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Acts And Dates Announced For 2009 Soundwave Festival

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The official bill for the 2009 Soundwave festival in Australia has been recently released. The festival will visit five of Down Under's major cities (Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth) starting in Brisbane on the 21st of February and finishing up Perth on the 2nd of March, 2009. Limited pre-sale tickets will be made available for $110 (Australian) via registering at the Soundwave Festival website.

The bands definitely ready to rock out so far are Nine Inch Nails, Alice In Chains, Bloodhound Gang, Scars On Broadway, Lamb of God, Alkaline Trio, Billy Talent, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Face To Face, In Flames, Rival Schools, Anberlin, Every Time I Die, Devildriver, Funeral For A Friend, Less Than Jake, Poison The Well, Madina Lake, New Found Glory, From First To Last, Bedouin Soundclash, Hellogoodbye, Finch, Goldfinger, The Subways, Say Anything, Chiodos, Silverstein, Saves The Day, Lacuna Coil, 36 Crazyfists, Straylight Run, Evergreen Terrace, Minus The Bear, Moneen, Ace Enders, (The Early November), I Am The Avalanche, Jaguar Love, Unearth, Bayside, Emery, Houston Calls, The Audition, Attack In Black, Innerpartysystem, Valencia, In This Moment, Alesana, The Riverboat Gamblers, HORSE The Band, Maylene and The Sons Of Disaster.

The dates for the Fest are as follows:
Saturday 21 February – Brisbane - RNA Showgrounds, Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills, Brisbane
Sunday 22 February – Sydney - TBA
Friday 27 February – Melbourne - Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale, Melbourne
Saturday 28 February – Adelaide , Bonython Park, Port Rd, Adelaide
Monday 2 March - Perth - Steel Blue Oval, Bassenden, Perth

Tickets go on sale from the following dates:
Brisbane: Thurs 9 Oct @ 9am
Sydney: Fri 10 Oct @ 9am
Melbourne: Sat 11 Oct @ 9am
Adelaide: Sun 12 Oct @ 9am
Perth: Sunday 12 Oct @9am

General Admission tickets will be $130 (Australian), and will be available through the Soundwave Festival website and the Ticketek website.

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1. psythe writes:

pretty exciting, some good bands on that bill :)

# Sep 24, 2008 @ 2:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. sanchez writes:

i literally shat my pants when i saw this list. cant fkn wait

# Sep 24, 2008 @ 7:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. psythe writes:

^lol there's about 15 or so bands I wouldn't mind catching in that lineup, so I'm kind of impressed

# Sep 24, 2008 @ 7:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. brandedcfh420 writes:

daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaam, thats a so-so to good line-up. looks like the aussies finally got their wishes granted!!...lol, no offense intended, but ive seen numerous posts from aussies saying noone good every comes there...well, there ya go, enjoy the shows, and get pics for every1 to see!!!!

# Sep 24, 2008 @ 8:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. pstevo123 writes:

Well i cant wait i went to this years soundwave and it was one very good day, this lineup sounds so good... its good we have something like this for the aussie metalheads

# Sep 24, 2008 @ 9:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Txmetalhead writes:

Red Jump Suit Apparatus?? They suck big time!
I don't care for Scars on Broadway either...Daron can not sing worth a SHXT.

# Sep 24, 2008 @ 11:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Skript writes:

alice in f***ing chains... need I say more (inb4 bawww layne)

# Sep 24, 2008 @ 11:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. XWigglesX writes:

Yeah I dunno why people don't just go see Australian bands. Always good Melbourne hardcore shows on. Like every week.
I'll go, some pretty good bands on it. It was okay this year. Except for the metal/hardcore stage having a concrete pit. It was nuts. So much blood.

# Sep 24, 2008 @ 6:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Fuck_A_Name writes:

^I would rather have a concrete pit than the spot of dirt they let you have at Ozzfest and other big concerts. I would rather get my nose broken than swallow in that dust cloud that jumps up after 3 minutes...

I just don't understand Lamb of God/Bloodhound Gang/In Flames/New Found GLory/Billy Talent/Devildriver all on the same bill...This is going to have the most diverse fan base EVER.

