Big Day Out have released their timetables for the 2012 event as well as adding a huge swag of local acts to the lineup. But in huge news for fans in Adelaide and Perth they’ve also announced the addition of a new ‘skate’ stage made up of a 14ft high x 40ft wide vert ramp that will host the likes of Mariachi El Bronx, The Bronx, Cage The Elephant, and Reguritator.
Yes you read that right, The Bronx will be playing to special performances just for Adelaide and Perth. Also making a welcome return for the 20th anniversary is the “Big Day Out Show N Shine Competition”, featuring the best Australia has to offer in Hotrods & Muscle Cars.
A statement by promoter Ken West to the media also expressed excitment for the festival and dispelled a few rumours that had been floating around. “Hi everyone, The full picture of what’s in store is now reaching completion. Of course there is always more to discover on the day,” he wrote.
“The Big Day Out was and always will be about creating the best experience possible. Now that all the confusion has calmed we all hope you feel as excited about these shows as we do,” he wrote. “Great music, great atmosphere and much fun to be had by all. Thank you all for your support, it’s much appreciated. Just to set the record straight – there will be no special deals, discounts, “2 for 1’s” or ballots. When it sells out. That’s that.”
Of course the full picture is not complete without playing times and the festival has announced that they’re available today from www.bigdayout.com. See below for all the new local additions.
SUNDAY, 22 JANUARY, 2012 – GOLD COAST PARKLANDS
Smith Street, Southport. Gates open 11am
Tickets $165 (incl GST) + bf*. Strict limit of 4 tickets per customer. Available from our website www.bigdayout.com, Ticketmaster (website only) www.ticketmaster.com.au, plus Rockinghorse (Brisbane), Sunflower Pacific Fair (Broadbeach) and Kill the Music (Brisbane)
LOCAL ADDITIONS: THE MEDICS, TIGERMOTH, JOHNNY G, LOUSTAR, THE RED PAINTINGS, THE CAIROS, INLAND SEA, THE BLACKWATER FEVER, FAIRCHILD REPUBLIC, THE JUNGLE GIANTS, STELLAR GREEN, MILLIONS, PIRATES ALIVE, SOUND ON SOUND, RED SPENCER, ALONE WITH WOLVES, ELEMENTS COLLECTIVE, TRIPLE J UNEARTHED WINNERS: DUNE RATS and MY SCHOOL ACT WINNERS: DOUBLE LINED MINORITY
THURSDAY, 26 JANUARY, 2012 – SYDNEY SHOWGROUND
Showground Road, Sydney Olympic Park. Gates open 11am.
LOCAL ADDITIONS: PALMS, CHICKS WHO LOVE GUNS, PURPLE SNEAKERS DJs, CASSIAN, FINGER PRINCE, RÜFÜS, NANTES, BONJAH, TRIPLE J UNEARTHED WINNERS: UNDERLIGHTS and MY SCHOOL ACT WINNERS: SONS OF ALAMO
SUNDAY, 29 JANUARY, 2012 – MELBOURNE FLEMINGTON RACECOURSE
Epsom Rd, Flemington, Melbourne. Gates Open 11am
LOCAL ADDITIONS: HUNTING GROUNDS, NAYSAYER & GILSUN, BONJAH, MZRIZK, LOON LAKE, TRIPLE J UNEARTHED WINNERS: KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD and MY SCHOOL ACT WINNERS: LET’S NOT PRETEND
FRIDAY, 3 FEBRUARY, 2012 – ADELAIDE SHOWGROUND
Rose Terrace, Wayville, Adelaide. Gates Open 11am
Tickets $165 (incl GST + bf). Strict limit of 4 tickets per customer. Available from our website www.bigdayout.com, Ticketmaster (website only) www.ticketmaster.com.au, and Krypton Discs (Glenelg), Live Clothing (City & Marion), Mr V Music (Semaphore), Bridgeway Hotel and Colonnades Tavern
LOCAL ADDITIONS: COERCE, DANGEROUS!, LEADER CHEETAH, PAPER ARMS, GOLD BLOOM, BEN DAVID & THE BANNED, RIDE INTO THE SUN, MASE N MATTIC, KOOLTA, STUBANGA, BOLLOCKS DEEJAYS, NOSWEET, THE RULES, RAD BAD, TRIPLE J UNEARTHED WINNERS: THE HONEY PIES and MY SCHOOL ACT WINNERS: LOVE CREAM
SUNDAY, 5 FEBRUARY, 2012 – BROWNES STADIUM (proposed permit pending)
Lathlain Park, Goddard St, Lathlain. Gates Open 11am
Tickets $165 (incl GST + bf) + Perth Department of Transport Levy. Strict limit of 4 tickets per customer. Available from our website www.bigdayout.com, Ticketmaster (website only) www.ticketmaster.com.au, and 78 Records (Perth), Bassendean Newsagency, Bayswater Liquor Barons, Blue 62 (Busselton), Collins Music (Bunbury), Geraldton CD Centre, Goldfields Arts Centre (Kalgoorlie), Live Clothing (all stores), Mills Records (Fremantle), Planet Video (Mt Lawley) and Vibes (Albany)
LOCAL ADDITIONS: POND, CHAOS DIVINE, SAN CISCO, BOOM BAP POW, THE GHOST HOTEL, STEREOFLOWER, THE LOVE JUNKIES, MC RED, Q-BIK & SEEKA MC, EKKO & SIDETRACK, DEADVENT, MUMMA SAYS YES, BROW HORN ORCHESTRA, SONPSILO CIRCUS, TRIPLE J UNEARTHED WINNERS: THE GROWL and MY SCHOOL ACT WINNERS: 44TH SUNSET