'Depth And Scale': Big Day Out First Round Drops
News posted Monday, July 16 2012 at 08:00 AM.
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The Big Day Out’s reinvention alongside new partners, US tour promoters C3 Presents, has begun, with the first 37 acts unveiled at the stroke of midnight.
Headlining are the Red Hot Chili Peppers, playing their first Australian festival shows since 2000. There are also 30 Big Day Out n00bs on the bill including Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vampire Weekend, Band of Horses, Animal Collective, Sleigh Bells, Jeff The Brotherhood and OFF!. Meanwhile, Alabama Shakes, Childish Gambino, Logo, Death Grips, Adventure Club And Gary Clark Jr. will all be making their Australian debuts. Full line-up below.
Following a difficult 2011, which saw the departure of co-founder Vivian Lees, the cancellation of the Auckland leg and sluggish ticket sales, promoter Ken West said he wanted to present a bill that truly “represents the depth and scale of what BDO is all about”. In addition, they’ve decided to bring the full line-up to Perth and Adelaide, which ran in reduced formats earlier this year.
Tickets remain fixed at $165, with a premium “Like A Boss” ticket also available. They go on sale July 19 via the Big Day Out website.
In an interview with M+N earlier this year, West spoke about the advantages of partnering with C3, the promoter behind Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits “They know their strength. They are really good at working fast, they are fantastically connected with all the artist management and the artists directly. They have a good relationship with the agents but they don't put up with any bullshit. They're Texan. They're not New Yorkers or LA types. They are not Australian.”
BIG DAY OUT 2013 LINE-UP
Red Hot Chili Peppers (exclusive Aus shows)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Band Of Horses
The Bloody Beetroots
Gary Clark Jr
Every Time I Die
Me Hunting Grounds
Jeff The Brotherhood
House Vs Hurricane
Avalanche City Toucan
Nina Las Vegas
DATES AND VENUES
Fri, Jan 18 – Sydney Showground
Sun, Jan 20 – Parklands, Gold Coast
Fri, Jan 25 – Adelaide Showground
Sat, Jan 26 - Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
Mon, Jan 28 - Claremont Showground, Perth