Big Day Out - 2013

2013

2013 is the Big Day Out's 21st year in existence, and top notch acts from around the globe have RSVP'd for the summer festival. And after 5 years of rumours, the Red Hot Chili Peppers will finally make their way back to Australia.

Also acts like The Killers, Vampire Weekend and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs will all be reunited with Australian fans after 2 years away.

All of the artists named below will be doing a full lap of the country in 2013; heading to Sydney, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth in January.

Here's the lineup:

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!
NICKY ROMERO
MORGAN PAGE
LOGO
GARY CLARK JR
EVERY TIME I DIE
DELTA SPIRIT
CHILDISH GAMBINO
ME
HUNTING GROUNDS
JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD
DEATH GRIPS 20
ADVENTURE CLUB
JAGWAR MA
HOUSE VS HURRICANE
AVALANCHE CITY
TOUCAN
HELENA
NINA LAS VEGAS
SAMPOLOGY

And once again we're selecting 5 Unearthed bands from across Australia to join the bill. To be in the running for this excellent opportunity you need tracks uploaded on the site before Sunday 2nd December 2012 - midnight, and have QLD, SYD, MELB, ADL, or WA selected as your state. Don't worry if your tracks are still pending, we'll listen to everything before we decide. If you already have tracks up on the site you are already in the running.

Unearthed in 2013

Big Day Out

02 Dec 2012

Winner

APES

APES

Congratulations to our 2013 Big Day Out winners!

hey'll each be opening the festival in their state, make sure you get down there early and check 'em out.

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Unearthed in 2013

Big Day Out

02 Dec 2012

Winner

Jakarta Criers

Jakarta Criers

Congratulations to our 2013 Big Day Out winners!

hey'll each be opening the festival in their state, make sure you get down there early and check 'em out.

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Unearthed in 2013

Big Day Out

02 Dec 2012

Winner

The Aves

The Aves

Congratulations to our 2013 Big Day Out winners!

hey'll each be opening the festival in their state, make sure you get down there early and check 'em out.

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Unearthed in 2013

Big Day Out

02 Dec 2012

Winner

Jackie Onassis

Jackie Onassis

Congratulations to our 2013 Big Day Out winners!

hey'll each be opening the festival in their state, make sure you get down there early and check 'em out.

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Unearthed in 2013

Big Day Out

02 Dec 2012

Winner

FOAM

FOAM

Congratulations to our 2013 Big Day Out winners!

hey'll each be opening the festival in their state, make sure you get down there early and check 'em out.

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Big Day Out - 2012

2012

The first 20 acts booked to play the 2012 Big Day Out have been announced. As usual it's a fantastic lineup featuring:

Soundgarden
Kanye West
Kasabian
My Chemical Romance
The Living End
Royksopp
Hilltop Hoods
Boy and Bear
Parkway Drive
Mariachi El Bronx
Architecture in Helsinki
Battles
The Jezabels
Odd Future (OFWGKTA)
Frenzal Rhomb
Girl Talk
The Getaway Plan
Cage The Elephant
Foster The People
Best Coast

There's still a heap of other Big Day Out acts to announce before the summer festival season starts but we can confirm there will be another 5 spots held open for triple j Unearthed acts - one from each state. It's the opportunity of a lifetime - and you'll also get a $750 performance fee for your efforts. Score!

Unearthed in 2012

Big Day Out

30 Oct 2011

Winner

The Growl

The Growl

Congratulations to our 2012 Big Day Out winners!

Congrats to Dune Rats, Underlights, The Growl, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, and The Honey Pies!

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Unearthed in 2012

Big Day Out

30 Oct 2011

Winner

The Honey Pies

The Honey Pies

Congratulations to our 2012 Big Day Out winners!

Congrats to Dune Rats, Underlights, The Growl, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, and The Honey Pies!

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Unearthed in 2012

Big Day Out

30 Oct 2011

Winner

DUNE RATS

DUNE RATS

Congratulations to our 2012 Big Day Out winners!

Congrats to Dune Rats, Underlights, The Growl, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, and The Honey Pies!

