It’s nearly Summer which means that festival season is almost upon us, and what better indication that one of the busiest seasons on the live music calendar is upon us than the announcement of a string of Big Day Out sideshows for January next year.

Fans in both Sydney and Melbourne will be delighted by the dates, but unfortunately for fans in Brisbane there are slim pickings with only a sideshow for My Chemical Romance announced.

Fans in Adelaide and Perth have also been shortchanged with not a single sideshow announced. However this isn’t surprising given that tickets sales in those two cities have clearly not been strong for the main Big Day Out event as headliners Kanye West and Mariachi El Bronx were both pulled from the lineup as the two dates of the festival we’re downsized to match demand.

Also missing from the sideshows is the hotly anticipated Soundgarden sideshows, although we’ve heard rumours that you may see them announced in the coming weeks.

Check out the full list of sideshows below.

KASABIAN
with special guests THE VACCINES

SYDNEY: THE HORDERN PAVILION – TUESDAY, 24 JANUARY, 2012
Tickets available from: www.ticketek.com.au Ph: 132 849 & www.bigdayout.com

MELBOURNE: FESTIVAL HALL – SATURDAY, 28 JANUARY, 2012
Tickets available from: www.ticketmaster.com.au Ph 136 100 & www.bigdayout.com

MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE
and special guests CLOSURE IN MOSCOW

BRISBANE: EATONS HILL HOTEL – TUESDAY, 24 JANUARY, 2012
Tickets available from: www.oztix.com.au Ph: 1300 762 545 & www.bigdayout.com

SYDNEY: HORDERN PAVILION – FRIDAY, 27 JANUARY, 2012
Tickets available from: www.ticketek.com.au Ph: 132 849 & www.bigdayout.com

MELBOURNE: FESTIVAL HALL – TUESDAY 31 JANUARY, 2012
Tickets available from: www.ticketmaster.com.au Ph 136 100 & www.bigdayout.com

NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS
and special guests to be announced

SYDNEY: ENMORE THEATRE  – MONDAY, 23 JANUARY, 2012
Tickets available from: www.ticketek.com.au Ph: 132 849 & Enmore Theatre Box Office Ph 02 9550 3666 & www.bigdayout.com

MELBOURNE: THE PALAIS – TUESDAY,  31 JANUARY, 2012
Tickets available from: www.ticketmaster.com.au Ph 136 100 & www.bigdayout.com

RÖYKSOPP
and special guests to be announced

SYDNEY: ENMORE THEATRE – FRIDAY, 27 JANUARY, 2012
Tickets available from: www.ticketek.com.au Ph: 132 849 & Enmore Theatre Box Office Ph 02 9550 3666 & www.bigdayout.com

MELBOURNE: THE PALACE – THURSDAY 2, FEBRUARY, 2012
Tickets available from: www.oztix.com.au Ph 1300 762 545  & www.palace.com.au

ODD FUTURE
and special guests to be announced

SYDNEY: ENMORE THEATRE – TUESDAY, 24 JANUARY, 2012
Tickets available from: www.ticketek.com.au Ph: 132 849 & Enmore Theatre Box Office Ph 02 9550 3666 & www.bigdayout.com

MELBOURNE: THE PALACE – WEDNESDAY, 1 FEBRUARY, 2012
Tickets available from: www.oztix.com.au Ph 1300 762 545  & www.palace.com.au & www.bigdayout.com

CAGE THE ELEPHANT
and special guests to be announced

SYDNEY: OXFORD ART FACTORY – SATURDAY 28 JANUARY 2012
Tickets available from: www.moshtix.com.au Ph 1300 438 849 & www.bigdayout.com

MELBOURNE: THE NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB – TUESDAY 31 JANUARY 2012
Tickets available from: Northcote Social Club Ph: (03) 9486 1677 or www.cornerhotel.com Ph 03 9427 9198 & www.bigdayout.com