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Here Is What’s Delaying The Full Soundwave 2016 Lineup Announcement

Written by Tom Williams on September 27, 2015

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

The Soundwave 2016 lineup has been drip-fed to music lovers over the past six weeks, with the announcement of the festival’s complete roster still being dangled in front of everyone’s noses like a big juicy carrot — but there’s a reason why.

Soundwave promoter AJ Maddah says he is waiting to confirm the plans of two potential Soundwave 2016 acts before he drops the festival’s first full lineup announcement, and he has even revealed the identity of one of the two bands.

Replying to a punter on Twitter, Maddah has said Japanese metal idol band Babymetal are one of the groups he’s waiting to lock in. “They are one of the two bands I am waiting on to make the announcement. So hopefully they will confirm,” Maddah tweeted.

In a separate tweet, Maddah said he is still waiting to confirm and contract Babymetal and the other unnamed act, and “would rather announce when everything is ready”.

When asked if the full lineup will be released by the end of October, Maddah replied with a simple, “Yep.” Maddah has also told a Twitter user that the full lineup will drop after a new Soundwave website is also launched. Catch his full series of tweets, below.

Maddah has previously said the full first lineup announcement will consist of 22 acts, including the acts which have already been announced.

The latest band to be confirmed for Soundwave 2016 is the heavy AF supergroup Devil You Know, who last week became the eighth act to be slated for the festival.

Devil You Know join the likes of Bring Me The Horizon, Northlane, Refused, Failure, Dead Letter Circus, Bullet For My Valentine and Lordi on the list of confirmed Soundwave 2016 acts.

For all the latest Soundwave 2016 news and rumours, stay tuned to the Music Feeds Soundwave 2016 Lineup Rumours And Info page.

Watch: Babymetal – Ijime, Dame, Zettai (Live at Sonisphere 2014)

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Soundwave Festival 2016 Lineup

Bring Me The Horizon
Devil You Know
Lordi
Northlane
Refused
Failure
Dead Letter Circus
Bullet For My Valentine

+ more to be announced

Soundwave Festival 2016

Saturday, 23rd January 2016
Brisbane

Sunday, 24th January 2016
Sydney

Tuesday, 26th January 2016
Melbourne

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