Now in it's eleventh year, the travelling rock n' roll circus is set to unleash one of the most exciting, line-ups so far, on Australia and New Zealand, with Foo Fighters, QOTSA and The Vines confirmed! There's never been a better reason to go down under
[l-zone1]After a problematic 2001 event (where a teenage girl died in a crush during Limp Bizkit’s performnce), Big Day Out 2002 received great acclaim from the audience, bands, media and even the authorities, attracting over 220,000 people, with three sell out shows (Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne).
[r-zone2]Big Day Out 2003 will hit the following cities:
17th January 2003: Auckland Ericsson Stadium, NZ
19th January 2003: Gold Coast Parklands
25th January 2003: Sydney Showground
27th January 2003: Melbourne RAS Showgrounds
31st January 2003: Adelaide, Royal Showground
February 2nd 2003: Perth Claremont Showgrounds
[l-zone3]The festival has already secured an impressive array of talent from around the globe. Over the next few months these first acts will be joined by many more international and local artists. From far away shores, the Big Day Out 2003 lineup boasts the FOO FIGHTERS, the mighty QUEENS OF THE STONEAGE and the hyper dynamic DEFTONES.
[r-zone4]Direct from the U.K, THE MUSIC and Big Day Out favourite PJ HARVEY will be enjoying the sunshine. Also on the Big Day Out 2003 bill are Americana exponents WILCO and Swedish punk rock kings MILLENCOLIN who make their Big Day Out debut along with German based art-rock trio CHICKS ON SPEED. The musically daring LUKE SLATER returns to bump up the BPM’s. And in their first full tour of Australia the legendary KRAFTWERK will show how it’s really done when they perform in the Boiler Room.
Joining them from the home frontier will be some of Australia’s finest exports. Gearing up for the release of a brand new album THE LIVING END will perform their first shows after a mini hiatus. And currently hotter than a firecracker THE VINES will make their Big Day Out debut alongside confirmed heavy hitters ROCKET SCIENCE, PACIFIER, FRENZAL RHOMB, THE HARD ONS, BEXTA (live), 28 DAYS, RESIN DOGS and 1200 TECHNIQUES.
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