Big Day Out lineups by year

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This is a listing of artists and bands who have performed at a Big Day Out music festival, listed by year. Big Day Out began in 1992 in Sydney and has expanded since to include several Australian venues and Auckland, New Zealand. Each year, the line-up of artists changes, generally maintaining rock as the focus, but also featuring hip-hop, electronica and blues and roots artists. The line ups have included; Nirvana, Metallica, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Chemical Brothers, Tool, Blink-182, Marilyn Manson, Muse, Hole, Nine Inch Nails and Red Hot Chili Peppers, while also promoting local Australian and New Zealand artists such as Regurgitator, Powderfinger, Grinspoon, Silverchair and The Living End.

Big Day Out Australasian music festival

The Big Day Out was an annual music festival that was held in five Australian cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Adelaide and Perth, as well as Auckland, New Zealand. The festival was held during summer, typically in January of each year but was sometimes held as late as early February in some cities including Perth.

Sydney State capital of New South Wales and most populous city in Australia and Oceania

Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Located on Australia's east coast, the metropolis surrounds Port Jackson and extends about 70 km (43.5 mi) on its periphery towards the Blue Mountains to the west, Hawkesbury to the north, the Royal National Park to the south and Macarthur to the south-west. Sydney is made up of 658 suburbs, 40 local government areas and 15 contiguous regions. Residents of the city are known as "Sydneysiders". As of June 2017, Sydney's estimated metropolitan population was 5,230,330 and is home to approximately 65% of the state's population.

Auckland Metropolitan area in North Island, New Zealand

Auckland is a city in the North Island of New Zealand. The most populous urban area in the country, Auckland has an urban population of around 1,628,900. It is located in the Auckland Region—the area governed by Auckland Council—which includes outlying rural areas and the islands of the Hauraki Gulf, resulting in a total population of 1,695,900. Auckland is a diverse, multicultural and cosmopolitan city, home to the largest Polynesian population in the world. A Māori-language name for Auckland is Tāmaki or Tāmaki-makau-rau, meaning "Tāmaki with a hundred lovers", in reference to the desirability of its fertile land at the hub of waterways in all directions.


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Violent Femmes
Beasts of Bourbon
Celibate Rifles
Died Pretty
The Clouds
Yothu Yindi
Club Hoy
Cosmic Psychos
Falling Joys
Sound Unlimited Posse
Box the Jesuit
The Hellmenn
The Village Idiots The Ruptured Spleans
You Am I
The Meanies
The Welcome Mat [A]
The Hard Ons with Henry Rollins
Scorched Earth Policy


The Welcome Mat was a four-piece Australian indie rock group which formed in Sydney in 1989, and broke up in January 1997. Throughout the early-to-mid-1990s, their songs "Last of the Great Letdowns", "Cake", "Landspeed", "10,000 People", "Hell Hoping", "Play Me" and "Hey! Illusion" topped the Australian alternative charts, with the videos receiving play on Rage and MTV Australia. The first band ever to play Australia's Big Day Out festival, The Welcome Mat had toured extensively around Australia with the likes of the Hoodoo Gurus, Died Pretty, Buffalo Tom, The Lemonheads, The Wonder Stuff, You Am I, Smudge and Bob Dylan.


Iggy Pop YesYesYesYes
Sonic Youth YesYesYesYes
The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy YesYesYesYes
Mudhoney YesYesYesYes
Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine YesYesYesYes
Helmet YesYesNoNo
Beasts of Bourbon YesYesYesYes
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds YesYesYesYes
Cosmic Psychos YesYesYesYes
The Meanies YesYesYesYes
The Clouds YesYesYesYes
The Hard Ons with Jerry A YesYesYesYes
You Am I YesYesYesYes
Not Drowning Waving YesNoNoNo
The Welcome Mat YesNoNoNo
Tumbleweed YesNoNoNo
Front End Loader YesNoNoNo
The Daisygrinders YesNoNoNo
The Atomics NoNoYesNo
Painters & Dockers?Yes??
Exploding White Mice??Yes?


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Soundgarden YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Ramones YesYesYesYesYesNo
Björk YesYesYesYesYesNo
The Smashing Pumpkins YesYesYesYesYesYes
Mojo & the Black Cats Bone YesYesYesYesYesNo
Teenage Fanclub YesYesYesYesYesNo
The Breeders YesYesYesYesYesYes
Primus YesYesNoNoNoNo
Urge Overkill YesYesNoNoNoYes
The Cruel Sea YesYesYesYesYesYes
Tumbleweed YesYesYesYesYesYes
DJ Pee Wee FerrisYesYesNoYesYesNo
The Meanies YesYesYesYesYesNo
Def Fx YesYesYesYesYesYes
Straitjacket Fits YesYesYesYesYesYes
TISM YesNoNoYesYesNo
Screamfeeder YesNoNoYesYesNo
You Am I NoNoNoNoYesYes
The Hard Ons NoNoNoNoYesYes
Powderfinger NoYesNoNoYesNo
Dave Graney YesYesNoNoNoNo
Tiddas YesYesYesYesYesNo
Robert Forster NoYesNoNoYesNo
Severed Heads YesYesYesYesYesNo
DJ Sugar RayYesYesNoYesYesNo
Itch-E and Scratch-E YesYesNoYesYesNo
The Celibate Rifles YesYesYesNoNoNo
The Mark Of Cain YesNoNoYesNoNo
Kiss My Poodle's Donkey YesNoNoNoNoNo
Boxcar YesNoNoYesNoNo
Southend YesNoNoNoYesNo
No ComplyNoYesNoNoNoNo
Vision Four 5 YesYesNoNoNoNo
Loves Ugly Children NoNoNoNoNoYes
The Clowns of DecadenceNoNoNoYesNoNo
Capital FNoNoNoYesNoNo
The MiltonsNoNoNoYesNoNo


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Ministry YesYesYesYesYesYes
Primal Scream YesYesYesYesYesYes
Hole YesYesNoNoNoYes
The Cult YesYesYesYesYesYes
Oasis CancelledCancelledCancelledCancelledCancelledCancelled
The Offspring YesYesYesYesNoYes
Screaming Trees YesYesYesYesYesNo
Luscious Jackson YesYesYesYesYesYes
Fun-Da-Mental YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Clouds YesYesYesYesYesYes
You Am I YesYesYesYesYesYes
Silverchair YesYesYesYesYesYes
Tumbleweed YesNoNoNoNoNo
Kim Salmon YesYesYesYesYesNo
Fireballs YesYesYesYesYesNo
The Mark Of Cain YesYesYesYesYesNo
The 3Ds YesYesYesYesYesYes
DJ Pee Wee FerrisYesYesYesYesYesNo
DJ Sugar RayYesYesYesYesYesNo
Vision Four 5 YesYesYesYesYesNo
Snog YesYesYesYesYesNo
Cosmic Psychos NoYesNoYesYesNo
Sisters Underground YesYesYesYesYesYes
OMC YesYesYesYesYesYes
Magic Dirt YesYesNoNoYesNo
Supergroove YesYesNoNoNoYes
Dave Graney YesYesNoNoNoNo
Spiderbait YesYesNoNoNoNo
Southend YesNoNoYesYesNo
Boxcar YesNoNoYesYesNo
Single Gun Theory YesYesNoNoYesNo
Severed Heads YesNoNoNoNoYes
Front End Loader NoYesNoNoYesNo
Mantissa NoYesNoYesNoNo
Pumpkinhead NoNoNoNoNoYes
Loves Ugly Children NoNoNoNoNoYes
Headless Chickens NoNoNoNoNoYes



