The wait is over. Ken West’s three white whales have been publicly unmasked at an event held in Sydney tonight, with rumours holding true and Blur, Pearl Jam and Arcade Fire confirmed as the heavyweight trviumvirate at the top of the 2014 Big Day Out tree. For evergreen Seattle grunge outfit Pearl Jam, 2014 marks their inaugural performance at the monolithic Australian music festival. It will be the second for the ecclesiastical Montreal indie collective Arcade Fire who played during daylight in 2008 but have since released a Grammy Award winning album and threaten to do the same this year. Britpop pioneers Blur will play their first live show in Australia since 1997, a performance drought sufficient in length to warrant the opening of a new stage to celebrate its breaking (they have – it’s called the Love Stage). Other highlights include West Coast rapper with singular vice and multiple personalities Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion, Diplo side project Major Lazer and local Australian festival heroes Tame Impala and Flume. See the full announcement below…
2014 BIG DAY OUT LINEUP
Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion
Portugal. The Man
Toro Y Moi
The Naked And Famous
Plus more to be announced…
Here’s something to get you excited.
BIG DAY OUT 2014 EVENT DATES
Friday 17 January ~ Western Springs, Auckland*
Sunday 19 January ~ Metricon Stadium & Carrara Parklands, Gold Coast
Friday 24 January ~ Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
Sunday 26 January ~ Sydney Showgrounds, Sydney Day One
Monday 27 January ~ Sydney Showgrounds, Sydney Day Two
Friday 31 January ~ Bonython Park, Adelaide**
Sunday 2 February ~ Claremont Showgrounds, Perth**
GENERAL PANTS CO. PRE-SALE
Exclusive pre-sale souvenir tickets are available from all General Pants Co. stores nationally as of Thursday August 1 from as early as 7am. Check www.generalpants.com.au for your local store trading hours.
BIG DAY OUT MEMBERS PRE-SALE
Big Day Out Members have access to an exclusive online pre-sale on Friday August 2nd. To be eligible, sign up at www.bigdayout.com before 3pm Thursday 1st August 2013 – members sale closes 9am Sunday 4th August or when sold out.
OFFICIAL ON SALE
Gold Coast: 9am (local time) Wednesday 7 August Sydney (both shows): 9am (local time) Thursday 8 August Melbourne, Adelaide & Perth: 9am (local time) Friday August 9 via www.bigdayout.com