There Will Be No Fourth Headliner At Soundwave 2015

Written by Nastassia Baroni on 22nd August, 2014

There Will Be No Fourth Headliner At Soundwave 2015

Despite earlier claims to the contrary, promoter AJ Maddah has revealed there will not be a fourth headlining act named for the Soundwave 2015 lineup. The first official Soundwave lineup dropped this week, topped by big name acts Faith No More, Soundgarden and Slipknot.

When asked if the second announcement, due next month, would contain another headliner Maddah replied, “We went w Slash and [Marilyn] Manson instead,” cryptically adding, “Mind you, if the right band presents itself…”

The festival mogul has said that the “supplementary announcement” for Soundwave 2015 will arrive some time next month, with still “around 14 bands” left over for a second reveal. He also calmed any disappointment about the absence of headliner on the second announcement by telling a Twitter follower eager for some “old school metal” that “there’s a good one on the 2nd announce.”

Following this week’s news that headliners Faith No More and Slipknot will be exclusive to the festival and therefore won’t play Soundwave sideshows, Maddah has confirmed that FNM and co-headliner Soundgarden have been allotted 90 minutes each for their Soundwave sets. Expect the same for Slipknot.

When asked if Slash would also be a festival exclusive, Maddah said he’d likely have no control of that. “You can’t keep that guy down! Even if it does end up becoming festival only, he’ll turn up at some small club!”

For info on the first Soundwave lineup, check out Know Your Lineup Part 1

And then Part 2!


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