The third Soundwave 2014 Lineup announcement has landed, adding even more bands to the already huge 87-strong bill for the hard and heavy music festival.
Soundwave promoter AJ Maddah first indicated last November that a third round of acts was due, revealed at the same time that the likes of Mastodon, A Day To Remember, and more were added to the Soundwave 2014 lineup, including festival headliners Green Day and Avenged Sevenfold.
Following a pre-Christmas delay, visa issues with one Soundwave band, and a very public spat with Sevendust after they pulled out of the lineup, today’s first official 2014 Sidewaves announcements brought with it the confirmation of tonight’s lineup additions, just over a month away from the festival’s kick-off at Brisbane’s RNA Showgrounds.
The biggest names in the new Soundwave 2014 lineup additions are industrial rock heavyweights Filter, and legenday Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora, performing with an all-star band featuring Alice Cooper/Michael Jackson guitarist Orianthi Panagaris, promising to “get your lighters up in the air and prepare for the mother of all sing-alongs!”
Adelaide’s I Killed The Prom Queen also join the Soundwave 2014 lineup, and armed with a brand new album, promise to destroy the place.
Rounding out the list bands helping to beef the Soundwave 2014 ranks are The Ghost Inside, Authority Zero, DARKC3LL, The Defile, and The Danger Kids, bringing the total Soundwave tally to 95 bands.
Conspicuously absent from the third lineup announcement is Post-hardcore act Falling In Reverse, with Maddah previously stating “they’re confirmed but I won’t announce them till we have visas approved.”
Their absence from the third Soundwave 2014 lineup announcement means that frontman Ronnie Radke’s visa issues have grounded the band from joining the festival fun.
Two yet-to-be announced Aussie bands that were expected to make the cut are also missing from the announcement.
Namely, the award-winning thrash group King Parrot, all but confirmed in September, and self-described “Psychedelic Reggae Ska Doom Metal Punk Rock From Hell,” The Bennies. Though it’s likely they’ll be added to the Melbourne lineup as part of a series of local bills for each of Soundwave’s five major legs.
A number of artsits on the Soundwave 2014 lineup are also confirmed to play headline sideshows.
The list of bands playing Sidewaves in 2014 includes Stone Temple Pilots (with Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington), Placebo, and – in Soundwave tradition – two massive co-headline shows in Rob Zombie & Korn and Alter Bridge & Living Colour. (Full details here).
Take a deep breath and scroll the enormous Soundwave 2014 lineup, along with dates and tickets details, below.
Soundwave 2014 Lineup
Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi)
I Killed The Prom Queen
The Ghost Inside
The Danger Kids
joining the already announced lineup of:
Stone Temple Pilots (with Chester Bennington)
A Day To Remember
Alice In Chains
Jimmy Eat World
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Panic! At The Disco
Eagles Of Death Metal
Less Than Jake
Rocket From The Crypt
Five Finger Death Punch
August Burns Red
Motionless In White
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 & The Deadbeats
Upon A Burning Body
Black Dahlia Murder
Pulled Apart By Horses
Bowling For Soup
The Story So Far
Our Last Night
Soundwave 2014 Dates & Tickets
Saturday 22nd February – Brisbane, RNA Showgrounds
Sunday 23rd February – Sydney, Olympic Park
Friday 28th February – Melbourne, Flemington Racecourse
Saturday 1st March – Adelaide, Bonython Park
Monday 3rd March – Perth, Claremont Showgrounds