Soundwave 2013 third lineup today

Update – The 3rd Soundwave Lineup:

Killswitch Engage

The Vandals

Orange Goblin

The Sword

Chelsea Grin

The Chariot


Dr Acula




The third Soundwave Festival lineup will be revealed at 3pm today Friday, September 21 with Millencolin and Sharks both expected to join the already sold out festival lineup. Festival boss AJ Maddah has said that the announcement will feature “”1 or two sizeable bands””:

Just hours before the expected announcement Millencolin have posted a photo on their Facebook page with the suspiciously timely caption “Should go back to Oz soon too… Soundwave Festival”. The Swedish punks last visited Australia in 2011 with the Soundwave festival tour and played co-headline Sidewave shows with Pennywise.

Coincidentally English punk crew Sharks, who were due to support Pennywise’s cancelled tour last month, have already been inadvertently announced as part of Soundwave’s third lineup announcement. The leak came via “a fuck up” by Maddah on Twitter. Maddah has confirmed that Pennywise will tour Australia soon promising “new dates and VERY special guests tba shortly”. It’s unclear whether the other support act booked for the tour – The Menzingers – will be still be part of the Pennywise tour or if they’ll join Soundwave festival bill, but Maddah has also promised that they’ll also tour soon.

A third announcement for the festival wasn’t in the festival’s original plans but just prior to the second lineup announcement Maddah revealed that two of the metal bands pulled out “til further notice… Til they sort some things out.”. He also noted that a third announcement was necessary as “”The Vandals haven’t confirmed yet””: Maddah has also announced that Sydney metal crew Northlane will play on “a couple of the dates”.

Likely third Soundwave announcement:

The Vandals




+ two metal bands

Although the presence of Metallica, Anthrax and Slayer on the lineup has led to speculation that Megadeth could join the lineup to complete the Big Four Maddah has declared that “this is not a big 4 gig.” Other bands that have been ruled out for the third announcement include Green Day, Deftones, and Anvil.

We go behind the Soundwave line-up to present a definitive guide to everything you need (and don’t really need) to know about next year’s Soundwave.