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Iron Maiden for Soundwave?

The rumour that Iron Maiden will be part of the Soundwave 2011 lineup has received a boost with the band’s latest newsletter noting that “If you’re of an Australian persuasion, you might want to keep an eye
 on the website next week.” The Soundwave lineup will be announced this week. Coincidence?

During the week Iron Maiden’s frontman Bruce Dickinson also attacked the price of concert tickets telling Sky News that punters “deserve not just a great show, but reasonable ticket prices. It’s just not right, you know – it’s a rock ‘n’ roll show, it’s not a cash cow.” Hopefully his comments are reflected in the price of tickets on the tour.

As the Soundwave lineup continues to grow so to does the list of acts that won’t be playing, with festival organiser AJ Maddah confirming that Blessthefall, Yellowcard and Maximum The Hormone will not be on the lineup.

There are currently seventeen acts confirmed for Soundwave 2011 – and though there has been no official announcement from the festival’s organisers, the heavy metal supergroup Hellyeah has also announced that they will be playing at the festival.

Soundwave has confirmed that there will be “at least three more announcements before the Main Announcement” on Thursday 5th August.

Head to the Soundwave all about page for all the latest news and announcements.