Big Day Out 2013 Sideshows Announced

Things have been a bit quiet on the Big Day Out 2013 front lately…up until now!

Not one, not two, but a whopping SIX sideshows have been announced this morning, featuring acts on this year’s Red Hot Chili Peppers-fronted bill (unfortunately, they’re staying exclusive to the festival).

The Killers, Bloody Beetroots, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Band of Horses, Alabama Shakes and Crystal Castles will all be doing their own gigs in and around their appearances at the festival in January. A handful of these bands have also announced shows in New Zealand to make up for the festival no longer visiting the shaky isles.

Unfortunately, if you live in Perth or Adelaide you’re out of luck – all the sideshows are in the East Coast cities. And if you’re a fan of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and don’t live in Sydney, well, you’d better start hunting for some cheap flights.

There’s no word yet on whether there will be more sideshows announced from any of the other acts on the bill – but until then, this is a pretty fine collection to get us started.

All of the sideshows go on sale at 9am this Friday, September 21 at, so get planning!

The Killers – Big Day Out 2013 Sideshows:

Wednesday, January 16 – The Metro, Sydney

Tuesday, January 22 – The Palace, Melbourne

Crystal Castles – Big Day Out 2013 Sideshows:

Thursday, January 17 – The HiFi Bar, Sydney

Tuesday, January 22 – Billboard, Melbourne

Alabama Shakes – Big Day Out 2013 Sideshows:

Thursday, January 17 – The Metro, Sydney

Thursday, January 24 – The Forum Theatre, Melbourne

Band of Horses – Big Day Out 2013 Sideshows:

Tuesday, January 22 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney

Wednesday, January 23 – Palais Theatre, Melbourne

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Big Day Out 2013 Sideshows:

Tuesday, January 22 – The Metro, Sydney

Bloody Beetroots – Big Day Out Sideshows:

Saturday, January 19 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, with special guest Peking Duk

Tuesday, January 22 – Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane, with special guest Peking Duk

Thursday, January 24 – Palace Theatre, Melbourne, with special guest Generik

OFF! – Big Day Out Sideshows

Thursday 17 January – Annandale Hotel (18+)

Monday 21 January – The Zoo (18+)

Wednesday 23 January – The Corner Hotel (18+)

Animal Collective – Big Day Out Sideshows

Wednesday 16 January 2013 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney.

Wednesday 23 January 2013 – Palace Theatre, Melbourne.

Sleigh Bells – Big Day Out Sideshows

Saturday January 19 2013 – Metro Theatre, Sydney

Wednesday January 23 2013 – Melbourne Billboard The Venue

Tickets at

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