Big Day Out 2013 lineuphints and rumours
Thu 12th Jul, 2012 in Features
Riding a wave of hype following the release of his official debut Channel Orange and (if you want to be really cynical) his decision to come out, Frank Ocean is an act that many festivals will be chasing this Summer. Although he had been booked to play Future Music Festival earlier this year, Ocean bailed on the trip so has never toured Australia before and could be one of those four acts that have never toured Australia before. His Odd Future buddies were on the bill for Big Day Out 2012, but it would be surprising to see Future let him switch teams and appear on the BDO lineup next year.
Way back in February, front man Derek Miller announced that he and his partner in Sleigh Bells crimes Alexis Krauss would be touring Australia twice to promote their Treats album. Miller told triple j: “We absolutely are [touring] We’re coming over there twice at least on this record. So you guys will be seeing us; we’re coming.” Months later and there’s still no sign of either one of those promised visits. They’d better get busy announcing a tour soon if they want to honour that promise, so there’s a damn good chance we’ll see them on the Big Day Out lineup on Monday morning.
The Killers last visited the Big Day Out back in 2007 touring their second record Sam’s Town and returned two years later to headline the V Festival with their Day & Age record. After a long hiatus the band is back with a new record Battle Born and no doubt they’ll be looking to return to Australia this Summer. If we don’t see them on the Big Day Out bill early on Monday morning we might as well lock them for Splendour 2013.
Over a decade ago Garbage were one of the drawcards on the Big Day Out tour alongside the likes of The Prodigy, New Order and The White Stripes. Following the release of their first album in over seven years, Not Your Kind of People the band has returned to the festival circuit and the inevitable rumour lists. When the new album was released back in May leading lady Shirley Manson confirmed in an interview with _MX that the band is keen to visit Australia again, but is looks more likely that they’re planning a headline visit. “We have nothing but love and adoration for our Australian fans,” Manson declared. “We have a wonderful relationship with [Frontier Touring head honcho] Michael Gudinski – he is like a father to us. Our career started in Australia, and conversations are already happening. So fuck yeah, we’re coming.”
The full line-up for Big Day Out 2013 will be announced on Monday 16th July at 12.01am.
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