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Unearthed in 2012

Big Day Out

30 Oct 2011

Winner

UNDERLIGHTS

UNDERLIGHTS

Congratulations to our 2012 Big Day Out winners!

Congrats to Dune Rats, Underlights, The Growl, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, and The Honey Pies!

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Big Day Out - 2011

2011

The Big Day Out is back in 2011 with the biggest and most diverse lineup ever. As well as the many incredible first timers on offer, the Big Day Out is welcoming back several iconic BDO veterans. From the heaviest to the sweetest sounds in the world today, this will be a sensory overload not to be missed.

Featuring TOOL, German industrial metal act RAMMSTEIN, recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees IGGY AND THE STOOGES, legendary Scottish rockers PRIMAL SCREAM, Italian house producers BLOODY BEETROOTS, LCD SOUNDSYSTEM, EDWARD SHARPE AND THE MAGNETIC ZEROES, M.I.A, and GRINDERMAN. The rest of the impressive cast of international acts are BOOKA SHADE, LUPE FIASCO, THE BLACK KEYS, RATATAT, CSS, DEFTONES, DIE ANTWOORD, ANDREW W.K, VITALIC, THE JIM JONES REVIEW, PLAN B, THE NAKED AND FAMOUS, KIDS OF 88 and CRYSTAL CASTLES (East Coast shows only). Plus there's a big contingent of Australian artists like BIRDS OF TOKYO, JOHN BUTLER TRIO, ANGUS AND JULIA STONE, CHILDREN COLLIDE, BLISS N ESO, DEAD LETTER CIRCUS, BLUE KING BROWN, GYPSY AND THE CAT, LITTLE RED, PNAU and heaps more.

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AND of course triple j Unearthed winners! And this year is BIGGER and BETTER than ever before with more bands and a larger performance fee!

We're looking for six bands to open the Big Day Out in their state (two bands for Sydney to open either 26th or 27th show) and they'll each be paid a $750 performance fee. WOAH.

SO if you've got your tracks uploaded by Novemebr 7th then it could be you! Hop to it!!

Unearthed in 2011

Big Day Out

07 Nov 2010

Winner

we say bamboulee

we say bamboulee

Congratulations to our 2011 Big Day Out winners!

Congrats to Ball Park Music, Lanie Lane, Eagle and the Worm, We Say Bamboulee, Split Seconds, and Pagen Elypsis!

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Unearthed in 2011

Big Day Out

07 Nov 2010

Winner

Lanie Lane

Lanie Lane

Congratulations to our 2011 Big Day Out winners!

Congrats to Ball Park Music, Lanie Lane, Eagle and the Worm, We Say Bamboulee, Split Seconds, and Pagen Elypsis!

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Unearthed in 2011

Big Day Out

07 Nov 2010

Winner

Ball Park Music

Ball Park Music

Congratulations to our 2011 Big Day Out winners!

Congrats to Ball Park Music, Lanie Lane, Eagle and the Worm, We Say Bamboulee, Split Seconds, and Pagen Elypsis!

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Unearthed in 2011

Big Day Out

07 Nov 2010

Winner

Pagen Elypsis

Pagen Elypsis

Congratulations to our 2011 Big Day Out winners!

Congrats to Ball Park Music, Lanie Lane, Eagle and the Worm, We Say Bamboulee, Split Seconds, and Pagen Elypsis!

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Unearthed in 2011

Big Day Out

07 Nov 2010

Winner

Eagle and the Worm

Eagle and the Worm

Congratulations to our 2011 Big Day Out winners!

Congrats to Ball Park Music, Lanie Lane, Eagle and the Worm, We Say Bamboulee, Split Seconds, and Pagen Elypsis!

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Big Day Out - 2010

2010

Muse are the headliners for BDO 2010. The band confirmed to Robbie, Marieke and the Doctor that they will be bringing their full show to the festival. Lily Allen, Dizzee Rascal, Kasabian and Powderfinger also lead the charge.

