Australia's Soundwave Festival 2014 recently received several notable lineup additions, including US metallers Mastodon, French heavy masters Gojira, mathcore icons the Dillinger Escape Plan and young forces of rock Black Veil Brides.
A lengthy group of bands made the packed roster even heftier, as the previously confirmed performers include Megadeth, Testament, Green Day, Alice in Chains, Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington, Korn, Alter Bridge and much more. The Soundwave trek will stretch across five cities during late February and early March, making it without a doubt one of the strongest rock and metal events of 2014.
So without further ado, check out the full list of announced performers so far, as well as the detailed tour schedule below. More info on the official website.
Soundwave Festival 2014 New Bands:
A Day to Remember
Jimmy Eat World
Panic! at the Disco
Eagles of Death Metal
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Less Than Jake
Black Veil Brides
Dream on Dreamer
Stiff Little Fingers
Thy Art Is Murder
Dir En Grey
In Hearts Wake
I Call Fives
Devil You Know
The Boss Hoss
Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats
Upon a Burning Body
Previously Confirmed Performers:
Stone Temple Pilots (feat. Chester Bennington)
Alice in Chains
Rocket From the Crypt
Five Finger Death Punch
August Burns Red
Motionless In White
The Black Dahlia Murder
Pulled Apart by Horses
Bowling for Soup
The Story So Far
Our Last Night
Soundwave Festival 2014 Itinerary:
02/22 - Brisbane - RNA Showgrounds
02/23 - Sydney - Olympic Park
02/28 - Melbourne - Flemington Racecourse
03/01 - Adelaide - Bonython Park
03/03 - Perth - Claremont Showgrounds
So could this turn out to be the biggest rock festival of 2014? Let us know in the comments.
I find it interesting that everyone here is "jealous" of the lineup yet a ton of people out here in Australia are having a sook over how weak it is.
Personally I'm beyond excited
Yeah exactly on the Facebook page all people are doing is complaining and saying it's the worst line-up ever as usual.
I mean it really annoys me that we get a festival lineup down here that is on par with a major one like Download and all most people do is just whinge about it
That lineup is badass.
Didn't even know the Stiff Little Fingers were still going, Inflammable Materials a great album.
No Karnivool? Surprising considering it's Australia!
I was hoping they would book Karnivool, Dead Letter Circus and Twelve Foot Ninja.. but theyre doing their own tours around the same time.. Plus AJ Maddah the promoter seems to not be the most avid supporter of the Australian scene... he seems to like bringing overseas bands a lot more... There's maybe 5-7 aussie bands on the lineup..
I was wondering if Ne Obliviscaris or Be'lakor were going to be performing too, but their names aren't on there. Ne Obliviscaris is definitely one of the best up and coming metal bands and deserve to be on the stage with those guys.
there is still a third announcement to be made, so theres hope yet!
Not to mention the mighty King Parrot and Heaven The Axe!
Karnivool already are doing co-headline shows with Dead Letter Circus a few weeks before Soundwave, that's probably why
Soundwave usually doesn't do national acts. AJ Maddah reckons why use space on something you can just see locally, and I reckon he's right.
Besides I live in Perth. Karnivool perform here like at least 3 times per year anyway
Take notes, Download.
im just hoping that with QOTSA touring at the same time that Mr Homme jumps behind the kit for Eagles of Death Metal that would be the tits!
Man, this is awesome! Too bad it never comes to the US! haha
Why can't any awesome festival even as quarter as good as this happen in Western Canada? Or Canada for that matter..
Holy shit this lineup is the tits!
excellent line up. would love to see glassjaw again.
lucky aussies, that's an amazing line-up. beats the crap out of download, imho.
Screw it, I'm moving to Australia (South Africans, we have another reason to go now )
QOTSA/NIN tour plus Soundwave, why don't I live in Australia?
Sick lineup. Lucky OZ's
Finch still exists?
Dillinger and Jimmy Eat World at the same festival.
eh, not bad, but the lineup last time was much better
Bowling for Soup! I didn't even know they were still around! Stacey's Mom was awesome, as was a younger Rachael Hunter in the video :p
Fountains of Wayne sang Stacy's Mom, not Bowling For Soup.
they both sang it, FoW wrote it
starting to wish I bought a ticket to this show! damn it!
Got damn u sumah uh bitch
... And I already have my ticket for it
And the case for emigration grows and grows
That looks like one of the best lineups ever. Jealous. Enjoy Australia!
brought my ticket way before the second announcement. i like greenday but i dont feel they should be at a mostly metal festival, i feel that so far over the years the festival is turning more pop sort of music with cobra starship a few years back playing.
I think with Big Day Out doing major diversifying (see Snoop Dogg/Lion), Soundwave is beginning to take over as Australia's biggest overall rock festival.
Besides there aren't that many 'true' metal headliners around these days. I'd rather Green Day than say... Bullet for My Valentine headlining any day.