SOUNDWAVE RETURNS, BIGGER, BETTER & GOING WHERE NO FESTIVAL HAS GONE BEFORE...
There used to be a saying at Soundwave that no one band is bigger than the festival. That saying will be tested in 2011 as we proudly announce a rare chance to see rock legends IRON MAIDEN as the headline artist for next year’s festival. Maiden are one of the few artists that inspire loyalty and worship by a constantly growing army that spans several generations of not only fans, but other rock musicians ranging from today’s biggest metal bands to pop icons.
What makes Iron Maiden unique amongst their peers is that the band has never lost their creative touch and their ability to deliver album after album of greatness. Just when you would think there cannot be another hitherto undiscovered original yet amazing guitar riff; Maiden turn up with another album full of new classics to add to metal and rock’s greatest back catalogue.
Only a fool would bet against the band’s upcoming album, ‘The Final Frontier’, being anything less than a masterpiece. Only a fool would bet against Iron Maiden, period.
Maiden will be bringing with them the full stage production that featured in their hugely successful recent tour of North America, where they played to almost 400,000 fans over the 25 shows. And of course that includes Eddie’s latest incarnation..!!
Joining our gargantuan headliners is a cast of rock, punk and metal luminaries, headed by the regal guitar rock of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, metal gods SLAYER, indie pioneers PRIMUS, the incomparable SLASH and fifty or so other international artists who form the who is who of cutting edge music for the coming decade. And that is just the 1st announcement... 2nd announcement in October!
SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL VENUES AND DATES FEBRUARY/MARCH 2011
SATURDAY 26 BRISBANE, RNA SHOWGROUNDS
SUNDAY 27 SYDNEY, EASTERN CREEK RACEWAY
FRIDAY 4 MELBOURNE, SHOWGROUNDS
SATURDAY 5 ADELAIDE, BONYTHON PARK
MONDAY 7 PERTH, STEEL BLUE OVAL
To be eligible for the Soundwave Festival members pre sale you must be registered as a member on the Festival website www.soundwavefestival.com:
Soundwave member’s pre sale:
Tuesday 17 August 9am, Brisbane
Wednesday 18 August 9am, Sydney
Thursday 19 August 9am, Melbourne
Friday 20 August 9am, Adelaide and Perth
General Public on sale: Thursday 26 August, 9am
through www.soundwavefestival.com & www.ticketek.com.au 132 849.
*All shows are licensed and all ages
*Venue and lineup subject to change
For more information head to www.soundwavefestival.com
Here's the full first announcement:
* Iron Maiden
* Queens of the Stone Age
* 30 Seconds to Mars
* Stone Sour
* Avenged Sevenfold
* Rob Zombie
* Social Distortion
* Gang of Four
* New Found Glory
* Sum 41
* The Gaslight Anthem
* Third Eye Blind
* Less Than Jake
* The Bronx
* Monster Magnet
* Protest The Hero
* 36 Crazyfists
* Ill Nino
* Trash Talk
* Mayday Parade
* Foxy Shazam
* Never Shout Never
* The Blackout
* Asking Alexandria
* All That Remains
* High on Fire
* The Sword
* A Skylit Drive
* There For Tomorrow
* Breathe Carolina
* Taking Dawn
* I See Stars
* Rise To Remain
* Every Avenue