Big Day Out line-up gets big­ger

Townsville Bulletin - - Lettersextra -


third and fi­nal line-up an­nounce­ment has been made for next year’s Gold Coast Big Day Out (BDO) and it’s noth­ing short of spec­tac­u­lar. With the fes­ti­val less than a month away, some more big names in the mu­sic in­dus­try in­clud­ing tour­ing and lo­cal acts have been an­nounced.

And top of the list is Aussie act The Vines.

The grungy, garage rock band has come a long way since the early days of belt­ing out Nir­vana cov­ers at sub­ur­ban house par­ties and will once again play at the fes­ti­val.

Pre­vi­ous win­ners of the Triple J Un­earthed com­pe­ti­tion, The Sick Pup­pies are an­other band to have been listed on the mas­sive line-up.

The three-piece will re­turn to home soil af­ter bas­ing them­selves in the US and will also be mak­ing an ap­pear­ance in Townsville at Bom­bay Rock shortly af­ter their BDO stint.

BDO will also play host to the Heavy Flintshow fea­tur­ing Keith from The Prodigy.

Mov­ing on from his pre­vi­ous solo projects Flint and Clever Brains Fryin, Keith will be ig­nit­ing BDO with his an­tics, teaming up with Heavy G for a set that will fea­ture dance floor killers aplenty.

Some of the many other bands who have re­cently been an­nounced to play in­clude Perth band Snow­man, techno artist Dig­i­tal Pri­mate, DJ Mark Mur­phy and New Zealand hip hop artist P-Money.

The new acts join the al­ready an­nounced line-up in­clud­ing Tool, Muse, Jet, Vi­o­lent Femmes, Eskimo Joe, The Killers, John But­ler Trio, My Chem­i­cal Ro­mance, Ev­er­more, Lit­tle Birdy, Pre­sets, Some­thing For Kate, You Am I, Bob Evans, The But­ter­fly Ef­fect, The Sleepy Jack­son, The Herd, The Drones, [love]Tat­too, Lily Allen, Shapeshifter and many more.

>> The Gold Coast Big Day Out will be held at the Gold Coast Park­lands on Sun­day, Jan­uary 21, from 11am. Tick­ets have sold out.

The Vines

The Sick Pup­pies

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