In an online video message Andrew WK has announced that he will be performing alongside Tool, Rammmstein, M.I.A. and LCD Soundsystem as part of the Big Day Out 2011 line-up.
Iggy and the Stooges, Deftones, Crystal Castles, The Black Keys, Grinderman, Die Antwoord, Lupe Fiasco, The Bloody Beetroots and Plan B will also appear at the event along with Primal Scream who will play ‘Screamadelica’ in its entirety.
To see Andrew WK deliver the announcement, check the video in the top right of this story.
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Bookashade DJs, Jim Jones Revue, CSS, Ratatat, John Butler Trio and Pnau have also been confirmed alongside Bliss n Eso, Angus and Julia Stone, Birds Of Tokyo, Wolfmother, Little Red, Gyroscope, Operator Please and Airborne.
The last acts on the bill include Blue King Brown, Dead Letter Chorus, Children Collide, The Naked And Famous, Anna Lunoe, Gypsy and the Cat, Kids Of 88, Kid Kenobi and MC Shureshock, Sampology, Low Rider and more.
Early reactions seem unfavourable though, with many Facebook users unhappy about the line-up.
At the time of going to print, four people ‘Like’ Jake Stid’s status, which reads: “what a fucking joke. more fucking metal headliners to ruin another festival. congrats [sic].”
Michael de Lorenzo is among those not impressed, writing the following on the festival’s official Facebook page: “that line up was a joke right? you can't be serious”, while Stacey Hill added: “Very disappointed :("
On the other side of the fence, there are a few fans happy with the programme. Zac Damiani, for example, who wrote: “I actually love you, not going to lie”, with Glenn Pinkerton showing his excitement by using capital letters when he wrote: "YOU HAD ME AT TOOL!” with three people ‘Liking’ his comment.
Many people had expected Blink 182 to be confirmed as headliners following a ‘leak’ from a television presenter last week.
Big Day Out 2011 tickets go on sale 6 October.
A link and news story will appear on Virtual Festivals when they are available.
The Big Day Out 2011 dates will be 21 January to 6 February taking in Auckland, New Zealand (21 Jan), Gold Coast (23 Jan), Sydney (26 Jan), Melbourne (30 Jan), Adelaide (4 Feb) and Perth (6 Feb).
More bands will be added to the line-up in the coming months, including local groups playing single legs of the music festival.