Image for The Best Reactions To The Soundwave 2016 LineupSoundwave 2015 Sydney / Photo: Yael Stempler

The Best Reactions To The Soundwave 2016 Lineup

Written by Tom Williams on October 31, 2015

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

Soundwave’s first 2016 lineup has arrived, and with it comes a tidal wave of reactions across social media, ranging from the super-positive to the super-negative and the super-funny. So without further ado, here are some of the best:

Some Soundwave punters freaked out so hard after the festival’s first lineup dropped that they couldn’t really contain their excitement…


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…while others were looking for a bit more and began to flood the interwebs with references to Big Day Out.

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Then there were the really negative reactions, with the hashtag #RIPSW doing quite well for itself as some punters deemed Soundwave to be down and out.

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Others got a little more sentimental, reminiscing about the good ol’ times when Soundwave lineups were absolutely PACKED with meaty rock goodness.

Then there was this crazy narrative which confused everyone but ultimately had a point. Kind of.

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Then there were the brilliantly comedic reactions overflowing with pop culture references and ideas for Soundwave’s next lineup announcements.

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One super-excited punter even gave Music Feeds their reaction during our live stream of the lineup announcement, and it really makes you feel sorry for her neighbours.

Catch Soundwave’s first 2016 lineup in full below, and let us know your reaction. More acts are set to be added to the lineup over the coming weeks, as we brace for even more reactions to come.

Soundwave Festival 2016 Lineup – First Announcement

Disturbed
Bring Me The Horizon
The Prodigy
Deftones
NOFX
Bullet For My Valentine
Public Enemy
Refused
Metal Allegiance
Hatebreed
Soulfly
Northlane
Dead Letter Circus
L7
frnkiero andthe cellabration
Nothing But Thieves
Frenzal Rhomb
Failure
Lordi
Devil You Know
Moose Blood

+ more to be announced

Soundwave Festival 2016

Saturday, 23rd January 2016
Brisbane
Tickets: Soundwave

Sunday, 24th January 2016
Sydney
Tickets: Soundwave

Tuesday, 26th January 2016
Melbourne
Tickets: Soundwave

Gallery: 11 Unforgettable Soundwave Festival Moments

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