Big Day Out 2014 Lineup Second Announcement Coming Next Month

Whether you snapped up your BDO tickets in the last few days, or are waiting for more news before committing, you’ll be happy to know that Big Day Out have confirmed that their second 2014 lineup announcement is just around the corner.

BDO CEO Adam Zammit has revealed to anxious punters on Twitter that the second lot of names should be coming “mid September”, meaning you should have around four weeks to decide whether it’s worth the risk of the event selling out before you decide to get your arse into gear.

Director Ken West told Music Feeds at the official Big Day Out 2014 launch party that the entire bill would comprise of something like 45 acts, meaning that there’s potentially another 12 or 13 artists on the roster.

Considering there’s already four world class names at the top of the roster – Pearl Jam, Blur, Arcade Fire and Snoop Dogg – don’t expect any big, big names for the second announcement. Kendrick Lamar has already been ruled out, given his Grammy Awards commitments over the Australia Day long weekend, so don’t expect his name either.

West has also said that there will be more heavy acts in the second round of names, noting the dearth of metal and -core artists in the initial lineup. One name being thrown about is Dethklok, with West telling FasterLouder late last month that the band “hadn’t quite gotten it together” for the first round. Zammit also seems keen on the Metalocalypse metalheads, telling inquisitive tweeters to “get a petition going to get em off the couch“.

Tickets for all Big Day Out dates are now on sale. All our Big Day Out 2014 coverage is in one convenient location here, but you can check out all the latest on the current lineup below – or you could just stop faffing and click through to grab your tix via the below link.

Big Day Out 2014 Lineup


Single day tickets – $185 + bf

General release tix on sale via Big Day Out

Dates and venues:

Friday, 17th January

Western Springs Stadium, Auckland

Sunday, 19th January

Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast

Friday, 24th January

Melbourne, Flemington Racecourse

Sunday, 26th January

Sydney, Sydney Showgrounds

Monday, 27th January

Sydney, Sydney Showgrounds

Friday, 31st January

Adelaide, Bonython Park

Sunday, 2nd February

Perth, Claremont Showgrounds

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