The official line up so far is:

Muse
Powderfinger
Lily Allen
Eskimo Joe
Groove Armada
Grinspoon
The Mars Volta
Ladyhawke
Dizzee Rascal
Karnivool
Peaches
The Temper Trap
Kasabian
Midnight Juggernauts
Rise Against
Magic Dirt
Mastodon
Lisa Mitchell
The Horrors
Bluejuice
Calvin Harris
Kisschasy
The Decemberists
Tame Impala
Girl Talk

Dates:

Auckland – Friday 15th January 2010 - Mt Smart Stadium
Gold Coast – Sunday 17th January 2010 - Parklands
Sydney – Friday 22nd January 2010 - Sydney Showground
Melbourne – Tuesday 26th January 2010 - Flemington Racecourse
Adelaide – Friday 29th January 2010 - Adelaide Showground
Perth – Sunday 31st January 2010 - Claremont Showground

AND of course triple j Unearthed winners! And this year is BIGGER and BETTER than ever before with more bands and a larger performance fee!

We're looking for six bands to open the Big Day Out in their state (two bands for Sydney to open either 26th or 27th show) and they'll each be paid a $750 performance fee. WOAH.

SO if you've got your tracks uploaded by November 7th then it could be you! Hop to it!!

Unearthed in 2010

Big Day Out

07 Nov 2010

Winner

Emperors

Emperors

Congratulations to our 2010 Big Day Out winners!

Congrats to Emperors, Hawks of Alba, Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, Sherlock’s Daughter, Butcher Birds,

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Unearthed in 2010

Big Day Out

07 Nov 2010

Winner

Hawks of Alba

Hawks of Alba

Congratulations to our 2010 Big Day Out winners!

Congrats to Emperors, Hawks of Alba, Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, Sherlock’s Daughter, Butcher Birds,

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Unearthed in 2010

The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra

Congratulations to our 2010 Big Day Out winners!

Congrats to Emperors, Hawks of Alba, Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, Sherlock’s Daughter, Butcher Birds,

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Unearthed in 2010

Big Day Out

07 Nov 2010

Winner

sherlock's daughter

sherlock's daughter

Congratulations to our 2010 Big Day Out winners!

Congrats to Emperors, Hawks of Alba, Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, Sherlock’s Daughter, Butcher Birds,

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Unearthed in 2010

Big Day Out

07 Nov 2010

Winner

Butcher Birds

Butcher Birds

Congratulations to our 2010 Big Day Out winners!

Congrats to Emperors, Hawks of Alba, Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, Sherlock’s Daughter, Butcher Birds,

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Big Day Out - 2009

2009

The Big Day Out is coming and it's set to whisk you off your feet and into musical heaven!

Kicking off in Auckland on January 16, we're heading along to the Gold Coast leg of the tour on January 18 - the first stop on Australian soil, and we're set to bring you all the action live from the day including artist interviews, blogs, photos, the latest festival news and more.

Featuring the likes of NEIL YOUNG, ARCTIC MONKEYS, THE PRODIGY, TV ON THE RADIO, THE LIVING END and heaps more, it's going to be a HUGE day, so stay tuned for all the info.

Unearthed in 2009

Big Day Out

14 Nov 2008

Winner

WASHINGTON

WASHINGTON

Congratulations to our 2009 Big Day Out winners!

Unearthed in 2009

Big Day Out

14 Nov 2008

Winner

Philadelphia Grand Jury

Philadelphia Grand Jury

Congratulations to our 2009 Big Day Out winners!

Big Day Out - 2008

2008

Our unearthed winners will join the likes of Rage Against the Machine, Bjork, Grinspoon, Arcade Fire, Hilltop Hoods, Billy Bragg, Paul Kelly, LCD Soundsystem, Sarah Blasko, Faker, Midnight Juggernauts, Dizzee Rascal, Something With Numbers, Battles and Cut Off Your Hands.

It's gonna be huge!

Unearthed in 2008

Big Day Out

07 Nov 2007

Winner

The John Steel Singers

The John Steel Singers

Congratulations to our 2008 Big Day Out winners!