Perth locals holding Big Day Out 2013 tickets can breath a little easier today. Following the latest drama surrounding the prominent festival’s WA venue, top dog Ken West has declared that organisers will be “bringing the full show” to the city next year.
A recent new ministerial ruling was skewed in favour of Claremont locals, who have been up in arms about the return of the event to Claremont Showgrounds. Rather than scrapping the show altogether, The Department of Environment and Conservation offered a compromise that the event can stay, if it finishes an hour early.
The loss of that hour would seriously impact people’s opportunity to catch headlining acts. It wasn’t a total dog move, however, as they did offer that the event starts an hour earlier.
In response, Ken West has issued a statement re-assuring punters, officially announcing that “We are reviewing the Minister’s ruling after receiving a written copy late yesterday. We are working with all stakeholders including venue, transport, police and State government to address the public safety and transport issues that have arisen from the Minister’s decision and are prioritising those issues first. We look forward to bringing the full show to Perth on 28 January.”
So stay tuned for updates on how they plan on implementing the above, but it’s looking as though Perth will be able to catch their headliners.