Big Day Out 2012 First Annnouncement

So it’s Big Day Out announcement time and there’s that nauseating mix of delight, dread and disappointment.  Despite many of us rolling our eyes at the festival and claiming we wouldn’t touch it or it’s southern cross tattooed punters with a 10ft stick, there’s years when there are enough awesome bands that you realise it’s cheaper to go to the festival than all the sideshows which inevitably clash anyway.  

Tickling our fancy on the 2012 line-up are New Yorkers BATTLES and mash up master GIRL TALK but then things start to get a bit fuzzy. We adore UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA, but aren’t they playing Meredith Music Festival?  And sure FOSTER THE PEOPLE were super fun live, but we know that because we just saw them at Splendour.

Apparently this is only the first half of the 2012 20th Big Day Out line up so stay tuned for more news.

Soundgarden
Kanye West
Kasabian
Best Coast
Foster The People
Cage the Elephant
The Getaway Plan
Girl Talk
Frenzal Rhomb
Odd Future
The Jezabels
Battles
Architecture in Helsinki
Mariachi El Bronx
Parkway Drive
Boy & Bear
Hilltop Hoods
Röyksopp
The Living End
My Chemical Romance

Tickets are $165 (incl GST) + bf*, and go on sale:
SYDNEY: WEDNESDAY, 12 OCTOBER 2011
GOLD COAST: THURSDAY, 13 OCTOBER 2011
AUCKLAND, MELBOURNE, ADELAIDE & PERTH: FRIDAY, 14 OCTOBER 2011

BIG DAY OUT OFFICIAL SITE

FRIDAY, 20 JANUARY, 2012a
AUCKLAND MT SMART STADIUM

SUNDAY, 22 JANUARY, 2012
GOLD COAST PARKLANDS

THURSDAY, 26 JANUARY, 2012
SYDNEY SHOWGROUND

SUNDAY, 29 JANUARY, 2012
MELBOURNE FLEMINGTON RACECOURSE

FRIDAY, 3 FEBRUARY, 2012
ADELAIDE SHOWGROUND

SUNDAY, 5 FEBRUARY, 2012
PERTH CLAREMONT SHOWGROUND

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