Soundwave 2015 Lineup Announced Wednesday Morning

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

After months of speculation around the lineup and when said lineup will finally be in the hands of fans, the acts playing Soundwave 2015 will finally be announced on Wednesday, 20th August. Festival promoter AJ Maddah had previously stated that the lineup would arrive in August.

[UPDATE 19/08/14 10:54am: Soundwave organisers have confirmed that the lineup will be announced some time after 8am AEST Wednesday. Time to set those alarms!]

There had previously been speculation that the lineup would arrive earlier this month, but Maddah was quick to quash the rumours. As a consolation, Soundwave and Music Feeds teamed up to unveil The First Wave – five up-and-coming bands we announced over five days earlier this month.

In addition to the First Wave bands — Coldrain, Patent Pending, Butcher Babies, Monuments, The Interrupters — Maddah had previously confirmed that Melbourne-based heavy music heroes Confession and Ne Obliviscaris would be forging mosh pits and bursting eardrums next February.

Some of the bands hotly rumoured for the 2015 lineup include punk rockers Rise Against, whose frontman, Tim McIlrath, revealed an Aussie return is penciled in for February and March 2015. Also looking likely are local boys The Bennies and melodic hardcore five-piece Evergreen Terrace.

Long-rumoured Swedish metal outfit Opeth recently confirmed to Music Feeds that they had declined Maddah’s offer to join the 2015 tour. Frontman Mikael Akerfeldt said he would prefer to do a headline tour of Australia instead. He said the band were eyeing “early next year” for a return.

Music Feeds will have the full Soundwave 2015 lineup for you right here on Wednesday morning, so make sure you stay tuned. Considering some of the mega-bills that have adorned Soundwave Festival’s artwork in recent years, we’re expecting something real good so feel free to get excited.

Get everything you need to know about Soundwave 2015 over at our lineup rumours and info page!

Soundwave 2014 – RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane

Photos by Rebecca Reid

Soundwave Festival 2015

Day One

Adelaide – Saturday, 21st February, 2015

Melbourne – Sunday, 22nd February, 2015

Sydney – Saturday, 28th February, 2015

Brisbane – Sunday, 1st March, 2015

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

Melbourne – Saturday, 21st February, 2015

Adelaide – Sunday, 22nd February, 2015

Brisbane – Saturday, 28th February, 2015

Sydney – Sunday, 1st March, 2015



Marilyn Manson

Fall Out Boy

Judas Priest


All Time Low

Papa Roach

Of Mice & Men

Escape The Fate



Tonight Alive


Butcher Babies


The Swellers



King 810


This Wild Life

+ more to be announced!

Soundwave members pre-sale begins 12pm local time Friday, 22nd August

General public tickets on sale 9am Friday, 29th August

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

Bonython Park, Adelaide, South Australia

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

Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria

Tickets: Soundwave

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

Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales

Tickets: Soundwave

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

RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane, Queensland

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