Faith No More,
Slipknot For Soundwave

Soundwave 2015 unveiled one of the biggest hard rock lineups seen in Australia.

Faith No MoreSlashSlipknotSoundgardenMarilyn MansonFall Out BoyJudas PriestLamb Of GodMinistryOf Mice And MenThe Wonder StuffPapa RoachGodsmack and Incubus were among the first 50 acts announced.

The 2015 run introduces a two-day format, with acts criss crossing between cities. Adelaide’s Bonython Park Feb 21-22 and Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse host the shows February 21-22. Sydney’s Olympic Park and Brisbane Showgrounds share the lineups Feb. 28 and March 1.

Perth, on the west coast, was dropped due to promoter AJ Maddah’s infamous clashes with local bureaucracy. Maddah said the two-day format would allow better staging and production, longer sets and fewer schedule clashes.