It's Official: IRON MAIDEN To Headline Australia's SOUNDWAVE Festival

It's now official: British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN will headline the 2011 edition of Australia's Soundwave festival, with SLAYER, SLASH, ROB ZOMBIE and AVENGED SEVENFOLD also joining the bill. The dates are as follows: Feb. 26 - Brisbane, Showgrounds Feb. 27 - Sydney, Eastern Creek Raceway Mar. 04 - Melbourne, Showgrounds Mar. 05 - Adelaide, Bonython Park Mar. 07 - Perth, Steel Blue Oval In addition, IRON MAIDEN will also play two arena shows prior to the festivals with first ticket access for fan-club members: Feb. 23 - Melbourne, Hisense Arena Feb. 24 - Sydney, Entertainment Centre The exclusive pre-sale will take place on Monday, August 9 Augst at noon and run through to 5 p.m. Tuesday, August 10 (local time). The pre-sale is open to all fan club members. Tickets for these two shows go on sale to the general public on August 12. The official Soundwave 2011 lineup: 30 SECONDS TO MARS 36 CRAZYFISTS A SKYLIT DRIVE ALESANA ALL THAT REMAINS ANBERLIN ASKING ALEXANDRIA AVENGED SEVENFOLD BAYSIDE BREATHE CAROLINA DEVILDRIVER DOMMIN EVERY AVENUE FOXY SHAZAM GANG OF FOUR NEW FOUND GLORY GASLIGHT ANTHEM HIGH ON FIRE I SEE STARS ILL NINO IRON MAIDEN KYLESA LESS THAN JAKE MAD CADDIES MAYDAY PARADE MELVINS MONSTER MAGNET MXPX NEVER SHOUT NEVER NEW FOUND GLORY NONPOINT PENNYWISE PRIMUS PROTEST THE HERO QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE RISE TO REMAIN ROB ZOMBIE SEVENDUST SLASH SLAYER SOCIAL DISTORTION STONE SOUR SUM 41 TAKING DAWN TERROR THE ATARIS THE BLACKOUT THE BRONX THE MAINE THE STARTING LINE THE SWORD THERE FOR TOMORROW THIRD EYE BLIND TRASH TALK VEARA