Dishing Up: The Big Day Out 2013 Launches Chow Town

As Australia’s most iconic contemporary music festival, Big Day Out has always championed great artists from the musical and visual world, for 2013 they are embracing the art of creating great festival food as part of the expanding BDO experiential lifestyle experience.

Proving that really GOOD food should be egalitarian and everywhere, the concept is called ‘Chow Town’ and is named after the tasty town from its sister festival, Lollapalooza in Chicago.

The Australian version of Chow Town will provide music lovers another dimension to their Big Day Out experience, a taste experience.

With renegade Porteno/Bodega boys Ben Milgate and Elvis Abrahanowicz as the ‘Culinary Outlaw’ ambassadors for Chow Town, we can expect food that is music to your mouth. Ben and Elvis are shouting out to the food fraternity across the country to ensure that Chow Town will showcase some of Australia’s headlining and award winning chefs with their signature, hand held dishes.

Some dishes under consideration are American Barbeque style Brisket and Pulled Pork, Lobster Corn Dogs, hand held Tostadas de Atun Fresco, Chinese duck Bao’s
and more… As any dedicated foodie will testify, truly great food can make, or break a day, and the Big Day Out aims to deliver one truly memorable day in every way!

Setting up mini-versions of Australia’s finest and most acclaimed restaurants as pop up style eateries in a ‘Hawkers Market’ oasis location, Chow Town offers punters a chance to sample cuisine from the best of every city, in one place.

Ben and Elvis’s curated ‘city by city’ list of chefs, restaurateurs and foodies have been assembled to provide a unique, localvore, sustainable, delicious and culturally
empathetic food experience for each Big Day Out location. Expect some big local foodie names in Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast, Adelaide and Perth.

“As live music fans the opportunity to revolutionize the way our other passion, Food is experienced within the walls of the festival world is the ultimate recipe for our idea of a Big Day Out.” Ben Milgate, Porteno/ Bodega and Big Day Out Culinary Outlaw.

“Musicians are often passionate foodies, many chefs imbibe Rock’n’Roll and restaurateurs create playlists that are lovingly selected for their venues. The love of
music and food is universal and we are bringing it to Big Day Out, it will be a win win for everyone,” says Ken West, Big Day Out Creator / Director

The response towards Chow Town from Australia’s leading chefs, restaurateurs, and hospitality industry so far, has been phenomenal. Chow Town at Big Day Out will
launch the names of their confirmed culinary line up of Australian foodie legends in November 2012!!!

Think a Rock’n’Roll version of the Good Food and Wine Festival; a grazing ground paradise for foodies, vegetarians and those who cannot stomach another greasy
chicken nugget.

Big Day Out 2013 Event Dates
• Friday 18th January Sydney – Showgrounds
• Sunday 20th January Gold Coast – Parklands
• Friday 25th January Adelaide – Showgrounds
• Saturday 26th January Melbourne – Flemington Racecourse
• Monday 28 January Perth – Claremont Showground Twitter: @bigdayout #bigdayout Instagram: @bigdayout

BIG DAY OUT 2013 featuring Red Hot Chili Peppers * The Killers * Yeah Yeah Yeahs * Vampire Weekend * Band Of Horses * The Bloody Beetroots (live) * Kaskade * Animal Collective * B.o.B * Sleigh Bells * Foals * Alabama Shakes * 360 * Crystal Castles * Pretty Lights * OFF! * Grinspoon * Against Me! * Gary Clark Jr * Nicky Romero * Morgan Page * Logo * Every Time I Die * Delta Spirit * Childish Gambino * Me * Hunting Grounds * Jeff The Brotherhood * Death Grips * Adventure Club * Jagwar Ma * House Vs Hurricane * Avalanche City * Toucan * Helena * Nina Las Vegas * Sampology (AV/DJ Show)

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