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Porno for Pyros YesYesYesYesYesYes
Rage Against the Machine YesYesYesYesYesYes
Elastica YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Prodigy YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Jesus Lizard YesYesYesYesYesYes
Tricky YesYesNoNoYesYes
Rancid YesYesYesYesYesYes
Billy Bragg YesYesNoNoYesYes
Reef YesYesNoNoYesNo
TISM YesYesYesYesYesYes
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds YesYesYesYesYesYes
Tumbleweed YesYesYesYesYesYes
Regurgitator YesYesYesYesYesYes
Spiderbait YesYesYesYesYesYes
Radio Birdman YesYesYesYesYesNo
Shihad YesYesYesYesNoYes
Dirty Three YesYesYesYesYesNo
Sidewinder YesYesYesYesYesNo
Magic DirtYesYesYesYesYesNo
Ammonia YesYesYesYesYesNo
Custard YesYesYesNoYesNo
Even YesYesNoYesNoNo
Powderfinger YesYesNoNoYesNo
Pollyanna YesYesNoYesYesNo
DJ Sugar RayYesYesNoYesYesNo
Single Gun Theory YesYesYesYesYesNo
Southend YesNoNoNoYesNo
Amunda YesNoNoYesNoNo
Continuum YesYesNoNoNoNo
Groove Terminator NoYesYesNoNoound:#ccc;"|Nos
Manic SuedeNoYesNoNoNoNo
eyespine YesNoNoNoNoNo
Pumpkinhead NoNoNoNoNoYes
Loves Ugly Children NoNoNoNoNoYes
beaverloop NoNoNoNoNoYes
Blowhard NoNoNoNoYesNo


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Soundgarden YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Offspring YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Prodigy YesYesYesYesYesYes
Fear Factory [A] YesYesYesYesYesYes
Supergrass YesYesYesYesYesYes
Shonen Knife YesYesYesYesYesYes
Patti Smith YesYesNoNoYesNo
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion YesYesNoNoNoNo
Rocket From The Crypt YesNoNoYesNoNo
Aphex Twin YesYesNoNoNoNo
You Am I YesYesYesYesYesYes
Powderfinger YesYesYesYesYesYes
Beasts of Bourbon YesYesYesYesYesYes
Dave Graney and The Coral Snakes YesYesYesYesYesYes
Snout YesYesYesYesYesNo
Boo Boo Mace and NutcaseYesYesYesYesYesYes
Superjesus YesYesYesYesYesNo
The Clouds YesNoYesNoYesNo
iN:suRge YesYesNoNoYesNo
Screamfeeder YesNoNoNoYesNo
Even NoYesNoYesYesNo
Aquanaught NoYesNoNoYesNo
Drop City YesNoNoYesYesNo
Severed Heads YesNoNoNoYesNo
DLT YesYesNoYesYesNo
OMC |style="background:#ccc;"|NoYesYesYesYesNo
The Fauves YesYesNoNoNoNo
Frenzal Rhomb YesYesYesYesNoNo
The Mavis's NoYesNoYesNoNo
Future StupidNoNoNoNoNoYes
Headless Chickens NoNoNoNoNoYes
The Lemonheads NoNoNoNoNoYes
The SimpletonsNoNoNoNoYesNo
Sepultura [A] CancelledCancelledCancelledCancelledCancelledCancelled


Plus - The Porkers


Big Day Out was not held in 1998.


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Hole YesYesYesYesYesYes
Marilyn Manson YesYesYesYesYesYes
Korn YesYesYesYesYesYes
Fatboy Slim YesYesYesYesYesYes
Underworld YesYesNoNoNoNo
Ash YesYesYesYesYesYes
Deejay Punk-RocYesYesYesYesYesYes
Fun Lovin' Criminals YesYesYesYesYesYes
Luke Slater Freek FunkYesYesYesYesYesYes
Manic Street Preachers YesYesYesYesNoNo
Roni Size YesYesYesYesYesYes
Sean Lennon YesYesYesYesYesYes
Soulfly YesYesYesYesYesYes
Sparklehorse YesYesYesYesYesYes
Warumpi Band YesYesYesYesYesNo
Regurgitator YesYesYesYesYesYes
Powderfinger YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Living End YesYesYesYesYesYes
Jebediah YesYesYesYesYesYes
Superjesus YesYesYesYesYesYes
Resin Dogs YesNoNoNoYesNo
Garageland YesNoNoNoYesYes
Sonic Animation YesYesYesYesYesYes
Even YesYesYesYesYesNo
The Mark of Cain NoYesYesNoNoNo
Groove TerminatorYesYesNoNoYesYes
Happyland YesYesNoYesYesNo
Bodyjar YesYesYesYesNoNo
Not From There YesYesYesYesYesNo
B(if)tek YesYesNoNoNoNo
Frontside YesYesNoNoNoNo
Coda YesNoNoNoYesNo
Soma RasaYesNoNoNoYesNo
Headless Chickens NoNoNoNoNoYes
78 Saab YesNoNoNoNoNo


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Red Hot Chili Peppers YesYesYesYesYesYes
Nine Inch Nails YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Chemical Brothers YesYesYesYesYesYes
Foo Fighters YesYesYesYesYesYes
Blink-182 YesYesYesYesYesYes
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros YesYesYesYesYesYes
Basement Jaxx YesYesYesYesYesYes
Primal Scream YesYesYesYesYesNo
Atari Teenage Riot YesYesYesYesYesYes
Beth Orton YesYesYesYesYesYes
Goldie & MC RageYesYesYesYesYesYes
Hardknox YesYesNoNoYesYes
The Hellacopters YesYesYesYesYesYes
Ozomatli YesYesNoNoNoNo
28 DaysYesYesNoNoYesNo
Chunky Move YesYesYesYesYesNo
The Cruel Sea YesYesYesYesYesNo
Gerling YesYesYesYesYesNo
Honeysmack YesYesYesYesYesNo
High Pass Filter YesNoNoNoNoNo
Icecream Hands NoYesYesYesYesNo
Jebediah YesYesYesYesYesNo
Josh Abrahams & Amiel Daemion YesYesYesYesYesNo
Killing Heidi YesYesNoNoNoNo
Love Camp 7 NoNoYesNoNoNo
Magic Dirt YesYesYesYesYesNo
The Monarchs YesNoNoNoYesNo
Nokturnl YesYesYesYesYesNo
Peewee FerrisYesYesYesYesYesYes
Yothu Yindi YesYesYesYesYesYes
Pitch Black YesYesNoNoYesYes
Pound SystemYesYesYesYesYesNo
Resin DogsYesYesYesYesYesNo
Salmonella Dub YesYesNoNoYesYes
Sean QuinnYesYesYesYesYesYes
Shihad YesYesYesYesYesYes
Six Ft Hick NoYesNoYesNoNo
Savage Sun NoNoNoNoNoYes
Something for Kate YesYesNoNoYesNo
Spiderbait YesYesYesYesYesYes
Testeagles YesYesNoYesYesNo
Turnstyle NoNoYesNoNoNo
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Limp Bizkit [A] YesCancelledCancelledCancelledYesYes
Rammstein YesYesYesYesYesYes
PJ Harvey YesYesYesYesYesYes
Placebo YesYesYesYesYesYes
Queens of the Stone Age YesYesYesYesNoNo
Coldplay YesYesYesYesYesYes
At the Drive-In YesYesNoNoYesNo
Carl Cox YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Black Eyed Peas YesYesYesNoYesYes
Darren Emerson YesYesYesYesYesYes
Happy Mondays YesYesYesYesYesYes
Mudvayne YesYesYesYesYesYes
Roni SizeYesYesYesYesYesYes
Zoo BombsYesYesYesYesYesYes
Adam Freeland YesYesYesYesYesYes
Sugardrive YesNoYesYesNoNo
28 Days YesYesYesYesYesYes
Alex LloydYesYesYesYesYesNo
The Avalanches YesYesYesYesYesNo
Frenzal Rhomb YesYesYesYesYesYes
Friendly YesYesYesYesYesYes
John Butler Trio YesYesNoNoYesNo
Killing Heidi YesYesYesYesYesYes
Powderfinger YesYesYesYesYesYes
Pnau YesYesYesYesYesYes
Resin DogsYesYesYesYesYesYes
Skulker YesYesNoNoYesNo
Sunk Loto YesYesYesYesYesNo
Sonic AnimationYesYesYesYesYesNo
You Am I YesYesYesYesYesNo
King Kapisi YesYesNoNoYesYes
Greg ChurchillYesYesYesYesYesYes
Declan YesNoYesYesYesNo
Coloured Stone YesYesNoNoYesNo
Augie March NoYesNoYesYesNo
The Go-Betweens YesYesYesYesYesNo
Digital PrimateYesYesNoNoYesNo
Fur Patrol NoNoNoNoNoYes


Jessica Anna Michalik was an Australian teenage girl from Dee Why, Sydney who died as a result of asphyxiation five days after being crushed in a mosh pit during the 2001 Big Day Out music festival during a performance by nu metal band Limp Bizkit.


