Big Day Out 2012 – Melbourne: Set Times, Maps + Transport

The Big Day Out Festival will come to Melbourne tomorrow and you can view set times, maps, and transport information below.

It’s been a bumpy ride for the Big Day Out organisers in 2012, ticket sales were atrocious in New Zealand and BDO staff reportedly attacked a channel 7 cameraman at the Gold Coast Big Day out. On top of that Kanye West’s set was also delayed for 45 minutes in GC and Sound Garden’s Chris Cornell blamed the BDO production crew.

Things came good in Sydney however, the rain cleared early in the day and 47,000 punters turned out at Homebush stadium and the majority were impressed by Kanye’s epic performance.

Big Day Out Melbourne Map

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Big Day Out 2012 Melbourne Set Times

Converse Green Stage

Hunting Grounds – 11:00pm – 11:40pm

Noel Gallagher – 9:00pm – 10:00pm

Foster The People – 7:40pm – 8:30pm

Regurgitator – 6:20pm – 7:10pm

Architecture In Helsinki – 5:00pm – 5:50pm

Kimbra – 3:45pm – 4:30pm

The Getaway – 2:30pm – 3:15pm

Best Coast – 1:15pm – 2:00pm

Papa Vs Pretty – 12:00pm – 12:45pm

Boiler Room

T-Rek – 11:30pm – 12:15am

Nero – 10:00pm – 11:00pm

ShockOne – 9:00pm – 10:00pm

Art vs. Science – 8:00pm – 9:00pm

Tonight – 7:15pm – 8:00pm

Girl Talk – 6:15pm – 7:15pm

Bassnectar – 5:15pm – 6:15pm

RÖYKSOPP – 4:15pm – 5:15pm

Miss Kittin – 3:15pm – 4:15pm

Odd Future – 2:30pm – 3:15pm

NAYSAYER AND GILSUN – 1:45pm – 2:30pm

Blue Juice – 1:00pm – 1:45pm

MZRIZK – 12:40pm – 1:00pm

Essential Stage

Cavalera Conspiracy – 8:30pm – 9:30pm

Drapht – 7:10pm – 8:00pm

Battles – 5:50pm – 6:40pm

Faker – 4:30pm – 5:15pm

Amity Affliction – 3:15pm – 4:00pm

The Vaccines – 2:00pm – 2:45pm

Cage the Elephant – 12:45pm – 1:30pm

Calling All Cars – 11:30am – 12:15pm

Orange Stage

Soundgarden – 7:15pm – 8:30pm

My Chemical Romance – 5:15pm – 6:15pm

Hilltop Hoods – 3:20pm – 4:15pm

Boy & Bear – 1:45pm – 2:30pm

Frenzal Rhomb – 12:20pm – 1:00pm

Abbe May – 11:00am – 11:40am

Blue Stage

Kanye West – 8:30pm – 10:00pm

Kasabian – 6:15pm – 7:15pm

The Living End – 4:15pm – 5:15pm

The Jezabels – 2:30pm – 3:20pm

Parkway Drive – 1:00pm – 1:45pm

Stonefield – 11:40am – 12:20pm

Hot Produce

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis – 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Mariachi el Bronx – 5:45pm – 6:30pm

Das Racist – 4:30pm – 5:15pm

King Cannons – 3:15pm – 4:00pm


Snakadaktal – 1:00pm – 1:40pm

BONJAH – 12:00pm – 12:40pm

My School Band winner – 11:00am – 11:40am

Big Day Out 2012 – Melbourne Transport Infomation

The best way to get to Big Day Out is by train!

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Extra trains and trams have been scheduled to make sure you and your mates can travel to and from Flemington Racecourse easily and safely. Don’t forget you’ll need a valid Metcard or myki to travel to the event.


Trains will run to a Sunday timetable. So make sure you plan your journey ahead of time and work out which train you’ll be catching home. Special trains will leave from Flinders Street Station (platforms 8 and 9) from 9.30am. Trains will stop at Southern Cross and North Melbourne stations and then run express to Flemington Racecourse. Trains stop at the same stations to get you home.

Last train to the city from Flemington departs at 11.35pm.


Trams will run to a Sunday timetable with extra trams running to and from the racecourse. Extra trams displaying route 57a will run from the corner of Flinders and Elizabeth streets (tram stop 1) to Flemington Racecourse on Epsom Road (tram stop 29). Passengers can also take Route 57 trams to and from the event.

Last trams to the city depart at approx midnight.


Bus Route 472 runs every 50 minutes on Sunday from Williamstown via Footscray to Moonee Ponds and stops at Flemington Racecourse. To check bus timetables and route maps visit or call 131 638.

Last bus to Moonee Ponds departs at approximately 10.12pm.

Last bus to Williamstown departs at approximately 9.36pm.

V/Line trains and coaches

For music lovers coming to Melbourne from regional areas V/Line trains and coaches will run to a Sunday timetable. Visit or call 136 196 for service information.

* All subject to change

TAXI/Parent drop OFF

There are two designated drop off areas with access via the Main Entrance. One located ON CORNER OF UNION ROAD AND EPSOM ROAD FOR NORTHERN SUBURBS and the CITY SIDE POINT located AT MEMBERS DRIVE on Epsom Road (west side). Please note that no U turns will be allowed along Epsom Road and both Duncan and Wisewould Streets will be closed to traffic during the event.

TAXI/Parent pick-up

Please note that post event, pick up will not be possible on Epsom Road as this will be closed to traffic. The pick-up areas will be CORNER OF EPSOM AND LANGS ROAD (NEAR SHOWGROUNDS and on the city side of Racecourse Road NEAR THE ROUNDABOUT.


There is limited car parking available in the vicinity of Big Day Out and it is advisable to use public transport where possible. All of the local streets will be designated as “Permit Zone” only on the day of the event and parking restrictions will be heavily enforced so don’t risk getting a fine. If you must drive, provisions have been made at the Showgrounds for public parking but spaces are limited and the cost will be $15 per car. Entry to the Showgrounds car park is via Langs Road. Entry to the Big Day Out is via the Showgrounds tunnel.

Wheelchair access

All Epsom Rd and Railway Gates are accessible.

Chartered Bus Parking

Is available at Melbourne Showgrounds carpark – enter Gate 7, Leonard Crescent, cost: $30.00

Big Day Out goers arriving by:

Train – make your way down Hill Road and enter via Railway Gate

Tram – enter via Epsom Road gate

Accessible car parking available within Melbourne Showgrounds RASV car park, once parked travel through Showgrounds tunnel and into site via Railway Entrance.

For more public transport timetables and information: visit or call Metlink on 131 638

Sunday, 29 January, 2012 – Flemington Racecourse

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