Deftones, Hives announce Big Day Out 2014 sideshows

Big Day Out have announced another round of sideshows including headline dates for Blur replacements The Hives and Deftones, as well as two special performances by mysterious Swedish metal band Ghost.

Festival headliner Pearl Jam are exclusive to the Big Day Out, but Arcade Fire, The Lumineers, and Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion) have all announced Big Day Out festival sideshows for 2014. There are also club dates for Major Lazer, Primus, Grouplove, CSS, Mac Miller, Toro y Moi, Portugal The Man, and The 1975.



Deftones last toured Australia in March, playing a well-considered selection of songs from their Adrenaline days right up to their most recent Koi No Yokan, with strong representation from Around the Fur and Diamond Eyes. They’ll play a solitary sideshow in Sydney.

Tuesday, January 28 – UNSW Roundhouse, Sydney

The Hives

Swedish garage-rock heroes and the self-proclaimed “greatest live band in the world” are no strangers to Australia – in fact they toured here just last year. You’ll witness sublime showmanship, blistering rock’n’roll, and the manic antics of frontman Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist. There’s a reason why they’re one of the 50 bands you need to see before you die.

Tuesday, January 21 – 170 Russell (formerly Billboard), Melbourne


Papa Emeritus II and his Nameless Ghouls will bring their brand of “infinitely soul-nourishing” metal to Melbourne and Sydney. They’ll be playing songs from their second album Infestissumam and their most recent, If You Have Ghost, which was produced by none other than Dave Ghoul Grohl.

Wednesday January 22 – The Hi Fi, Melbourne

Tuesday, January 28 – The Hi Fi, Sydney