2014 Big Day Out Lineup Revealed
The Big Day Out has revealed the lineup for its 2014 incarnation.
The bill has an exceptional amount of hype to live up to, with promoters stating that the 2014 event would have "the Big Day Out line-up to end all Big Day Out line-ups" and the claims from Ken West that “I was hoping for one ‘White Whale’, managed to get two and ended up with three.”
Beat can officially confirm that the 2014 Big Day Out will be headlined by the almighty Pearl Jam. Eddie Vedder and Co. were booked to headline the Big Day Out in 2001, but cancelled from the tragic death of nine fans from a crowd surge that happened during their set at the Roskilde Festival. They were last on our shores in 2009 which saw them play to sold out stadiums with Ben Harper and Liam Finn.
Next on the bill is Blur in what will be their first visit to Australia since 1997, alongside the Arcade Fire, who last toured Australia on the 2008 Big Day Out tour with Björk and Rage Against The Machine.
Who else is jumping on board the festival juggernaut for the ride? Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion will be lighting up stages nationwide, while headlining the Boiler Room will be Major Lazer, Steve Angello and Flume.
The first announcement is rounded out by The Lumineers, Tame Impala, Dillon Francis, Mac Miller, Ghost, Grouplove, Flosstradamus, Portugal. The Man, Toro Y Moi, Diiv, The Naked And Famous, Big Gigantic, Pez, Mudhoney, Cosmic Psychos, Northlane, The 1975, Loon Lake, Kingswood, Bo Ningen, The Algorithm, DZ Deathrays, Peking Duk, Ben Morris and RÜFÜS.
The 2014 Melbourne Big Day Out will take place on Friday January 24 at the Flemington Racecourse. For ticketing and more information visit their website.