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STIFF LITTLE FINGERS

Festival Review: Soundwave - RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane (22.02.14)

How quickly another Soundwave comes around. It doesn't seem like a month has passed since Metallica, The Offspring and Blink-182 were topping the bill in 2013, but here we are again with a new crop of bands, another fantastic line-up, and a new set of timetable clashes to ponder. First world problems aside, this year's timetable looks healthy and enticing across the board, and with the standard cancellations and what festival promoter AJ Maddah referred to as 'pissing contests' between bands in the past and a weather report mostly free of rain, it's game on at Fortitude Valley's RNA Showgrounds.

Pennywise, Stiff Little Fingers, Trash Talk and Authority Zero announce headline show for Melbourne!

Four amazing punk rock bands are joining up to give Melbourne one crazy show - an unforgettable music experience. Pennywise, Stiff Little Fingers, Trash Talk and Authority Zero will be making history while out in Australia for Soundwave and no doubt, this show will sell out. Tickets are on sale from 9am AEDT February 13th, so don't delay!

10 Bands You Can't Miss At Soundwave Festival 2014

God damn, I love this time of year. It's festival season and with Soundwave approaching, metal, punk and hardcore lovers should be waking in wet patches. The Soundwave crew has compiled another epic line-up and if you can't find 10 bands that blow your mind at this festival, I'm sorry to break it to you but your mum lied, you're a loser.

the AU interview: Jake Burns of Stiff Little Fingers (Chicago/Belfast) talks Soundwave Festival 2014!

Formed in 1977 at a time of deep political and social turmoil in their hometown of Belfast, Stiff Little Fingers are the original punk-rock mainstays. Known for their energetic live shows and angry lyrics tackling subjects from sectarian violence to teenage boredom, the band will make only their second ever trip to Australia to play Soundwave Festival. We spoke to singer-guitarist and chief songwriter Jake Burns.

Soundwave releases second artist announcement!

Soundwave released their new batch of artists who are going to be joining the likes Green Day and Avenged Sevenfold on the 2014 festival tour! There are return appearances for a lot of these artists, while some are making the trip over for their first shot at one of the country's biggest festival runs. Check out the line up below!