# Sep 24, 2008 @ 6:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. XWigglesX writes:

It is because we don't have a huge population, which means that the population into any of the styles on it is small. So they put all different genres on one bill and have stages that fit to the style. It works. Better than Big Day Out.

# Sep 25, 2008 @ 1:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Jimbob writes:

Big Day Out is such a joke these days, nothing for metal heads on it anymore.
Soundwave has an awesome lineup again, looking forward to Lamb of God and In Flames big time

# Sep 25, 2008 @ 3:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. psythe writes:

I agree with the last 5 posts... that's gotta be a record for this place, five in a row! Amazing!

As for Scars on Broadway, haven't heard 'em yet, so can't say whether I dig 'em or not.

# Sep 25, 2008 @ 4:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. brandedcfh420 writes:

f***_A_Name writes:
I just don't understand Lamb of God/Bloodhound Gang/In Flames/New Found GLory/Billy Talent/Devildriver all on the same bill

well, thats what festivals are all about. multi-genre bands playing together.

# Sep 25, 2008 @ 8:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Sins Of The Father (Aust) writes:

Um I dunno why people say Australians dont get many good concerts...

We may not always get heaps of festivals of the one genre but Perth out of all cities gets heaps.
They only kinda happen at the start and end of year but we pretty much get everyone worth seeing over. Plus theres heaps of good local band IE; Grotesque, Nexus, Neverborn, Gallows For Grace plus a kick arse Sabbath tribute band and apparently an all female Iron Maiden tribute band.

Things are looking up afterall. Specially cause this motherf***er is coming. 2nd time to see lamb of god and 3rd time to see devil driver. Alice in chains, unearth and poisen the well...couldnt get anybetter specially after seeing Opeth, Messhugah, Down, Cog, Machinehead and slipknot and The Haunted..were getting dragonforce aswell and carcass but they dont really float my boat (Yes you can pay me out fans of those bands but I got one word for ya, DILLIGAF )


And you say we get f*** all?

# Sep 25, 2008 @ 10:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. psythe writes:

^You're right, to a point. The fact is, we have been getting some pretty decent bands looking our way over the the last couple of years. It's been great, and now that we're being recognised as a viable place to tour, it can only get better. It remains, however, that traditionally, Australia was too out of the way, and did not have a large enough recognised metal fanbase, to be considered a financially viable place for bands from America or Europe to tour. It simply wasn't economical, it would cost the band too much. These days, however, the travel business has improved, it's easier, cheaper, and American and European bands now know that there are in fact quite a lot of metalheads down under. Since it has thus become more financially possible for bands (particularly the bigger ones that have more money) to tour here, we've been getting some decent coverage.

So traditionally, no, we didn't get many good tours. Over the last few years, however, that, thank f***, has changed. Now we get a fair bit of decent stuff hitting our shores :)

# Sep 25, 2008 @ 5:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. XWigglesX writes:

I agree with 14. You have to support the local scenes.

# Sep 25, 2008 @ 6:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Kevin (Aust) writes:

Face to Face are coming to next year's Soundwave? That's totally f***in' awesome. The Offspring, Incubus and a few other bands were great when I went to this year's Soundwave.

# Sep 25, 2008 @ 9:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. BrianSD writes:

Psythe,
I have a car air freshener that says You Say Tomato I say f*** You, my boss at my last job got it for me, said it was my personality.

People of Australia enjoy, some good bands on there. People in the US spend a lot of time b****ing about bands, don't always realize how lucky we are to get so many tours, I live 20 miles from Chicago, there's a dozen shows a night around here.

# Sep 26, 2008 @ 12:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. psythe writes:

hah, I just found the pic on the net somewhere and thought it was pretty funny.

# Sep 27, 2008 @ 2:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Shroom125 writes:

LAMB OF GOD RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Sep 28, 2008 @ 8:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. WOOOO writes:

i would just like to say on behalf of the people of Australia...

f*** YES!!

# Sep 29, 2008 @ 3:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. XWigglesX writes:

No one speaks on behalf of me. I speak for myself.

# Sep 29, 2008 @ 3:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Shroom125 writes:

LAMB OF F****** GOD!

# Sep 29, 2008 @ 5:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Trig666 writes:

Damn it!!! and I've just come back from NZ!!!! What bad timing.

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25. ugly-bob writes:

YEAH!!!!! IM f***ING GOING!!!

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