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Big Day Out 2013 Sydney – Live Updates

Written by Mike Hohnen on 18th January, 2013

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Big Day Out 2013 has officially kicked off, and it couldn’t have done so in a finer form, with a sold-out crowd all gathering under the glorious sun at Sydney Showgrounds. It’s going to be a hot one, my fellow Big Day Outers, but with a hat, some sunscreen, good walking shoes, and a rough plan – you’re good to go.

As usual, Music Feeds will be on location providing you with all the coolest shit as it happens. We will be pumping out interviews, live reviews, and photos throughout the day.

With a lineup that goes along the lines of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Killers, Animal Collective, Childish Gambino, and of course The Red Hot Chili Peppers, you know things are going to get awesome, very quickly – so stay tuned.

22:41

Looks like we’ve got our last one for the night now. Band jump in to some improv jamming as they finish it up. “We’re living a fucking dream right now.. this is the reason why we keep playing music…. we fucking love you guys….. SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC!”

- Mike

22:33

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Next up is Oldie “Give It Away”. Crowd failing to do the giveitawaygiveitawaygitawaynow thing that Kiedis does with his voice. Probably 10x harder when you’ve had a few beers.

- Mike

22:28

Kiedis dedicates the next song to “Tom”. Soul to Squeeze.

- Mike

22:25

ENCORE! HIGHER GROUND! Incredible energy going around as they start ripping in to it.

- Mike

22:21

Crowd are calling “One More Song! One More Song!”

- Mike

22:19

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Anthony Kiedis wraps it up by saying “thanks for the smells and the smiles”. Crowd want more! WE WANT MORE! WE WANT MORE!

- Mike

22:16

Flea’s bass is going absolutely mental on “By The Way”. You just can’t appreciate his technique until you see it live. He’s just a blur.

- Mike

22:08

Another sing along with Californication. Crowd get swaying with this tune.

- Mike

22:00

Band jump Straight in to “Look Around”. Girl infront of us drops her drink so she can bust in to a two step.

- Mike

21:55

Here comes the Under The Bridge Intro. Crowd knows whats coming. Kiedis’ heartfelt lyrics helped by a choir of voices.

- Mike

21:48

Funking it up a bit now. Newer track The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie gets everyone bouncing.

- Mike

21:44

Throw Away Your Television is next up. Crowd are fist pumping in the air everytime “Throw away your television” lyric comes up.

- Mike

21:41

Pulling out the David Bowie Cover! What In The World. The band spoke earlier today about learning this song for the shows and how it took them back to the earlier days of practicing new material together.

- Mike

21:36

Flea’s Bass antics leads us in to Can’t Stop, everyones singing along. Most interactive song so far.

- Mike

21:29

Factory Of Faith!

- Mike

21:24

Just started playing the riff to Snow (Hey Oh) Crowd Just Roared!

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- Mike

21:18

It’s Californication time! Scar Tissue… Awesome band, still missing John a little though :(

21:13

Around The World! – Crowd is going mental!

- Mike

21:11

Red Hot Chili Peppers are on stage! first up some I’m With You

- Mike

20:42

The Killers covering Don’t Dream It’s Over by Crowded House – Red Hot Chili Peppers up soon!

- Marc

20:00pm

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Storm brewing over Big Day Out as The Killers take the stage – Jenny Was Friend of Mine! Boom!

19:54pm

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Alabama Shakes provide a soulful sunset

- Marc

19:46pm

Video Interview – Delta Spirit

19:37pm

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Something For Numbers shut down Red Stage with ‘Bright Eyes’

- Marc

19:29pm

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Gold Lion – brings the people together

- Marc

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19:02pm

Video Interview – Every Time I Die

18:57pm

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The time tested greatness of OFF! Is unveiling before our eyes on the Green Stage. Someone clearly forgot to tell these guys their age as they rock out with more energy than those half their age. Watch and learn modes This is real punk rock.

