Soundwave boss promises not to drip-feed the 2013 festival lineup

Although the lineup for the 2013 Soundwave festival has already started to leak, Soundwave boss AJ Maddah has promised that he won’t drip feed the lineup for the festival.

Via his hyper-active Twitter account or rescheduled tours, Maddah has already confirmed several bands for the festival’s lineup but he claims that the rest of the details will be revealed in “One announcement. BANG!”.

Maddah says that he doesn’t have a date in mind for the release of the lineup and will wait until it “is complete” before releasing the details. The 2012 lineup dropped in early October last year, possibly delayed by the planning of the Soundwave Revolution/Counter Revolution tour, but in previous years the lineups have been released in August or September.

With another recent tweet Maddah has also offered a tiny glimmer of hope that there could be a Soundwave Counter Revolution event in 2012.

The Soundwave Revolution festivals were only ever intended as a special one-off for 2011 and although Maddah has repeatedly shot down rumours that it would return this year fans are still asking about its possible return. Shortly after repeating his message that there is no chance of a Soundwave Revolution this year, Maddah told another punter that a Counter Revolution would “probably not” happen this year. The surprising comment suggests that the idea has at least been considered and that there’s even a (slim) chance of a another mini-fest happening later this year.

While commenting on possible Soundwave 2013 bands Maddah has suggested that several bands including Motion City Soundtrack, Trivium, Breathe Carolina, Black Stone Cherry, Baroness, Falling in Reverse, and Limp Bizkit could be touring for Soundwave Touring before the 2013 festival.

So could we see a mini-Soundwave Counter Revolution tour hit our shores later this year?