The lineup for Big Day Out 2013 has just been revealed, with US rock groups RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS and THE KILLERS announced as headliners, alongside CRYSTAL CASTLES, YEAH YEAH YEAHS and VAMPIRE WEEKEND.
Revealing the full lineup earlier than previous years, it's a great return to form for the much-loved Australian music festival which celebrated 20 years this year, albeit with controversial 'downsized' shows in Adelaide and Perth, sans headliners such as Kanye West. 2013 will mark the return of the full Big Day Out festival across the country.
Teasing festival goers with a video announcement of Red Hot Chili Peppers' inclusion, the official poster was uploaded via the Big Day Out Facebook and Twitter pages.
Big Day Out also welcomes 30 first-timers to the tour in 2013 including BAND OF HORSES, ANIMAL COLLECTIVE, AGAINST ME!, 360, FOALS, B.o.B,
SLEIGH BELLS, JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD, OFF!, JAGWAR MA, DELTA SPIRIT, EVERY TIME I DIE and HOUSE VS HURRICANE.
BDO is also presenting for the first time on Australian shores the ALABAMA SHAKES, CHILDISH GAMBINO, LOGO, DEATH GRIPS, ADVENTURE CLUB and GARY CLARK JR.
Australia's original dance music festival within a festival, The Boiler Room will return to it's ground breaking roots, bringing you performances from the future so you can dance in the now. Dance-punk headliners THE BLOODY BEETROOTS will perform the world premier of their new live show along with full production sets from KASKADE, CRYSTAL CASTLES, PRETTY LIGHTS, NICKY ROMERO, MORGAN PAGE and SAMPOLOGY with his AV / DJ show.
A very limited number of Holographic Souvenir Big Day Out tickets are available from 8am Monday 16 July at select General Pants Co. stores with each ticket going in the draw to win a trip for 2 to the Big Day Out's sister festival the world famous Lollapalooza in Chicago! Have your passport ready as each ticket purchase from General Pants Co. allows entry to win a week in Chicago for two including 3 Day tickets to the sold out Lollapalooza August 3-5, 2012. THAT'S IN TWO WEEKS! Your summer starts now.
The lineup includes:
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Band Of Horses
Gary Clark Jr
Every Time I Die
Jeff The Brotherhood
House Vs Hurricane
Nina Las Vegas
Big Day Out 2013 comes to the Adelaide Wayville Showgrounds on Friday, January 25. General admission tickets are $165 or $265 for the Like A Boss ticket. No fees, no surprises. Adelaide tickets on sale Thursday, July 19 at 9:30pm local time via www.bigdayout.com.
NATIONAL TICKET SALE TIMES via www.bigdayout.com
7.00pm SYDNEY Local Time
8.00pm GOLD COAST Local Time
8.00pm PERTH Local Time
9.00pm MELBOURNE Local Time
9.30pm ADELAIDE Local Time
2013 SHOW DATES AND VENUES
Friday 18 Jan – SYDNEY – Showground
Sunday 20 Jan – GOLD COAST – Parklands
Friday 25 Jan – ADELAIDE – Showground
Saturday 26 Jan – MELBOURNE – Flemington Racecourse
Monday 28 Jan – PERTH – Claremont Showground