UPDATE 17/12/15 5.50pm: Soundwave 2016 has been officially cancelled.
Eager punters are going to have to sit tight for a little while longer for Soundwave Festival‘s first full 2016 lineup announcement, which will now take place less than two weeks from now on Thursday, 15th October.
Due to the time needed to get the Soundwave website prepared, the lineup announcement date will come one week after originally expected, pushing it from October 8th to the following week on October 15th.
Music Feeds has contacted Soundwave chief AJ Maddah for comment, who, it’s fair to say, isn’t pleased with the leaks in the Soundwave camp or, for that matter, yours truly. Observe:
“This is precisely why we did not want to release an announcement date. So we don’t disappoint fans,” said Maddah.
“I am very disappointed that you chose to run that story with the announcement date. I am fully aware where the leak came from. You could have contacted me earlier and I would have told you that announcement date was moved over a week ago.
“We really wanted to announce without notice and have it be a bit of a surprise for the fans to wake up and see posters up, hear it on radio, see it in the press, etc. But I guess it is impossible to keep a lid on announcements and lineups these days which is kind of sad.
“If the person who gave you that date also gave you the lineup, I implore you to have the decency not to ruin our announcement any more than you already have.”
That said, we already know ten of the bands that make up this first lineup announcement. Check out all the details below, and for all the latest Soundwave 2016 news and rumours, head to the Soundwave 2016 Lineup Rumours And Info page.
UPDATE: Soundwave organisers have confirmed on Twitter their plans to announce the lineup “on Thursday October 15”. See a screenshot below.
Gallery: 11 Unforgettable Soundwave Festival Moments
The Soundwave Lineup Announcement Date Has Been Changed - Music Feeds
Soundwave Festival 2016 Lineup
Bring Me The Horizon
Devil You Know
Dead Letter Circus
Bullet For My Valentine
+ more to be announced
Soundwave Festival 2016
Saturday, 23rd January 2016
Sunday, 24th January 2016
Tuesday, 26th January 2016