Big Day Out 2014: Lineup, tickets, dates

The dates may’ve leaked last week, but some more details about next year’s Big Day Out have been released by organisers today. Here’s what we know so far:

The lineup

“The Big Day Out lineup to end all Big Day Out lineups.” This is what organisers promise when they unveil the Big Day Out 2014 lineup on Wednesday, July 31, 8pm (AEST). Big Day Out CEO Adam Zammit dropped some hints over the weekend on Twitter, revealing there’ll be three headliners; two of which have never played an Australian festival before.

Meanwhile, promoter Ken West has been dropping clues about the lineup, telling The Music that neither Kanye West, Jay-Z nor Neil Young are among those three headliners, but to nonetheless expect big things. “I was hoping for one ‘White Whale’, managed to get two and ended up with three,” he said.


The dates

Auckland: Friday, January 17

Gold Coast: Sunday, January 19

Melbourne: Friday, January 24

Sydney: Sunday, January 26

Sydney: Monday, January 27

Adelaide: Friday, January 31

Perth: Sunday, February 2


Tickets are $185 all-inclusive; a $20 rise on last year. Limited souvenir tickets will be available via a presale at General Pants stores from Thursday, August 1, while the membership presale commences on August 2 at 9am via the Big Day Out website. Click here to become a member.

General public on-sale dates:

Gold Coast: Wednesday, August 7, 9am (local time)

Sydney x 2: Thursday, August 8, 9am (local time)

Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth: Friday, August 10 (local time)

The venues

To accommodate their trio of headliners, Big Day Out organisers have confirmed “three new venues, a new design for you to fall in love with plus all the additional bells and whistles that make the Big Day Out unique”. The Gold Coast leg of the festival has shifted from the Parklands to Metricon Stadium (home of the mighty Suns), while the Auckland Big Day Out has a 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.

(Photo via Doubtful Sounds)