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Soundwave: Everything you needto know

Soundwave festival will hit Australia this weekend, kicking off at Brisbane’s RNA Showgrounds tomorrow (February 23). It’ll then travel to Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, before winding up in Perth on March 4. Here’s a pocket guide:

The dates

Saturday, February 23 – RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane SOLD OUT
Sunday, February 24 – Olympic Park, Sydney SOLD OUT
Friday, March 1 – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne SOLD OUT
Saturday, March 2 – Bonython Park, Adelaide SOLD OUT
Monday, March 4 – Claremont Showground, Perth SOLD OUT

The lineup

Metallica
Linkin Park
Blink-182
A Perfect Circle
The Offspring
Paramore
Slayer
Garbage
Cypress Hill
Bullet For My Valentine
Tomahawk
Stone Sour
Bring Me The Horizon
Kyuss Lives
Anthrax
Killswitch Engage
Sum 41
Dragonforce
All Time Low
Flogging Molly (Not playing Perth)
Ghost
Duff McKagan's Loaded
Billy Talent
Motion City Soundtrack
Mindless Self Indulgence
The Amity Affliction
The Vandals
Sick Of It All
Kingdom Of Sorrow
Fozzy
The Lawrence Arms
Sleeping With Sirens
Cancer Bats
The Blackout
Gallows
Madball
Fucked Up
Vision Of Disorder
Pierce The Veil
Periphery
The Sword
Shai Hulud
Of Mice & Men
This Is Hell
Miss May I
Danko Jones
Lucero
Woe, Is Me
The Wonder Years
Polar Bear Club
While She Sleeps
Cerebral Ballzy
The Early November
Such Gold
Six Feet Under
The Dear Hunter
Chelsea Grin
Deaf Havana
Red Fang
Versus The World
The Chariot
Blood On The Dance Floor
Confession
Orange Goblin
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk
Sylosis
Memphis May Fire
Crossfaith
Northlane
Dr. Acula
Sharks
O'Brother
Milestones
Living With Lions
Mark Tremonti
Puscifer (Sydney and Adelaide only)

The Unearthed acts

Brisbane – The Schoenberg Automaton
Sydney – Born Lion
Melbourne – Party Vibez
Adelaide – Life Pilot
Perth – In League (Not playing due to time restrictions)

The weather

Brisbane:
Fine morning, then possible storm.
Min 21
Max 31

Sydney:
Shower or two.
Min 22
Max 29

Melbourne
Sunny.
Min 15
Max 24

Adelaide
Partly cloudy.
Min 17
Max 29

Perth
Mostly sunny.
Min 14
Max 28

Source: Bureau of Meteorology

The “final" timetables

The maps

The playlist

Read on for the live review, lineup analysis, the best and worst tattoos and all the details on the Soundwave “curse".

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