More Acts Announced For Big Day Out 2013

Next year’s Big Day Out just got a whole lot, well… bigger, with a whole new crop of acts added to the bill in each city.

Most of these acts are playing the Festival’s new ‘Red Stage’ and are predominantly local artists. A couple of them will be on early at the Essential Stage. The acts will also join the triple j unearthed winners from each city, who were announced earlier this week.

Check out the BDO 2012 Set Times + Maps Here

So, without any further delay, here’s the list of new additions for each city:

SYDNEY: The Medics, Something With Numbers, Urthboy, Thy Art Is Murder, Deep Sea Arcade, Royal Headache, Bob Log III, Chance Waters, Good Heavens, Stereogamous, The Griswolds, Fishing, The Gooch Palms, Donny Benet, triple j unearthed winners: Jackie Onassis

GOLD COAST: The Medics, Dead Letter Circus, I Heart Hiroshima, Paul Mac, The Cairos, Bob Log III, Hey Geronimo, We All Want To, Evil Eddie, Skinwalkers, Dave’s Pawn Shop, Lily Rouge, The Vernons, Sneeky Picnic, triple j unearthed winners: Jakarta Criers

ADELAIDE: The Medics, The Beards, Paul Mac, Grey Ghost, The Killgirls, Full Tote Odds, Messrs, Allday, Lady Strangelove, Steering By Stars, Sincerely, Grizzly, Stab Capital, Gemini Downs, Archers, Dr Piffle & The Burlap Band , triple j unearthed winners: The Aves

MELBOURNE: The Medics, Bodyjar, Seth Sentry, Chicks On Speed DJ Show, Bob Log III, The Smith Street Band, Kingswood, Yung Warriors, Money For Rope, Jackson Firebird, Split Seconds, For Our Hero, Generik, Zanzibar Chanel, The Stiffys, triple j unearthed winners: Apes

PERTH: The Medics, Sugar Army, Chicks On Speed DJ Show, Emperors, The Chemist, Sons of Rico, Further Earth, Arts Martial, Rainy Day Women, Boys Boys Boys!, The Love Junkies, Skank MC, Dead Owls, Tomàs Ford, triple j unearthed winners: Foam.

In addition to the new acts, the ever-popular Lilypad is also making its return in 2013 – and organisers have declared it will be “badder than ever”. The 2013 Lilypad will include attractions such as Freak Factor, Lilypad House Party, Breakfast of Morons, Bogan Karaoke, the Xtreme Food Olympics and plenty more.

This is all on top of the first announcement of acts back in July, the arrival of festival food haven Chow Town, and a Mexican Wrestling Bar.

Big Day Out 2013 First Lineup Announcement:

Red Hot Chili Peppers (Only Australian Shows)

The Killers

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Vampire Weekend

Band of Horses

The Bloody Beetroots (Live)


Animal Collective


Sleigh Bells


Alabama Shakes


Crystal Castles

Pretty Lights



Against Me

Gary Clarke Jr.

Nicky Romero

Morgan Page


Every Time I Die

Delta Spirit

Childish Gambino


Hunting Grounds

Jeff The Brotherhood

Death Grips

Adventure Club

Jagwar Ma

House vs Hurricane

Avalanche City



Nina Las Vegas

Sampology (DJ/AV Show)

Standard and VIP ‘Like A Boss’ tickets are still available for all five Big Day Out legs. Click here for more information.

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