Babymetal Are Not Playing Soundwave 2016

There will be no Gimme Chocolate at Soundwave 2016.

J-pop-metal fans across Australia will be saddened to learn that Babymetal are not going to be playing the festival.

Promoter AJ Maddah confirmed the disappointing news on Twitter overnight, but also delivered it with a silver lining:

Now that the lineup has been 100% locked in, that should mean the full announcement is now imminent.

Maddah had previously revealed that he was waiting for confirmation to lock in the primary schooler-fronted heavy metal act on the 2016 bill, which was one of the main things delaying the big lineup unveil.

But now that they’ve been scratched out, the lineup could literally drop any second.

Stay tuned, and check out everything we know about the festival so far, below. 

Soundwave Festival 2016 Lineup

Bring Me The Horizon
Bullet For My Valentine
Dead Letter Circus
Devil You Know
Failure
Hatebreed
Lordi
Metal Allegiance
Moose Blood
Northlane
Refused

+ more to be announced

Soundwave Festival 2016

Saturday, 23rd January 2016
Brisbane

Sunday, 24th January 2016
Sydney

Tuesday, 26th January 2016
Melbourne