The Soundwave Festival 2013 lineup may have already had more leaks than a sinking ship, many of them from the festival’s own boss and serial tweeter AJ Maddah; but that hasn’t stunted anticipation for Australia’s leading hard and heavy rock festival.

We already knew that Californian punks THE OFFSPRING and BLINK 182 (complete with drummer Travis Barker) were part of the 2013 lineup, along with a bill that had already leaked the likes of CANCER BATS, Corey Taylor of Slipknot’s other band, STONE SOUR, sludge metal act KINGDOM OF SORROW, post-hardcore act THE BLACKOUT and Cannibal Corpse side-project SIX FEET UNDER.

This morning’s official announcement now adds a heaving lineup of equally high-profile acts – previously rumoured and otherwise – that will be joining the already impressive bill for the touring festival, now established as one of Australia’s biggest festivals.

SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL 2013 // LINEUP

Metallica
Linkin Park
Blink-182
A Perfect Circle
The Offspring
Paramore
Garbage
Tomahawk
Stone Sour
Kyuss Lives
Anthrax
Sum 41
Dragonforce
All Time Low
Flogging Molly
Ghost
Duff McKagan’s Loaded
Motion City Soundtrack
Lawrence Arms
Kingdom Of Sorrow
Fozzy
Sleeping With Sirens
Cancer Bats
Madball
Vision of Disorder
Pierce the Veil
Periphery
Shai Halud
Of Mice & Men
Miss May I
Danko Jones
Woe Is Me
The Wonder Years
While She Sleeps
Such Gold
Lucero
Six Feet Under
Deaf Havana
Red Fang
Chunk! No Captain Chunk!
Memphis May Fire!

SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL 2013 // DATES

Saturday 23rd February – Brisbane
Sunday 24th February – Sydney
Friday 1st March – Melbourne
Saturday 2nd March – Adelaide
Monday 4th March – Perth