Travis Barker Just Revealed The Grossest Big Day Out Story Ever

When you get a bunch of the world’s biggest rock bands together in the same place at the same time, there’s bound to be a gross story or two to come out of it. Sure enough, the Big Day Out 2000 lineup did not disappoint one bit. Whilst it’s remained...

Is Australia Getting A Big Day Out Replacement Festival?

This morning, Tone Deaf reported on the launch of Auckland City Limits, an expansion of the iconic Austin City Limits brand set to hit the New Zealand town of Auckland, which previously hosted a leg of Australia’s Big Day Out, next March. The event has been brought to life through...

Big Day Out Organisers Announce Brand New Music Festival

With the arrival of the annual summer festival season nearing, some punters are once again mourning the absence of the Big Day Out, which was a staple of Australia’s festival calendar for more than two decades, before collapsing in 2014. Though C3 Presents, the Austin-based promotions company who stepped in...

Big Day Out’s American Owners Reveal What Went Wrong

With the recent news that Live Nation has acquired a “controlling stake” in Austin-based concert promotions company C3 Presents, owners of Lollapalooza and Australia’s own Big Day Out, the future for one of Australia’s most beloved festivals has never looked more uncertain. While C3 Presents have previously assured punters that...

The Big Day Out Has Changed Hands Once Again

Just months after it was confirmed that C3 Presents, the Austin-based promoter of the world-famous Lollapalooza music festival, had become the new owner of the Big Day Out, it seems Australia’s most iconic music festival has once again changed hands. According to the Austin Business Journal, touring giant Live Nation...

World’s Biggest Promoter To Purchase Big Day Out

The highs and lows of veteran and battle scarred music festival Big Day Out has been closely followed by the Australian music industry and fans alike. The festival was officially put on ice for 2015, after the bombshell that co-promoter AJ Maddah had sold his stake in the iconic Aussie festival,...

The Surprising Truth About Aussie Music Festival Punters

The average Aussie festival-goer is a twenty-something female, Soundwave and Splendour In The Grass are the most talked about events on the music calendar, while MasterChef’s Matt Preston and Wolverine are the tastemakers that get social media buzzing about Aussie music festivals. These are just some of the intriguing revelations offered in a new study...

Could Lollapalooza Be Expanding Into Australia?

Following the completion of another noteworthy edition of Chicago’s Lollapalooza (which unless you skipped being online last weekend, you probably heard about), the festival’s founder Perry Farrell has discussed plans of expanding the event to more international territories in future, sparking speculation that the brand could be coming to Australia. “What I...

Even Scalpers Can’t Sell Tickets To Music Festivals

While promoter AJ Maddah and US owners C3 Presents are stressing that Big Day Out 2015’s cancellation is simply a year of “hibernation”, others see the iconic Aussie event taking a year off as a sign that the music festival bubble has burst once again, pointing towards a growing pile of axed...

AJ Maddah Goes Ballistic On “Evil Scumbag” Big Day Out Founder

Yesterday, former Big Day Out promoter and co-founder Vivian Lees had some harsh words for AJ Maddah, labelling the (ex)Big Day Out Director a “major dickhead”, blaming him for the cancellation of the 2015 edition, and accusing him of deliberately running the event into the ground to benefit his own...

Who’s Headlining Soundwave 2015? Here’s What We Know

Following the Big Day Out saga that’s unravelled in the last 48 hours – from owner C3 Presents confirming that the even won’t be returning next year, co-promoter AJ Maddah clarifying his financial stake in the festival, and festival co-founder Viv Lees lashing out at Maddah – the question that arises...

AJ Maddah “Is A Mega Dickhead” Says Big Day Out Co-Founder

Vivian Lees, the man who co-founded the Big Day Out in 1992, has some very harsh words for AJ Maddah, the promoter who has just sold his stake in the long-running Aussie music festival to US company C3 Presents. “He’s a mega dickhead. He’s lead the race to the bottom...

“We’re Working On Big Day Out 2016 Already,” Says AJ Maddah

Following this morning’s news, confirming that Big Day Out 2015 had been cancelled, the sage over Australia’s iconic music festival continues to offer its share of surprises. Despite documents surfacing that Big Day Out co-promoter AJ Maddah selling his 50% share in the festival to C3 Presents, making the American company the sole...

12 Big Day Out Moments We Won’t Forget

With the sad news that Big Day Out, one of Australia’s most iconic and longest-running festivals, won’t be going ahead in 2015 we’ve gotten all misty-eyed and decided to take a look back over the event’s richly textured history. Naturally over the course of nearly 23 years, one of the largest...

US Owners Reveal Plans For Big Day Out’s Future, Confirm 2015 Axed

It’s official, Big Day Out 2015 has been cancelled, marking the first time since 1998 that the flagship Aussie music festival hasn’t been held across the nation. The future of the festival was thrown into doubt following yesterday’s surprise news that co-promoter AJ Maddah had sold his stake in the...