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The Prodigy YesYesYesYesYesYes
New Order YesYesYesYesYesYes
Garbage YesYesYesYesYesYes
Basement Jaxx YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Crystal Method YesYesYesYesYesYes
NOFX YesYesYesYesYesYes
Jurassic 5 YesYesYesYesYesYes
Dave Clarke YesYesYesYesYesYes
System of a Down YesYesNoNoYesYes
Alien Ant Farm YesYesNoNoYesYes
The White Stripes YesYesYesYesYesYes
Kosheen YesYesYesYesYesYes
Drowning Pool YesYesYesYesYesYes
Peaches YesYesNoNoYesYes
The Tea Party NoNoYesYesNoNo
Tomahawk NoNoYesYesNoNo
Audio Active YesYesNoNoYesYes
Amen YesYesYesYesYesYes
Silverchair YesYesYesYesYesYes
Regurgitator YesYesYesYesYesYes
Grinspoon YesYesYesYesYesNo
Stephen AllkinsYesYesYesYesYesNo
Gerling YesYesYesYesYesYes
Something for Kate YesYesYesYesYesNo
Spiderbait YesYesYesYesYesNo
Magic Dirt YesYesYesYesYesNo
Superheist YesYesYesYesYesNo
Eskimo Joe YesYesYesYesYesNo
The MonarchsYesYesYesYesYesNo
Machine Gun Fellatio YesYesYesYesYesYes
GT YesYesYesYesYesNo
Sonic AnimationYesYesYesYesYesNo
Betchadupa YesYesNoNoYesYes
Sean Quinn YesYesYesYesYesNo
Shutterspeed YesNoNoNoYesNo
Dern RutlidgeYesYesNoNoNoNo
Shihad YesYesYesYesYesYes
Hilt NoNoNoNoNoYes


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Foo Fighters YesYesYesYesYesYes
Jane's Addiction YesYesYesYesYesYes
Underworld YesYesNoNoYesYes
PJ Harvey YesYesYesYesYesYes
Kraftwerk YesYesYesYesYesYes
Queens of the Stone Age YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Music YesYesYesYesYesYes
Luke SlaterYesYesYesYesYesYes
Chicks on Speed YesYesYesYesYesYes
Wilco YesYesYesYesYesYes
Murderdolls YesYesYesYesYesYes
Sparta YesYesYesYesYesYes
Xzibit YesYesNoNoYesYes
COG YesYesYesYesYesYes
Jimmy Eat World YesYesYesYesNoNo
Machine Gun Fellatio YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Waifs YesYesYesYesYesYes
Kid Kenobi YesYesYesYesYesYes
Millencolin YesYesYesYesYesYes
You Am I YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Living End YesYesYesYesYesYes
Augie March YesYesYesYesYesYes
Deftones YesYesYesYesYesYes
Mark Dynamix YesYesYesYesYesYes
Resin DogsYesYesYesYesYesYes
Darren Price YesYesNoNoYesNo
The Vines YesYesYesYesYesNo
Concord Dawn NoNoNoNoNoYes
Frenzal RhombYesYesYesYesYesNo
Pitch BlackNoNoNoNoNoYes
The D4NoNoNoNoNoYes
The Hard Ons YesYesYesYesYesNo
DJ Sir VereNoNoNoNoNoYes
1200 TechniquesYesYesYesYesYesNo
28 DaysYesYesYesYesYesYes
8 Foot SativaNoNoNoNoNoYes
Dry & Heavy YesYesNoNoYesNo
King KapisiNoNoNoNoNoYes
Downsyde NoYesYesNoYesNo
Pacifier (Shihad)YesYesYesYesYesYes
Pan Am NoNoNoNoNoYes
Ritalin NoNoNoNoNoYes
Post-Life Disorder NoNoNoNoYesNo
Rocket Science YesYesYesYesYesNo
Tadpole NoNoNoNoNoYes
The Datsuns NoNoNoNoNoYes


Crowd watching Gerling at the Melbourne BDO, 2004 Greenstage bigdayout crowd.jpg
Crowd watching Gerling at the Melbourne BDO, 2004
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Metallica YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Strokes YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Dandy Warhols YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Black Eyed Peas YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Darkness YesYesYesYesYesYes
Kings of Leon YesYesYesYesYesYes
Muse YesYesYesYesYesYes
Basement Jaxx YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Mars Volta YesYesYesYesYesYes
Poison the Well YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Flaming Lips YesYesYesYesYesYes
Aphex Twin YesYesYesYesYesYes
Luke Vibert YesYesYesYesYesYes
Afrika Bambaataa YesYesYesYesYesYes
Felix Da Housecat YesYesYesYesYesYes
Thursday YesYesYesYesYesYes
Peaches YesYesYesYesYesYes
Definitive Jux YesYesYesYesYesYes
Audio Bullys YesYesYesYesYesYes
David Holmes YesYesYesYesYesYes
Fear Factory [A] YesYesNoNoNoNo
Lostprophets YesYesNoYesYesYes
Hoodoo Gurus YesYesYesYesYesNo
The Sleepy Jackson YesYesYesYesYesNo
Magic Dirt YesYesYesYesYesNo
Jet YesYesYesYesYesNo
1200 Techniques YesYesYesYesYesNo
Open Thought YesYesYesYesYesNo
Fur Patrol NoNoNoNoNoYes
Gerling YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Butterfly Effect YesYesYesYesYesNo
Something for Kate YesYesYesYesYesYes
MC TreyYesYesYesYesYesYes
Blood Duster YesYesYesYesYesNo
Sonic AnimationYesYesYesYesYesNo
Pee Wee FerrisYesYesYesYesYesNo
Salmonella DubYesYesYesYesYesYes
Good ShirtYesYesYesYesYesNo
King KapisiYesYesYesYesYesYes
Scribe and P-Money YesYesYesYesYesYes
Downsyde YesYesYesYesYesNo
Kamahl YesYesYesYesYesYes
Preshrunk YesYesYesYesYesYes
Rocket Science YesYesYesYesYesYes
Tadpole YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Datsuns YesYesYesYesYesYes
A Perfect Circle [A] CancelledCancelledCancelledCancelledCancelledNo



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Beastie Boys YesYesYesYesYesYes
Chemical Brothers YesYesYesYesYesYes
System of a Down YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Music YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Donnas YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Streets YesYesYesYesYesYes
Freestylers YesYesYesYesYesYes
Carl Cox YesYesYesYesYesYes
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion YesYesYesYesYesYes
Slipknot YesYesYesYesYesYes
Happy MondaysYes
Hatebreed YesYesYesYesYesYes
Atmosphere YesYesYesYesYesYes
Le Tigre YesYesYesYesYesYes
Kid 606 YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Polyphonic Spree YesYesNoNoYesYes
The Hives YesYesNoNoYesYes
Rise Against YesYesYesYesYesYes
Kid Koala YesYesYesYesYesYes
RJD2 YesYesYesYesYesYes
Money Mark YesYesYesYesYesYes
Leeroy YesYesYesYesYesYes
Hilltop Hoods YesYesYesYesYesNo
Electrocute YesYesYesYesYesNo
Powderfinger YesYesYesYesYesYes
Grinspoon YesYesYesYesYesYes
John Butler TrioYesYesYesYesYesYes
Concord Dawn YesYesYesYesYesYes
The D4YesYesYesYesYesYes
Regurgitator YesYesYesYesYesYes
Scribe and P-MoneyYesYesYesYesYesYes
Deceptikonz YesYesYesYesYesYes
Evermore YesYesYesYesYesYes
Frenzal Rhomb YesYesYesYesYesNo
The Mess Hall YesYesYesYesYesNo
Jonathan Wall YesYesYesYesYesNo
Eskimo Joe YesYesYesYesYesNo
Infusion YesYesYesYesYesNo
Little Birdy YesYesYesYesYesNo
Dallas Crane YesYesYesYesYesNo
Butterfingers YesYesYesYesYesNo
Spiderbait YesYesYesYesYesNo
Decoder Ring YesYesYesYesYesNo
Bexta YesYesYesYesYesNo
Wolfmother YesYesYesYesYesNo
Digital Primate YesYesYesYesYesNo
Spazzys YesYesYesYesYesNo
Cut Copy YesYesYesYesYesNo
The Cops YesYesYesYesYesNo


