Soundwave 2012 Line up – Live Updates

The Soundwave 2012 line up is slowly being confirmed (as well as rumours) with a number of bands posting via Twitter that they will be playing. The line-up was due to be announced at the first Soundwave Revolution Festival in Brisbane, but now it’s been cancelled, there is no official announcement as yet. In what seems to be becoming the norm these days with a lot of festivals, and especially with the Soundwave crew, it appears that The Soundwave 2012 line-up will also be drip fed to us.

Update: Line up will be announced from 3pm on Friday 7th October

Soundwave 2012 line up has been announced

So far Trivium, The Smoking Hearts, Forever the Sickest Kids and CKY have all but been confirmed via Twitter and we know Heaven Shall Burn are on the short-list.

Lamb Of God, Gaslight Anthem and Go Radio are also hot on the rumour list and there are a number of bands that are expected to be transferred from Soundwave Revolution to the Soundwave 2012 line-up.

Following the news of the Soundwave Revolution cancellation last week, we are still yet to hear what the story is with these so called ‘mini festivals’ that Soundwave boss AJ Maddah has spoken of. Whether the Soundwave crew can pull them together let alone the Soundwave 2012 festival, only time will tell but either way expect there to be Mayhem.


Saturday 25th February – Brisbane

Sunday 26th February – Sydney

Friday 2nd February – Melbourne

Saturday 3rd March – Adelaide

Monday 5th March – Perth

Soundwave 2012 line up Official Announcement (Updated)

System of a Down


Limp Bizkit

Marylin Manson


a Day to Remember

Machine Head

Lamb of God


Alter Bridge


Angels & Airwaves

Cobra Starship

the Used

You Me at Six

Devin Townsend Project

Unwritten Law

Coal Chamber

Dashboard Confessional


Forever the Sickest Kids

Raised Fist

Dillinger Escape Plan

Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society



Saves the Day

Circa Survive

Steel Panther

Jack’s Mannequin


the Sisters of Mercy

Enter Shikari

Four Year Strong

Black Veil Brides

Madina Lake




Times of Grace


Street Dogs







the Cab

Relient K

Versa Emerge

Heroes for Hire

Kill Hannah

the Dangerous Summer


Framing Hanley


Royal Republic

I Am the Avalanche


River City Extension

Possible Soundwave 2012 Line-up (Updated)

These bands were either rumoured or confirmed before the official line up was announced (above).

The Offspring – Herald Sun reporter Nui Te Koha

Marilyn Manson – Herald Sun reporter Nui Te Koha

Evanescence – Herald Sun reporter Nui Te Koha

Never Shout Never – Via SW Leaker

Parkway Drive – Via SW Leaker

House Vs Hurricane – Via SW Leaker

Rocket To The Moon – Via SW Leaker

Coal Chamber – Reforming for Soundwave 2012

Mastodon – via Rave Magazine interview

Saves The Day (Covering Weezer’s Pinkerton?)

Alter Bridge – Via their Twitter

The Summer Set – Stephen Gomez Twitter (dropped out?)

The Pretty Reckless – Moved from Counter Rev

Falling in Reverse – Possible act

Zebrahead – Moved from SWR

Kvelertak – Moved from SWR

Watain – Moved from SWR

Sister of Mercy – Moved from SWR

Framing Hanley – Moved from SWR

Hole – Moved from SWR

Black Veil Brides – Moved from SWR

Hellyeah – Moved from SWR

Dashboard Confessional – Moved from SWR

Machine Head – Moved from SWR

Hatebreed – Moved from SWR

The Used – Moved from SWR

Gojira – Moved from SWR

The Smoking Hearts – Via Twitter

Forever the Sickest Kids – Via Twitter

The Dillinger Escape Plan – Via Facebook

Shadows Fall – Via Twitter

CKY – Via Twitter

Wednesday 13 – Via Twitter

Heaven Shall Burn – Via Twitter

Trivium – Via Twitter

Madina Lake – Moved from SWR

Devin Townsend – Moved from SWR

Ruled Out


Rancid – Sorting out label issues

Green Day

Rumours & Predictions (Updated)

Motion City Soundtrack

You Me At Six – Speaking to Soundwave about coming back


In Flames

Taking Back Sunday

Lamb of God

Pierce The Veil


Gaslight Anthem

Go Radio

Flyleaf – One of four bands that could be on the SW2012 line up (2 of the others, The Used ad PATD! ended up on SWR)

Steel Panther – Might be swapped after SWR cancellation

Times of Grace – Might be swapped after SWR cancellation

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