Big Day Out 2013 lineup

After months of forum bickering, a few dodgy leaks and tonight’s self-confirmation from Red Hot Chili Peppers the Big Day Out 2013 lineup has officialy landed.

Next January Australia’s largest traveling festival will return with RHCP and The Killers leading a huge lineup of 37 artists that includes the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vampire Weekend, Band Of Horses, Animal Collective and the first ever Australian performances from Alabama Shakes, Death Grips and Gary Clark Jr.

Heading up the doof in the Boiler Room will be Bloody Beetroots with the world premiere of their new live show, Crystal Castles, Kaskade and Pretty Lights.

Speaking to FL about next year’s event festival founder Ken West confirmed that the Chili Peppers will be performing exclusive at the BDO, and while some artists will perform sideshows they will be on a much “more intimate” scale so the team can put all its energy into “a ground-up rebuild on the total Big Day Out experience”. This means more focus on the overall atmosphere and breaking down the walls of the Lily Pad so it becomes a roving party.

“Head here for more details on Big Day Out 2013 and a candid interview with Ken West in which he elaborates on just what this “rebuild means for the festival faithful, what we can expect from The Killers and why the festival won’t be returning to New Zealand.

Big Day Out 2013 lineup

Red Hot Chili Peppers (Exclusive Australian Shows)

The Killers

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Vampire Weekend

Band Of Horses

The Bloody Beetroots (Live)


Animal Collective


Sleigh Bells


Alabama Shakes


Crystal Castles

Pretty Lights



Against Me!

Gary Clark Jr

Nicky Romero

Morgan Page


Every Time I Die

Delta Spirit

Childish Gambino


Hunting Grounds

Jeff The Brotherhood

Death Grips

Adventure Club

Jagwar Ma

House Vs Hurricane

Avalanche City Toucan


Nina Las Vegas

Sampology (AV/DJ Show)

Big Day Out 2013 dates and venues:

Friday, January 18- Showgrounds, Sydney

Sunday, January 20 – Parklands, Gold Coast

Friday, January 25 – Showgrounds, Adelaide

Saturday, January 26 – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne

Monday, January 28 – Claremont Showgrounds, Perth

Big Day Out 2013 tickets go on sale Thursday July 19 from 7pm through at the all-inclusive price of $165, or $265 for the Like A Boss ticket. No fees, no surprises, no kidding. A limited amount of Holographic Souvenir pre-sale tickets will be available for purchase at Big Day Out partners General Pants Co. stores on Monday 16th July.