Crowd in front of the two main stages at the Big Day Out, Melbourne 2006. Bigdayout crowd.jpg
Crowd in front of the two main stages at the Big Day Out, Melbourne 2006.
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The White Stripes YesYesYesYesYesYes
Iggy and the Stooges YesYesYesYesYesYes
Franz Ferdinand YesYesYesYesYesYes
Kings of Leon YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Mars Volta YesYesYesYesYesYes
Soulwax YesYesYesYesYesYes
2 Many DJs YesYesYesYesYesYes
Sleater-Kinney YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Magic Numbers YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Living End YesYesYesYesYesYes
Gerling YesYesYesYesYesYes
Dei Hamo YesYesYesYesYesYes
Wolfmother YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Go! Team YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Subways YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Union of Crazy Monkey People Outer Space NoNoYesNoNoNo
End of Fashion YesYesYesYesYesYes
James Murphy YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Greenhornes YesYesYesYesYesYes
Kid Kenobi + MC SureshockYesYesYesYesYesYes
Henry RollinsYesYesYesYesYesYes
Silent Disco YesYesYesYesYesYes
Magic Dirt YesYesYesYesYesNo
Cut Copy YesYesYesYesYesNo
Hilltop HoodsYesYesYesYesYesNo
Cog YesYesYesYesYesNo
Beasts of Bourbon YesYesYesYesYesNo
Sonicanimation YesYesYesYesYesNo
The Grates YesYesYesYesYesNo
The Mess Hall YesYesYesYesYesNo
Youth Group YesYesYesYesYesNo
Wolf & Cub YesYesYesYesYesNo
Vitalic YesYesYesYesYesNo
Common YesYesYesYesYesYes
EDAN YesYesYesYesYesNo
Sarah Blasko YesYesYesYesYesNo
Airbourne YesYesYesYesYesNo
Red Riders YesYesYesYesYesNo
The Presets YesYesYesYesYesNo
DJ AjaxYesYesYesYesYesNo
DJ BulgeYesYesYesYesYesNo
DJ Jason MidroYesYesYesYesYesNo
MU YesYesYesYesYesNo
Caged BabyYesYesYesYesYesNo
Incredible Beatbox BandBitYesYesYesYesYesNo
M.I.A. YesYesYesYesYesNo
Monster Zoku Onsomb! NoNoNoNoYesNo
Parkway Drive NoNoNoNoYesNo
Fat Freddy's Drop NoNoNoNoNoYes
Elemeno P NoNoNoNoNoYes
The BleedersNoNoNoNoNoYes
Che Fu and the Krates NoNoNoNoNoYes
Frontline NoNoNoNoNoYes
The Brunettes NoNoNoNoNoYes
Fast Crew NoNoNoNoNoYes
Rhombus NoNoNoNoNoYes
Die!Die!Die! NoNoNoNoNoYes
The SneaksNoNoNoNoNoYes
The Bats NoNoNoNoNoYes
Cobra KhanNoNoNoNoNoYes
Tyree & JuseNoNoNoNoNoYes
City Newton BombersNoNoNoNoNoYes
Gestalt SwitchNoNoNoNoNoYes
The Electric Confectionaires NoNoNoNoNoYes
Gramsci NoNoNoNoNoYes
The Tutts NoNoNoNoNoYes
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Tool [A] YesYesYesYesYesYes*
Muse YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Killers YesYesYesYesYesYes
Jet YesYesYesYesYesYes
Violent Femmes YesYesYesYesYesYes
Eskimo Joe YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Streets YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Vines YesYesYesYesYesYes
John Butler Trio YesYesYesYesYesYes
Kasabian YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Crystal Method DJsYesYesYesYesYesYes
My Chemical Romance YesYesYesYesYesYes
Evermore YesYesYesYesYesYes
Justice YesYesYesYesYesYes
Peaches & HermsYesYesYesYesYesYes
Trivium YesYesYesYesYesYes
John Cooper Clarke YesYesYesYesYesYes
Incredible Beatbox BandYesYesYesYesYesYes
Little Birdy YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Presets YesYesYesYesYesYes
Spank Rock YesYesYesYesYesYes
Luciano YesYesYesYesYesYes
Lily Allen YesYesNoNoYesYes
Lupe Fiasco YesYesNoNoYesYes
Diplo YesYesNoNoYesYes
Hot Chip YesYesNoNoYesYes
That 1 GuyYesYesNoNoYesYes
DJ Sir-VereYesYesNoNoYesYes
Misha WakermanYesYesNoNoYesYes
Something for Kate YesYesYesYesYesNo
You Am I YesYesYesYesYesNo
Bob Evans YesYesYesYesYesNo
The Butterfly Effect YesYesYesYesYesNo
The Sleepy Jackson YesYesYesYesYesNo
The Herd YesYesYesYesYesNo
Spazzys YesYesYesYesYesNo
The Drones YesYesYesYesYesNo
Love TattooYesYesYesYesYesNo
Mark MurphyYesYesYesYesYesNo
Snowman YesYesYesYesYesNo
Sick Puppies YesYesYesYesYesNo
Digital PrimateYesYesYesYesYesNo
Macromantics YesYesNoNoYesNo
TZU YesYesNoNoYesNo
Foreign HeightsYesYesNoNoYesNo
P Money YesYesNoNoYesNo
Heavy Flint ShowYesYesNoNoYesNo
Dan Kelly & The Alpha Males YesYesNoNoNoNo
Ground Components YesYesNoNoNoNo
Gersey YesYesNoNoNoNo
Angus and Julia Stone YesYesNoNoNoNo
Something With Numbers YesNoNoNoNoNo
Calerway NoNoYesNoNoNo
Birds of Tokyo NoNoYesNoNoNo
Double Dragon NoNoNoYesNoNo
Tony Font ShowNoNoNoYesNoNo
Monster Zoku Onsomb! NoNoNoNoYesNo
Blindspott NoNoNoNoNoYes
David Kilgour NoNoNoNoNoYes
The Rabble NoNoNoNoNoYes
Sinate NoNoNoNoNoYes
Goodnight Nurse NoNoNoNoNoYes
The Shaky Hands NoNoNoNoNoYes
The Veils NoNoNoNoNoYes
The Mint Chicks NoNoNoNoNoYes
The TuttsNoNoNoNoNoYes
Minuit NoNoNoNoNoYes
Jakob NoNoNoNoNoYes
Die! Die! Die! NoNoNoNoNoYes
North Shore Pony Club NoNoNoNoNoYes


