Soundwave 2015 Has Four Headliners

UPDATE 20/08/14: The Soundwave Festival 2015 lineup has arrived! Full details here.

The 2015 iteration of Soundwave Festival is currently set to feature four headline acts, with Soundwave promoter AJ Maddah sharing the exciting news in a recent interview.

Talking to Full Metal Lockdown podcast, Maddah said the lineup is looking rather inviting. “I can’t talk about the Big Day Out, but Soundwave has four headliners next year. It’s looking pretty good,” Maddah told podcast host Tom Roberts.

When asked whether or not “the big four” of metal will ever come to Australia, Maddah replied, “I don’t think it’ll ever happen. Enjoy your memories of Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax, and if Mega[death] ever come down then patch that into your memory bank.”

Maddah also confirmed earlier reports that Fear Factory are eager to play the festival, and that he’s optimistic about it happening. “They’re keen to do it,” Maddah said. “We’re keen to have them so I think it’ll happen… They’ve wanted to do Soundwave for a long time.”

Maddah told Roberts that Australian metal act King Parrot are likely to join the full Soundwave 2015 tour after only performing at the Melbourne leg of the festival in 2014.

The first band confirmed for Soundwave 2015 were Melbourne progressive metal act Ne Obliviscaris. Maddah has also said that Richmond-based group Conditions will likely be booked for the festival. Check out the other rumoured acts right here.

Maddah also revealed the reason behind Rage Against The Machine’s involvement in Soundwave Revolution’s cancellation back in 2011 in the interview..

The 2015 Soundwave Festival lineup isn’t expected to be released until August but we can expect the dates for next week’s event to drop within the next couple of weeks.

UPDATE 20/08/14: The Soundwave Festival 2015 lineup has arrived! Full details here.

Soundwave 2014 – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne 28/02/2014

Listen: AJ Maddah on the Full Metal Lockdown Podcast

Soundwave 2015 lineup

Day One

Faith No More



Lamb Of God



Gerard Way


New Found Glory

Fear Factory

Hollywood Undead


The Aquabats

Area 7


Crown The Empire

The Interrupters

Icon For Hire

Emily’s Army

Patent Pending


The Bennies

The Color Morale


Nothing More


Ne Obliviscaris

The Treatment

Day Two



Marylin Manson

Fall Out Boy

Judas Priest


All Time Low

Papa Roach

Of Mice & Men

Escape The Fate



Tonight Alive


Butcher Babies

Evergreen Terrace


The Swellers



King 810


This Wild Life

Soundwave 2015 Festival Dates

Saturday, 21st February & Sunday, 22nd February 2015

Bonython Park, Adelaide, South Australia

Saturday, 21st February & Sunday, 22nd February 2015

Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria

Saturday, 28th February & Sunday, 1st March 2015

Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales

Saturday, 28th February & Sunday, 1st March 2015

RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane, Queensland

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