The now massive and widely successful Australian music festival for rock, punk and metal genres is back in 2015 with a new two day festival format. This is due to complaints from prior years with timetable conflicts, disagreements with larger bands wanting headline spots and overrall the standard festival issues that arise.
Personally I am really excited about the rumoured bands for the festival. My ideal line-up would contain most of, some or best case scenario all of the following bands. Following the traditional Soundwave formular we can expect to see a lot of bands that made an appearance and didn’t piss AJ Maddah off making an appearance at Soundwave Festival 2015. Some of the bands on my wishlist played Soundwave Festival 2012, so there is a good chance some of these bands will be there.
This is a 1000:1 shot since the guys are currently on a hiatus, but if AJ could pull some strings to get the guys to play one last Australian show (the band never made it out here for a farewell tour) my dreams would be realised. We sadly didn’t get to hear Major/Minor material live, bring the band back for one last Soundwave performance. I would pay double the ticket price to see Thrice added to the lineup, I would cream my pants if they were not only added, but also headlined.
He Is Legend
I think He Is Legend would be a perfect fit for Soundwave. They’ve just released a new album, they haven’t toured Australia in a very long time and they are absolutely brilliant live.
There is a strong rumour that Slipknot is going to be one of the headlining bands of Soundwave Festival 2015. In-fact, AJ has openly stated the band can play any time they want, every year if they wanted too. The guys are gearing up for a new album release and the timing would fit in with Soundwave really well. The $180 cost of a ticket for two days of Soundwave would be worth seeing Slipknot alone.
The guys played Soundwave 2012, further propelling the rumour even further that this is a possibility.
Even though Parkway Drive can headline their own tours, now that Big Day Out is gone, Soundwave is the premier festival for these types of acts. AJ has openly stated they are always welcome to play, so if they agree, they would be an excellent addition.
These guys are absolutely blowing up right now. Progressive metallers Volumes just released a new album and have been doing the rounds of some US/UK festivals. From what I have seen, they put on a great live show.
Every Time I Die
Supposedly it is all but confirmed these guys will be making their Soundwave Festival debut in 2015. ETID coupled with the addition of He Is Legend would make me froth at the mouth in excitement. The band toured for Soundwave Touring last year, so this all but confirms they’ll be making an appearance.
The last time the band played Soundwave was its debut in 2007. What a great year, getting to see Thrice and Deftones perform was an amazing treat (right after one another). Since then obviously losing Chi was a big deal for the guys, they are planning on releasing a new album in 2015 and would be a great addition to headline again.
There is a VERY strong possibility the guys will be playing Soundwave 2015. Apparently they’ve openly stated they’ll be here in February/March 2015 to tour, all but confirming we get to see them either way. These guys are a class act and always a treat to see live. And surprisingly, this would mark the bands first Soundwave appearance.
Job For A Cowboy
A band of great guys making great music. Always put on a great live show and apparently all but confirmed to play Soundwave 2015. Hopefully this is the case.
Falling In Reverse
Even though front-man Ronnie can be a douche, you can’t deny FIR are a great band. If anything, I would see these guys (permitting there are no conflicts) just to see Jackie Vincent shred it up in person. The only possible thing stopping this happening is if Ronnie runs into Visa issues like he has in the past trying to enter Australia. If they’ll let Snoop Dogg in, surely they’ll let Ronnie in.
The Plot In You
I really enjoy the music these guys out. They’ve never played the festival and are currently gearing up to release a new album late 2014/early 2015. The timing would line-up perfectly with the schedule fo the festival.
Like Moths to Flames
Another potential band for Soundwave I would love to see added to the line-up. They released an album in July 2013, I am a fan of this bands music and think they would put on a great live show.