 SydneyMelbournePerthAdelaideGold CoastAuckland
Rage Against the Machine YesYesYesYesYesYes
Björk [A] CancelledYesYesYesYesYes
Arcade Fire YesYesYesYesYesYes
Grinspoon YesYesYesYesYesYes
Hilltop Hoods YesYesYesYesYesYes
Billy Bragg YesYesYesYesYesYes
Paul Kelly YesYesYesYesYesYes
LCD Soundsystem YesYesYesYesYesYes
Sarah Blasko YesYesYesYesYesNo
Faker YesYesYesYesYesNo
Midnight Juggernauts YesYesYesYesYesNo
Dizzee Rascal YesYesYesYesYesYes
Something With Numbers YesYesYesYesYesNo
Battles YesYesYesYesYesYes
Cut Off Your Hands YesYesYesYesYesYes
Silverchair YesYesYesYesYesNo
Spoon YesYesYesYesYesYes
Unkle YesYesYesYesYesYes
Augie March YesYesYesYesYesNo
Brand New YesYesYesYesYesYes
Regurgitator YesYesYesYesYesNo
Anti-Flag YesYesYesYesYesYes
Karnivool YesYesYesYesYesNo
Carl Cox YesYesYesYesYesYes
Pnau YesYesYesYesYesNo
Kate Nash YesYesYesYesYesYes
Josh Pyke YesYesYesYesYesNo
beXta YesYesYesYesYesNo
Shy Child YesYesYesYesYesYes
Eddy Current Suppression Ring YesYesYesNoYesNo
Gyroscope YesYesYesYesYesNo
Shihad NoNoNoNoNoYes
Enter Shikari YesYesYesYesYesYes
Operator Please YesYesYesYesYesYes
Alex BennetYesYesYesYesYesNo
Krafty Kutz and MC Dynamite YesYesYesYesYesYes
Die! Die! Die! YesYesNoNoYesYes
The Nightwatchman YesYesYesYesYesYes
Blue King Brown YesYesNoNoYesNo
Dr Octagon with Kutmasta Kurt YesYesNoNoYesYes
British India YesYesYesYesYesNo
Aceyalone YesYesNoNoYesYes
KRILL (band) YesYesYesYesYesNo
The Pryor Theory NoYesNoNoNoNo
The Clean NoNoNoNoNoYes
Behind Crimson Eyes NoYesNoNoNoNo
Katchafire NoNoNoNoNoYes
The Phoenix Foundation NoNoNoNoNoYes
Young Sid NoNoNoNoNoYes
Antagonist NoNoNoNoNoYes
Motocade NoNoNoNoNoYes
White Birds and LemonsNoNoNoNoNoYes
Opshop NoNoNoNoNoYes
Pluto NoNoNoNoNoYes
Scribe NoNoNoNoNoYes
Liam Finn NoNoNoNoNoYes
Tiki Taane NoNoNoNoNoYes
Mikey Havoc NoNoNoNoNoYes
The ExilesNoNoNoNoNoYes
Collapsing CitiesNoNoNoNoNoYes
Bleeders NoNoNoNoNoYes
Supergroove NoNoNoNoNoYes
Battle Circus NoNoNoNoNoYes
The Checks NoNoNoNoNoYes
The Lookie Loos NoNoNoNoNoYes
Dam Native NoNoNoNoNoYes
The Black Market Rhythm Co. NoNoNoNoYesNo
Rogerthat NoNoNoNoYesNo
Grassroots Street OrchestraNoNoNoNoYesNo
False StartNoNoNoNoNoYes



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 SydneyMelbournePerthAdelaideGold CoastAuckland
Neil Young YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Shiny Brights YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Prodigy YesYesYesYesYesYes
Arctic Monkeys YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Living End YesYesYesYesYesYes
Sneaky Sound System YesYesYesYesYesYes
My Morning Jacket YesYesYesYesYesYes
Pendulum YesYesYesYesYesYes
Bullet for My Valentine YesYesYesYesYesYes
TV on the Radio YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Butterfly Effect YesYesYesYesYesYes
Cog YesYesYesYesYesYes
Youth Group YesYesYesYesYesNo
The Grates YesYesYesYesYesNo
Birds of Tokyo YesYesYesYesYesYes
TZU YesYesYesYesYesYes
Eddy Current Suppression Ring YesYesYesYesYesYes
Simian Mobile Disco YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Ting Tings YesYesYesYesYesYes
Serj Tankian YesYesYesYesYesYes
Dropkick Murphys YesYesYesYesYesYes
Black Kids YesYesYesYesYesYes
Hot Chip YesYesYesYesYesYes
Lupe Fiasco YesYesYesYesYesYes
Holy Ghost YesYesYesYesYesYes
Z*Trip YesYesNoNoYesYes
Infusion YesYesYesYesYesYes
Children Collide YesYesYesYesYesYes
Chaos Divine NoNoYesNoNoNo
Pee Wee FerrisYesYesYesYesYesYes
Sparkadia YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Getaway Plan YesYesYesYesYesYes
Little Red YesYesYesYesYesYes
Mammal YesYesYesYesYesYes
Mercy Arms YesYesYesYesYesYes
Andee FrostYesYesYesYesYesYes
The Drones YesYesYesYesYesYes
Died Pretty YesYesYesYesYesYes
Fantômas [A] YesYesYesYesYesYes
Son of Dave YesYesYesYesYesYes
Quan YesYesYesYesYesYes
Barrance Whitfield & Rockwiz OrkestraYesYesYesYesYesYes
I Heart HiroshimaYesNoNoNoYesNo
The Reels YesYesNoNoNoNo
Headless Chickens NoNoNoNoNoYes
Elemeno P NoNoNoNoNoYes
Luger BoaNoNoNoNoNoYes
The Black Seeds NoNoNoNoNoYes
Cobra KhanNoNoNoNoNoYes
Nesian Mystik NoNoNoNoNoYes
The Datsuns NoNoNoNoNoYes
Ladi 6 NoNoNoNoNoYes
The Naked and Famous NoNoNoNoNoYes
Zane Lowe NoNoNoNoNoYes
The Mint Chicks NoNoNoNoNoYes
P-Money NoNoNoNoNoYes
Brand New Math NoNoNoNoNoYes
Tiki Taane NoNoNoNoNoYes
Cornerstone Roots NoNoNoNoNoYes
The DHDFD's NoNoNoNoNoYes
George & QueenNoNoNoNoNoYes
Horsemen FamilyNoNoNoNoNoYes
Subtract NoNoNoNoNoYes
An Emerald CityNoNoNoNoNoYes
Autozamm NoNoNoNoNoYes
Bang! Bang! Eche! NoNoNoNoNoYes
Bionic Pixie NoNoNoNoNoYes
Clap Clap RiotNoNoNoNoNoYes
Honey ClawsNoNoNoNoNoYes
Just One FixNoNoNoNoNoYes
Quay Street Social Club DJ'sNoNoNoNoNoYes
State of MindNoNoNoNoNoYes
The MotsNoNoNoNoNoYes
The Tutts NoNoNoNoNoYes
Weta NoNoNoNoNoYes
World War FourNoNoNoNoNoYes
Sasha VatoffYesNoNoNoNoNo
The Vines [B] CancelledCancelledCancelledCancelledCancelledNo



The first official line-up for the 2010 installment was posted on the Big Day Out website just before midnight 28 September 2009. The second official line-up for the 2010 installment was posted on the Big Day Out website just before midnight 11 November 2009. The full line-up was as follows

