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Big Day Out 2013 lineup hintsand rumours

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL BIG DAY OUT 2013 LINEUP!

UPDATE: FL has just been given this piece of info from Big Day Out HQ to get you guessing for the announcement. The line-up will include: “6 acts playing their first ever Australian shows. Closer to 30 acts who’ve never played BDO before and at least 16 acts with new albums coming.” Intriguing!


Following the announcement that the Big Day Out will be unveiling all the bands for 2013 at 12.01am on Monday 16th July the festival has offered up a few hints about the lineup and sideshow plans.

Echoing the recent comments from Harvest festival co-promoter Declan Forde about festival sideshows, the Big Day Out has also indicated that sideshows will not be as prominent with the next festival tour. Promoter Ken West has told The Music Network that “it doesn’t make sense for us to put on huge sideshows for our headliners that compete for the same audience as the festival itself… As we are tightening the run don’t hold your breath for the sideshows. At Big Day Out we put a lot of planning and thought into making it a great festival experience, not one big travelling show with a heap of sideshows attached. We like the idea of people coming to the festival to see their favourite act and leaving having discovered their new favourite act.”

West has also indicated that while the festival’s support for “local artists is as determined as ever”, the streamlined tour will also feature fewer local acts than in recent years. “We are focusing much more on the new generation where appearing at the BDO really does make a world of difference; that and a couple of big Aussie acts that are saving all their energy for our audience.”

So with all that in mind let's look at some of the evidence for some of the Big Day Out 2012 rumours.

Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Evidence:

Thanks to a tweet from bassist Flea we already know that The Red Hot Chili Peppers have confirmed an Australian tour for early next year. With the band also set to headline Lollapalooza next month they have been the odds on favourite to top the Big Day Out bill for months now. In fact they’re such a solid bet that Nuistradamus has been prepared to go all in backing the Chilly Willys for the headline set telling anyone who will listen: “let’s put this in the bank right now – Red Hot Chili Peppers 2013. They WILL headline the Big Day Out.”

The Hives

The Evidence:
The Hives provided on of the highlights on the main stage at Splendour last year and that was when they were just road testing the new material from their Lex Hives album. Now that they’ve finally released that follow up to 2007’s The Black and White Album they’re primed for another visit. They played on the BDO lineup back in 2005 and frontman Howlin' Pelle Almqvist recently told triple j that they were “trying to come back in like January or something. We're hoping the Big Day Out will book us or something; that'd be fun.”

Vampire Weekend

The Evidence:
We’ve seen them on tour with Splendour and Groovin’ The Moo, but Vampire Weekend could be another band that could be making a Big Day Out debut next year. Although the band has been very tight lipped about the details Vampire Weekend does have a new record due out some time soon; apparently they’re about 80% done. They’ll be playing their first live show in almost a year at the Pitchfork festival in Chicago on Sunday which neatly lines up with the release of the Big Day Out lineup. Coincidence or hype harnessing marketing genius?

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jezz88

jezz88 said on the 12th Jul, 2012

Give me some biffy and I am there!

Oflick

Oflick said on the 12th Jul, 2012



hmmm... Do I make a drug joke or a sex joke?

blox_party

blox_party said on the 12th Jul, 2012

i need a Prodigy fix soon

01seb

01seb said on the 12th Jul, 2012

Give me some Biffy please!

RobotsCanCry

RobotsCanCry said on the 12th Jul, 2012

awww man i thought rhcp would do a 'proper' tour and not just with bdo :(

BennyBoop

BennyBoop said on the 12th Jul, 2012

blur playing before the chilis would be sweeeet. song 2 would be outrageous!

Scooter mcgavin

Scooter mcgavin said on the 12th Jul, 2012

Sif the chili peppers are bigger than Blur. Sif song 2 is their best song. Sif anyone wants a blur tour to be waisted on BDO

Stefan Beck

Stefan Beck said on the 12th Jul, 2012

Popularity doesn't directly correlate with quality but you're nuts if you think the Red Hot Chili Peppers aren't about ten times bigger than Blur.

