For 19 years, Adelaide’s Showgrounds have been home for the Big Day Out, but 2014 could see a change of scene for the event. A request from the festival to the Adelaide City Council could see Big Day Out move over to the 17-hectare Bonython Park.
The downside for Adelaide is that the entire area around the park will be closed to all but residents for the 2 weeks surrounding the festival as they settle in and bump out. The application will need to be approved and council members will be accepting feedback on the proposal from locals. If you live in the area you can have your say on the application until Tuesday, 16th July.
It’s not a big move, geographically speaking, given that the two locations are about 4km away from each other. The venue change would see Big Day Out follow in the footsteps of other festivals like Soundwave, Future Music Festival and Stereosonic.
Now, though, it looks as if those festivals will be moving to a $2.7 million council redevelopment west of Ellis Park at the Showgrounds, with Stereosonic the first to try out the new venue. Summadayze is also expected to make the switch from its usual digs of Rymill Park over to Bonython Park.
Earlier this month it was announced that BDO had secured a new location for the NZ leg, landing a 5-year deal with Western Springs Stadium. Prior to that, the event was given the boot from its Gold Coast home before announcing it will be taking place at Metricon Stadium.
(Via The Music Network)
Gallery: Big Day Out 2013 – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne 26/01/2013