After a 2012 event that will be remembered as the darkest chapter of Big Day Out‘s history, festival giant Big Day Out are back to celebrate their 21st birthday, and all efforts have been made to make up for last year’s shortfalls.
The 2013 line up has been delivered far earlier than is traditional, likely in order to capitalise on the feedback from partner festival Lollapalooza next month- as well as to get in early before the crowd-diverging line ups for Future Music Festival and Soundwave drop, the latter of which was seen as a benchmark which Big Day Out failed to live up to this year.
With the Red Hot Chili Peppers having confirmed themselves as headliners on Twitter earlier today, the rest of the line up was anyone’s guess (we went so far as to suggest Frank Ocean, Sleigh Bells, Kaskade and Childish Gambino). Fake posters have been rife, stacked with the likes of Major Lazer, Green Day, Plan B, Underworld, Placebo and Refused- but for which the others’ existence already worked against their legitimacy.
The wait, now, is over- the 2013 line up is here.
Without further ado, the Big Day Out 2013 line up is:
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Band Of Horses
The Bloody Beetroots Live
Gary Clark Jr
Every Time I Die
JEFF The Brotherhood
House Vs Hurricane
Nina Las Vegas
The 2013 event will also see the full festival returned to both Perth and Adelaide, after the 2012 run lost headliners and many acts, and suffered a deficit in crowds as a result. The 2013 show delivers equally to all cities again- a move welcomed by the non-East Coast contingent. No doubt with the new majority C3 ownership, we will see more surprises coming our way for the festival this year too.
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Limited edition pre-sale holographic tickets go on sale from 9 a.m. today from General Pants Co., with each purchase going into the draw to win tickets to Lollapalooza this year.
General tickets go on sale on Thursday at the below times, for $165 from the Big Day Out website:
Sydney – 7pm
Gold Coast – 8pm
Perth – 8pm
Melbourne – 9pm
Adelaide – 9:30pm
The 2013 Big Day Out dates are:
Friday 18 January – Sydney Showground, Sydney
Sunday 20 January – Gold Coast Parklands, Gold Coast
Friday 25 January – Adelaide Showground, Adelaide
Saturday 26 January – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
Monday 28 January – Claremont Showgrounds, Perth