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Big Day Out 2014: Lineup,tickets, dates

The dates may’ve leaked last week, but some more details about next year’s Big Day Out have been released by organisers today. Here’s what we know so far:

The lineup

“The Big Day Out lineup to end all Big Day Out lineups.” This is what organisers promise when they unveil the Big Day Out 2014 lineup on Wednesday, July 31, 8pm (AEST). Big Day Out CEO Adam Zammit dropped some hints over the weekend on Twitter, revealing there’ll be three headliners; two of which have never played an Australian festival before.

Meanwhile, promoter Ken West has been dropping clues about the lineup, telling The Music that neither Kanye West, Jay-Z nor Neil Young are among those three headliners, but to nonetheless expect big things. “I was hoping for one ‘White Whale’, managed to get two and ended up with three,” he said.


The dates

Auckland: Friday, January 17
Gold Coast: Sunday, January 19
Melbourne: Friday, January 24
Sydney: Sunday, January 26
Sydney: Monday, January 27
Adelaide: Friday, January 31
Perth: Sunday, February 2


Tickets are $185 all-inclusive; a $20 rise on last year. Limited souvenir tickets will be available via a presale at General Pants stores from Thursday, August 1, while the membership presale commences on August 2 at 9am via the Big Day Out website. Click here to become a member.

General public on-sale dates:

Gold Coast: Wednesday, August 7, 9am (local time)
Sydney x 2: Thursday, August 8, 9am (local time)
Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth: Friday, August 10 (local time)

The venues

To accommodate their trio of headliners, Big Day Out organisers have confirmed “three new venues, a new design for you to fall in love with plus all the additional bells and whistles that make the Big Day Out unique”. The Gold Coast leg of the festival has shifted from the Parklands to Metricon Stadium (home of the mighty Suns), while the Auckland Big Day Out has a new home at Western Springs, a natural amphitheatre in the inner-city suburb of Grey Lynn. The site, which has hosted the likes of Foo Fighters AC/DC over the years, has space for three stages and 50,000 punters.

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flat_eric said on the 15th Jul, 2013

So BDO have decided to move the event away from the soon-to-be completed light rail infrastructure on the GC? Smart.


Braveheart81 said on the 15th Jul, 2013

I believe they had to change the location the Gold Coast location for 2014 because that area will not be finished.


Piko said on the 15th Jul, 2013

Aye the area is unavailable due to construction and stuff. The atheletes village for the 2018 comm games will be at the GC parklands.


BennyBoop said on the 15th Jul, 2013

Pearl Jam have never played an Oz festival before, Lock it in Eddie!


redman300_bulldogs said on the 15th Jul, 2013

I sure hope Pearl Jam and The Cure play. Will deter alot of the fuckwit 16 year olds away from the Gold Coast big day out


crob said on the 15th Jul, 2013

the price should help deter the fuckwit 16 year olds anyway


BeShakey said on the 15th Jul, 2013

May not mean much, but the countdown on pearl jams website is now counting down from 91 days. Obviously it'd give it away if it was counting down to 31 July.


MorningAfterboy said on the 15th Jul, 2013

That's when the album comes out, sparky.


BeShakey said on the 15th Jul, 2013

countdown 1 = NA tour, no 31 July countdown = no BDO?


lineofbestfit said on the 15th Jul, 2013

>calls other people fuckheads >has deadmau5 as a avatar>lol


grattan said on the 16th Jul, 2013

No Stones, no Mumford.
But looks like we're getting folk type instruments, herpes & hipsters.



crob said on the 16th Jul, 2013

No Stones, no Mumford.
But looks like we're getting folk type instruments, herpes & hipsters.

herpes = Courtney Love = Hole