Coast acts feast on Big Day Out
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.