An eagle-eyed commuter has spotted a prematurely pasted poster advertising Big Day Out 2014 which not only reveals the dates for the festival but confirms that BDO will be hosting two events in Sydney next year as well as when we can expect the all-important lineup announcement.
This is either some savvy buzz-building, or someone at Big Day Out is getting their bum kicked in a major way today, as we weren’t expecting these details for some time. As seen below, the poster was spotted in Melbourne, underneath the rail bridge at Swan Street in Richmond, and our source snapped the image before the poster could be removed.
Leak, stuff-up or otherwise, the big news revealed is that there will be not one but TWO Big Day Outs in Sydney this year, a concept trialled in 2004, 2010 and 2011, the last of which saw Tool and Rammstein as headliners.
Another exciting detail is that Sydney Big Day Out will be returning to the Australia Day long weekend in 2014, after Melbourne hosted the festival on that date in 2013. Hopefully this means that once again Sydney will get their traditional Australia Day triple j’s Hottest 100 countdown on the big screen.
Two days for Sydney over Australia Day long weekend can only mean that Big Day Out are planning a major lineup for 2014, and the poster also reveals when we can expect the lineup announcement, said to be coming on 31st July.
So there you have it – we now know when to tune in for the lineup announce, and we know when we’ll be attending in 2014. All we need to know is who’s actually on the bill. Place your bets? Check out the full dates below.
UPDATE: Director of Marketing & PR for Big Day Out Johanna Greenway has issued a statement confirming the details on the poster are correct:
“Posters were to go up Monday – guess now we’ll put them up everywhere. But at least everyone knows to save the date for line-up announcement.”
UPDATE 2: The full lineup and details have been unveiled!
Big Day Out 2014 Lineup
Single day tickets – $185 + bf
Presale starts Thursday, 1st August through General Pants Co
Big Day Our Members Presale starts Friday, 2nd August through Big Day Out
General release tix on sale at the following times –
Gold Coast: 9am local time, Wednesday 7th August
Sydney x 2: 9am local time, Thursday 8th August
Melbourne, Adelaide & Perth: 9am local time, Friday 9th August
Dates and venues:
Friday, 17th January
Western Springs Stadium, Auckland
Sunday, 19th January
Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast
Friday, 24th January
Melbourne, Flemington Racecourse
Sunday, 26th January
Sydney, Sydney Showgrounds
Monday, 27th January
Sydney, Sydney Showgrounds
Friday, 31st January
Adelaide, Bonython Park
Sunday, 2nd February
Perth, Claremont Showgrounds