Big Day Out 2013 sideshows

Big Day Out have announced a handful of intimate sideshows, including one night at The Metro in Sydney and The Palace in Melbourne for headliners The Killers.

The scaled back events aim to give fans the chance to get up close and personal with their favourite bands on the Big Day Out lineup, most of which will have new material to show off when they reach our shores in early 2013. Speaking to FL about the changes earlier this year BDO founder Ken West said: “What the main principle of the sideshows is, if any [band] really wants one they can have one. Part of the problem is that [bands] are doing big crowd shows at sideshows and they should be doing something more intimate instead to make those shows much more special. We have plans afoot down the track to try and get [bands] to perform other projects as their sideshows, because a lot of the acts have different projects.

The Killers released their fourth record Battle Born on September 14. You can read FL’s first impressions here.

FasterLouder presents The Killers Big Day Out sideshows

Wednesday 16 January – The Metro, Sydney

Tuesday 22 January – The Palace, Melbourne

Bloody Beetroots sideshows

Saturday 19 January – The Enmore, Sydney

Tuesday 22 January – The Tivoli, Brisbane

Thursday 24 January – The Palace, Melbourne

Yeah Yeah Yeahs sideshow

Tuesday 22 January – The Metro, Sydney

Animal Collective sideshows

Wednesday 16 January – Enmore Theatre, Sydney

Wednesday 23 January – Palace Theatre, Melbourne.

Band Of Horses sideshows, with Mike Noga And The Gentlemen Of Fortune in Australia

Wednesday 16 January – Auckland Town Hall, Auckland

Tuesday 15 January – Wellington Town Hall, Wellington

Tuesday 22 January – The Enmore, Sydney

Wednesday 23 January – The Palais, Melbourne

Alabama Shakes sideshows

Tuesday 15 January – The Powerstation, Auckland

Thursday 17 January – The Metro, Sydney

Thursday 24 January – The Forum, Melbourne

Jeff The Brotherhood sideshows, with King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard (excluding WA and Byron Bay)

Thursday 17 January – The Standard, Sydney

Saturday 19 January – Great Northern, Byron Bay

Wednesday 23 January – Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine

Thursday 24 January – Corner Hotel, Melbourne

Sunday 27 January – Mojo’s, Fremantle

Crystal Castles sideshows

Tuesday 15 January – The Studio, Auckland

Thursday 17 January – Hi Fi, Sydney

Tuesday 22 January – Billboard, Melbourne

Off! sideshows

Thursday 17 January – Annandale Hotel, Sydney

Monday 21 January – The Zoo, Brisbane

Wednesday 23 January – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne

Gary Clarke Jnr sideshows

Saturday 19 January – Factory Theatre, Sydney

Tuesday 22 January – Corner Hotel, Melbourne

Sleigh Bells sideshows, with DZ Deathrays

Saturday 19 January – Metro Theatre, Sydney

Wednesday 23 January – Billboard, Melbourne

Nicky Romeo sideshows

Friday 18 January – Marquee, Sydney

Saturday 19 January – King Street, Newcastle

Thursday 24 January – Apple, Adelaide

Friday 25 January – Billboard, Melbourne

Saturday 26 January – Platinum, Gold Coast

Sunday 27 January – Eatons Hill, Brisbane

Pretty Lights sideshows

Thursday 31 January – San Francisco Bathhouse, Wellington

Friday 1 February – The Studio, Auckland

Tickets for all Big Day Out sideshows go on Sale 9am Friday September 21 through

There are still tickets available to Big Day Out 2013.