New Acts Added To Legion Festival Including Ex-Soundwave 2016 Band

29 January 2016 | 10:25 am | Staff Writer

The line-up grows.

Following on from news earlier this month that the inaugural Legion festival has been postponed until January next year, four new bands have today been added to the line-up including ex-Soundwave 2016 band, Lordi

The Finnish heavy rock outfit were scheduled to perform at the now-defunct festival this month, however they will now return in 2017 to perform throughout the country. 

Also announced on the latest batch of artists include Sydney metalcore groups Capture The Crown and Polaris, plus Perth-founded rock super-group Heard Of Cows?, made up of members from popular Aussie bands including Karnivool and Gyroscope

The bands join a bill that already consists of Devildriver, Devil You Know, 28 Days, Dream On Dreamer and more.

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The Legion team are currently working on locking in a number of international and local talent, with a major headliner to be announced soon. 

The crowd-funded festival's Pozible campaign has currently raised nearly $345,000 with a goal of $3.27 million and 49 days left to pledge. Click here for more details. 

Fans were concerned that the new festival would not see the light of day following its postponement, however speaking to theMusic recently, head honcho John Sankey said pushing the dates back was best for the festival, the bands and fans

"...Things blew up so quickly that we realized we have an opportunity to develop Legion into a major festival for the long term, so that's our ultimate goal now and taking more time to do things on a much larger scale is a very positive move," Sankey said. 

For more information, head to the Legion website.