Soundwave 2015 Lineup

It’s that time again. The time that Aussie music fans have been waiting for. The Soundwave 2015 lineup has finally arrived to usher in the festival’s awesome new two-day format with an awesome two-day bill, topped by Faith No More, Soundgarden, Slipknot, Slash, and Marilyn Manson.

It seems Soundwave goes from strength to strength each year, with the 2015 lineup stacked with quality, from Incubus, Lamb of God, Ministry, Antemasque, Gerard Way, Fall Out Boy, Judas Priest, and Godsmack, to All Time Low, Papa Roach, Tonight Alive, Crossfaith, Atreyu, and Fear Factory.

One man who definitely needs no introduction is Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil, who recently spoke to Music Feeds about the group’s plans for Soundwave. Kim says fans can expect a good airing of tunes from across their discography, including plenty from their most recent album, King Animal.

“I think Australian audiences are very similar to American audiences when it comes to rock,” explained Kim. “There’s something very similar in the cultures. The similarities are greater than that of what America shares with European countries or with Japan or perhaps even New Zealand. Australia and the US, they’re very similar and they both certainly embrace their rock and roll.”


We’d already had several names on the lineup confirmed before the big announcement. Earlier in the year, promoter AJ Maddah confirmed via Twitter that two of Melbourne’s most beloved heavy bands, Confession and Ne Obliviscaris, had already been booked for Soundwave 2015.

Then came the Soundwave 2015/Music Feeds First Wave, during which Music Feeds was lucky enough to officially add talented international up-and-comers Coldrain, Butcher Babies, Patent Pending, Monuments, and The Interrupters to the lineup, and introduce them to Australian fans.

It seemed the band everyone wanted to see in 2015 was Slipknot, who are currently putting the finishing touches on their long-awaited fifth album — Maddah said he wouldn’t book the band until a new record was out — and previously indicated that they would “definitely” tour Australia in 2015.

Incubus, meanwhile, were something of a sleeper hit. Maddah had told fans that frontman Brandon Boyd had “very different” plans preventing the band from making it. However, buzz was reignited after their 2015 tour announcement was revealed to be coinciding with the SW15 lineup reveal.

Maddah and co have made embracing our rock and roll very easy this time around, despite his previous prediction that, “If [Soundwave] 2013 was a 10 and 2014 was a five, this would be a seven or eight.”

Soundwave’s new two-day format will mean twice as much Soundwave goodness for fans, with the tour kicking off in Adelaide and Melbourne, who’ll be sharing the launch weekend, before the next weekend brings Soundwave to Brisbane and Sydney, with bands switching on each second day.

However, despite there being double the entertainment in 2015, fans won’t have to fork out double the dough to see it all. The limited two-day tickets are priced $185 + booking fees and expected to run out fast, while a pass to one day of Soundwave in your city will run you $120 + booking fees.


And there’s still more to come. Maddah has revealed today’s massive announcement is “most” of the 2015 roster and that there will be “around 14 bands” on a forthcoming second announcement. However, no additional two-day passes will be made available after the second lineup reveal.

Soundwave 2015 ticket, lineup and date information below.

UPDATE 25/08/14: The Soundwave 2015 lineup is already growing, with AJ Maddah confirming that The Wonder Years have been added to the bill. The pop-punk group was originally slated to perform a series of headline dates, but came over to Soundwave after the tour was cancelled.

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

The Wonder Years

+ 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
Tickets: Soundwave

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
Tickets: Soundwave

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