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Soundwave 2013 campaign bands

Thanks to the loud cries of Soundwave festival’s army of fans, the recent festival lineups have included a few bands that are relatively new, obscure or that simply haven’t made it out to Australia before. Several of these bands have been ‘Campaign Bands’ whose presence on the bill has been demanded by the pestering pleas of the punters in the Soundwave forums.

This has led to the festival booking several acts including Rolo Tomassi in 2010; Foxy Shazam and I See Stars last year; and A Rocket To the Moon and Zebrahead earlier this year.

This year the festival has whittled all the demands down to a shortlist of twenty ‘Campaign Bands’ that cover a range of genes from punk, rock, pop punk and metal’s many shades of black (progressive/groove/thrash/heavy).

There’s no absolute guarantee that any of the bands from the list will be included on the Soundwave 2013 lineup, but the past three years of Soundwave festival lineups certainly suggest that the festival is likely to find space for one or two of these bands. With a lineup featuring over 90 acts there’s always room to squeeze in a few lesser known/Campaign Bands in for a side stage set.

Check out the 20 acts that made it through to the Soundwave 2013 Campaign Band short list and (if you’re so inclined) you can vote for them over on the Soundwave forums

Soundwave 2013 Campaign Bands:

AMERICAN HI-FI

AWAKEN THE EMPIRE

BELIEVER

CARRIDALE

DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA

EVILE

THE FRONT BOTTOMS

HAVOK

ICON FOR HIRE

KORPIKLAANI

Hear the other ten Soundwave 2012 Campaign Bands on the next page.

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