Scooter mcgavin

Scooter mcgavin said on the 12th Jul, 2012

Crazy like a fox! Oh yeah you said nuts...Like a set of testicles!

lukey26

lukey26 said on the 13th Jul, 2012

I think Underworld might play. Triple J have been playing them a lot recently...

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 13th Jul, 2012



AWESOME detective work, bro!

http://www.dibujoswaltdisney.com/i/mickey-detective.gif

humanracin

humanracin said on the 13th Jul, 2012

No Doubt would be excellent.
Adding fuel to the rumours is the news that Depeche Mode are almost finished their new album and are gearing up for their 2013 world tour.
Even more exciting is the news on DMs facebook page that Alan Wilder maybe back in the band.

Nosyt

Nosyt said on the 13th Jul, 2012



Why did you have to mention them and the fact of no sideshows, damn it

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 13th Jul, 2012

I am happy to make that deal.

Oflick

Oflick said on the 13th Jul, 2012



There'll be at least one metal band. There always is. Though I'm sure metalhead will gladly point out how most of them aren't "troo kvlt metal".

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 13th Jul, 2012

No Frank Ocean headlining the green stage playing all of Nostalgia-Ultra and Channel Orange back-to-back with the audience consisting of me and some friends and all bogans have to be at the mainstage seeing RHCP, no care.

naysayer

naysayer said on the 13th Jul, 2012

i really hope the biff do their own tour. they've been here 3 times since 2008 and i've been out of the country each and every time and i don't want to have to buy a ticket to an overpriced festival to see finally see them!

lineofbestfit

lineofbestfit said on the 13th Jul, 2012

i thought damon was retiring all his bands? brand new would be great to have back and they are doing a lot of festivals. Pretty sure weezer will get announced.

grattan

grattan said on the 13th Jul, 2012

Weezer won't be announced. Not sure why anyone thinks they will.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 13th Jul, 2012

Can I say it for the last time.

If Weezer get announced (which they won't) for BDO their tour schedule will look like this:

Brisbane
Melbourne
Sydney
Sydney
Gold Coast
Perth
Adelaide
Melbourne
Perth

That is fucking retarded. If you think that a band who avoided this country for 16 years because they couldn't find a promoter they liked would agree to tour with the promoter who booked that clusterfuck then you are also fucking retarded.

jacegalvin

jacegalvin said on the 13th Jul, 2012

Can I say it for the last time.

If Weezer get announced (which they won't) for BDO their tour schedule will look like this:

Brisbane
Melbourne
Sydney
Sydney
Gold Coast
Perth
Adelaide
Melbourne
Perth

That is fucking retarded. If you think that a band who avoided this country for 16 years because they couldn't find a promoter they liked would agree to tour with the promoter who booked that clusterfuck then you are also fucking retarded.

Plus

http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/music/us-rock-band-weezer-breaks-16-year-drought-to-tour-australia/story-e6frfn09-1226424647532

Promoter Michael Chugg won a fierce bidding war that almost saw the band added to next year's Big Day Out line-up.

grattan

grattan said on the 13th Jul, 2012

Keep trying kids...

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg802/scaled.php?server=802&filename=bdo1.jpg&res=landing

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 13th Jul, 2012

Lolz, didn't the Fratellis split up?

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 13th Jul, 2012

Fake NOFX > Fake Dropkick Murphys.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 13th Jul, 2012

They have actually played some shows recently.

I was thinking the same thing that putting them on the poster instantly shows it as fake but unfortunately it doesn't.

Oflick

Oflick said on the 13th Jul, 2012

On the subject of bands being broken up, I thought Scars on Broadway were broken up but Wikipedia proved me wrong. I can't imagine them playing, but it could happen. Serj solo would be more likely than Scars.

jacegalvin

jacegalvin said on the 13th Jul, 2012



http://www.thefratellis.com/news/the-fratellis-reform-to-help-raise-money-for-charity/?p=1&

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 13th Jul, 2012

On another note, who or what is Feed Me?

