The line up for the 2013 Outside Lands Festival has been announced, with the San Franciscan audience set to get amongst some awesome sets courtesy of Paul McCartney, a reformed Nine Inch Nails and more. From August 9-11, Golden Gate Park will become a music lover's haven; tickets are on sale now from sfoutsidelands.com/tickets, with a portion of ticket sales going toward San Francisco's Recreation and Park Department.
Check out the full line up below!
Will they or won’t they? While we will never be sure who is playing a festival until the promoters actually release a line-up, it’s always fun to speculate and throw around any rumours that come up. The next big festival yet to announce their line-up is Splendour In The Grass. With the line-ups for Primavera, Summersonic and Coachella festivals already out there, it’s time to salivate over who will may (or have already actually confirmed) continue down here fore Australia’s premier winter festival.
Boasting names such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Killers, Animal Collective and Foals it was clear that the Big Day Out had bounced back from the bad run it had last year where half the tour got truncated versions of the event. This year, every show boasted the full lineup which was promising for the future of the event given the recent hurdles it has had to overcome.
There was a definite change of mood about the Showgrounds this year. It’s obvious upon one’s first scout about the festival site that the Big Day Out just doesn’t function properly in the stripped back capacity it did last year. With both main stages back in action, the El Jimador wrestling ring and Chow Town being new shiny drawcards for punters and the sheer force of the line-up this year, the Big Day Out experience people will buy tickets for actually seemed to be in operation for this, the 2013 edition.
Adelaide turned on some fantastic weather for the 2013 Big Day Out. With another amazing line-up this year, the fans enjoyed a day of great music and the AU review's photographer, Kerrie Geier, was there to capture it all.
The Palais is a majestic theatre harking back to yesteryear, with well worn seating, and a musty smell permeating the room. Shows at the Palais are often devoid of the incessant chatter that continues whilst bands play a pub show. Indeed Mike Noga makes mention of this when he says, 'You’re quiet and you make me nervous', to the silent punters, encouraging some cheers from the crowd and draws a grateful 'Thank you' from Mike.
Taking to the stage of Enmore Theatre on Tuesday night, Band of Horses played a superb, rock-solid set. As a five piece based in Charleston, South Carolina, Band of Horses blend their vibrant indie rock energy with a spine-tingling level of emotion, drawing upon country and folk influences. Combining the soaring, unique vocals of lead singer Ben Bridwell with thriving riffs, the band had the audience hooked from start to finish.
Band of Horses from North Carolina play the Palais Theatre as part of their Big Day Out sideshows.
So, let it be known that I until this day was a Big Day Out virgin and might I say, what a ride! The day started slow and steady and ramped up for one big party at the main stages.
Pictured: Vampire Weekend.
A record-breaking heatwave couldn’t stop Big Day Out 2013 from being one of the best in years, though not for lack of trying. The relentless sun threatened punters with heatstroke until about 6pm, at which point the cool air was a godsend, and the small bursts of rain salvation for us all.