Start booking your travel for Australia in late February and early March of next year, as the Soundwave Festival is going to be something special. Organizers have just announced a bill for the traveling music event that will feature Metallica, Linkin Park, A Perfect Circle, Stone Sour, and Anthrax among other top acts.

Cancer Bats, Danko Jones, Dragonforce, Duff McKagan’s Loaded, Fozzy, Kingdom of Sorrow, Kyuss Lives!, Pierce the Veil, Red Fang, Six Feet Under, Sleeping With Sirens, Tomahawk, and Vision of Disorder have all signed on to keep things on the harder side.

Soundwave has something a little more melodic too. If you like your rock a little more pop or punk oriented, Blink-182, the Offspring, Garbage, Paramore, Flogging Molly, Sum 41, and Motion City Soundtrack have all signed on as well.

Tickets for the traveling Soundwave Festival go on sale Aug. 23 and are priced at $189 including fees and public transport. Pre-sales start Aug. 16. Visit the festival website for details.

This coming year, Soundwave kicks off Feb. 23 in Brisbane, with shows to follow in Sydney (Feb. 24), Melbourne (Mar. 1), Adelaide (Mar. 2), and Perth (Mar. 4).

Soundwave ’13 Festival Performers

A Perfect Circle

Anthrax

Blink-182

Cancer Bats

Chunk No Captain Chunk

Danko Jones

Deaf Havana

Dragonforce

Duff McKagan’s Loaded

Flogging Molly

Fozzy

Garbage

Kingdom of Sorrow

Kyuss Lives!

Linkin Park

Madball

Memphis May Fire

Metallica

Motion City Soundtrack

Of Mice and Men

Paramore

Pierce the Veil

Red Fang

Six Feet Under

Sleeping With Sirens

Stone Sour

Sum 41

The Blackout

The Lawrence Arms

The Offspring

The Wonder Years

Tomahawk

Vision of Disorder