Big Day Out promoter AJ Maddah has revealed that ticket-holders will be able to exhale tomorrow (Friday, 29th November), telling a loyal Twitter acolyte who queried when fans might expect the cancelled Blur‘s replacement to be announced: “You’ll have it tomorrow.”
Speaking to 774 ABC radio earlier this week, Maddah told host Raf Epstein that organisers were “hoping to announce our replacements this week, replacement or replacements, and at that point if anyone’s not satisfied they will be able to get an immediate refund.”
There have been few clues as to who the band big enough to replace Blur but still sit comfortably behind headliner Pearl Jam might be, with Maddah kindly ruling several names that have been buzzing about the social media sphere, including Foo Fighters, Outkast, and The Cure.
Maddah told a Twitter follower that Big Day Out organisers “wouldn’t insult [Foo Fighters] by even suggesting they play 3rd on the bill,” and told another follower, “You can’t compare a multi arana/stadium (sic) artist like The Cure with a Hordern/Fest Hall size act like Blur!”
In an interview with Fairfax, Maddah said the search for a replacement band was being centred on the US and UK. Said the mogul: “there are few Australian artists left that have the requisite draw to be on top of a festival bills.” Having an already rostered act step up to the plate is “not an option.”
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UPDATE: Big Day Out representatives have told Music Feeds that “overnight developments” have meant the mooted announcement for today will not be taking place. Stand by…
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@LOUIS_8888 You'll have it tomorrow.
— AJ (@iamnotshouting) November 28, 2013