 SydneyMelbournePerthAdelaideGold CoastAuckland
Muse YesYesYesYesYesYes
Powderfinger YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Mars Volta YesYesYesYesYesYes
Lily Allen YesYesYesYesYesYes
Groove Armada YesYesYesYesYesYes
Kasabian YesYesYesYesYesYes
Dizzee Rascal YesYesYesYesYesYes
Peaches YesYesYesYesYesYes
Girl Talk YesYesYesYesYesYes
Rise Against YesYesYesYesYesYes
Mastodon YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Horrors YesYesYesYesYesYes
Calvin Harris YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Decemberists YesYesYesYesYesYes
Passion Pit YesYesYesYesYesYes
Devendra Banhart YesYesYesYesYesYes
Sasha YesYesYesYesYesYes
Simian Mobile Disco YesYesYesYesYesYes
Fear Factory YesYesYesYesYesYes
Miki MASH/Lil Miki YesYesNoNoYesYes
Eskimo Joe YesYesYesYesYesYes
Karnivool YesYesYesYesYesYes
Ladyhawke YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Temper Trap YesYesYesYesYesYes
Jet YesYesYesYesYesYes
Silent Disco YesYesYesYesYesYes
Grinspoon YesYesYesYesYesYes
Midnight Juggernauts YesYesYesYesYesYes
Tame Impala YesYesYesYesYesYes
Kisschasy YesYesYesYesYesYes
Magic Dirt YesYesYesYesYesYes
Lisa Mitchell YesYesYesYesYesNo
Bluejuice YesYesYesYesYesYes
Hilltop Hoods YesYesYesYesYesYes
Miami Horror YesYesYesYesYesYes
Maya Jupiter YesYesYesYesYesYes
Itch-E and Scratch-E YesYesYesYesYesYes
Sam La More YesYesYesYesYesYes
MDX YesYesYesYesYesYes
Decoder Ring YesYesYesYesYesYes
Sugar Army YesYesYesYesYesYes
Miki MASHYesYesYesYesYesYes
Wagons YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Middle East YesYesYesNoYesNo
Phrase YesYesNoNoYesYes
Teleprompter YesYesYesYesYesYes
Tumbleweed [B] YesYesNoNoNoNo
Blowfly YesYesYesYesYesYes
DJ Chucuchu YesYesYesYesYesYes
Matt Hall|YesYesYesYesYesYes
Poirier feat. MC ZuluYesYesYesYesYesYes
Bridgemary KissYesNoNoNoNoNo
DJ Ben MorrisYesNoNoNoNoNo
DJ Mark CravenYesNoNoNoNoNo
DJ Mark MurphyYesNoNoNoNoNo
Oh MercyYesNoNoNoNoNo
Regular John YesNoNoNoNoNo
Robbie LoweYesNoNoNoNoNo
Sherlock's DaughterYesNoNoNoNoNo
The ArtYesNoNoNoNoNo
DJ SpexYesNoNoNoNoNo
The Crayon Fields NoYesNoNoNoNo
Calling All Cars NoYesNoNoNoNo
Dan Sultan NoYesNoNoNoNo
DJ BonitaNoYesNoNoNoNo
DJ MafiaNoYesNoNoNoNo
Public Opinion Afro OrchestraNoYesNoNoNoNo
St HelensNoYesNoNoNoNo
Abbe May & the Rocking PnuemoniaNoNoYesNoNoNo
Arts MartialNoNoYesNoNoNo
Blue Shaddy NoNoYesNoNoNo
Burgerkill NoNoYesNoNoNo
DJ Kit PopNoNoYesNoNoNo
DJ MullerNoNoYesNoNoNo
DJ RekabNoNoYesNoNoNo
Human Extinction ProjectNoNoYesNoNoNo
The Chevelles NoNoYesNoNoNo
The Novocaines NoNoYesNoNoNo
Tim and JeanNoNoYesNoNoNo
20th Century GraduatesNoNoNoYesNoNo
DJ JapeyeNoNoNoYesNoNo
Femme FatalesNoNoNoYesNoNo
Hawks of AlbaNoNoNoYesNoNo
Loot & PlunderNoNoNoYesNoNo
Poetikool JusticeNoNoNoYesNoNo
Se Bon Ki RaNoNoNoYesNoNo
The SwissNoNoNoYesNoNo
The ThievesNoNoNoYesNoNo
Butcher BirdsNoNoNoNoYesNo
Dallas FrascaNoNoNoNoYesNo
DJ Katch NoNoNoNoYesNo
I Heart HiroshimaNoNoNoNoYesNo
Mexico CityNoNoNoNoYesNo
Soma RasaNoNoNoNoYesNo
Surecut KidsNoNoNoNoYesNo
The Poor NoNoNoNoYesNo
Señor Tasty Taste NoNoNoNoYesNo
Baticuda Sound MachineNoNoNoNoNoYes
Cairo Knife Fight NoNoNoNoNoYes
Concord Dawn NoNoNoNoNoYes
Deja Voodoo NoNoNoNoNoYes
Dick "Magik" JohnsonNoNoNoNoNoYes
Dimmer NoNoNoNoNoYes
Elston GunNoNoNoNoNoYes
Gin Wigmore NoNoNoNoNoYes
Head Like A Hole NoNoNoNoNoYes
House of Shem NoNoNoNoNoYes
James Duncan NoNoNoNoNoYes
Kidz in Space NoNoNoNoNoYes
Lord Of TigersNoNoNoNoNoYes
Midnight Youth NoNoNoNoNoYes
Mile High NoNoNoNoNoYes
Minuit NoNoNoNoNoYes
Nick DNoNoNoNoNoYes
Opensouls NoNoNoNoNoYes
Sandy Bay Social ClubNoNoNoNoNoYes
The Checks NoNoNoNoNoYes
The Drab Doo RiffsNoNoNoNoNoYes
The Veils NoNoNoNoNoYes
Tim PhinNoNoNoNoNoYes
True LoversNoNoNoNoNoYes
Tahuna BreaksNoNoNoNoNoYes
Beenie Man [B] CancelledCancelledCancelledCancelledCancelledCancelled



The first line-up for the 2011 Big Day Out was officially released via the Big Day Out website at 12:01am 28 September. The second announcement was released on 24 November and completed the 2011 line-up.

For the second year in a row Sydney held two festivals due to increasing popularity of the event.

Official line-up is as follows:

 AucklandGold CoastSydneyMelbourneAdelaidePerth
Tool [A] YesYesYesYesYesYes
Rammstein YesYesYesYesYesYes
Iggy and the Stooges YesYesYesYesYesYes
M.I.A. YesYesYesYesYesYes
The John Butler Trio YesYesYesYesYesYes
Grinderman YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Bloody Beetroots YesYesYesYesYesYes
LCD Soundsystem YesYesYesYesYesYes
Lupe Fiasco YesYesYesYesYesYes
Deftones YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Black Keys [B] CancelledCancelledCancelledCancelledCancelledCancelled
Paul Dempsey YesYesYesYesYesYes
Birds of Tokyo YesYesYesYesYesYes
Primal Scream [C] YesYesYesYesYesYes
Wolfmother YesYesYesYesYesYes
Sia YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Greenhornes YesYesYesYesYesYes
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros YesYesYesYesYesYes
Die Antwoord YesYesYesYesYesYes
Black Milk *YesYesYesYesYesYes
Plan B YesYesYesYesYesYes
Booka Shade (DJ Set)YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Naked and Famous YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Jim Jones Revue YesYesYesYesYesYes
Airbourne YesYesYesYesYesYes
Andrew W.K. YesYesYesYesYesYes
Lowrider YesYesYesYesYesYes
Cansei de Ser Sexy YesYesYesYesYesYes
Vitalic YesYesYesYesYesYes
Ratatat YesYesYesYesYesYes
Kids of 88 YesYesYesYesYesYes
Crystal Castles YesYesYesYesNoNo
Angus & Julia Stone NoYesYesYesYesYes
Anna LunoeNoYesYesYesYesYes
The Vines NoYesYesYesYesYes
Little Red NoYesYesYesYesYes
Washington NoYesYesYesYesYes
Bliss N Eso NoYesYesYesYesYes
Matt & Kim NoYesYesYesYesYes
Operator Please NoYesYesYesYesYes
Children Collide NoYesYesYesYesYes
PNAU NoYesYesYesYesYes
Gyroscope NoYesYesYesYesYes
Dead Letter Circus NoYesYesYesYesYes
Kid Kenobi & MC ShureshockNoYesYesYesYesYes
Will StylesNoYesYesYesYesYes
Gypsy & The Cat NoYesYesYesYesYes
Blue King Brown NoYesYesYesYesYes
Shihad [D] YesNoNoNoNoNo
Die! Die! Die! YesNoNoNoNoNo
Bulletproof YesNoNoNoNoNo
I Am GiantYesNoNoNoNoNo
Six60 YesNoNoNoNoNo
Street ChantYesNoNoNoNoNo
The Phoenix FoundationYesNoNoNoNoNo
Knives at NoonYesNoNoNoNoNo
Luger BoaYesNoNoNoNoNo
The Unfaithful WaysYesNoNoNoNoNo
Three Houses DownYesNoNoNoNoNo
Surf CityYesNoNoNoNoNo
The EarlybirdsYesNoNoNoNoNo
Barbarion NoNoYesYesYesNo



The lineup was announced on 29 September 2011. The first 17 artists were announced over the Big Day Out Twitter page from 8 until 10pm. The three main headliners were announced on 30 September 2011 on Triple J. Tony Hawk was announced as a non-musical special guest.

Bold indicates headline act.

