UPDATE 17/12/15 5.50pm: Soundwave 2016 has been officially cancelled. It’s unclear at this point what that means for all scheduled sideshows. We’ll bring you the information as soon as it develops.
Essex rock five-piece Nothing But Thieves have announced a trio of Soundwave festival sideshows for 2016.
As well making their Australian live debut at the festival proper in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, the British buzz-band will also be playing their own headlining sideshows in each city.
Festival boss AJ Maddah previously tweeted that punters would be unlikely to see as many sideshows in 2016, but this new announcement goes against his prediction that Sydney wouldn’t be getting any love at all.
He also prophesised 3 sidewaves in Brisbane, 4-5 in Melbourne, plus a killer 4-band metal bill in Perth.
Nothing But Thieves – who kind of sound like Jeff Buckley and Royal Blood had a musical baby – were a surprise addition to the first Soundwave lineup announcement, which has since been supplemented with the addition of Killswitch Engage, Ill Nino and Terror Universal.
They’ll be coming to our shores armed with their newly-released self-titled debut album, and tickets to their SW16 sideshows are on sale now.
Check out all the details below, or else keep up to date with all the latest info via our Soundwave 2016 Sidewaves Feed.
Watch: Nothing But Thieves – Itch
Nothing But Thieves Sidewaves
Friday, 22nd January 2016
Wednesday, 27th January 2016
Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne
Thursday, 28th January 2016
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney