Big Day Out 2014 Sideshows

  • Arcade Fire
 – Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney 28/01/14
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    Arcade Fire
 – Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney 28/01/14

    Arcade Fire completely embody the tangible energy and rhythmic pulse of their live show: confetti, colourful outfits, an ever changing number of people on (and sometimes off) stage, even some momentary twerking – they’re a sort of portable càrnivale. Prior to the group’s Big Day Out sideshow in Sydney, frontman Win Butler told Music Feeds:

  • Vista Chino, Gay Paris – Metro Theatre, Sydney 28/01/14
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    Vista Chino, Gay Paris – Metro Theatre, Sydney 28/01/14

    Kyuss were forced to change their name to Kyuss Lives! and again to Vista Chino following a lawsuit filed by former members Josh Homme and Scott Reeder, but it hasn’t changed a thing. There was really no question if the recent legal hassles had slowed the band. Their new album, Peace, harks back to the

  • The 1975 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney 27/01/2014
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    The 1975 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney 27/01/2014

    For years now, Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory has harboured the best emerging local and international talent. Last night was no exception, as British indie-pop outfit The 1975 continued their maiden voyage across Australia, having already reached sizeable commercial success within Europe. The sold-out venue was already fogging up before the band even appeared. Dressed like

  • Grouplove – Metro Theatre, Sydney 25/01/14
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    Grouplove – Metro Theatre, Sydney 25/01/14

    Grouplove epitomise summer so it’s appropriate that the six piece Californian band is here for the notoriously hot Big Day Out – a staple of Australia’s warmer months. Saturday night was a colder-than-average night for a Sydney January but inside the Metro Theatre it was boiling. The band entered the stage in a questionable, genre-bending

  • The Lumineers – Palace Theatre, Melbourne 23/01/14
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    The Lumineers – Palace Theatre, Melbourne 23/01/14

    With the 1980s throwback fluoro onesies of the late 2000s making way for the 1880s throwback checked shirts and suspenders of the past few years, the folk-rock-revival, or ‘Mumfordism’ to coin a phrase, shows no signs of abating. After seven years of plodding along the US tour scene, Colorado outfit The Lumineers are starting to

  • Snoop Dogg – Palace Theatre, Melbourne 22/01/14
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    Snoop Dogg – Palace Theatre, Melbourne 22/01/14

    Snoop Dogg had a rocky start to his Australian tour, following a call by a women’s group to revoke the legendary rapper’s visa. They claimed that his lyrics glorify violence against women and as such, could potentially constitute legal grounds for termination of his visa. However, the 2500 signatures gathered were not enough to keep

  • The Hives – 170 Russell, Melbourne 21/01/14
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    The Hives – 170 Russell, Melbourne 21/01/14

    As the travelling circus of the Big Day Out rolls across the country, one of the festivals must-see acts took some time to play an intimate sideshow at the venue formerly known as Billboard. Sweden’s favourite tuxedo-wearing, energy-sapping, hyper-realistic 5-piece The Hives were due to grace us with their presence barely 12 months since their

  • Vista Chino Big Day Out Sideshows Announced
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    Vista Chino Big Day Out Sideshows Announced

    Does Kyuss sound as sweet by any other name? We’re about to find out, with Vista Chino, aka John Garcia, Nick Oliveri and Brant Bjork, joined by Bruno Fevery, dropping sideshow dates for Sydney and Melbourne while they’re in town to play the Big Day Out 2014. These Californian desert legends came back together in

  • Ghost Big Day Out Sideshows Announced
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    Ghost Big Day Out Sideshows Announced

    Fans eagerly awaiting the reverent antics of Ghost needn’t wait any longer, with the band announcing via Facebook that they will play two club dates in Sydney and Melbourne as sideshows to their Big Day Out 2014 appearance. AJ Maddah initially told fans the clergymen would only make a Melbourne sideshow appearance, tweeting back in

  • The 1975 Big Day Out Sideshows
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    The 1975 Big Day Out Sideshows

    Hailing from Manchester, The 1975 took their name from an inscription in a book of Beat poetry. The band took that poetic thread and channeled it into one of 2013’s most lauded indie releases and now the boys have announced they will be playing a short run of Big Day Out 2014 sideshows. This Mancunian

  • Toro Y Moi & Portugal. The Man Big Day Out Sideshows
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    Toro Y Moi & Portugal. The Man Big Day Out Sideshows

    Two of the most highly anticipated and progressive acts on the Big Day Out 2014 lineup, Toro Y Moi and Portugal. The Man, have announced they will perform together at two sideshows in Melbourne and Sydney, making for what may be the most talked about gigs of the summer. Toro Y Moi is chill-wave bedroom

  • Grouplove & CSS Big Day Out Sideshows
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    Grouplove & CSS Big Day Out Sideshows

    Grouplove and CSS have announced that they have joined forces to bring fans a Big Day Out 2014 sideshow that will leave their endocrine systems dangerously low on endorphins and their pores drowning in sweat when the two play shows in Melbourne and Sydney this January. Joyous indie-pop five-piece Grouplove kicked off the year with

  • The Lumineers Big Day Out Sideshows
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    The Lumineers Big Day Out Sideshows

    If 2013 is anything to go by, 2014 is going to be absolutely massive for Denver folk revivalists The Lumineers, who have today announced that as well as gracing us with their presence at the Big Day Out, they’ll be giving us some BDO sideshow action in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Score! The trio absolutely

  • Primus Big Day Out Sideshow
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    Primus Big Day Out Sideshow

    San Francisco’s finest, the one and only Primus, are heading our way for the Big Day Out 2014 and now they’ve announced a total wet dream for fans of the Les Claypool-led outfit, with the trio set to play a special Sydney one-off sideshow, An Evening With Primus. The word ‘unique’ gets bandied about a

  • Major Lazer, Flosstradamus Big Day Out Sideshows
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    Major Lazer, Flosstradamus Big Day Out Sideshows

    Major Lazer and Flosstradamus are teaming up for three BDO 2014 sideshows in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, and for one night only they’ll be joined by none other than Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion in what is set to be one of the loosest sideshows so far announced. Fans of Snoop are certainly getting the

  • Snoop Dogg, Mac Miller Big Day Out Sideshows
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    Snoop Dogg, Mac Miller Big Day Out Sideshows

    Snoop Doggy Dogg, aka Snoop Lion, aka Snoopzilla, aka Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr will be rocking our world at the Big Day Out 2014 but if you want to make sure you catch every incarnation of the man, you’ll be at his three BDO sideshows which also feature support slots from Major Lazer, Flosstradamus and

  • Mudhoney Confirm East Coast Big Day Out Sideshows
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    Mudhoney Confirm East Coast Big Day Out Sideshows

    Earlier this week, news broke that grunge progenitors and independent rock and roll legends Mudhoney would be playing a string of East Coast sideshows, in conjunction with their spot on the Big Day Out 2014 tour, and the band themselves have now confirmed this glorious news! Bearing influence over everyone from Nirvana to The Datsuns,

  • Big Day Out 2014 Sideshow Details
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    Big Day Out 2014 Sideshow Details

    The release of the second lineup round for Big Day Out 2014 has boosted the lineup to 45 acts and brought names like Primus, The Drones, CSS, and Bluejuice into the fold. The question now remains: who will be playing sideshows and who’ll be restricting their energy to the festival dates? After a curious fan

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