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  Big Day Out (Melbourne)

The Big Day Out (BDO) is an annual music festival that, in a decision made by the establishment in 2012, is held in five Australian cities: Sydney, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth. It debuted on the 1992 Australia Day public holiday in Sydney and expanded to Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth by the following year. The Gold Coast and Auckland were added to the schedule in 1994. As of 2003, it has featured seven or eight stages (depending on the venue) accommodating popular contemporary rock music, electronic music, mainstream international acts and local acts.

Covered festivals:

    Big Day Out (Melbourne) 2006

    Big Day Out (Melbourne) 2007

    Big Day Out (Melbourne) 2009

    Big Day Out (Melbourne) 2012

    Big Day Out (Melbourne) 2013

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Festival News Festival News Written 2013-11-19 06:02:41
Big Day Out 2014 Adds New Artists

Joining Pearl Jam, Arcade Fire, Blur, Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion, Flume, Tame Impala and Northlane...

We are so excited to welcome back the one and only PRIMUS, whose appearance at the 3rd ever BDO still makes highlight lists of the festival's best ever performances. Armed with what can only be described as a unique breed of spiral drum crazy, bass-slappin' rock; Primus has mesmerized, influenced, and occasionally confused, bands everywhere!

VISTA CHINO (or Kyuss by any other name),led by John Garcia and Brant Bjork, have influenced thousands of rock bands all over the world and are set to unleash their desert stoner rock across the Big Day Out.

Leaders of the Australian hip hop scene BLISS N ESO have scored platinum selling #1 albums and ARIA awards, turning them into a force to be reckoned with. Emcee KERSER has been making waves with his last album knocking some of the world's biggest pop acts off the top of the iTunes charts and, coming back from an incredible run on the Big Day Out 2013, 360 is joining us in Adelaide for a very special one off performance.

THE DRONES, one of the most important Australian bands in recent history with their single 'Shark Fin Blues' deemed the greatest Australian song by a poll of 70 contemporary songwriters. Those Brazilians in CSS may be tired of being sexy, but we definitely do not tire of their high-energy new-wave-dance-rock tunes that bring summer to our stereos all year round. Australian favourites BLUEJUICE are fun personified and we are SO excited (and maybe a little bit terrified..) of what they are going to bring along for the ride.

VIOLENT SOHO have had a huge couple of months since the release of Hungry Ghost and are showing no signs of slowing down. Fellow-Brisbaneites THE JUNGLE GIANTS and Melbourne's ALL THE COLOURS are packing their bags, guitars in hand, and joining in all the fun that truly makes it a Big Day Out!


Pearl Jam * Arcade Fire * Blur

Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion * Major Lazer

Steve Angello * Flume * The Lumineers * Primus *
Tame Impala * Vista Chino

Bliss N Eso * 360 * The Drones * CSS * Grouplove * Mac Miller * PEZ * Kerser

Dillon Francis * Flosstradamus *
Portugal. The Man * Toro Y Moi * Bluejuice

The Naked And Famous * Ghost * Mudhoney * Cosmic Psychos * The 1975

Northlane * RÜFÜS * Big Gigantic * Kingswood *
Bo Ningen * The Algorithm

DZ Deathrays * Peking Duk * Violent Soho * Jungle Giants * Loon Lake

All The Colours * Ben Morris
Lisa Drew Lisa Drew Written 2012-12-13 18:35:14
A stack of local acts have been added to the Big Day Out line up.

The new additions help bulk up the festival timetable, which was released this week for Sydney, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth.

As promised, headliners the Red Hot Chili Peppers will close out the main stage at every stop with a 90 minute set.

Later in the night fans will have to make a choice between The Bloody Beetroots, Animal Collective and Sleigh Bells as to who they'll see last.

You can start planning your day at the festival with the set times below:
Lisa Drew Lisa Drew Written 2012-12-11 16:30:21
Check out the link below. Its a HELENA exclusive Big Day Out Boiler Room Promo Mix.

Featuring some tracks from your favourite Big Day Out artists inc; Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Killers, Kaskade, Nicky Romero + and some brand new previews of forthcoming HELENA tracks.

Turn it up have a dance and get pumped for January!

Mix1. Girl From The Sky – HELENA Ft Mr Wilson (Dannic Mix)
2. Turn It Down Toulouse – Kaskade vs Nicky Romero (Kaskade Mashup)
3. Truffle Pig – Tommy Trash (Original Mix)
4. Silenced by Mr Brightside – Killers vs Keane (Hardwell Mashup)
5. Flash (Nicky Romero remix) vs Red Hot Chili Peppers Otherside (HELENA edit)
6. Cannonball At Night – Showtek vs Shakedown, Kid Creme (HELENA Mashup)
7. Sunrise Lights – Steve Angello, Third Party vs Axwell (HELENA Mashup)
8. Detox – Disfunktion + HELENA (Original Mix)
9. Kangaroo Walking Alone – Sander Van Doorn vs Dirty South (HELENA Mashup)
10. Like Home – Nicky Romero + NERVO (Original Mix)
11. Reload w/ Save The world – Tommy Trash vs SHM (HELENA edit)
12. Bugged Out! – Nilson + HELENA (Original Mix)
13. Mandalacation – Red Hot Chili Peppers vs Promised Land (Ken Loi Bootup)
14. Let It Out – Jono Fernandez + Pauls Paris Ft Amber Shepherd (HELENA Remix)
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