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Big Day Out Festival Scrapped For 2015


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The 2015 shows for Australian touring music festival Big Day Out have been axed so organisers can refresh the format.

Speculation over the future of Big Day Out began on Wednesday (25Jun14), when it was reported that no bookings existed at the event's usual venues, while the boss of the Sydney Showground Stadium also confirmed the organisers recently cancelled their slot.

The U.S. promoters behind the festival, C3 Presents, addressed the rumours on Thursday (26Jun14), explaining the 2015 shows were axed so they can make some changes.

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Big Day Out Summer 2014 - Performances

Liam Gallagher and Beady Eye - Big Day Out Summer 2014 held at the Arena Joondalup - Performances - Perth, Australia - Sunday 2nd February 2014

Liam Gallagher and Beady Eye
Liam Gallagher and Beady Eye
Liam Gallagher and Beady Eye
Liam Gallagher and Beady Eye
Liam Gallagher and Beady Eye
Liam Gallagher and Beady Eye

Arcade Fire Wear Big Papier-Mache Heads At Big Day Out Festival [Pictures]


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Arcade Fire have never been afraid to approach their live shows with unpredictability and finesse. Their latest jaunt – over in Australia for the Big Day Out festival – saw the band sporting oversized papier-mâché heads, and we’ve got some cool photos.

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Arcade Fire rock the Australian crowd

While the U.K’s festival season is far from kicking off – the rainy weather isn’t exactly conducive to a hassle free camping experience – Australia is in full swing, dancing around like idiots to the latest cool band.

Continue reading: Arcade Fire Wear Big Papier-Mache Heads At Big Day Out Festival [Pictures]

2014 Big Day Out

Jon George and RÜFÜS - 2014 Big Day Out held at the Sydney Showgrounds - Sydney, Australia - Sunday 26th January 2014

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James Hunt and RÜfÜs
James Hunt and RÜfÜs

2014 Big Day Out

Sean Gadd and Grouplove - 2014 Big Day Out held at the Sydney Showgrounds - Sydney, Australia - Sunday 26th January 2014

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Hannah Hooper and Grouplove
Ryan Rabin and Grouplove
Hannah Hooper, Ryan Rabin, Christian Zucconi and Grouplove
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Hannah Hooper, Christian Zucconi and Grouplove

2014 Big Day Out Festival

Liam Gallagher - 2014 Big Day Out Festival - Beady Eye performing on stage - Sydney, Australia - Sunday 26th January 2014

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Liam Gallagher
Liam Gallagher
Liam Gallagher
Liam Gallagher
Jay Mehler, Andy Bell and Liam Gallagher

2014 Big Day Out Festival

Régine Chassagne and Win Butler - 2014 Big Day Out Festival - Arcade Fire performing on stage - Sydney, Australia - Sunday 26th January 2014

Régine Chassagne and Win Butler
Régine Chassagne and Win Butler

Demanding Noel Gallagher


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Noel Gallagher demanded his audience stood up when he performed in Australia.

The 'Dream On' hitmaker was recently performing in Melbourne, but after thinking it was "weird" how everybody was sat down, he called for them to stand up.

He wrote on his blog: "The gig was a bit weird to start with. It was all seated and the crowd remained so for the first three songs. It was like they were at the cinema... Now I know how the support band must've felt!

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Noel Gallager's Fish Flinging Fun


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Noel Gallager has been left baffled by Tuna Hurling in Australia.

The 'Dream On' singer is appearing on the bill at the Big Day Out festival with his Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds project, and has been glued to the country's news, in particular the unusual Tunarama Festival, held in Port Lincoln, southern Australia.

He wrote on his blog: "THE ANNUAL TUNA-RAMA FESTIVAL!!! A festival that celebrates all things wonderful about tuna... TUNA??? That's right, tuna... The tuna fish (sic).

Continue reading: Noel Gallager's Fish Flinging Fun

Eternal Teenager Gerard Way


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My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way says he is "still 16".

The 33-year-old lead singer with the 'S/C/A/R/E/C/R/O/W' rockers has recently dyed his long hair bright red and said it is reflective of his attitude and the band's new sound, and that he will always feel like a teenager.

He said: "Somebody said to me recently, 'why are you f***ing dressed like a 16-year-old?'

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Beasties, System + Chemical Brothers Head For Oz


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Beastie Boys, System Of A Down and the Chemical Brothers are heading for a summer Down Under after signing up to headline next year's (05) Big Day Out festival tour.

The three acts will tour through Australia together between 21 January (05) and 6 February (05).

The Music, The Streets, The Donnas and Powderfinger are among the other acts on the bill.

06/10/2004 21:15

Black Eyed Peas To Jam With The Darkness?


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Hip-hop crew Black Eyed Peas are planning to record a track with flamboyant rockers The Darkness, and hope to put it on their next album.

The WHERE IS THE LOVE? group have been desperate to work with the British band ever since striking up an unlikely friendship with them on their travels.

The Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins joined the rappers onstage at Australia's Big Day Out festival last month (JAN04) for a raucous performance of their song RETARDED.

Continue reading: Black Eyed Peas To Jam With The Darkness?

Drew + Fab Join Flaming Lips Onstage


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Drew Barrymore and her boyfriend Fabrizio Moretti have joined stars like Justin Timberlake after dressing up as fluffy animals for quirky rockers THE Flaming Lips.

Barrymore has revealed she and her THE STROKES star lover donned animal outfits to perform with the group at the recent Big Day Out festival in Australia.

The actress says, "THE FLAMING LIPS are so amazing and they have these big human-sized furry animals dancing on the side of the stage, and so we had a few cocktails and we were hanging out and all of a sudden we were in the animal costumes dancing on the side of the stage.

Continue reading: Drew + Fab Join Flaming Lips Onstage

Hawkins Joins Black Eyed Peas Onstage


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The Darkness rocker Justin Hawkins has joined Black Eyed Peas onstage in Australia for a raucous performance of the rappers' track RETARDED.

The unannounced rendition took place at the Big Day Out festival down under, and came about after the two bands became friends in London.

Lucky fans saw flamboyant Hawkins lend his screeching vocals to the hip-hop track.

Continue reading: Hawkins Joins Black Eyed Peas Onstage

N*e*r*d + Black Eyed Peas To Tour


Black Eyed Peas Big Day Out

Hip-hop stars N*E*R*D and Black Eyed Peas are to team up for an American tour this spring (04).

The two acclaimed groups have lined up 22 dates across America, beginning in Atlanta, Georgia, in March (04).

Black Eyed Peas are currently finishing off a world tour, which includes a performance at Australia's Big Day Out festival and shows in Japan and Britain.

27/01/2004 02:32
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