With Soundwave Festival 2015 now firmly behind us, our attention now shifts to who will play Soundwave in 2016. There are too many bands I would love to see and after my previous wishlist actually partially coming through I thought I would write up another in hopes it comes true.
These guys are now back together. Before they went on hiatus they did some farewell shows, none of which came to Australia. It has been quite a while since we’ve seen Thrice in Australia, now they are touring in 2015 again, I would love to see them hit Australian shores in 2016 for Soundwave. They might even have a new album out around then, so the timing kind of makes perfect sense.
Gary Clark Jr.
Definitely most likely will not happen, he is playing Bluesfest 2015. But honestly, he would be a great act to play SW, a larger audience and probably better money for him.
These guys are awesome. I’ve never had a chance to see them live, I don’t even think they’ve toured Australia before. They were on the 2015 lineup but had to pull out because one of their band members had a child and they didn’t want to take him away from his wife and newborn (understandable). Although Maddah has said he is hoping to get them here before the end of the year, so either way it will be a win.
Job For A Cowboy
They just released a new album and they’ve never played Soundwave even though they would be a perfect fit. Could 2016 be the year we finally see JFAC at Soundwave?
They’ll have a new album out most likely before Soundwave 2016 and falling inline with previous lineup trends they played SW 2014, so the possibility for them to play is quite high provided prior commitments or tours don’t conflict.
Another band I have always wanted to see live. A great rock band that would fit in with the vibe of Soundwave. They’ve also never played at Soundwave before and I think they’re big enough to be worthy of a spot on the festival.
Even though I’ve seen them plenty of times live, it has been 9 years almost since they played Soundwave. As AJ said so himself they are definitely due to play.
They’ve supposedly already reached out to AJ to be a part of Soundwave 2016, so there is a good chance we’ll see them. A new album is due out before 2016, so that definitely fits in with the SW requirements.
They last played Soundwave 2013 (the same year as Metallica) and their new album(s) are awesome. They would be a great addition to Soundwave 2016.
Another SW13 band that are worthy of being on the lineup again.
Yet another SW13 band due to play again. They were great the last time they played.
The Black Dahlia Murder
They played Soundwave 2014, they’re a great band and I would love to see them again.
They’ve never played Soundwave before. They’ve got a great heavy sound that would be in line with Soundwave.
The Ghost Inside
They played Soundwave 2014, the timing would be right for them to play again and AJ Maddah hasn’t ruled them out either.
I could go on, but these are some of the bands I would love to see at Soundwave Festival 2016. Let’s make it happen.
There’s a crazy rumour that the classic Guns N’ Roses lineup will reunite to headline Soundwave 2016