Soundwave Lineup Announced
2010-08-05 by transient | 98 Comments

The first announcement for Soundwave Festival leaked earlier today, with festival promoter A.J. Maddah confirming the leak was legitimate:

Totally crushed about leak. Just as well e have a great 2nd announcement in Oct... And yes, that is the first announcement.




The lineup:

Iron Maiden, Queens Of The Stone Age, Slayer, Primus, Slash, Social Distortion, Rob Zombie, Avenged Sevenfold, 30 Seconds To Mars, Stone Sour, Gang Of Four, New Found Glory, Pennywise, Sum 41, Anberlin, The Gaslight Anthem, Third Eye Blind, Devildriver, Sevendust, Less Than Jake, The Bronx, Monster Magnet, Terror, MXPX, Protest The Hero, Melvins, 36 Crazyfists, Ill Nino, The Ataris, The Starting Line, Bayside, Mad Caddies, The Maine, Trash Talk, Mayday Parade, Foxy Shazam, Never Shout Never, The Blackout, Alesana, Asking Alexandria, All That Remains, High On Fire, Dommin, The Sword, Kylesa, A Skylit Drive, There For Tomorrow, Breathe Carolina, Taking Dawn, I See Stars, Rise To Remain, Nonpoint, Veara, Every Avenue.

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Transient
August 5th 2010

1461 Comments


trying to edit this is frustrating so i won't even bother

awesome lineup

KritikalMotion
August 5th 2010

2261 Comments


lineup surprised me

CrackTheSkye
August 5th 2010

726 Comments


Lineup is amazing.

ThePalaceOfWisdom
August 5th 2010

1134 Comments


Cunt, I was totally posting this.

TRMshadow
August 5th 2010

4982 Comments


Mayday Parade, Foxy Shazam, Never Shout Never, Alesana, Asking Alexandria, A Skylit Drive, There For Tomorrow, Breathe Carolina, I See Stars, Rob Zombie,
Avenged Sevenfold, 30 Seconds To Mars, New Found Glory,

This makes me cry.

DDconjoined
August 5th 2010

326 Comments


I shall be there. was hoping for Tool but it will still rule

Ire
August 5th 2010

41753 Comments


some killer

some filler

Against Miik!
August 5th 2010

215 Comments


Not as good as previous years but still one of the better festivals out there I guess.

Kinda funny seeing High on Fire right below Never Shout Never.

PurpleDrank
August 5th 2010

417 Comments


nice, will be going

MrBirdoWordo
August 5th 2010

236 Comments


Keen to see Slayer and The Bronx

liledman
August 5th 2010

3826 Comments


waiting for gaslight anthem sideshow

laterenima
August 5th 2010

221 Comments


frigging slayer

TheyTookOurJobs
August 5th 2010

1318 Comments


Holy shit.............

WhiteNoise
August 5th 2010

3098 Comments


Iron Maiden, Slash and QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE! Big Day Out are gonna have some serious competition.

monkeyfrog
August 5th 2010

6 Comments


lineup is fucking win

Captain North
August 5th 2010

6784 Comments


Not really interested at all. A handful of decent bands, but even then, none of them are anywhere near the top of my 'must see' list.

tombits
August 5th 2010

3470 Comments


yeah i don't think it's that good either

then again, i don't listen to all that much metal

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
August 5th 2010

9033 Comments


I'm there just for Foxy

FruityCatOfDoom
August 5th 2010

2082 Comments


nice line up

botb
August 5th 2010

9647 Comments


some great some fucking awful

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
August 5th 2010

20856 Comments


Not quite as good as last year, but The Gaslight Anthem, Anberlin & Bayside make it still great. Plus, AJ almost always keeps a few aces up his sleeve for the 2nd announcement.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
August 5th 2010

31072 Comments


Might have to come across the ditch for this one

Digging: Banks - Goddess

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
August 5th 2010

20856 Comments


Border Security: Be Warned.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
August 5th 2010

31072 Comments


Why you gotta break balls?

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
August 5th 2010

20856 Comments


It's an Oz-Kiwi thing. Nothing to do with rugby either.

