Big Day Out 2003 Sets Melbourne Alight!

After a week of the city being blanketed by smoke from bushfires, baked in the second hottest day on record, it couldn't have been a more perfect day for outdoor rock shenanigans, courtesy of Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age et al...

The Big Day Out rolled in to Melbourne Showgrounds on the Australia Day holiday, and a sell-out crowd of about 38,000 turned out to see bands as varied as The Waifs, Chicks on Speed, and The Deftones.

It was obvious that most people were there to see the Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age (who had picked up top spot on the Triple J Hottest 100 for “No One Knows” the day before), and neither band disapponted.

A festival wouldn’t be a festival without the old shambolic ‘corker’ performance and The Vines and Jane’s Addiction both rose valiantly to the challenge! The Vines have yet to pull of a positively reveived show on the tour, amid media reports that the hotly tipped foursome are falling apart at the seams.

Click here to check out our full review of the Big Day Out 2003: Melbourne show.

Click here to check out our reviews of the other Big Day Out shows.