Coast acts feast on Big Day Out

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - LIVE ’N’ LOUD -

THE Gold Coast’s Dou­ble Lined Mi­nor­ity and Sneeky Pic­nic and Bris­bane’s The Bel­liger­ents and The Royales will play the Big Day Out’s Headspace Stage at the Met­ri­con Sta­dium on Jan­uary 19 af­ter win­ning the Headspace band com­pe­ti­tion. Male pop-punk out­fit Dou­ble Lined Mi­nor­ity first played the lo­cal stage at BDO in 2012 and all-fe­male rap-pop band Sneeky Pic­nic made their de­but at the fes­ti­val this year. ‘‘Not many bands get the chance to do back-to­back Big Day Out gigs so it’s re­ally big news for us,’’ Sneeky Pic­nic bassist Kathryn Ber­ming­ham says. ‘‘We are good friends with Dou­bled Lined Mi­nor­ity – they are the punk male ver­sion of us and we can’t think of a bet­ter band to play along­side.’’ Twenty bands na­tion­wide were se­lected by a panel of in­dus­try ex­perts and Triple M as the win­ners for the 2014 Headspace Big Day Out na­tional band com­pe­ti­tion. Youth men­tal health foun­da­tion Headspace launched the com­pe­ti­tion. More than 25,000 votes were cast in sup­port of 460 ap­pli­cants from all over the coun­try for a place on the 2014 BDO bill.

The Big Day Out plays Met­ri­con Sta­dium on Jan­uary 19.

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