Soundwave Festival 2013 second lineup

Soundwave Festival has announced a huge second lineup, less than a fortnight since confirming the 2013 event would be headlined by Metallica, Linkin Park, Blink 182, A Perfect Circle and Garbage.

The second lineup announcement adds Slayer, Cypress Hill, Bullet For My Valentine,

Bring Me the Horizon, Billy Talent, Fucked Up, Gallows and many more bands to the already huge lineup. The addition of Slayer alongside Metallica and Anthrax brings the festival even closer to presenting The Big Four – could we see another big announcement soon?

Due to the “unprecedented demand” for the festival’s pre-sale which kicked off on Wednesday, Soundwave boss AJ Maddah has said: “I would be amazed if Bris/Syd/Melb do not sell out instantly… Honestly [I think Sydney will sell out in] under an hour.” The impressive lineup is a one off for Soundwave’s ten year anniversary and Maddah says that “Next year will return to normal.”

Want to know even more about Soundwave 2013? We go behind the line-up to present a definitive guide to everything you need (and don’t really need) to know about next year’s Soundwave.

Soundwave 2013 second lineup:


Cypress Hill

Bullet For My Valentine

Bring Me the Horizon

Billy Talent

Mindless Self Indulgence

The Amity Affliction

Sick Of It All

The Blackout

Fucked Up


This Is Hell

Cerebral Ballzy

Polar Bear Club

The Early November

The Dear Hunter

Blood On the Dancefloor

Verses the World