Soundwave 2012: Sydney – Timetables, Map + Transport Info

The Soundwave 2012 Festival continues in Sydney tomorrow, you can view the timetable/set times, map + transport information below. The 2012 Soundwave Festival features one of the biggest line-ups in its history; headliners include System of a Down, Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, Marylin Manson + More, view full lineup here.

Live Soundwave Sydney Updates Here All Day

Timetables updated as of 26/02/2012 10:00am

Music Feeds will be covering Soundwave 2012 Sydney, including live updates, video interviews, photos and reviews, so be sure to visit Music Feeds on Sunday for the ultimate Soundwave coverage.

Soundwave 2012 Sydney Map

Soundwave 2012 Sydney Set Times

Stage 1/Stage 2

System of a Down: 8:30 – 10:00

Slipknot: 7:00 – 8:30

Marilyn Manson: 5:55 – 6:50

Limp Bizkit: 4:55 – 5:55

Bad Religion: 4:00 – 4:55

Bush: 3:20 – 4:00

A Day To Remember: 2:40 – 3:20

Alter Bridge: 2:00 – 2:40

Lostprophets: 1:20 – 2:00

Steel Panther: 12:40 – 1:20

Saves The Day (Weezer’s Pinkerton): 11:40 – 12:40

Hyro Da Hero: 11:10 – 11:40

3 Annex/Stage 3

Angels & Airwaves: 9:00 – 10:00

Conditions: 8:30 – 9:00

The Used: 7:50 – 8:30

The Summerset: 7:20 – 7:50

Strung Out: 6:40 – 7:20

Fring Hanley: 6:10 – 6:40

Thursday: 5:30 – 6:10

Dashboard Confessional: 5:00 – 5:30

Cobra Starship: 4:20 – 5:00

Tonight Alive: 3:50 – 4:20

Four Year Strong: 3:10 – 3:50

Relient K: 2:40 – 3:10

You Me At Six: 2:00 – 2:40

The Ready Set: 1:30 – 2:00

Unwritten Law: 12:50 – 1:30

Heroes For Hire: 12:20 – 12:50

Zebrahead: 11:40 – 12:20

Stage 4A/ Stage 4B

Machine Head: 9:00 – 10:00

Watain: 8:30 – 9:00

Unearth: 8:00 – 8:30

Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society: 7:00 – 8:00

Lamb Of God: 6:00 – 7:00

Mastodon: 5:00 – 6:00

Trivium: 4:20 – 5:00

In Flames: 3:40 – 4:20

Coal Chamber: 3:00 – 3:40

Meshuggah: 2:20 – 3:00

Shadows Fail: 1:50 – 2:20

Hellyeah: 1:20 – 1:50

Gojira: 12:50 – 1:20

Times Of Grace: 12:20 – 12:50

The Black Dahlia Murder: 11:50 – 12:20

Chimera: 11:10 – 11:50

Stage 5A/ Stage 5B

Versaemerge: 9:20 – 10:00

The Cab: 8:50 – 9:20

Madina Lake: 8:10 – 8:50

I The Avalanche: 7:30 – 8:10

Jack’s Mannequin: 6:50 – 7:30

The Pretty Reckless: 6:10 – 6:50

Forever The Sickest Kids: 5:30 – 6:10

Circa Survive: 4:50 – 5:30

A Rocket To The Moon: 4:20 – 4:50

Kids In Glass Houses: 3:50 – 4:20

These Kids Wear Crowns: 3:20 – 3:50

The Dangerous Summer: 2:50 – 3:20

The Mission In Motion: 2:20 – 2:50

Fireworks: 1:50 – 2:20

River City Extension: 1:20 – 1:50

Attack! Attack!: 12:50 – 1:20

Kill Hannah: 12:20 – 12:50

Cherri Bomb: 11:50 – 12:20

Royal Republic: 11:20 – 11:50

Stage 6A/ Stage 6B

Raised Fist: 9:20 – 10:00

Enter Shikari: 8:40 – 9:20

Cro-Mags: 8:10 – 8:40

Your Demise: 7:40 – 8:10

Letlive: 7:10 – 7:40

Hatebreed: 6:30 – 7:10

Kvelertak: 6:00 – 6:30

Black Veil Brides: 5:30 – 6:00

Kittie: 5:00 – 5:30

In This Moment: 4:30 – 5:00

Biohazard: 4:00 – 4:30

Street Dogs: 3:30 – 4:00

Underoath: 3:00 – 3:30

Break Even: 2:30 – 3:00

Dre On Dreer: 2:00 – 2:30

Heaven Shall Burn: 1:30 – 2:00

The Menzingers: 1:00 – 1:30

CKY: 12:30 – 1:00

The Smoking Hearts: 12:00 – 12:30

The Sweet Apes: 11:30 – 12:00

Stage 7A/ Stage 7B

The Sisters Of Mercy: 9:20 – 10:00

Devin Townsend Project: 8:20 – 9:00

Wednesday 13: 7:20 – 8:00

The Dillinger Escape Plan: 6:20 – 7:00

Cathedral: 5:20 – 6:00

Staind: 4:20 – 5:00

Paradise Lost: 3:20 – 4:00

Motionless In White: 2:20 – 3:00

Switchfoot: 1:30 – 2:00

Dredg: 12:40 – 1:10

Turistas: 11:40 – 12:20

Holy Grail: 11:00 – 11:30


Soundwave is an all ages and licensed event.