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 13th Jul, 2012

I was asking that this morning too.

Shitty bro-step shit was the answer.

jacegalvin

jacegalvin said on the 13th Jul, 2012



Boiler room headliner, according to this guy:


Oflick

Oflick said on the 13th Jul, 2012



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7SkrYF8lCU

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 13th Jul, 2012

Scars on Broadway? Superlol

lineofbestfit

lineofbestfit said on the 13th Jul, 2012

i'd say grouplove will come back fo sho.

jakem896

jakem896 said on the 14th Jul, 2012

from bloody beetroots facebook page:
australia. a second home at times. which is why i'm coming for you. sleep with one eye open, more news next week... sir bob cornelius rifo.

possible boiler room headliner?

bscheffers

bscheffers said on the 14th Jul, 2012

Bloody Beetroots would be a terrible headliner, they were boring as shit in 2011

BenV

BenV said on the 15th Jul, 2012

i get excited every year with the anticipation, and am usually disappointed. the last solid first line-up i've seen was 2003! that's 10 years now of never being completely sold on it. man i'm old.

humanracin

humanracin said on the 15th Jul, 2012

all this talk about The Killers, Franz Ferdinand & The Hives playing is a bit depressing
these bands tour Oz often enough already, I'm really hoping BDO isn't playing it safe this time.

sarcasm_mister

sarcasm_mister said on the 15th Jul, 2012

all this talk about The Killers, Franz Ferdinand & The Hives playing is a bit depressing
these bands tour Oz often enough already, I'm really hoping BDO isn't playing it safe this time.

love it how people mask their dislike/indifference for a band with "they tour too much"

01seb

01seb said on the 15th Jul, 2012

RHCP are confirmed now. The drummer, Chad, said on twitter that are playing.

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 15th Jul, 2012

Well that has come out of left field there

Pattonhawk

Pattonhawk said on the 15th Jul, 2012

crash test dummies, eels, ween and the distillers, i cant beleive it, so excited...

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 15th Jul, 2012

Oh, that band that split up eight years ago? Yeah, The Distillers are definitely playing.

shazie

shazie said on the 15th Jul, 2012

all this talk about The Killers, Franz Ferdinand & The Hives playing is a bit depressing
these bands tour Oz often enough already, I'm really hoping BDO isn't playing it safe this time.

By the time BDO rolls around it would've been 3 years since Franz Ferdinand toured here and 3 years since The Killers had played a Sydney show. How badly do you want bands not to come to Australia? They did used to tour a fair bit here but haven't been here in a good amount of time since last.

Jestarrr

Jestarrr said on the 15th Jul, 2012

I'd be pleased if any of those bands were announced. The Hives are still up there with one of the best live bands I've ever seen.

I don't get all the hate for the RHCP to be honest. Apart from their latest, I still think every album has a few great songs on it that you know they'll play, and you'll probably love. They're the perfect headliner for BDO, everyone knows this.

Really hoping for: Alabama Shakes, Cloud Nothings, Los Campesinos (lol, never going to happen), Franky Ocean

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 15th Jul, 2012



In 2000 or whatever, sure. Not in 2013.

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 15th Jul, 2012

Who is this everyone you are referring to?

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 15th Jul, 2012



I don't get all the hate for the RHCP to be honest. Apart from their latest, I still think every album has a few great songs on it that you know they'll play, and you'll probably love. They're the perfect headliner for BDO, everyone knows this.


They are one of the worst live bands I have ever seen. So yes, they are the perfect headline act for a large music festival.

