Soundwave lineup announcement coming this Friday!
Soundwave organisers have announced that the lineup for the 2014 festival is set to be announced this Friday!
Last night, the news was revealed on Soundwave’s official Twitter page with a tweet reading: “Lock it in folks. Soundwave 2014 Line up will be revealed Friday. As always, watch this space for more details as they come to hand #SW14.”
Lock it in folks. Soundwave 2014 Line up will be revealed Friday. As always, watch this space for more details as they come to hand #SW14
— Soundwave Festival (@soundwavefest) August 18, 2013
The lineup for next year’s festie is set to exceed 60 acts, but don’t go expecting anything quite as epic as last year’s 10th anniversary bill, which included Metallica, Garbage, Blink-182 and The Offspring.
“We’re not going to top it,” tweeted promoter AJ Maddah back in March when asked about the next lineup by a fan. “It was our 10th anniversary, so a 1 off big show.”
While many bands have already been rumoured to be taking the stage at the festival, including Crash Diet, Sparks the Rescue and Panic! At the Disco, former Metallica bass player Jason Newsted has all but confirmed his band Newsted would be performing.
In an interview with website May The Rock Be With You, Newstead dished that his band were “looking at the third week of February 2014” for the group’s debut Down Under. When the interviewer suggested that sounded “like Soundwave time,” the lead singer quipped, “It sure does.”
Later in the interview, Newsted added that he’s hoping their new record gives them leverage for more live performances and “obviously the Soundwave one was appropriate and we’ve already agreed to that.”
Keep it locked to MTV.com.au for more on Soundwave 2014!