Big Day Out sets an early date for 2013 line-up


The 2012 edition of Big Day Out marked 20 years for the veteran summer festival. But despite the obvious cause for celebration, this year’s event was a difficult one for the festival with longtime promoter partners Ken West and Viv Lees parting ways and the Adelaide and Perth legs of the tour unfortunately scaled-back.

But it seems BDO is coming back with a bang for 2013: the festival has announced that the full line-up for next year’s tour will be revealed on Monday July 16, at 12.01am. Given Big Day Out usually drops its line-up at the end of September, the unusually early reveal suggests the 2013 bill is packing plenty of punch – and rumour has it, we can look forward to a big Boiler Room contingent.

BDO has also confirmed the dates for the 2013 tour and revealed that tickets will go on sale from 7pm on Thursday July 19. Admission to the January event will set you back $165 a pop, an all-inclusive price that promises “no fees, no surprises, no kidding!” There’s also some good news for Adelaide and Perth punters: the 2013 event will return to the full show, after both cities missed out on headliners this year. So all in all, things are looking good for the next Big Day Out.

General Big Day Out tickets on sale:

7.00pm Sydney local time

8.00pm Gold Coast local time

8.00pm Perth local time

9.00pm Melbourne local time

9.30pm Adelaide local time

Big Day Out 2013 dates and venues:

Friday 18 January – Showgrounds, Sydney

Sunday 20 January – Parklands, Gold Coast

Friday 25 January – Showgrounds, Adelaide

Saturday 26 January – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne

Monday 28 January – Claremont Showgrounds, Perth