Big Day Out 2nd lineup, changes to Perth and Adelaide

After weeks of forum conjecture and ill-informed bets, we can finally confirm just who will be joining the likes of Soundgarden, Kanye West and Kasabian at Big Day Out 2012.

Heading up the second lineup is Noel Gallagher, making his first trip to Australia as a solo artist to show off tunes from his album High Flying Birds – which was (somewhat controversially) described by its FasterLouder reviewer as “something quite magnificent, potentially his best songwriting since the first two Oasis records.” According to NZ radio station 95bFM, Gallagher will also perform at least ”…eight Oasis tracks during the set.”

Yesterday Big Day Out confirmed triple j Unearthed bands for each city, which included three FL Playlisters – King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard (Melbourne), Dune Rats (Gold Coast) and The Growl (Perth) along with Honey Pies (Adelaide) and Underlights (Sydney)

Changes to Perth, Adelaide and Auckland

There is also some huge changes announced for Perth, Adelaide and Auckland. In 2012 these events in these cities will be downsized to four stages – “The original Big Day Out + Boiler Room”

In Adelaide that means Kanye West, The Living End and Mariachi El Bronx will no longer be performing.

The Perth event has moved to Brownes Stadium and Kanye West, Hilltop Hoods and The Living End will not be performing.

Auckland Big Day Out has already been forced to cancel Odd Future and now Kanye won’t be playing either. According to NZ radio station 95bFM, the main stage will no longer have a a D barrier but the festival capacity will remain the same.

Punters who have already purchased tickets for Perth, Adelaide or Auckland will get a $20 merch voucher and have been given two options if unhappy – they can exchange their tickets for a ticket in any other city or get a refund until 30th November.

Update: Big Day Out promoter has also explained the reasons for the decision in an interview with triple j’s Hack.

The 2nd Big Day Out 2012 lineup

Noel Gallagher

Nero (Boiler Room headliner)

The Vaccines


Art Vs Science


Das Racist*


Cavalera Conspiracy

Miss Kittin*

Abbe May,

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis*



Papa Vs Pretty*

Amity Affliction*

King Cannons*


Calling All Cars*


Tonite Only

Shock One


DJ Sir-Vere & Nick D^




Cairo Knife Fight

I Am Giant

The Adults

Mt Eden Dubstep


Midnight Youth

Parkway Drive (already part of 1st BDO lineup, now added to NZ lineup)

*East Cost only (Das Racist also playing in NZ)

^New Zealand only

Unearthed bands:

Dune Rates – Gold Coast

Underlights – Sydney

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard

Honey Pies – Adelaide

The Growl – Perth

Friday 20th January – Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland

Sunday 22nd January – Parklands, Gold Coast

Thursday 26th January – Showgrounds, Sydney

Sunday 29th January – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne

Friday 3rd February – Showgrounds, Adelaide

Sunday 5th February- Brownes Stadium, Perth (new venue)