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Big Day Out launches mobile app and competition

Australia Australia | by Dane Cobain | 11 January 2011

The free application grants access to line-ups, artist biographies, stage times and personalised schedules, and it's fully integrated with Facebook and Twitter so that sharing pictures and comments is easy.

The festival claims: “It's all you’ll need to maximize your Big Day Out experience, before, during and for a long while after the Festival leaves town.”

Click here to download the app for iPhone and here to download it for Android.

Tool, Rammstein and Iggy and The Stooges are among the acts set to appear at the event with many more confirmed as well.

Click here to see the full Big Day Out line-up.

There are still tickets available for some legs of the event including a two for one offer on the second Sydney show.

Click here to buy Big Day Out tickets.

Auckland, Adelaide and Perth have passes on sale from local outlets.

Music fans that install the application and attend one of the festivals can enter the 'Big Day Out Lollapalooza Competition' on the event's official Facebook page.

The picture that best captures the 'spirit of the big day out' will win two tickets to Lollapalooza 2011 and return flights to Chicago, as well as hotel accommodation, two Motorola Defy smartphones, an Ibanez guitar, two pairs of Converse trainers and ten cases of V energy drink.

Two runners up will also win a smartphone, a pair of trainers and a case of energy drink.

Full terms and conditions are listed at

Motorola, partner to Big Day Out, is hosting a competition to give away a smartphone and a pair of tickets to the festival.

Click here to enter Motorola's competition.

Keep your browser on Virtual Festivals for a review of the application, coming soon.

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