Big Day Out 2014: Dates and lineup announcement

Big Day Out have been forced to announce their dates early after an event poster accidentally went up early. According to the poster, we can also expect the first lineup announcement on Wednesday, July 31.

The posters were supposed to go up Monday, but one was sneakily accidentally put up early underneath an overpass on Swan Street in the Melbourne suburb of Richmond. The Big Day Out’s director of marketing and PR Johanna Greenway confirmed the dates to “Posters were to go up Monday – guess now we’ll put them up everywhere. But at least everyone knows to save the date for line-up announcement,” she said.

Next year’s Big Day Out will kick off on Friday, January 17 in Auckland at its new home at Western Springs, a natural amphitheatre in the inner-city suburb of Grey Lynn. The site, which has hosted the likes of Foo Fighters AC/DC over the years, has space for three stages and 50,000 punters. It’ll next travel to the Gold Coast (January 19), Melbourne (January 24), Sydney (January 26 and 27), Adelaide (January 31) and Perth (February 2). The Gold Coast’s Metricon Stadium appears to be the only venue locked in, with Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth all listed as TBC.

Speaking to FL this afternoon Greenway said more information will be revealed on Monday, including announce times and on-sale information.


Big Day Out 2014 dates:

Friday, January 17- Western Springs, Auckland

Sunday, January 19 – Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast

Friday, January 24 – Venue TBC, Melbourne

Sunday, January 26-27 – Venue TBC, Sydney

Monday, January 27 – Venue TBC, Sydney

Friday, January 31 – Venue TBC, Adelaide

Sunday, February 2 – Venue TBC, Perth