Since going national in the summer of 2007, the Soundwave festival has grown from strength to strength and 2009 looks like it will be the biggest year yet. The focus is still very much on rock, with the 2009 festival featuring bands playing punk, hardcore, metal, metal core, screamo, 90’s grunge, industrial, comedy and pretty much any other hard rock sub-genre you can think of.
At the top of the list sits two very big names, the reformed Alice In Chains and the never better Nine Inch Nails. At Bawley we are hoping Nine Inch Nails will bring along their amazing Lights In the Sky visuals (here and here) minus the technical problems that have hit the some of the South American dates.
Joining AIC and NIN are goth punks Alkaline Trio, System of a Down spin-off Scars on Broadway, guitar pop kids The Subways, the heavy as s**t Lamb of God, Welsh post-hardcore specialists Funeral For A Friend, and some toilet humour comedians well past their use by date (The Bloodhound Gang).
The festival will stop in Brisbane (21/02), Sydney (22/02), Melbourne (27/02), and Adelaide (28/02) before finishing up in Perth on Monday the 2nd of March.
Hit http://www.soundwavefestival.com/ for the full line up and venue details.