Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Random Thoughts - Big Day Out

The first lineup announcement for next year's Big Day Out festival has finally dropped. Big names like Tool, Iggy & The Stooges, Rammstein (DU HAST), M.I.A, Grinderman, LCD Soundsystem and John Butler Trio will take to the blue and orange stages with support from phenomenal talent like The Black Keys, Operator Please, Angus & Julia Stone, Crystal Castles, Pnau, CSS, Ratatat and Bliss N Eso. Yeah, I'm not overly enthused about Tool or Iggy & The Stooges, but that's only because they were headliners the two years I attended BDO (back in my youth).

Already the online cool kids are calling it the lamest lineup like ever totally lolz! But that's just normal now right? The "cool" kids complain, even though they would have bought a ticket without knowing a single band that was playing. Attending a festival for them is nothing more than showing off. A festival ticket is the perfect accessory *giggles.* Yeah, I'm done... but are you getting my point? Indie kids, get over the fact that Tool and Rammstein are headliners (they'll be awesome by the way). While Tool are on, an amazing group will be in the dance tent. A little duo called the Presets were in the dance tent while Tool played in 2007 and, for me, they were the highlight of the whole day. And do I really need to remind you that this was just the first announcement? There will be a couple more big names thrown into the mix yet.

P.S. Nick Cave and Iggy Pop at the same festival in 2011... awesome. Oh, and if I manage to get a ticket, come dance to 'Du Hast' with me. It'll be heaps of fun! Here's Rammstein performing it at the 2001 Big Day Out. How could you not want to be a part of this?


  1. i agree but i dont think its the indie kids complaining. im i guess an "indie kid" and im stoked as with the line up, m.i.a, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, ratatat, lcd, its going to be good!

  2. Ah, I'm glad to see someone else excited about the lineup! My faith in humanity is restored... for now.


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