Big Day Out 2014 lineup details and dates have leaked following news that organisers are looking at more venue changes for next year’s edition.
According to Music Feeds advertising materials for the Aussie music festival have prematurely turned up in Melbourne, revealing the dates for the one-day touring festival for January and February 2014 as well as the date for the all-important line-up announcement, dropping at the end of the month on 31st July.
Whether it’s a genuine advertising cock-up or a sneaky attempt at some viral marketing, the snapped poster looks legit, with dates for Big Day Out’s return to Auckland for a resurrected New Zealand leg, as well as the Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, and Perth.
It also reveals that the Big Day Out is expanding to two dates in Sydney for 2014, taking place on January 26th and 27th, returning the regular Australia Day showing to the NSW capital after Melbourne enjoyed the privilege for the first time for this year’s edition. It’s not the first time the Big Day Out has doubled up in Sydney, having run two days in 2004, 2010, and 2011.
(Source: Music Feeds)
There are no venue details on the poster, but recent news reports have already confirmed a number of new locations for the Big Day Out.
The festival is looking at a new home in Adelaide after reports that Adelaide City Council received an application for the multi-stage event to relocate to Bonython Park, potentially moving four kilometres north from its traditional location at the Showgrounds in Wayville, which has hosted the Adelaide leg since 1993 and drew 35,000 punters this past January.
Organisers have already found new digs for the Gold Coast leg of the festival, with the Metricon Stadium set to host the popular one-day festival after Big Day Out CEO Adam Zammit and Queensland’s Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Jann Stuckey, secure a last minute five-year deal with the Queensland government that would see them fronting the bill for the relocation after seemingly evicted the festival from its regular site at the Parklands Showgrounds as it underwent transformation to become an athletes’ village for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Meanwhile across the pond, the Big Day Out recently secured a fiver year deal with Auckland’s 50,000 capacity Western Springs to host the return of the national touring festival to New Zealand, eschewing its traditional home at Mt Smart Stadium, which had been the home to Big Day Out from 1994 to 2012. Last April, New Zealand promoter Campbell Smith revealed the good news of Big Day Out’s return, confirming a lineup “designed specifically for its New Zealand audience.”
As for the acts that will be playing theBig Day Out 2014 lineup? That n ews should come 31st July, so start your placing your bets.
Big Day Out 2014 Lineup Dates
Lineup Announcement: 31st July
Big Day Out 2014 Dates
Friday, 17th January
Western Springs Stadium, Auckland
Sunday, 19th January
Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast
Friday, 24th January
Melbourne, venue TBC
Sunday, 26th January & Monday 27th January
Sydney, venue TBC
Friday, 31st January
Adelaide, venue TBC (potentially Bonython Park)
Sunday, 2nd February
Perth, venue TBC
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