Big Day Out: First Announcement!

One of the most important signs of Spring, along with lambs and blossoms, is the first Big Day Out lineup announcement. And man it is a big one!  ToolRammsteinDeftonesIggy and the Stooges, The Black Keys, MIA, LCD Soundsystem, Lupe Fiasco, Grinderman, Andrew WK, Primal Scream, Crystal Castles CSS, Birds of Tokyo, Airbourne, Plan B, Ratatat, John Butler Trio, Wolfmother, Jim Jones Revue, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77, Booka Shade, Die Antwoord and Vitalic.

Joining this international colossal contingent are a bunch of NZ youngbloods and heavyweights: Shihad, The Naked and Famous, Six60, I Am Giant, Kids of 88, Die!Die!Die!, Bulletproof and Street Chant. If you have read earlier posts you will know about the success of some of these bands at the APRA Silver Scroll Awards.

With Tool, Rammstein, Deftones, and Airbourne covering the main corners of Metal, it's going to be a loud day. But if you're not going to wear a black t-shirt, there's still plenty to choose from. A perfect day of dancing would involve the psychedelic MIA, punk-funkers LCD Soundsystem, sexy CSS with some Ratatat on the side, and of course, Lupe Fiasco.

As usual with BDO, there are quite a few happy returners, like John Butler Trio, who I'm sure will put many in that summer mood. My pick of the day is Grinderman: a reanimated Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, who will definitely rock your face off should you have the courage to get to their front row. I highly suggest you do.

Check out the Catalogue for these artists to prepare for what will be a very fun day. 


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