You will not be able to purchase or consume alcohol unless you have valid photo I.D.

We strongly recommend young people from 15 to 18 be accompanied by a responsible adult (18 OR OVER).

We strongly recommend young people under 15 be accompanied by a parent guardian.

We advise that Soundwave is not suitable for children under 12 and they will not be admitted.

Some of the artists appearing at Soundwave may use lyrics, language or gestures whilst entertaining that some people may find offensive. If such language or behavior concerns you, please do not attend. If you believe such language or behavior is unsuitable for minors, please do not allow them to attend.

Remember to bring ID, your ticket, important phone numbers, sun block, any medication you may need, a hat, charged mobile phone, pen, still camera. If you have any chronic conditions or illness (ie asthma, diabetes, epilepsy) be sure to carry information regarding your condition & emergency contact number on you at all times.

Allow enough time to get to & into the show. It can take some time to get through the gates & security checks depending on the time of day so please be patient.

Make sure you dress in accordance with the weather forecast. Wear sensible shoes & clothes and bring a rain coat if need.

No spike collars, studded belts etc will be allowed.

We have been told to expect the constabulary and canine associates to make one of their customary festival appearances. You may be sniffed at inside and outside the show and even at car parks or public transport hubs. Possession and/or consumption of illegal substances will not be tolerated.

Any patron found to be intoxicated on arrival or within the venue will be handed over to law enforcement.

You can bring a small bag or backpack, but remember that it will take longer to get into the show & if you want to cloak it in, it will add more queues to your day.

Check the back of your ticket for restricted items conditions such as Video cameras, alcohol & umbrellas.

Make sure you pace yourself, drink plenty of water, eat some food that will give you some energy & be sure to get rest, when you can, to maximize your enjoyment on the day.

You are permitted to bring 1 empty water bottle and sandwiches to the show. However, please do remember that we’re most likely in for a long day and food can spoil.

No fruit will be allowed.


Whether it’s entering, leaving or in the festival you will be required to abide by any reasonable request or command from the Soundwave security. Remember that they are primarily there to keep the entire festival safe. If you need help or see someone needing help please notify them straight away. Crowd surfing, moshing & circle dancing are dangerous activities & will not be tolerated. Offenders will either be banned from the area or possibly removed from the site. Soundwave accepts no violence and any forms will result in immediate removal from the site.


Under extreme & unlikely circumstances a building, area or the entire site may be required to be evacuated or cleared. It will be imperative for you to follow all instructions & directions from emergency services, police, fire brigade & / or our security that would be requested of you in such a situation. Remember these people are only there to help so pay attention.


There will be First Aid located at Stages 1, 2, 4 and between Stages 3 and 6 on the corner of Barwon Avenue and New England Avenue, to treat people who are genuinely ill or have injured themselves on the day. Try to minimize your demands on them if it does not relate to real issues as they have a very long and demanding day. More than 50% of all First Aid Calls are related to cut feet and sunburn – please wear shoes and bring sunblock.


No professional photography equipment is permitted however point and click cameras and mobile phones are fine. No recording devices of any kind will be permitted.


There will be water stations located around the site. Maps will be handed out at the front gate which will point these stations out.


The Soundwave Festival will be an accessible friendly event as much as we can possibly make it. There will be an accessible viewing platform at each stage and in the main arena there are a number of accessible viewing points in the grandstands. Disabled toilets are available around the site.

We suggest that you are accompanied by a friend as with all major events navigating through the crowds can be difficult and we recommend that you stay clear of the mosh pits. As long as you plan you day and leave a bit of extra time to move between stages there is absolutely no reason why you should not have a great day and be able to see the bands you love.


PLAN YOUR TRANSPORT! The best way to get to Soundwave is by public transport. Make sure you’ve taken a look at the timetables for your local public transport system and you’ve worked out a plan to get to the site – and, perhaps more importantly, how to get home when you’re a little bit worse for wear.


Additional train services have been activated for Sydney Showground. For public transport service information and to plan your trip, visit and click on “Plan Your Trip” or call 131 500.

For a comprehensive list of all train/bus services please go to:


We strongly recommend you do not drive to Soundwave festival. If you must drive the following directions apply:

If you are travelling by car from the city approach, turn right off the Western Motorway onto Australia Avenue, then turn left into Kevin Coombs Avenue and left into the P1 Car Park.

If you are travelling by car from west of Homebush, take the Hill Road Exit, then turn right into Old Hill link and follow on straight into P1 Car Park.

Parking fee’s apply. Soundwave patrons are to use P1 Parking only.

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