In case you missed the gleeful news, the dates for Big Day Out 2014 have been made public, with the Gold Coast event slated for January 19. Supposedly a poster for the festival was prematurely plastered up in Melbourne ahead of the official announcement. Whoops!
The confirmed dates are:
Friday Jan 17: Western Springs Stadium, Auckland.
Sunday Jan 19: Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast.
Friday Jan 24: venue TBC, Melbourne.
Sunday Jan 26 & Monday Jan 27: venue TBC, Sydney.
Friday Jan 31: venue TBC, Adelaide.
Sunday Feb 2: venue TBC, Perth.
Lucky festival goers in Sydney get two ‘Big Days Out’, with the second on a Monday – no doubt to the chagrin of local businesses who face an unprecedented wave of “sick” employees. Speculation has of course already begun over the line-up, with the first official announcement to be made on July 31st.
Tickets are expected to cost around $185, with an extra headliner planned to soothe the price increase. According to festival organisers, next year’s event has the ‘line-up to end all line-ups’. Is this just hyperbole, or will we see something spectacular at Big Day Out 2014? We’ll start to find out soon enough! Apologies though Yeezus fans, promoter Ken West has already confirmed: there will be no Kanye.
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