Soundwave 2013 Full Lineup – Official Announcement

After 12 months of tweets, rumours and questions, we finally have it: the Soundwave Festival 2013 lineup. Now becoming one of the most powerful festivals in the country, if not the most powerful, Soundwave consistently raises the bar for itself. With booking acts such as System of a Down, who were kind of in touring limbo, and Slipknot and Marilyn Manson headlining this year’s instalment, they didn’t exactly make it easy for themselves to beat it next year.

UPDATE 23/08/2013: Soundwave 2014 lineup has been announced – details here!

However, once again Soundwave have done it, meeting and surpassing our expectations for another leg of the now internationally recognised festival. Regardless of how much of a heads-up we’ve had, seeing Blink 182 as headliner is still an amazing sight and testament to the negotiation skill of ‘financial anarchist’ and master of suspense Soundwave Promoter AJ Maddah.

Metal, punk, post-hardcore, metalcore, pop punk, prog – there are few nails that they didn’t hit right on the head, you’d have to be a pretty miserable person not to find some sort of joy in the below selection. It’s one thing that we can all appreciate about a festival that would seem to only get pinned down to being a ‘heavier’ type music; those with eclectic tastes will not be disappointed.

Where most lineups begin to peter out after the first four of five, you’ll struggle to find that point here. Promoter AJ Maddah even revealed last night that the second announcement will be just as exciting as the first. But anyway, I know why you’re all here and it’s not to read me blabber on, so without any further ado, your line up…

Soundwave 2013 tickets

General Public tickets go on sale Thursday 23rd August at 9am. Sign up to the Soundwave mailing list to be eligible for pre-sale tickets.

Pre-sale dates:

Sydney: Wednesday August 15 at 9am local time

Adelaide/Perth: Thursday August 16 at 9am local time

Brisbane/Melbourne: Friday August 17 at 9am local time

Soundwave 2013 Dates

Saturday 23rd February – Brisbane

Sunday 24th February – Sydney

Friday 1st March – Melbourne

Saturday 2nd March – Adelaide

Monday 4th March – Perth

Soundwave 2013 Lineup – Third Announcement

Killswitch Engage

the Vandals

Orange Goblin

the Sword

Chelsea Grin

the Chariot


Dr Acula




Soundwave 2013 Lineup – Second Announcement


Cypress Hill

Bullet For My Valentine

Bring Me The Horizon

Billy Talent

Mindless Self Indulgence

Amity Affliction

Sick Of It all

The Blackout

Fucked Up


This Is Hell

Cerebral Ballzy

Polar Bear Club

The Early November

The Dear Hunter

Blood On The Dancefloor

Verus The World



Soundwave 2013 Lineup – First Announcement


Linkin Park


A Perfect Circle

The Offspring




Stone Sour

Kyuss Lives


Sum 41


All Time Low

Flogging Molly


Duff McKagan’s Loaded

Motion City Soundtrack

Lawrence Arms

Kingdom Of Sorrow


Sleeping With Sirens

Cancer Bats


Vision of Disorder (original lineup)

Pierce the Veil


Shai Halud

Of Mice & Men

Miss May I

Danko Jones

Woe Is Me

The Wonder Years

While She Sleeps

Such Gold


Six Feet Under

Deaf Havana

Red Fang

Chunk! No Captain Chunk!

Memphis May Fire!

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