Soundwave 2016 First Lineup Announced

UPDATE 17/12/15 5.50pm: Soundwave 2016 has been officially cancelled.

It’s finally here, the Soundwave 2016 drip-feed has burst and the festival’s first major lineup announcement has arrived, featuring headliners heavy metal titans Disturbed. That’s right, prepare to get down with the sickness.

Announced live from Music Feeds studio in an Australian first, Soundwave’s latest 2016 lineup unveiling also includes acts like English electronica stalwarts The Prodigy, Chino Moreno’s Deftones, So Cal punk’s finest NOFX, seminal hip-hop vanguards Public Enemy, Arizona’s Soulfly, LA rockers L7, plus frnkiero andthe cellabration and Australia’s own punks Frenzal Rhomb.

The first full lineup is available to view below, with even more acts to be announced in the coming weeks.

12 acts were already confirmed for Soundwave 2016 prior to the festival’s first lineup announcement, including British metalcore giants Bring Me The Horizon, Welsh metal titans Bullet For My Valentine, Swedish hardcore act Refused, metal supergroups Devil You Know and Metal Allegiance, American metalcore titans Hatebreed, Sydney metal legends Northlane, homegrown rockers Dead Letter Circus, English alt-rock buzz-band Nothing But Thieves, Los Angeles alt-rockers Failure, 2006 Eurovision winners Lordi and English rockers Moose Blood.

Soundwave 2016 is scheduled to kick off in Brisbane on 23rd January, before making its way to Sydney on Sunday, 24th January and Melbourne on Tuesday, 26th January. Tickets are on sale now.

Catch Soundwave’s first major 2016 lineup announcement in full below.

UPDATE: The Soundwave 2016 lineup has expanded once again, with three new metal acts added to its roster. See the updated lineup below.

Soundwave Festival 2016 Lineup – Second Announcement

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Soundwave Festival 2016 Lineup – First Announcement


Bring Me The Horizon

The Prodigy



Bullet For My Valentine

Public Enemy


Metal Allegiance




Dead Letter Circus


frnkiero andthe cellabration

Nothing But Thieves

Frenzal Rhomb



Devil You Know

Moose Blood

+ more to be announced

Soundwave Festival 2016

Saturday, 23rd January 2016


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Sunday, 24th January 2016


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Tuesday, 26th January 2016


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