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Artist No. 6 Announced For Soundwave 2016

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It was just yesterday that Northlane were announced as the fifth band to join the Soundwave 2016 lineup, but the drip feed already looks to be speeding up – Finnish metal warriors Lordi have just been announced as the sixth band we can look forward to moshing with come January.

Lordi were first teased for the festival back in May, when Soundwave ringleader AJ Maddah responded to a fan’s request simply with “Yes!”

The costumed five-piece are notable as the only hard rock act to ever win the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006, and released their fourth studio album Scare Force One last year. Their appearances at Soundwave 2016 will mark the band’s first ever Australian shows.

Over on Twitter (of course), Maddah confirmed that there would be three announcements spread across this week, meaning we can still expect one more surprise to drop before the week’s end. Two or three will follow next week, and then the first full announcement of 22 bands will be released shortly thereafter. “Keen” does not even begin to describe what we’re feeling right now!

Head to soundwavefestival.com for more info.

Soundwave Festival 2016 Dates

Sat Jan 23rd – TBA, Brisbane
Sun Jan 24th – TBA, Sydney
Tue Jan 26th – TBA, Melbourne

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