Big Day Out kicks off for a one day event in Auckland, New Zealand before heading to heading to Australia for a five-date tour. The festival blends a selection of International superstars and a mix of local talent almost identical to the Australian festival.

The day long event is diverse in musical selection with Lily Allen, The Killers, Slipknot and 2Many DJs all appearing in recent years. Whoever’s performing, the emphasis is always on the shell-shockingly loud.