Big Day Out sets an early date for 2013 line-up

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The 2012 edition of Big Day Out marked 20 years for the veteran summer festival. But despite the obvious cause for celebration, this year’s event was a difficult one for the festival with longtime promoter partners Ken West and Viv Lees parting ways and the Adelaide and Perth legs of the tour unfortunately scaled-back.

But it seems BDO is coming back with a bang for 2013: the festival has announced that the full line-up for next year’s tour will be revealed on Monday July 16, at 12.01am. Given Big Day Out usually drops its line-up at the end of September, the unusually early reveal suggests the 2013 bill is packing plenty of punch – and rumour has it, we can look forward to a big Boiler Room contingent.

BDO has also confirmed the dates for the 2013 tour and revealed that tickets will go on sale from 7pm on Thursday July 19. Admission to the January event will set you back $165 a pop, an all-inclusive price that promises “no fees, no surprises, no kidding!” There’s also some good news for Adelaide and Perth punters: the 2013 event will return to the full show, after both cities missed out on headliners this year. So all in all, things are looking good for the next Big Day Out.

General Big Day Out tickets on sale:

7.00pm Sydney local time
8.00pm Gold Coast local time
8.00pm Perth local time
9.00pm Melbourne local time
9.30pm Adelaide local time

Big Day Out 2013 dates and venues:

Friday 18 January – Showgrounds, Sydney
Sunday 20 January – Parklands, Gold Coast
Friday 25 January – Showgrounds, Adelaide
Saturday 26 January – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
Monday 28 January – Claremont Showgrounds, Perth


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damdamodam said on the 9th Jul, 2012

Friday 18th...? makes no sense given no Sat show on 19th??


thunderbot said on the 9th Jul, 2012

do they really think they'll do a second show in Syd on Sat 19th? #tellthemtheyredreaming


jamwildway said on the 9th Jul, 2012

Bring on the Big Day Out 2013


Wouldz said on the 9th Jul, 2012

Boys Noize to close the boiler room with the new live show thanks.

I wish they'd give up on the two days thing. Honestly.


ravelikespastic said on the 9th Jul, 2012

I was actually thinking about this last night, i hope its good, ive only ever been to 1 big day out because I didnt like any other lineup.


Amosse said on the 9th Jul, 2012

Crowds seem more bogan than usual at BDO.


WilhelmScream said on the 9th Jul, 2012

I really hope this means they have some HUGE names lined-up.

After this years (mostly) underwhelming line-up, and the rise in other festivals booking great line-ups such as Soundwave, Future and Stereosonic, announcing shows this early and not being able to keep up with the competition could spell the end for BDO


DJ DUKE DOOM said on the 9th Jul, 2012

BOGOF - Sydney 19/1 (Buy one get one free)


SeanFromSydney said on the 10th Jul, 2012

Creamfields on a Sunday and this on a Friday? really?


Swebbbber said on the 10th Jul, 2012

Muse will be on the bill for sure... new album in september