When one goes to Soundwave there is always the problem of ‘which bands should I see?’ With a lineup as impressive as this years there was always bound to be numerous clashes and overlapping sets. Prior to walking in the gates I had planned on spending the majority of my day at the main stages but within minutes that changed. For starters the stages were actually quite far apart meaning that should I camp a spot at one stage I would miss the band on the alternate stage. Secondly, the crowd at this years festival was huge. A large step up from the more intimate atmosphere that came with the festivals old home at the Melbourne Showgrounds. So with that, I made an early decision to spread my day among the other stages.
Billy Talent and Sum 41 co-headlined a massive show at The Palace in Melbourne last night, in the latest Soundwave Sidewave to grace the city...
Pictured: Sleeping With Sirens.
The Soundwave Festival kicked off at Brisbane's RNA Showgrounds for another huge year with headliners Metallica. Heath Carney was there to catch all the action.
Despite learning about Sum 41’s lead singer Deryck Whibley’s illness just 2 hours before the show, I was still eager to watch supports Veara, There For Tomorrow and British rockers The Blackout tear it up on stage for their fans.
This is SUM 41…more rebellious and pissed off than ever, spitting in the face of the establishment.