Big Day Out 2013 Lineup
Ahem. AHEM. Is this thing on? Oh! Very good then. Well, here we go. The biggest name on the Australian festival calendar, the Big Day Out, has finally revealed their lineup for 2013.
The 2013 Big Day Out, which marks the festival's 21st birthday, will be the first Australian event since the introduction of the Big Day Out's partnership with C3 - the promoters responsible for Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits and thousands of other yearly concerts and tours.
Headlining the 2013 Big Day Out will be the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The Peppers, who were wildly rumoured to take the headline slot since bassist Flea leaked that they'd be heading to Australian shores early in the year on Twitter, last toured Australia in 2007, and headlined the Big Day Out back in 2000. They'll be joined on the main stages by fellow Big Day Out alumni The Killers alongside Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Vampire Weekend.
Taking headlining privileges of the Boiler Room will be notorious Italian electro outfit The Bloody Beetroots whom will be debuting their brand new live show, whilst taking to the Green Stage will be Baltimore experimental pioneers Animal Collective on the back of their upcoming ninth studio album Centipede Hz.
Also joining the traveling circus this January will be Band Of Horses, Kaskade, B.o.B, Sleigh Bells, Foals, Death Grips, Alabama Shakes, 360, Crystal Castles, Pretty Lights, OFF!, Grinspoon, Against Me!, Gary Clark Jr, Nicky Romero, Morgan Page, Logo, Every Time I Die, Delta Spirit, Childish Gambino, Me, Hunting Grounds, Jeff The Brotherhood, Adventure Club, Jagwar Ma, House vs Hurricane, Avalanche City, Toucan, Helena, Nina Las Vegas and Sampology.
Phew! There we have it. Not bad, eh?
The 2013 Melbourne Big Day Out takes place at the Flemington Racecourse on Australia Day, Saturday January 26. Tickets go on sale at 9pm, Thursday July 19 through the Big Day Out website.