 AucklandGold CoastSydneyMelbourneAdelaidePerth
Kanye West [A] CancelledYesYesYesCancelledCancelled
Soundgarden YesYesYesYesYesYes
Kasabian YesYesYesYesYesYes
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds YesYesYesYesYesYes
Nero YesYesYesYesYesYes
My Chemical Romance YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Living End YesYesYesYesYesYes
Hilltop Hoods [B] NoYesYesYesYesCancelled
Cavalera Conspiracy YesYesYesYesYesYes
Parkway Drive YesYesYesYesYesYes
Girl Talk YesYesYesYesYesYes
Bluejuice NoYesYesYesYesYes
Röyksopp YesYesYesYesYesYes
Battles YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Jezabels NoYesYesYesYesYes
Art vs. Science NoYesYesYesNoNo
Bassnectar YesYesYesYesYesYes
Odd Future [C] CancelledYesYesYesYesYes
Architecture In Helsinki NoYesYesYesYesYes
Kimbra YesYesYesYesYesYes
Regurgitator YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Vaccines YesYesYesYesYesYes
Tonite Only NoYesYesYesYesYes
Mariachi El Bronx YesYesYesYesYesYes
Cage The Elephant YesYesYesYesYesYes
Drapht NoYesYesYesYesYes
Foster The People YesYesYesYesYesYes
Frenzal Rhomb NoYesYesYesYesYes
The Getaway Plan NoYesYesYesYesYes
Papa Vs Pretty NoYesYesYesNoNo
Boy & Bear NoYesYesYesYesYes
Best Coast YesYesYesYesYesYes
Calling All Cars NoYesYesYesNoNo
Abbe May NoYesYesYesYesYes
ShockOne NoYesYesYesYesYes
Das Racist YesYesYesYesYesNo
Miss Kittin NoYesYesYesNoNo
T-Rek NoYesYesYesNoNo
King Cannons NoYesYesYesNoNo
The Amity Affliction NoYesYesYesNoNo
Faker NoYesYesYesNoNo
Stonefield NoYesYesYesNoNo
Kitty, Daisy & Lewis NoYesYesYesNoNo
Midnight Youth YesNoNoNoNoNo
The Adults YesNoNoNoNoNo
Lets Not Pretend YesNoNoNoNoNo
Cut Off Your Hands YesNoNoNoNoNo
Mt Eden YesNoNoNoNoNo
Cut Off Your Hands YesNoNoNoNoNo
Cairo Knife Fight YesNoNoNoNoNo
Gin Wigmore YesNoNoNoNoNo
Six60 YesNoNoNoNoNo
Unknown Mortal Orchestra YesNoNoNoNoNo
David Dallas YesNoNoNoNoNo
Beastwars YesNoNoNoNoNo
Bulletproof YesNoNoNoNoNo
Ghostwave YesNoNoNoNoNo
MayaVanya YesNoNoNoNoNo
Sir-Vere YesNoNoNoNoNo
Junica YesNoNoNoNoNo
Nick D YesNoNoNoNoNo
@Peace YesNoNoNoNoNo
Jakob YesNoNoNoNoNo
The Bronx NoNoNoNoYesYes
Grind Time Now NoNoNoYesNoNo
Grinspoon NoNoYesNoNoNo
The Brow NoNoNoNoNoYes
Tony Hawk [D] YesYesYesYesYesYes



The first lineup was announced at midnight on 16 July. The Red Hot Chili Peppers were announced shortly before the first lineup announcement. Lucha VaVOOM was announced as a non-musical special guest.

Bold indicates headline act.

 SydneyGold CoastAdelaideMelbournePerth
Red Hot Chili Peppers YesYesYesYesYes
The Killers YesYesYesYesYes
Yeah Yeah Yeahs YesYesYesYesYes
Vampire Weekend YesYesYesYesYes
The Bloody Beetroots (Live)YesYesYesYesYes
Kaskade YesYesCancelledCancelledCancelled
Animal Collective YesYesYesYesYes
Band of Horses YesYesYesYesYes
B.o.B YesYesYesYesYes
Sleigh Bells YesYesYesYesYes
Foals YesYesYesYesYes
Alabama Shakes YesYesYesYesYes
360 YesYesYesYesYes
Crystal Castles YesYesYesYesYes
Pretty Lights YesYesYesYesYes
Off! YesYesYesYesYes
Grinspoon YesYesYesYesYes
BT YesYesYesYesYes
Against Me! YesYesYesYesYes
Gary Clark, Jr. YesYesYesYesYes
Nicky Romero YesYesYesYesCancelled
Morgan Page YesYesYesYesYes
Logo YesYesYesYesYes
Every Time I Die YesYesYesYesYes
Delta Spirit YesYesYesYesYes
Childish Gambino YesYesYesYesYes
Hunting Grounds YesYesYesYesYes
JEFF the Brotherhood YesYesYesYesYes
Death Grips YesYesYesYesYes
Adventure ClubYesYesYesYesYes
Jagwar Ma YesYesYesYesYes
House Vs. Hurricane YesYesYesYesYes
Avalanche City YesYesYesYesYes
Nina Las VegasYesYesYesYesYes
Compressorhead YesYesYesYesYes
The Medics YesYesYesYesYes
Something With Numbers YesNoNoNoNo
Urthboy YesNoNoNoNo
Thy Art Is Murder YesNoNoNoNo
Deep Sea Arcade YesNoNoNoNo
Royal HeadacheYesNoNoNoNo
Chance Waters YesNoNoNoNo
Good HeavensYesNoNoNoNo
The Griswolds YesNoNoNoNo
The Gooch PalmsYesNoNoNoNo
Donny BenetYesNoNoNoNo
Jackie OnassisYesNoNoNoNo
Bob Log III YesYesNoYesNo
Dead Letter Circus NoYesNoNoNo
I Heart HiroshimaNoYesNoNoNo
The Cairos NoYesNoNoNo
Hey GeronimoNoYesNoNoNo
We All Want ToNoYesNoNoNo
Evil EddieNoYesNoNoNo
Dave's Pawn ShopNoYesNoNoNo
Lily RougeNoYesNoNoNo
The VernonsNoYesNoNoNo
Sneaky PicnicNoYesNoNoNo
Jakarta CriersNoYesNoNoNo
Paul Mac NoYesYesNoNo
The Beards NoNoYesNoNo
Grey GhostNoNoYesNoNo
The KillgirlsNoNoYesNoNo
Full Tote OddsNoNoYesNoNo
Lady StrangeloveNoNoYesNoNo
Steering By StarsNoNoYesNoNo
Sincerely, GrizzlyNoNoYesNoNo
Stab CapitalNoNoYesNoNo
Gemini DownsNoNoYesNoNo
Dr Piffle & The Burlap BandNoNoYesNoNo
The AvesNoNoYesNoNo
Bodyjar NoNoNoYesNo
Seth Sentry NoNoNoYesNo
The Smith Street BandNoNoNoYesNo
Kingswood NoNoNoYesNo
Yung Warriors NoNoNoYesNo
Money For RopeNoNoNoYesNo
Jackson FirebirdNoNoNoYesNo
Split SecondsNoNoNoYesNo
For Our HeroNoNoNoYesNo
Zanzibar ChanelNoNoNoYesNo
The StiffysNoNoNoYesNo
Chicks On Speed DJ ShowNoNoNoYesYes
Sugar Army NoNoNoNoYes
Emperors NoNoNoNoYes
The ChemistNoNoNoNoYes
Sons of RicoNoNoNoNoYes
Further EarthNoNoNoNoYes
Arts MartialNoNoNoNoYes
Rainy Day WomenNoNoNoNoYes
Boys Boys Boys!NoNoNoNoYes
The Love JunkiesNoNoNoNoYes
Skank MCNoNoNoNoYes
Dead OwlsNoNoNoNoYes
Tomàs FordNoNoNoNoYes
DJ KeynoNoYesNoNoNo

Kaskade cancelled Adelaide, Melbourne, and Perth on the festival. Nicky Romero cancelled Perth, but instead played the first four shows on the 2013 tour.


The first lineup was announced at 8:00PM AEST on 31 July.

