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Soundwave: Everything you need to know

Soundwave festival will hit Australia this weekend, kicking off at Brisbane’s RNA Showgrounds tomorrow (February 23). It’ll then travel to Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, before winding up in Perth on March 4. Here’s a pocket guide:

The dates

Saturday, February 23 – RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane SOLD OUT

Sunday, February 24 – Olympic Park, Sydney SOLD OUT

Friday, March 1 – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne SOLD OUT

Saturday, March 2 – Bonython Park, Adelaide SOLD OUT

Monday, March 4 – Claremont Showground, Perth SOLD OUT

The lineup

Metallica

Linkin Park

Blink-182

A Perfect Circle

The Offspring

Paramore

Slayer

Garbage

Cypress Hill

Bullet For My Valentine

Tomahawk

Stone Sour

Bring Me The Horizon

Kyuss Lives

Anthrax

Killswitch Engage

Sum 41

Dragonforce

All Time Low

Flogging Molly (Not playing Perth)

Ghost

Duff McKagan’s Loaded

Billy Talent

Motion City Soundtrack

Mindless Self Indulgence

The Amity Affliction

The Vandals

Sick Of It All

Kingdom Of Sorrow

Fozzy

The Lawrence Arms

Sleeping With Sirens

Cancer Bats

The Blackout

Gallows

Madball

Fucked Up

Vision Of Disorder

Pierce The Veil

Periphery

The Sword

Shai Hulud

Of Mice & Men

This Is Hell

Miss May I

Danko Jones

Lucero

Woe, Is Me

The Wonder Years

Polar Bear Club

While She Sleeps

Cerebral Ballzy

The Early November

Such Gold

Six Feet Under

The Dear Hunter

Chelsea Grin

Deaf Havana

Red Fang

Versus The World

The Chariot

Blood On The Dance Floor

Confession

Orange Goblin

Chunk! No, Captain Chunk

Sylosis

Memphis May Fire

Crossfaith

Northlane

Dr. Acula

Sharks

O’Brother

Milestones

Living With Lions

Mark Tremonti

Puscifer (Sydney and Adelaide only)

The Unearthed acts

Brisbane – The Schoenberg Automaton

Sydney – Born Lion

Melbourne – Party Vibez

Adelaide – Life Pilot

Perth – In League (Not playing due to time restrictions)

The weather

Brisbane:

Fine morning, then possible storm.

Min 21

Max 31

Sydney:

Shower or two.

Min 22

Max 29

Melbourne

Sunny.

Min 15

Max 24

Adelaide

Partly cloudy.

Min 17

Max 29

Perth

Mostly sunny.

Min 14

Max 28

Source: Bureau of Meteorology

The “final” timetables

The maps

The playlist

Read on for the live review, lineup analysis, the best and worst tattoos and all the details on the Soundwave “curse”.

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