Spare
August 5th 2010

5271 Comments


Not really interested at all. A handful of decent bands, but even then, none of them are anywhere near the top of my 'must see' list.
yeah pretty much this

except primus, gaslight anthem, qotsa, protest the hero, melvins and fucking SLAYER SLAYER SLAYER SLAYER SLAYER SLAYER SLAYER SLAYER SLAYER SLAYER SLAYER SLAYER SLAYER SLAYER SLAYER SLAYER SLAYER SLAYER SLAYER SLAYER but other than that meh

might go anyyway

inb4 400 comments

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
August 5th 2010

20856 Comments


That's the thing when a festival lineup is announced though... People get disappointed when they don't see 20 bands they absolutely love. Of course, what they forget is they can only really see 10 bands on the day anyway.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
August 5th 2010

31072 Comments


It's an Oz-Kiwi thing. Nothing to do with rugby either.


Yeah, sure haha. I'm not phased by your border security, i'm pretty sure I can dodge a boomerang

CrackTheSkye
August 5th 2010

726 Comments


That throwing stick stunt of yours has boomeranged on us.

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
August 5th 2010

20856 Comments


Dev, didn't they have a SoundWave in NZ last year, or am I confusing with BDO?

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
August 5th 2010

31072 Comments


BDO dude

ThePalaceOfWisdom
August 5th 2010

1134 Comments


They only send the gay festivals out of Australia, Davey. Supposedly Underoath is the big rumour band for the second announcement, Thrice seems to be a popular rumour too.

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
August 5th 2010

20856 Comments


Please Thrice please.

Awesomesauce
August 6th 2010

1084 Comments


Disappointing compared to the last few years, but still some good bands. C'mon Primus sideshow!

Captain North
August 6th 2010

6784 Comments


No, I realise this Davey, I just don't care enough about these bands to fill up a day. I mean, tbh, Protest the Hero is probably the only one I would pay to go see normally anyway.

Mordecai.
August 6th 2010

8277 Comments


Ok fuck it I'm going

Captain North
August 6th 2010

6784 Comments


The Descendents are coming out in December and they're bringing an almost festival sized line up with them, far more exciting for me haha.

CrackTheSkye
August 6th 2010

726 Comments


Posted that before (http://www.sputnikmusic.com/news.php?newsid=14890#lastpost). Excited for both.

Transient
August 6th 2010

1461 Comments


yeah the descendents news is fucking INCREDIBLE, need to get some money together for flights though

WhiteNoise
August 6th 2010

3098 Comments


"except primus, gaslight anthem, qotsa, protest the hero, melvins and fucking SLAYER SLAYER SLAYER SLAYER SLAYER SLAYER SLAYER SLAYER SLAYER SLAYER SLAYER SLAYER SLAYER SLAYER SLAYER SLAYER SLAYER SLAYER SLAYER SLAYER but other than that meh"

Iron Maiden aren't cool anymore?

Spare
August 6th 2010

5271 Comments


news is borked for descendents

but holy shit descendents

Spare
August 6th 2010

5271 Comments


Iron Maiden aren't cool anymore?
oh fuck i didn't even see iron maiden because it was right at the start just kinda went past it oh damn

Mordecai.
August 6th 2010

8277 Comments


oh damn

TheyTookOurJobs
August 6th 2010

1318 Comments


what's the Descendants news?

Aaron
August 9th 2010

651 Comments


Excited for these:
Gang Of Four, High On Fire, Breathe Carolina.

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
August 9th 2010

20856 Comments


The guessing game begins for who is apparently the 3rd headliner to be named in October. As naive as it sounds, my guess is Weezer... Belatedly!

Spare
August 9th 2010

5271 Comments


fuck weezer i'm hoping for streetlight manifesto or thrice

Spare
August 9th 2010

5271 Comments


possibly even brand new

Captain North
August 9th 2010

6784 Comments


None of those would be headliners considering even Slash isn't considered one.

Douglas
August 9th 2010

9096 Comments


shitballs I am there...

Digging: James Vincent McMorrow - Post Tropical

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
August 9th 2010

20856 Comments


Brand New would be lucky to continue existing next year, while I also hope it is Thrice but doubt they would be seen as more popular drawers over Slayer.

Captain North
August 9th 2010

6784 Comments


You know, the crowd is going to be 60% scene kids, 38% old schoolers and 2% randoms.

ThePalaceOfWisdom
August 9th 2010

1134 Comments


None of those would be headliners considering even Slash isn't considered one.

Thrice were the headliners in 2007.

You know, the crowd is going to be 60% scene kids, 38% old schoolers and 2% randoms.

I disagree, with scene kids becoming more and more extinct and the major acts being bands scenesters aren't big on I see a sharp decrease. Rather the group I'm worried about is Nu-Metal fans and of course southern-cross/unit folk.

