How much were Big Day Out tickets?

For $40 a ticket, you got to see 21 acts, headlined by Violent Femmes, though history records it was Nirvana who blew everyone away. It wasn’t the first major music festival in Australia, but for much of its 22 years, Big Day Out was the most important. Here, some of our writers recall their biggest days out.

What year did garbage play Big Day Out?

Loads of Big Day Out artists made it into triple j’s Hottest of 2001, including tourists New Order, Garbage, Basement Jaxx, System of a Down, Alien Ant Farm and The White Stripes and local acts Regurgitator, Gerling, Something For Kate, John Butler Trio, Spiderbait, Superheist, Eskimo Joe and Machine Gun Fellatio.

Did Foo Fighters play Big Day Out?

The line ups have included Nirvana, Metallica, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Chemical Brothers, Tool, Blink-182, Marilyn Manson, Muse, Hole, Nine Inch Nails and Red Hot Chili Peppers, while also promoting local Australian and New Zealand artists such as Regurgitator, Powderfinger, Grinspoon, Silverchair and The Living End.

How many people went to the Big Day Out?

It started as a Violent Femmes tour, with an unknown Nirvana in the middle slot. The Sydney show drew 9,500 punters.

Will Big Day Out ever return?

“While we intend to bring back the festival in future years, we can confirm there will not be a Big Day Out in 2015,” that statement said. “We love working on BDO and are excited about the future.”

Did Pearl Jam play Big Day Out?

Locking in Pearl Jam was a dovetail moment for Big Day Out. Pearl Jam were basically locked-in to headline the 2001 BDO, via a handshake deal.

Who owns the Big Day Out?

The Big Day Out (BDO) was an annual music festival that was held in five Australian cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Adelaide and Perth, as well as Auckland, New Zealand….

Big Day Out
Years active 1992–1997, 1999–2014
Founded by Ken West and Vivian Lees
Website Official website

Who played Big Day Out 2000?

Nine Inch Nails (2000) hopped on a plane to their first-ever Big Day Out tour. Playing before headliners Red Hot Chili Peppers across the country, their sets started in the still-bright evening and ended in steamy darkness.

Who bought Big Day Out?

C3, which runs the Lollapalooza festivals in five cities and Austin City Limits festival, bought a half-share in the long running Australian festival from founder Ken West, and later brought in Soundwave promoter AJ Maddah for a time.

How many artists are there in the Big Day Out Melbourne setlists?

The Big Day Out Melbourne took place 21 times and there are setlists of 527 different artists so far. Incorrect?

Is Pearl Jam playing at Big Day Out Sydney?

Big Day Out is proud to present Seattle’s PEARL JAM who will be playing at each Big Day Out including different sets at each Sydney show. Officially closing the Blue Stage, you don’t want to miss out on Pearl Jam’s debut Big Day Out shows. This will be your only chance to see Pearl Jam in Australia and New Zealand this summer.

What is Chow town at Bigbig day out?

Big Day Out is biting back once more with the return of the delicious CHOW TOWN. Lead by Ben & Elvis (of Porteno/Bodega – Sydney Morning Herald’s Chefs of the Year), Chow Town changed the landscape of festival food in Australia when it launched in 2013.