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New Soundwave 2014 Headliner Details Revealed

UPDATE: Second Soundwave 2014 lineup has been announced — full details here!

As the deadline draws near for the eagerly awaited second Soundwave 2014 lineup announcement two hot contenders for the heavily discussed ‘third headliner’ spot have been ruled out and, just as you’d expect, the news came directly from AJ Maddah himself via Twitter.

German industrial metal gods Rammstein and English metal mainstays Iron Maiden have both been ruled out as the third headliner. The news came as AJ answered one particular follower’s inquiries, dashing their hopes while also elaborating that the coveted third headliner won’t be a festival headliner as such, but more of a “metal headliner to go along with Megadeth“.

That, however, doesn’t mean we can’t at least daydream that either of those bands scored the slot. Rammstein haven’t been Down Under since BDO 2011 and Maiden have managed to keep away for roughly the same amount of time, headlining Soundwave of that year, so a return from either wouldn’t be so unreasonable. Maddah’s also previously said he was looking at bringing Maiden out, so maybe a headlining Australian tour is on the cards for 2014.

Over the weekend, Maddah confirmed the involvement of the Howard Jones-fronted outfit Devil You Know, which is nothing short of epic. The former Killswitch Engage and his mean chops have been sorely missed. The full second lineup announcement is expected to come Thursday, 7th November, so all will be revealed very, very shortly.

Soundwave Festival 2014 Second Lineup Announcement

A Day To Remember

Mastodon

HIM

Pennywise

Jimmy Eat World

Glassjaw

Panic At The Disco

Eagles Of Death metal

The Dillinger Escape Plan

Less Than Jake

Mayday Parade

Sevendust

Crosses

Suicide Silence

The Porkers

Gojira

Black Veil Brides

Zebrahead

Desaparecidos

Satyricon Dream On Dream

Mutemath

Upon A Burning body

Nostalghia

Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats

The Boss Hoss

Soil

Devil You Know

Hacktivist

I Call Fives

Defiler

Breathe Carolina

In Hearts Wake

Deez Nuts

Dir En Grey

Graveyard

Thy Art Is Murder

Stiff Little Fingers

joining

Green Day

Avenged Sevenfold

Stone Temple Pilots

Alice In Chains

Rob Zombie

Megadeth

Placebo

AFI

Korn

Alter Bridge

Trivium

Down

DevilDriver

Newsted

Biffy Clyro

Rocket From The Crypt

Asking Alexandria

Clutch

Alkaline Trio

Baroness

Five Finger Death Punch

August Burns Red

Testament

Living Colour

Letlive

Motionless In White

Gwar

The Black Dahlia Murder

Mushroomhead

Finch

Pulled Apart By Horses

Nancy Vandal

Bowling For Soup

Trash Talk

Skindred

Volbeat

Amon Amarth

Terror

Whitechapel

Tesseract

The Story So Far

10 Years

Ill Nino

Hardcore Superstar

Walking Papers

Coliseum

Your Demise

Our Last Night

Real Friends

Heaven’s Basement

Saturday, 22nd February 2014

RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane

Tix: Via Soundwave Festival

Sunday, 23rd February 2014

Olympic Park, Sydney

Tix: Via Soundwave Festival

Friday, 28th February 2014

Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne

Tix: Via Soundwave Festival

Saturday, 1st March 2014

Bonython Park, Adelaide

Tix: Via Soundwave Festival

Monday, 3rd March 2014

Claremont Showgrounds, Perth

Tix: Via Soundwave Festival

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