Kaaaaarn Refused for Green Stage alternative.

mtalbot

mtalbot said on the 15th Jul, 2012

i think phoenix could be an outside chance, haven't been here since good vibrations and would probably be nearly ready to release a new album early next year.

jacegalvin

jacegalvin said on the 15th Jul, 2012

Holy fuck that is one pixelated avatar.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 15th Jul, 2012

Yes! Only an hour and 20 minutes until a whole bunch of people are disappointed and underwhelmed.

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 15th Jul, 2012



I've got the noose ready

sarcasm_mister

sarcasm_mister said on the 15th Jul, 2012



that's the only reason i'm still up.

reactions > lineup

Oflick

Oflick said on the 15th Jul, 2012

I will work tirelessly to deliver the best angry, disappointed reaction possible. For the next hour I will be trying to determine just how many u's will be in my angry "Fuck"! Right now I'm at 64, which seems rather high.

hehe, angry fuck.

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 15th Jul, 2012

I have a hunch this line up will please the masses.

sarcasm_mister

sarcasm_mister said on the 15th Jul, 2012

was RHCPs BDO 2000 headlining set the only one ever shown on tv?

Oflick

Oflick said on the 15th Jul, 2012

Metallica's was I'm pretty sure. I remember seeing Muse's Back in Black cover on TV once or twice too.

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 15th Jul, 2012



http://www.fasterlouder.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=42964

fantastic research in there

batdan

batdan said on the 15th Jul, 2012



I agree. I think they are going to make a statement to get over last year/

sarcasm_mister

sarcasm_mister said on the 15th Jul, 2012

i feel so special for loving BDO 2012. it was such a perfect day. despite the fact that the person i bought a ticket for never paid me back.

humanracin

humanracin said on the 15th Jul, 2012



as in Music For The Masses?

shazie

shazie said on the 15th Jul, 2012

I always enjoy the buildup to the announcement of a lineup, it's a part of the festival enjoyment for me (as weird as it sounds). Currently Im in Salisbury with a tiny amount of reception waiting. Just announce!

Stefan Beck

Stefan Beck said on the 15th Jul, 2012

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/376434_10151918244815468_77596311_n.jpg

Oflick

Oflick said on the 15th Jul, 2012

My fears of not being able to afford Weezer have been put to rest.

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 15th Jul, 2012

That lineup fucking rules.
Childish Gambino, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, OFF!, Crystal Castles, ETID... Nuts!

Maximillian Billion

Maximillian Billion said on the 15th Jul, 2012

All I needed to read was the second line of artists on the poster and I'm pretty much sold. Foals so far down the line was a nice add-on as well.

jacegalvin

jacegalvin said on the 15th Jul, 2012

Pretty happy with OFF!, Grinspoon, The Killers, Sleigh Bells, Band Of Horses, Foals, etc.

Needs more SFK and The Hives though.

Oflick

Oflick said on the 15th Jul, 2012

Needs more Arcade Fire.

Jestarrr

Jestarrr said on the 15th Jul, 2012



The thousands of Triple M listening bogans that ritually attend every year? You're a minority compared to them, remember.

BenV

BenV said on the 16th Jul, 2012



lol! my thoughts exactly!

CASK

CASK said on the 4th Aug, 2012

mon the 'biff and you'll have sold me a ticket - otherwise, nahh i'm good

Oflick

Oflick said on the 4th Aug, 2012

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg198/scaled.php?server=198&filename=monbiff.jpg&res=landing

Google translate was no help.

Oflick

Oflick said on the 5th Aug, 2012

In all seriousness, the lineup's complete. So unless there is a surprise second announcement, what's been announced is all we're getting. So the bad news is the band you want probably isn't coming (for BDO at least). The good news is you saved $165.

EDIT: Ha, half of my name appears in that screen cap. Of course, nobody could possibly figure out what my full name is from "Alexan". It's just far too obscure...

snapcrackleROCK

snapcrackleROCK said on the 5th Aug, 2012

If sales stay slow, he'll add a couple of Spiderbaits and Regurgitators. That's about all the secondy you're gonna get.