Big Day Out 2014 Kicks Off In Auckland: Setlists & Videos

Big Day Out 2014 has officially begun, with the festival taking over the New Zealand city of Auckland yesterday, 17th January. By all accounts a raging success, the event was the biggest Big Day Out Auckland had ever seen. Even Serj Tankian and Neil Finn were there, just to check it out.

We’ve compiled the setlists from a bunch of the festival’s most exciting acts to get you in the mood for the next two weeks of music as the festival moves through the Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth. So take a peek down below and see what’s heading your way.

Stay tuned to our Big Day Out 2014 Feed for all the latest as the festival-ing continues!

Watch: Pearl Jam – Black (Live at Big Day Out 2014 Auckland)


Seattle rockers Pearl Jam played a mammoth set which included material from their 2013 album Lightning Bolt, old classics such as Even Flow and Black, and a cover of The Who‘s Baba O’Riley to close out their second and final encore.

Pearl Jam Big Day Out 2014 Auckland Setlist
Friday, 17th January
Western Springs Stadium

Lightning Bolt
Mind Your Manners
Given to Fly
Brain of J.
Even Flow
Let the Records Play
Unthought Known
Save You
Habit (with Liam Finn)
Better Man


Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town
Why Go
State of Love and Trust

Encore 2

Baba O’Riley (The Who cover)


Canadian indie-rock heroes Arcade Fire performed a massive set spanning their entire discography, marking a fresh change from the Reflektor-heavy shows in late 2013. Fan favourites Keep The Car Running, Ready To Start and Wake Up are very pleasant surprises.

Arcade Fire Big Day Out 2014 Auckland Setlist
Friday, 17th January
Western Springs Stadium

Ready to Start
Flashbulb Eyes
Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
Joan of Arc
The Suburbs
The Suburbs (Continued)
Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
Normal Person
Keep The Car Running (with My Body Is A Cage intro)
Rebellion (Lies)
Here Comes The Night Time
Wake Up

Watch: Snoop Dogg – What’s My Name? (Live At Big Day Out 2014 Auckland)


Rapper Snoop Dogg performed the night of 16th January, prior to the festival’s first day, in a more intimate club show at The Powerstation. He performed material from his other pseudonym Snoop Lion, as well as two Dr Dre covers and Snoop classics Drop It Like It’s Hot and I Wanna Love You. According to the NZ Herald, the exact same set was played the next night at BDO.

Snoop Dogg Big Day Out 2014 Auckland Setlist
Thursday, 16th January
The Powerstation

Here Comes The King (Snoop Lion)
P.I.M.P. (50 Cent cover)
Ups & Downs
The Next Episode (Dr. Dre cover)
Gin & Juice
Nuthin’ but a “G” Thang (Dr. Dre cover)
Drop It Like It’s Hot
Who Am I? (What’s My Name?)
I Wanna Love You
Jump Around (House of Pain cover)
Young, Wild & Free (Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa feat. Bruno Mars cover)


Liam Gallagher (of Oasis fame) and his new band Beady Eye managed to squeeze in covers of Oasis’ Morning Glory and Rock’n’Roll Star, as well as The Rolling StonesGimme Shelter, amongst their own material. Oh the nostalgia…

Beady Eye Big Day Out 2014 Auckland Setlist
Friday, 17th January
Western Springs Stadium

Flick of the Finger
Four Letter Word
Soul Love
Second Bite of the Apple
Morning Glory (Oasis cover)
I’m Just Saying
Iz Rite
Shine a Light
Rock ‘n’ Roll Star (Oasis cover)
The Roller
Bring the Light
Gimme Shelter (The Rolling Stones cover)

Watch: The Lumineers – Ho Hey (Live at Big Day Out 2014 Auckland)


Californian alt-metal idols Deftones performed an ever-energetic set including hits such as Diamond Eyes and Change (In The House Of Flies).

Deftones Big Day Out 2014 Auckland Setlist
Friday, 17th January
Western Springs Stadium

Diamond Eyes
Rocket Skates
Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away)
My Own Summer (Shove It)
RX Queen
Swerve City
Change (In the House of Flies)
Engine No. 9
7 Words

Watch: Ghost – Year Zero (Live at Auckland Big Day Out 2014)


Swedish heavy metal act Ghost played an appropriately dark and ominous set which included a cover of Roky Erickson‘s If You Have Ghosts, which appears on their 2013 EP of the same name. Dave Grohl was not in attendance.

Ghost Big Day Out 2014 Auckland Setlist
Friday, 17th January
Western Springs Stadium

Per Aspera ad Inferi
Con Clavi Con Dio
Stand by Him
Prime Mover
If You Have Ghosts (Roky Erickson cover)
Year Zero
Monstrance Clock


Primus, the Californians responsible for the South Park theme song and some of the strangest rock/funk/prog the world has ever seen, helped fans reminisce with performances of all-time classics Jerry Was a Race Car Driver and polishing off wisely with the song everybody know, Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver.

Primus Big Day Out 2014 Auckland Setlist
Friday, 17th January
Western Springs Stadium

Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers
Groundhog’s Day
Over the Falls
Lee Van Cleef
Jilly’s on Smack
Jerry Was a Race Car Driver
My Name Is Mud
Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver

(All setlists sourced from

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