Big Day Out 2012 Line-up – Special Guest Sets Announced

With just under a week to go before the festival, Big Day Out 2012 organisers have added some extra ‘special’ sets to the Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide line-ups. Four extra guest slots have been added from Grinspoon, Grind Time Now Australia (Rap Battles), Das Racist and The Living End.

You can view all the Big Day Out 2012 timetables and maps here.

Special Guests Sydney: Grinspoon

Thursday, 26 January, 2012 – Sydney Showgrounds

Essential Stage: 8.30pm – 9.20pm

The mighty Grinners will interrupt studio preproduction on their new album (expected to drop this year) to represent Australian indie rock at Big Day Out in Sydney for the honour, and competitive challenge, of playing the Essential Stage, going head to head with Soundgarden and Kanye West.

Special Guests Melbourne: Grind Time Now Australia

Sunday, 29 January, 2012 – Flemington Racecourse

Boiler Room: 12.20pm – 12.40pm

Grind Time Now Australia, a part of the world’s largest rap battle league – is heading to the Big Day Out for the first time.

Those who caught the sensational online clip of Melbourne rapper extraordinaire 360 versus Sydney lad Kerser earlier this month will know just what rap battles are all about.

Special Guests Adelaide: Das Racist

Friday, 3 February, 2012 – Adelaide Showground

Hot Produce Stage: 7.30pm – 8.15pm

Currently one of the hottest acts in hip hop, Das Racist are now making their way down to Adelaide to give SA fans a taste of what the New York Times called “actual chaos: a thrilling unreliability”. Don’t miss them!

Special Guests Adelaide: the Living End

Friday, 3 February, 2012 – Adelaide Showground

Skate Stage: 6.00pm – 6.45pm

You asked for it: after much petitioning from local fans, Big Day Out is proud to be welcoming The Living End back to Adelaide! The high-octane Melbourne trio will take to the Skate Stage in order to perform a special soundtrack to Tony Hawk’s BDO Vert Jam – very fitting, given their track End of the World was featured on the Tony Hawk Underground 2 skateboarding video game!

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