Attendance at the Adelaide Big Day Out was way down this year, but the enthusiasm level of the crowd was high. A scaled down show, minus the eastern states headliner Kayne West and one main stage gave this festival a more intimate feel. Between the main stage and the Guvera skate stage, Legends of Vert performed on the half pipe skate ramp. Perfect weather for an enjoyable day of music.
Rebecca Houlden takes us to the Big Day Out in Melbourne and captures the amazing performances of Kasabian, Frenzal Rhomb, Mariachi El Bronx, Cage The Elephant, The Living End (pictured) and many more...
Pictured: Cage The Elephant.
In spite of lagging ticket sales, the 2012 Big Day Out boasts one of the strongest lineups in years. Sure, you've got a couple of frequent visitors, but from the top to the bottom, artists we've never seen in Australia litter the lineup, alongside the best in local talent. So we've put together 10 tracks we can't wait to hear at Big Day Out - some we'll be hearing for the first time, some old favourites - which was actually terribly difficult to narrow down. This should be one hell of a party.
Triple J is drip feeding the BDO 2012 announcement ... Here we go!
Kanye West, Soundgarden, Kasabian
ROYKSOPP!!!, Girl Talk, Best Boast, Cage The Elephant, The Getaway plan, Foster The People, Frenzal Rhomb, OFWGKTA, The Jezabels, Battles, Mariachi El Bronx, Parkway Drive, Architecture in Helsinki, Boy and Bear, Hilltop Hoods, The Living End, My Chemical Romance