The Best Reactions To The Soundwave 2016 Lineup

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…

…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


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


Tickets: Soundwave

Sunday, 24th January 2016


Tickets: Soundwave

Tuesday, 26th January 2016


Tickets: Soundwave

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