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Nothing But Thieves Added To Soundwave 2016 Lineup

Written by Emmy Mack on October 30, 2015

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

UPDATE: The first full Soundwave 2016 lineup is here!

UPDATE 30/10/15 6.45pm: Tune in right HERE from 7.30 PM AEDT tonight for the Soundwave 2016 first lineup live stream.

Here it is – the last drop of the drip feed before the first full Soundwave 2016 lineup is unveiled in all of its shining metal glory TONIGHT, right here on Music Feeds.

English alt-rock buzz-band Nothing But Thieves have added their might to the bill, in what will mark their maiden voyage to Australia.

If you’re the type of person who listens to triple j on the reg, then you’ll have definitely heard of these dudes before because their tunes are currently getting high daily rotation on the j’s.

Meanwhile, soccer/gaming fiends who’ve managed to get their mits on a copy of FIFA 16 already will recognise the band’s rockin’ single Trip Switch as a standout from the game’s generally mellow-ass soundtrack.

And if you’ve never heard of them before, think kind of like if Royal Blood and Jeff Buckley had a five-headed baby from Essex.

And can I just say as well, the addition of these guys, as well as bands like Bring Me The Horizon and Dead Letter Circus on this year’s Soundwave lineup is a heartening sign for the future of rock music in general. Most of the cutting-edge modern bands on previous SW lineups have pretty much always fallen into either the “heavy metal” or “punk/hardcore” categories, while those of the “rock” persuasion have generally been musical veterans.

But look! Suddenly it’s 2016 and we have not one but three relevant heavy rock acts gracing the festival lineup – and it’s not even been fully unveiled yet!

Tune in to Music Feeds tonight from 7.30 PM AEDT for the Australian first announcement of the first Soundwave 2016 bill via LIVE video stream.

In the meantime, tickets to next year’s festival are on sale now.

Gallery: 11 Unforgettable Soundwave Festival Moments

Watch: Nothing But Thieves – Trip Switch

Soundwave Festival 2016 Lineup – First Announcement

Disturbed
Bring Me The Horizon
The Prodigy
Deftones
NOFX
Bullet For My Valentine
Public Enemy
Refused
Metal Allegiance
Hatebreed
Soulfly
Northlane
Dead Letter Circus
L7
frnkiero andthe cellabration
Nothing But Thieves
Frenzal Rhomb
Failure
Lordi
Devil You Know
Moose Blood

+ more to be announced

Soundwave Festival 2016

Saturday, 23rd January 2016
Brisbane
Tickets: Soundwave

Sunday, 24th January 2016
Sydney
Tickets: Soundwave

Tuesday, 26th January 2016
Melbourne
Tickets: Soundwave

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