Nero, Miss Kittin & more on Big Day Out 2012 second line-up

If you were feeling like the Big Day Out line-up was light on Boiler Room headliners, the second round of acts should help that. Leading the way in the 2012 Boiler Room is the Nero live show, with further additions like Bassnectar and Miss Kittin.

Changes to Perth, Adelaide and Auckland

There are also some huge changes announced for Perth, Adelaide and Auckland. In 2012 these events in these cities will be downsized.

Adelaide will be cut down from seven stages to four which means that Kanye West, The Living End and Mariachi El Bronx will no longer be performing.

The Perth event has moved to Brownes Stadium, and with reduced stages as well. Kanye West, Hilltop Hoods and Mariachi El Bronx will not be performing.

Auckland Big Day Out has already been forced to cancel Odd Future and now Kanye won’t be playing either. The festival will be cut back to four stages. There’ll only be a single main stage – without a D barrier – and the Lilyworld and Local Produce stages have been dropped; the Boiler Room is unchanged. The capacity will stay the same.

Punters who have already purchased tickets for Perth, Adelaide or Auckland will get a $20 merch voucher and have been given two options if unhappy – they can exchange their tickets for a ticket in any other city or get a refund until 30 November.

The 2nd Big Day Out 2012 line-up

Noel Gallagher

Nero (Boiler Room headliner)

The Vaccines


Art Vs Science


Das Racist*


Cavalera Conspiracy

Miss Kittin*

Abbe May

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis*



Papa Vs Pretty*

Amity Affliction*

King Cannons*


Calling All Cars*


Tonite Only

Shock One


DJ Sir-Vere & Nick D^




Cairo Knife Fight

I Am Giant

The Adults

Mt Eden Dubstep


Midnight Youth

Parkway Drive (already part of 1st BDO lineup, now added to NZ lineup)

*East Cost only (Das Racist also playing in NZ)

^New Zealand only