Soundwave 2013 line-up announced

Last updated 10:44 08/08/2012
fdsa
Reuters
RETURNING DOWN UNDER: Metallica have been announced as head-liners of the 2013 Soundwave festival.

Relevant offers

Music

Live: Auckland's heating up for Laneway Kanye West, Paul McCartney and Rihanna unveil new song Four Five Seconds Royal Blood: Saviours of rock'n'roll Review: The Winery Tour hits the spot at Villa Maria Andrew Fagan and The People Rumour has it Adele's planning world tour comeback Laneway: Princess Chelsea ready for centre stage Why Meghan Trainor isn't just about that bass Heavy heart in the suburbs Lorde Shorty Award finalist

Oft-outspoken festival promoter AJ Maddah tweeted last night that the line-up for his Soundwave 2013 festival, announced this morning, would sell out in an hour.

Some boast, but it is all but certain there's something to it.

Among those announced were metal superstars Metallica, who sold out four Allphones Arena dates themselves on their last visit in 2010.  It had been rumoured the Californians will be playing their 1991 self-titled album - which has sold more than half-a-million-copies in Australia alone - in full.

Also along for the ride will be Linkin Park, Anthrax, Garbage, A Perfect Circle, Paramore, Duff McKagan's Loaded, Flogging Molly, Sum 41, The Lawrence Arms, Lucero, Six Feet Under and many more. The long-awaited return of reunited pop-punk icons Blink 182 had been confirmed in recent weeks, along with a drip feed of other names including Stone Sour, Cancer Bats and the Offspring.

The festival has played host to the likes of Iron Maiden, Queens of the Stone Age, Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson and Faith No More in recent years.

Tickets are priced at A$189 including fees and public transport and go on sale Thursday, August 23 with a presale commencing seven days prior.

Soundwave dates:

Brisbane: Saturday, February 23

Sydney: Sunday, February 24

Melbourne: Friday, March 1

Adelaide: Saturday, March 2

Perth: Monday, March 4

More info: www.soundwave.com

-Sydney Morning Herald

Ad Feedback

Comments

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content