Big Day Out 2015

  • Big Day Out’s US Owners Say They Inherited A Broken Festival
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    Big Day Out’s US Owners Say They Inherited A Broken Festival

    The future of the Big Day Out is looking more and more uncertain, especially as its fate now rests solely in the hands of an American corporation. What is known for certain is that the festival will not return this year, in the wake of huge financial losses in 2014. This week, the festival’s US

  • Future Big Day Out Festivals Could Be East Coast Only
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    Future Big Day Out Festivals Could Be East Coast Only

    Whether or not it goes ahead is still in question but if the Big Day Out festival returns in 2016 it is likely to be an East Coast and Auckland only affair, according to promoter AJ Maddah. Maddah made the comment on Twitter in response to a question of whether there were any “murmurs’ of

  • AJ Maddah Went To Town On Vivian Lees Last Night
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    AJ Maddah Went To Town On Vivian Lees Last Night

    Soundwave promoter AJ Maddah has hit back voraciously at former Big Day Out chief Vivian Lees on Twitter today, following Lees’ criticism of Maddah’s handling of the Big Day Out during an appearance on triple j‘s Hack. In his extraordinary comments, Maddah accuses “sociopathic” and “evil” Lees of profiting from the death of a 16

  • What Now For Soundwave?
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    What Now For Soundwave?

    UPDATE 20/08/14: The Soundwave Festival 2015 lineup has arrived! Full details here. With the situation surrounding the future of the Big Day Out and promoter AJ Maddah‘s role in it now a little clearer, questions are being asked about Maddah’s flagship event, Soundwave. In particular, what kind of impact the events of the past few

  • AJ Maddah Needs “A Dollar” For BDO v2.0
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    AJ Maddah Needs “A Dollar” For BDO v2.0

    Following the news that festival promoter AJ Maddah had sold his stake in the Big Day Out, Maddah has insisted to triple j‘s Hack that he will still be involved in the running of the Big Day Out which he says will return in 2016, though in what capacity remains unclear. “The essential of the

  • Vivian Lees Calls AJ Maddah A “Mega-Dickhead”
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    Vivian Lees Calls AJ Maddah A “Mega-Dickhead”

    Vivian Lees has hit out at Soundwave promoter AJ Maddah‘s handling of the Big Day Out, which Lees co-founded in 1992. During an appearance on Triple J‘s Hack, Lees, who previously criticised Maddah’s management style, mourned the cancellation of Big Day Out 2015. “[It] doesn’t surprise me after the way that it ran last year,”

  • AJ Maddah Working On Big Day Out 2016 Already
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    AJ Maddah Working On Big Day Out 2016 Already

    UPDATE 7:50pm AEST 26/06/14: AJ Maddah says he needs “a dollar” to buy back in to the Big Day Out, but many questions are left unanswered. Details here. AJ Maddah says he is already working on Big Day Out 2016. Earlier today, C3 Presents, who now own 100 percent of the iconic Australian festival, confirmed

  • Big Day Out’s Year Off Due To “Shortage Of Headliners”
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    Big Day Out’s Year Off Due To “Shortage Of Headliners”

    NEWS: Big Day Out co-founder calls AJ Maddah “a mega-dickhead” — full details here! Now ex-director and co-owner of Big Day Out AJ Maddah says the festival’s scrapped 2015 instalment is due to a “shortage of headliners on cycle this year.” Earlier today, it was confirmed by the new owners of the event, C3 Presents,

  • No Big Day Out 2015 “Anywhere In Australia”: Report
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    No Big Day Out 2015 “Anywhere In Australia”: Report

    UPDATE 7:52am AEST 26/05/14: New owners C3 Presents have confirmed Big Day Out 2015 has been cancelled – details here. After Music Feeds broke the news earlier today that AJ Maddah has stepped down as director of the Big Day Out and transferred over his stake to US company C3 Presents, reports have now surfaced

  • Milky Chance Tease January Festival Tour
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    Milky Chance Tease January Festival Tour

    German duo Milky Chance say that they’re looking at heading our way early next year to showcase songs from their debut album Sadnecessary. Speaking recently to The Doctor on Triple J Drive, songwriter Clemens Rehbein said the pair are eyeing festivals in January to make their debut. Clemens said fans will be able to hear

  • Eminem, Beck, Outkast & More to Headline 2014 Austin City Limits
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    Eminem, Beck, Outkast & More to Headline 2014 Austin City Limits

    Prestigious US music festival and sister festival to Australia’s Big Day Out, Austin City Limits, has revealed its diverse set of headlining acts for the 13th instalment of the festival, giving some clues as to who we might expect to grace the stages at the yet-to-be-confirmed 2015 Big Day Out. This year’s Austin event will

  • Will Big Day Out Adelaide Be Cancelled Next?
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    Will Big Day Out Adelaide Be Cancelled Next?

    Following the long-suspected and recently confirmed news that Big Day Out will not be returning to Perth, festival promoter AJ Maddah has raised doubts over the future of the Adelaide leg of the show. As FasterLouder point out, this morning, Maddah responded to a question from a Twitter follower about whether the BDO would return

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