- Mike

18:43pm

PHOTOS: Thy Art Is Murder

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18:36pm

PHOTOS – Vampire Weekend

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18:27pm

Video Interview – Jeff The Brotherhood

18:12pm

PHOTOS: Childish Gambino

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Holy shit, have you seen Childish Gambino live before? Well…I know most people haven’t but this is something you have to add to your buck list. You know the violins and drums you hear in his tracks? They’re live with him on stage. Same with the guitar. Gambino recreates his tracks in a note for note manner in a live setting and the dudes natural showmanship and obvious excitment ooze through the speakers. There is a certain je ne sais quoi about Donald Glover that you have to see to understand. Life made.

- Mike

Childish Gambino – Video interview

17:38

PHOTOS – Death Grips

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17:27pm

PHOTOS – Band Of Horses

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17:02pm

Video Interview – Vampire Weekend

16:47

Chow Town!

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16:32pm

PHOTOS – Grinspoon

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16:10

Video Interview – Toucan

16:01

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Gary Clark Jr. bringing The Blues to BDO. Keep an eye out on Feeds for an exclusive performance

- Marc

15:54pm

Interviewing Childish Gambino backstage – Video up soon!

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15:48pm

PHOTOS – Good Heavens

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15:43pm

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Chance Waters conducting a sing-along on the Red Stage before his interview with Music Feeds

- Marc

15:06

PHOTOS – Against Me!

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The outrageous heat is so much mote bearable when your watching Against Me. Compressor Head wrapped up their set type thing then bam ‘hello, Sydney’, and shit got awesome. Very quickly. Laura Jane Grace sure has a thing for hitting her mouth on mics!

- Mike

15:02pm

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A little cloud cover offers some mercy as Delta Spirit rule the Green Stage. Feeds will be chatting with the band backstage at BDO when the weather’s more civilised…

- Marc

14:34pm

PHOTOS – Hunting Grounds

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Playing the Vans Essential stage, Hunting Grounds seemed to have drawn the biggest crowd of the day, whether that be because of the impact of the bands debut album In Hindsight, or to escape the sun – probably a mix of both but hey, everyone’s loving the ambient vibe of Hunting Grounds genre hopping sensibilities.

- Mike

14:22pm

PHOTOS – The Medics

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14:01pm

Shade and Sampologym Feeds’ favourite AV DJ rocks the Boiler Room.

- Marc

13:43

PHOTOS – Every Time I Die

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Every time I die. The Cadillac’s of southern hardcore and absolute showmen. They ain’t gonna let no heatwave ruin their good time, they were wearing jackets for frying out loud! These guys are animals, throwing guitars around like no bodies business, this is the show to be at right now at BDO Sydney.

- Mike

13:30

Deep Sea Arcade has some bodies groovin despite the intense heat.

- Marc

13:20pm

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Melbourne boys ME are now officially on stage. The huge wall of guitar sound and impossible vocals are a dead giveaway, as is the massive backdrop behind them. As the crowd huddle to make the most of what little shade there is, the band unleashing. 400 points to the frontman for getting that guitar plugged in in time, that was a close one!

P.S dead set saw someone wearing a beanie. That’s ballsy.

- Mike

13:06

Robots battle it in a game of basketball…

- Marc

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12:49pm

Django Unchained Misting Station – That’s how to market to your target Audience…

- Marc

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12:40pm

PHOTOS – Fishing

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Blue Mountain fella’s Fishing are officially warming up The Red Stage at Big Day Out 2013, though they won’t need much help with this weather, am I right?

- Mike

12:35pm

The barn burning Avalanche City heat things up… Even more

- Marc

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12:25pm

Hipsters in the mist…

- Marc

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12:10pm

PHOTOS: House VS. Hurricane

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House Vs Hurricane’s loyal followers stood stoically at the foot of Orange stage, difant of the elements, determined to get a good spot for the show. And at the stoke of 12, the band took to the stage, guitars in hand and the pit was officially open. I’m sweating just watching these kids throwing down, surely getting burnt but HvH are too good to look away.

- Mike

12:03pm

Problem solved, crowd erupts!

- Marc

11:55am

Boiler Room breakdown – Nina Las Vegas battling technical difficulties. Requesting. New Decks

- Marc

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11:30am

Toucan sweating it out on the Green Stage already

- Marc

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10:00am

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