Arctic Monkeys top Big Day Out line up

As rumoured on Virtual Festivals at the start of the month, Neil Young and Arctic Monkeys will headline next year's Big Day Out festivals.

They will be joined by a slew of acts including Pendulum, Simian Mobile Disco, TV On The Radio, Bullet For My Valentine, The Prodigy, My Morning Jacket and The Ting Tings.

The touring festival, which stops at Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and the Gold Coast in Australia, as well as Auckland in New Zealand, will also feature Tiki Taane, The Living End and Sneaky Sound System.

Bands only set for the Australian dates include Cut Copy, Cog, Youth Group, The Grates, Birds Of Tokyo, TZU and Eddy Current Suppression Ring.

Acts that will only perform in New Zealand include Headless Chickens, The Black Seeds, Elemeno P, Luger Boa, Cobra Khan, Nesian Mystik, The Datsuns, Ladi 6 and The Naked And The Famous.

Tickets for the Sydney leg go on sale at midnight on Wednesday 8 October, while Gold Coast passes are available from midnight on Thursday 9 October.

Tickets for the remaining shows go on sale on Friday 10 October, with all passes available from the official Big Day Out website.

The dates for the festival are as follows:

Gold Coast – 18 Jan
Sydney – 23 Jan
Melbourne – 26 Jan
Adelaide – 30 Jan
Perth – 1 Feb