Mastodon, Dillinger, Gojira and More Added to Soundwave 2014 Bill

Could this be the ultimate rock fest of 2014? Full lineup inside.

Ultimate Guitar

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
  • Mastodon
  • HIM
  • Jimmy Eat World
  • Glassjaw
  • Panic! at the Disco
  • Eagles of Death Metal
  • The Dillinger Escape Plan
  • Less Than Jake
  • Mayday Parade
  • Sevendust
  • Crosses
  • Suicide Silence
  • The Porkers
  • Gojira
  • Black Veil Brides
  • Zebrahead
  • Satyricon
  • Dream on Dreamer
  • Mutemath
  • Desaparecidos
  • Stiff Little Fingers
  • Thy Art Is Murder
  • Graveyard
  • Dir En Grey
  • Deez Nuts
  • In Hearts Wake
  • Breathe Carolina
  • Defiler
  • I Call Fives
  • Hacktivist
  • Devil You Know
  • Soil
  • The Boss Hoss
  • Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats
  • Nostalghia
  • Upon a Burning Body Previously Confirmed Performers:
  • Green Day
  • Avenged Sevenfold
  • Stone Temple Pilots (feat. Chester Bennington)
  • Alice in Chains
  • Rob Zombie
  • Megadeth
  • Placebo
  • AFI
  • Korn
  • Alter Bridge
  • Trivium
  • Down
  • DevilDriver
  • Newsted
  • Biff Clyro
  • Rocket From the Crypt
  • Asking Alexandria
  • Clutch
  • Alkaline Trio
  • Baroness
  • Five Finger Death Punch
  • August Burns Red
  • Testament
  • Living Colour
  • Letlive
  • Motionless In White
  • Gwar
  • The Black Dahlia Murder
  • Mushroomhead
  • Finch
  • Pulled Apart by Horses
  • Ill Nino
  • Nancy Vandal
  • Bowling for Soup
  • Trash Talk
  • Skindred
  • Volbeat
  • Amon Amarth
  • Terror
  • Whitechapel
  • Tesseract
  • The Story So Far
  • Hardcore Superstar
  • 10 Years
  • Walking Papers
  • Our Last Night
  • Coliseum
  • Your Demise
  • Heaven's Basement
  • Real Friends 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.

  • 55 comments sorted by best / new / date

      God damn that's a strong line-up. There is a lot of quality in there, I'm already jealous of all you Aussies.
      if only the internet trolls would agree with you, so many "metal fans" complaining about the lack of metal on the bill on related Facebook pages >.<
      Agreed. There's no lack of metal. But... Breathe Carolina? I understand why some people would say that
      Fuck me, they couldn't fly the festival another 3 hours to NZ? Best we get is shitty indie band festivals.
      In NZ you guys are getting a smaller festival called Westfest; with the likes of Korn, Asking Alexandria, Black Veil Brides, August Burns Red, Whitechapel, Terror, Saving Grace, Rob Zombie, Megadeth, Five Finger Death Punch and the Eagles of Death Metal plus more... plus sidewaves.. but yeah, they run the Big Day Out in NZ.. and Soundwave is bigger now, so I dont see why they dont just run a leg there..
      if flight of the conchords is the 4th best folk-parody duo in NZ then I can only guess the rest of the talent you have over there
      Where are all the indie festivals at? all i see are shitty metal bands in christchurch.
      Go see Dillinger Escape Plan... They have the most intense live show I've ever seen!
      I've been to a lot of concerts, theirs is the only one I left with permanent battle wounds. So much energy live and they weren't even the main act, they were just opening for Mastodon!
      Ben Weinman was hanging upside down right above me during one song when I saw them. I would upload a pic of it, if it wasn't for this captcha bug...
      Greg dove into the crowd with the microphone to start the show about 5 people over to the left of me, my nose is slightly crooked from the ensuing mayhem
      They opened their set with "Prancer", about 30 seconds in Greg jumped into the crowd, 1 minute in the video that is
      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
      Didn't even know the Stiff Little Fingers were still going, Inflammable Materials a great album.
      46 and 2
      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.
      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
      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!
      Why can't any awesome festival even as quarter as good as this happen in Western Canada? Or Canada for that matter..
      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 )
      starting to wish I bought a ticket to this show! damn it!
      ginger ninja102
      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.