Nero, Miss Kittin & more on Big Day Out 2012 second line-up

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If you were feeling like the Big Day Out line-up was light on Boiler Room headliners, the second round of acts should help that. Leading the way in the 2012 Boiler Room is the Nero live show, with further additions like Bassnectar and Miss Kittin.

Changes to Perth, Adelaide and Auckland

There are also some huge changes announced for Perth, Adelaide and Auckland. In 2012 these events in these cities will be downsized.

Adelaide will be cut down from seven stages to four which means that Kanye West, The Living End and Mariachi El Bronx will no longer be performing.

The Perth event has moved to Brownes Stadium, and with reduced stages as well. Kanye West, Hilltop Hoods and Mariachi El Bronx will not be performing.

Auckland Big Day Out has already been forced to cancel Odd Future and now Kanye won’t be playing either. The festival will be cut back to four stages. There’ll only be a single main stage – without a D barrier – and the Lilyworld and Local Produce stages have been dropped; the Boiler Room is unchanged. The capacity will stay the same.

Punters who have already purchased tickets for Perth, Adelaide or Auckland will get a $20 merch voucher and have been given two options if unhappy – they can exchange their tickets for a ticket in any other city or get a refund until 30 November.

The 2nd Big Day Out 2012 line-up

Noel Gallagher
Nero (Boiler Room headliner)
The Vaccines
Art Vs Science
Das Racist*
Cavalera Conspiracy
Miss Kittin*
Abbe May
Kitty, Daisy & Lewis*
Papa Vs Pretty*
Amity Affliction*
King Cannons*
Calling All Cars*
Tonite Only
Shock One
DJ Sir-Vere & Nick D^
Cairo Knife Fight
I Am Giant
The Adults
Mt Eden Dubstep
Midnight Youth
Parkway Drive (already part of 1st BDO lineup, now added to NZ lineup)

*East Cost only (Das Racist also playing in NZ)
^New Zealand only


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mlirosi said on the 8th Nov, 2011

Nero are a rare light in otherwise dim lineup this year i think


davecw said on the 8th Nov, 2011

Miss Kitten is a bit of a sick cunt.


elryo said on the 8th Nov, 2011

thank god nero is headlining the boiler room. The stage they gave him at parklife was a piece of shit

special ed

special ed said on the 8th Nov, 2011

i doubt nero will headline. I'd say Royksopp will.

oh adelaide lol


Juzzy9 said on the 8th Nov, 2011

I am assuming east coast means melbourne????? Cause i will buy a ticket just to see Das Racist


Hasaparty said on the 8th Nov, 2011

Ed it says Nero are headlining in Brackets after their name


PangNight said on the 8th Nov, 2011

Nero, Bassnectar, Mt Eden Dubstep, Bulletproof all very dope additions!!


mlirosi said on the 9th Nov, 2011

LOL @ Hasaparty....good eye for detail but the logical answer would be royksopp


daverh said on the 9th Nov, 2011

Someone at BDO's paying attention to the brostep massive.

ben russell

ben russell said on the 9th Nov, 2011

Shit lineup just got shittier.


theHordern said on the 9th Nov, 2011

and id say royksopp would be more suited for a blissful early evening set, not raging at 10 o clock.

special ed

special ed said on the 9th Nov, 2011

oh ooops - i didn't read that. my bad. stupid brackets


GoodLove said on the 9th Nov, 2011

The Perth event will actually be at Brownes Stadium, but it may as well be at Brown Stadium because it looks like a pile of shit.


migwayne77 said on the 9th Nov, 2011

Now Gallaghers article a fortnight ago makes sense
Bile Day Overload more like it


burchill712 said on the 9th Nov, 2011

To be honest i think the best new addition is The Amity Affliction. The only reason I'd go to BDO is to see both metal/hardcore and dance acts on the same day. But this year there's just not enough good acts!


scottycollinson said on the 9th Nov, 2011

2008 Great
2009 Good
2010 Bad
2011 Terrible
I don't think they know what good dubstep is anymore.
Don't call yourself a Nero fan unless you've heard the track Something Else.

Fuck you BDO.


Snotbag said on the 9th Nov, 2011

possibly the shittest boiler room bill i've ever seen


giacs said on the 9th Nov, 2011

Don't usually like getting on the hate bandwagon for festivals. But this BDO lineup is extremely uninspiring


djtoki said on the 10th Nov, 2011

Very ordinary Boiler Room line-up, in fact for a 20 year reunion they could have made a much bigger effort


stuieb said on the 10th Nov, 2011

Once again Adelaide get's screwed over for festivals. For $170.00 to have the Kanye headline pulled is just pathetic. This will probably be the first year in the last ten that I won't go to the festival. It is really sad to see my fav festival starting to become so diluted and faded out.

For steroesonic Adelaide missed out on: Carl Cox, Empire of the Sun, PNAU & Focus live.......big fail


funkdupkat said on the 10th Nov, 2011

thank fuck for Nero it could be worse groove armada might of got the gig and we could all go home singing super styling... tight pricks.


discotheque said on the 13th Nov, 2011

scottycolinson, more like if you don't know Nero's DNB tunes like Bitch I'm Gone or Energy then you're not a true Nero fan.


van_tango said on the 15th Nov, 2011

It is almost as if neither Splendour or BDO can be bothered putting together a good dance lineup recently.
Royksopp are one of my favourite groups ever but apart from them and Girl Talk who played there just 2 years ago it is pretty barren.
Fairly sure they will end up losing money this year.


webgott said on the 29th Nov, 2011

Kittin better do a clubshow afterwards. Was devastated when she performed at 13:30h (!!!!!) at Stereosonic and the queue was too long at the entrance and I missed her. Wish she'd bring the Hacker though, he's a legend