Big Day Out Line-Up Latest!

Dizzee, Lily and Calvin Amongst Those Added

With a press release arriving in the early hours of the morning, 5.20am to be precise, although the e-mail wasn’t actually opened until 10am N.B.H ('Normal Business Hours'). I sat there for a good 10 minutes in silence thinking ‘who the hell sends e-mails at 5.20am?’ Confused and a little frustrated I continued to read…'Big Day Out Festival line-up latest… Calvin Harris, Dizzee Rascal, Lily Allen announced!’ That’s when it hit me! ‘This is from our PR friends in Australia!’ On their time it was coming up to 3pm later that day, press updates in full swing! It all made sense now.

That was my little story interlude before the main news. Trust me it would of been a lot funnier if you were there! Anyway…

Muse, Ladyhawke, Dizzee Rascal, Kasabian, Calvin Harris and Lily Allen have all been revealed as set to play the Big Day Out festival in Australia next year.

The event takes place in both Australia and New Zealand in January next year and will also feature Powderfinger, The Mars Volta, Peaches and The Horrors.

The festival dates are: Auckland (January 15), Gold Coast (17), Sydney (22), Melbourne (27), Adelaide (29) and Perth (31). See for more information.

The Big Day Out Official line-up is:



Lily Allen




The Mars Volta


Dizzee Rascal



The Temper Trap


Midnight Juggernauts

Rise Against

Magic Dirt


Lisa Mitchell

The Horrors


Calvin Harris


The Decemberists

Tame Impala

Girl Talk

I know my fellow Dropout’s may be thinking, ‘this is a pretty long way to travel to listen to music’. Understandable, but we can guarantee you that it will be worth it. Big Day Out is a festival like no other, our friends from down under know how to rock it out. With such a diverse line-up announced, this year will be sure to go up a few notches.

See Big Day Out for more info.

If attending is still a little difficult, not to worry, Dropout’s Aussie Battalion are going to deliver you a ‘pucka’ review so you’ll be taken care of regardless.

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