Mordecai.
August 9th 2010

8277 Comments


i would be most scared of me

FadeToBlack
August 9th 2010

10913 Comments


fortunately i cant go

Apollo
August 9th 2010

10287 Comments


Lineup looks incredible


DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
August 9th 2010

20856 Comments


I'm not too bothered by what type of crowd is there (especially since I stay away from the metal stage), as long as there aren't too many tickets sold. The last 2 years has been really comfortable - unlike a certain other festival that occurs a month before-hand.

Captain North
August 9th 2010

6784 Comments


Where the fuck have you been living Palace, if you think scene kids are becoming more or less extinct? They were still the majority at this years soundwave.

And yeah, I know they headlined in 07, but the festival has become a fuck tonne bigger since then.

ThePalaceOfWisdom
August 10th 2010

1134 Comments


Where the fuck have you been living Palace, if you think scene kids are becoming more or less extinct?

Perth. They are dying out, back in 2005 I couldn't walk through the city without seeing upwards of 100 of the pseudo-goth cunts. These days it's all girls in leggings, dresses that look like they're made with dental floss and generally whoring it up. Scene is much less popular than it used to be, I saw more bro's and southern cross fags last year than I saw scenesters.

And yeah, I know they headlined in 07, but the festival has become a fuck tonne bigger since then.


Underoath were headliners in 09. I don't see how Thrice couldn't be the other headliner, having 3 metal bands would somewhat defeat Soundwave's policy on catering to everyone. Not to mention that Thrice is still huge, they sold out every stop on their 08 tour IIRC.

TheBaneofSputnik
August 10th 2010

1525 Comments


Taylor still thinks his opinions are valued? Ok...

TheBaneofSputnik
August 10th 2010

1525 Comments


Jermolajew.

Transient
August 10th 2010

1461 Comments


there is absolutely no way thrice would be above queens of the stone age on a bill like this. slayer are a WAY bigger band than thrice and they're not even one of the headliners, so...

and lmao, underoath weren't a headliner in '09

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
August 10th 2010

20856 Comments


Yeah PoW, while Underoath were on the main stage, they were like mid-afternoon. Just after Forever the Sickest Kids if memory serves me correct. LOL.

Captain North
August 10th 2010

6784 Comments


Yeah, they definitely did not headline. NIN and Lamb of God (shoulda been In Flames gah) were the headliners that festival.

And scene is still huge. The fashions change, but its still the same shit. And when you look at the bands, the overwhelming majority of the lesser ones are scene.



Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
August 10th 2010

31072 Comments


This whole scene kid/scenester thing amuses me. Like by everybody's definition of them they're all over NZ but no one give a shit

CrackTheSkye
August 11th 2010

726 Comments


SW + Descendents fest + Sunset Sounds/Falls = amazing week for Australian music lovers.

Captain North
August 11th 2010

6784 Comments


Unfortunately the actual existence of the Descendents festival is debatable since their website is the only one to mention it.

CrackTheSkye
August 11th 2010

726 Comments


Both Joey Cape & Fat Mike said they would be in Australia in December. And when AJ was asked about Parkway Drive he said they have plans for December, so it looks promising.

ThePalaceOfWisdom
August 11th 2010

1134 Comments


and lmao, underoath weren't a headliner in '09

Well technically NIN was the major act. But I generally consider any band on the mainstage with bigger text on the posters being a sub-headliner. I mean Iron Maiden is technically the only headliner at the festival, FNM was the only one last year, I figure the second announcement pertains to a bigger band but not one who shares the main spot with Iron Maiden, seeing as that's never been done.

Yeah PoW, while Underoath were on the main stage, they were like mid-afternoon. Just after Forever the Sickest Kids if memory serves me correct.

see above, also ugh FtSK was on the main stage at yours? Either I blocked that out or it changed here.

Yeah, they definitely did not headline. NIN and Lamb of God (shoulda been In Flames gah) were the headliners that festival.

Dude Lamb of God weren't even on the main stage, by that definition A Day To Remember was a headliner last year.

CrackTheSkye
August 11th 2010

726 Comments


Wasn't Trivium the "metal stage" headliner?

Captain North
August 12th 2010

6784 Comments


No, A Day to Remember was. And the metal stage is the second biggest stage, thus second headliner. That's how I took it as anyway.

