sets”.
In 2016, Soundwave returns to a single-day format after running as a two-day shindig in 2015. The festival will visit Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in January.
Catch Soundwave 2016’s festival dates below, and stay up to date with all the latest Soundwave 2016 lineup rumours over at the Music Feeds Soundwave 2016 Lineup Rumours And Info page.
Watch: Failure – Soundwave 2016 Greeting Video
Soundwave Festival 2016 Lineup
Dead Letter Circus
Bullet For My Valentine
+ more to be announced
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Soundwave Festival 2016
Saturday, 23rd January 2016
Sunday, 24th January 2016
Tuesday, 26th January 2016