Bold indicates headline act.

 AucklandGold CoastMelbourneSydneyAdelaidePerth
Pearl Jam YesYesYesYesYesYes
Arcade Fire YesYesYesYesYesYes
Blur CancelledCancelledCancelledCancelledCancelledCancelled
Snoop Dogg YesYesYesYesYesYes
Major Lazer YesYesYesYesYesYes
Steve Angello YesYesYesYesYesYes
Flume NoYesYesYesYesYes
Beady Eye YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Lumineers YesYesYesYesYesYes
Primus YesYesYesYesYesYes
Tame Impala YesYesYesYesYesYes
Vista Chino NoYesYesYesYesYes
The Hives YesYesYesYesYesYes
Deftones YesYesYesYesYesYes
Bliss N Eso NoYesYesYesNoYes
CSS YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Drones NoYesYesYesYesYes
Mac Miller YesYesYesYesYesYes
Flosstradamus YesYesYesYesYesYes
Ghost YesYesYesYesYesYes
Grouplove YesYesYesYesYesYes
The Naked and Famous YesYesYesYesYesYes
Dillon Francis YesYesYesYesYesYes
Toro Y Moi YesYesYesYesYesYes
Bluejuice YesYesYesYesYesYes
Portugal. The Man YesYesYesYesYesYes
Mudhoney YesYesYesYesYesYes
DIIV CancelledCancelledCancelledCancelledCancelledCancelled
The 1975 YesYesYesYesYesYes
PEZ NoYesYesYesYesYes
Kerser NoYesYesYesYesYes
Northlane NoYesYesYesYesYes
Big Gigantic NoYesYesYesYesYes
Cosmic Psychos [A] NoYesYesYesYesYes
Loon Lake NoYesYesYesYesYes
Bo Ningen NoYesYesYesYesYes
RÜFÜS NoYesYesYesYesYes
The Algorithm NoYesYesYesYesYes
DZ Deathrays NoYesYesYesYesYes
Peking Duk NoYesYesYesYesYes
Violent Soho NoYesYesYesYesYes
The Jungle Giants NoYesYesYesYesYes
All The ColoursNoYesYesYesYesYes
Ben MorrisNoYesYesYesYesYes
360 NoNoNoNoYesNo
The Phoenix Foundation YesNoNoNoNoNo
Villainy YesNoNoNoNoNo
P-Money YesNoNoNoNoNo
Beastwars YesNoNoNoNoNo
Concord Dawn YesNoNoNoNoNo
Clap Clap Riot YesNoNoNoNoNo
Kody NielsonYesNoNoNoNoNo
Randa YesNoNoNoNoNo

Blur and DIIV withdrew from the 2014 lineup. Notes


There was no Big Day Out in 2015. [3] It was announced on 26 June 2014 that the 2015 Big Day Out had been cancelled. The announcement came after long-running speculation over the future of the summer festival and revelations the day before from Sydney Showground executives that festival organisers had cancelled their 2015 venue booking. [4] [5]

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Soundwave was an annual music festival held in major cities around Australia. The festival originated in Perth, Western Australia and began travelling to the other Australian capital cities in 2007. It features a number of international and Australian music acts, from various genres including rock, metal and punk. The festival has been headlined by Deftones, The Offspring, Incubus, Alice in Chains, Bloodhound Gang, Nine Inch Nails, Faith No More, Jimmy Eat World, Jane's Addiction, Soundgarden, Iron Maiden, Queens of the Stone Age, The Smashing Pumpkins, System of a Down, Slipknot, Green Day, Avenged Sevenfold, Linkin Park, Blink-182 and Metallica. The festival was run and promoted by Soundwave Touring, who also run Harvest Festival and promote tours for bands and musicians each year.

The St. Jerome's Laneway Festival, commonly referred to as Laneway, began in Caledonian Lane, Melbourne, Australia, in 2005. Beginning as predominantly an indie music event, the festival grew in popularity and expanded to five Australian cities—Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Fremantle, Western Australia—as well as Auckland, New Zealand and Singapore.

Sonisphere Festival Annual English touring music festival

The Sonisphere Festival is a touring rock music festival which takes place across Europe between June and August. The festival is owned by John Jackson and Kilimanjaro Live. It is jointly promoted by K2 and Kilimanjaro Live. It has hosted heavy metal bands such as Iron Maiden, Metallica, Mötley Crüe, Slayer, Judas Priest and Megadeth.

Stereosonic former Australian electronic music festival

Stereosonic was an annual electronic dance music festival held in Australia in November and early December. Stereosonic was held in Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, and Melbourne, attracting attendances of up to 200,000 patrons nationally featuring the biggest electronic artists in the world.

Hevy Music Festival was a rock festival that took place annually near Folkestone, Kent in the UK. It was originally held on 1 August 2009 on Folkestone seafront as a one-day festival with Feeder, Gary Numan and Ash as headliners. In 2010 it moved to Port Lympne Wild Animal Park and grew to a weekend camping festival held from 6–8 August. The headline artists included Glassjaw, Gallows, Sepultura and The Subways and the festival provided a variety of rock music genres including punk rock, alternative rock, hardcore punk and heavy metal along with extreme sports displays and state-of-the-art thrill rides.

No Sleep Til Festival

The No Sleep Til Festival was a music festival that was held across Australia and New Zealand in December 2010. The Festival was headlined by Megadeth, who played their album Rust in Peace in its entirety. Other bands included were NOFX, Dropkick Murphys, and Parkway Drive. It also featured legendary punk band Descendents, playing their first Australian shows in their 31-year career.

Future Music Festival Former Australian annual music festival

Future Music Festival was an annual music festival featuring Australian and international artists held in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth in Australia and as of 2012 also Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. The festival is normally held in late February - early March and has been headlined by notable acts including The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers, New Order, The Stone Roses and most recently Drake. Several weeks after the 2015 edition of the festival, Mushroom Group announced their decision to scrap any future editions of the festival, however they offered hope for a new festival to take its place.

Lollapalooza Chile is the Chile–based version of the popular music festival Lollapalooza. It is held in Santiago, Chile.

Red Hot Chili Peppers 2013–2014 Tour

The Red Hot Chili Peppers 2013/2014 Tour was a concert tour by Red Hot Chili Peppers. The tour followed the band's almost two-year-long I'm with You World Tour which ended in April 2013. The tour featured many festival performances and included the band's first ever shows in Alaska, Paraguay, the Philippines and Puerto Rico. The band also performed in New York City for the first time since 2003 and gave a controversial performance during the halftime show of Super Bowl XLVIII, which was seen by a record-breaking 115.3 million viewers worldwide. During the tour, the band started work on their eleventh studio album in February 2014.

The Getaway World Tour 2016–17 concert tour by Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Getaway World Tour was a concert tour by American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers that was in support of their eleventh studio album, The Getaway which was released on June 17, 2016. It marked the first time since June 2014 that the band has toured. The tour began with benefit shows and North American festival dates in February 2016 followed by a summer festival tour with dates in Europe, Asia and North America starting in May 2016 and ending in August 2016. The headlining tour to support the album began in Europe in September 2016 and lasted until the end of the year with the North American tour beginning in January 2017 and concluded in July 2017. Another European leg and dates in South America followed along with rescheduled shows and festival dates in North America in October 2017 to wrap up the tour. The band had festival dates in March 2018 for South America but they were not considered part of this tour.

The Meadows Music & Arts Festival is an annual music festival held at Citi Field in Queens, New York City. The festival was produced by Founders Entertainment, which also produces the Governors Ball Music Festival. The inaugural year of the festival, which was held on October 1–2, 2016, was headlined by several artists, including: Kanye West, J.Cole, Kygo, and Chance the Rapper. The festival boasted 42 artists and four stages: Linden Blvd., Queens Blvd., Shea, and The Meadows. The festival was inspired by the cancellation of Kanye West's set during the Sunday of the 2016 Governors Ball Music Festival due to heavy rains. In was announced on March 20, 2017 that the festival will return September 15–17, 2017. On May 8, 2017, the official lineup was announced, featuring headliners Jay-Z, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Gorillaz.


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