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
August 12th 2010

20856 Comments


They will do the same next year too. Some middle of the road (not really metal) band will "headline" the metal stage so as not to cause a mass riot with an Iron Maiden clash.

CrackTheSkye
August 12th 2010

726 Comments


I thought Trivium had the longest set time on the Metal stage?

Transient
August 12th 2010

1461 Comments


yeah trivium were the metal stage headliners, a day to remember just closed the stage

WhiteNoise
August 12th 2010

3098 Comments


"They will do the same next year too. Some middle of the road (not really metal) band will "headline" the metal stage so as not to cause a mass riot with an Iron Maiden clash."

haha I would probably kill myself if Iron Maiden and Queens of the stone age played at the same time.

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
August 12th 2010

20856 Comments


Don't be silly. QOTSA will be on just before them on the main stage. If anything, QOTSA will clash with Slayer.

Douglas
August 12th 2010

9096 Comments


idc about previous years mang. GASLIGHT FUCKING ANTHEM.

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
August 12th 2010

20856 Comments


"GASLIGHT FUCKING ANTHEM."

x2

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
August 12th 2010

31072 Comments


Am seriously contemplating invading your fine country for this festival

Captain North
August 13th 2010

6784 Comments


I so do not get the hype around Gaslight Anthem. Just middle of the road rock tunes.

Spare
August 13th 2010

5271 Comments


If anything, QOTSA will clash with Slayer.
if this happens it's your fault and fuck you in advance

WhiteNoise
August 13th 2010

3098 Comments


I should probably look into some of these other bands...

CrackTheSkye
August 24th 2010

726 Comments


That other festival is true.

Lineup: Megadeth, Descendents, NOFX, Dropkick Murphys, Parkway Drive, A Day to Remember, Gwar, Atreyu, Alkaline Trio, Frenzal Rhomb, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Suicide Silence, August Burns Red, Katatonia, 3 Inches of Blood, We Came As Romans, House Vs Hurricane, Break Even, Heroes For Hire & Confession

Captain North
August 25th 2010

6784 Comments


Better than Soundwave.

Spare
August 25th 2010

5271 Comments


Descendents, NOFX, Alkaline Trio, Frenzal Rhomb, August Burns Red, Katatonia

only ones i would even bother seeing, and descendents are the only one i'd bother paying money for. not sure if want.

Transient
August 25th 2010

1461 Comments


would see Descendents (obviously), NOFX, Gwar, August Burns Red, Katatonia, 3 Inches of Blood and Break Even (although they play here every couple of months anyway)

shame that half of those bands AREN'T EVEN FUCKING DOING PERTH, jesus h. christ that's annoying

Transient
August 25th 2010

1461 Comments


also tix are $140 which is pretty lolworthy

Captain North
August 25th 2010

6784 Comments


Cheaper than Soundwave and more bands I would see. It wins for me *shrug*

Spare
August 25th 2010

5271 Comments


i love how it says your name is "Captain No" in the comments section

Captain North
August 25th 2010

6784 Comments


I hate it because it just gives Atavan more fuel.

KatieKnight
December 27th 2010

129 Comments


OMG I wish I could go!!! Awesome line up.

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
December 27th 2010

20856 Comments


Why don't you then? Unless you're in melbourne where it's sold out.

WhiteNoise
December 27th 2010

3098 Comments


I'm very much looking foward to this.

The Gaslight anthem/Iron Maiden clash is going to kill me though. Probably going to pick Maiden. Still, Saxon (lol), Gang of Four, Social Distortion, Slash and Queens of the Stone age are looking good!

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
December 27th 2010

20856 Comments


It sounds like we won't be crossing paths a lot Croc.

WhiteNoise
December 27th 2010

3098 Comments


haha who are you seeing?

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
December 27th 2010

20856 Comments


I haven't got my whole day planned out as yet, but it will definitely end with The Gaslight Anthem. If the A7X replacement is no good, it will be Mayday Parade before them. Bayside, Anberlin & We The Kings are early bands I'll catch. Will probably leave it until the day with the late arvo semi-clashes of 30StM, Sum 41, Slash & Foxy Shazam. Might even do half-sets, which I usually don't like.

WhiteNoise
December 28th 2010

3098 Comments


Yeah I was thinking of catching Gaslight and then catching the last hour of Maiden but I don't think I could bring myself to do it. I DO love Gaslight though...

North0House
December 28th 2010

1764 Comments


Some good bands on there, some awful bands on there.



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