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Big Day Out Auckland Downsized - No Kanye West

Big Day Out Auckland Downsized - No Kanye West

Wednesday 9th November, 2011 11:30AM

Along with the Big Day Out 2012 second line-up announcement this morning was the news that the Auckland festival would be downsizing along with the Adelaide and Perth festivals. Major changes include the reduction to one main stage and the removal of the troublesome D barricade area (good riddance!). With only one main stage though, there could only be one headline act which will be Soundgarden meaning Kanye West has been dropped from the bill.

In light of this, current ticket holders have been given a few options:

1. You are automatically entitled to $20 credit from the show merchandise
2. For those who prefer not to attend, refunds to current ticket holders will be available from your original outlet up until November 30th 2011

Other stage changes include the removal of the Orange Stage, Local Produce Stage and Lilyworld. There will be a new second stage in the main stadium area and other additions include a Show ‘N’ Shine hot rod show and the skate and skating stage with Tony Hawk and more guests have been announced - see below for more info.

Here is the official Second Announcement Press Release:

Our goal, as always, is to deliver the best experience possible for everyone, including the artists and the BDO team. This year we have made some changes to ensure our BEST always comes before BIG at all costs.

GOLD COAST / SYDNEY / MELBOURNE – The Biggest of BDO 7 Stages plus all the bells and whistles

AUCKLAND /ADELAIDE and PERTH – The original Big Day Out + Boiler Room 4 Stages plus all the bells and whistles

AUCKLAND BIG DAY OUT

As always, the BIG DAY OUT is ever evolving. We continue to support local musicians, DJ’s and artists in every city, making each BIG DAY OUT a unique experience.

It’s not just about bands. Hitting the custom built 40 foot Big Day Out touring skate ramp will be some of the hottest skaters on the planet right now. There is always more to explore at the Big Day Out.

The Big Day Out prides itself on presenting the best, most outstanding artists in the world, and our second round of acts is no exception.

There are plenty of debut artists joining the BDO circus, from the never compromising Noel Gallagher to the thunderous Nero performing with a full live band for the first time in New Zealand. From Brazil’s Cavalera Conspiracy to the whacked out world of Das Racist, there are plenty of new pieces to complete the BDO puzzle.

So let’s roll out the second round of artists to complete the picture:
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Nero (Live)
The Vaccines
Bassnectar
Cavalera Conspiracy
Regurgitator
Kimbra
Parkway Drive
Midnight Youth
Das Racist
Six60
Mt Eden
The Adults
I Am Giant
Cairo Knife Fight
Jakob
Bulletproof
Junica
@Peace
Dj Sir-Vere
Nick D

For our 20th year we have chosen to rebuild the Auckland event from the ground up, with a goal to recapturing the magic of early Big Day Out shows. We are excited the bands are into the idea and we know you will be too.

One main stage, no D barricade, Skating & Skate stage in the main arena, Green stage, Boiler Room, Show ‘N’ Shine hot rod show brought to you by OnePercent magazine and much, much more! Plus it’s now a little cheaper than the East Coast Australian Shows, with booking fees included.

However, the need to reduce from two to one main stage means a couple of acts from the first announcement will not be able to perform at the Auckland Big Day Out.

Unfortunately Kanye West and Odd Future will not be appearing at the Auckland event and we thank them for their help, support and understanding in this change of plans.

This means for Auckland it will be:
NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS, NERO (LIVE), THE VACCINES, BASSNECTAR, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, REGURGITATOR, KIMBRA, PARKWAY DRIVE, MIDNIGHT YOUTH, DAS RACIST, SIX60, MT EDEN, THE ADULTS, I AM GIANT, CAIRO KNIFE FIGHT, JAKOB, BULLETPROOF, JUNICA, @PEACE, DJ SIR-VERE and NICK D

SOUNDGARDEN, KASABIAN, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, THE LIVING END, BATTLES, GIRL TALK, ROYKSOPP, FOSTER THE PEOPLE, GIN WIGMORE, MARIACHI EL BRONX, CAGE THE ELEPHANT, BEST COAST, BEASTWARS, GHOSTWAVE, CUT OFF YOUR HANDS, DAVID DALLAS, UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA & MAYAVANYA.

 

Plus the Tony Hawk BDO Vert Jam lineup has now been confirmed and we are stoked to announce that joining Tony Hawk will be vertical visionaries: Kevin Staab, Sandro Diaz, Jesse Fritsch and Neal Hendrix.

Of course the full picture is not complete without playing times, which are looking great and will be in your hot little hands soon. We are making them available ASAP and you can build log into www.bigdayout.com to build your own timetable and share with your friends via Facebook.

Current ticket holders in Auckland, you now have a few options:
1. You are automatically entitled to $20 credit from the show merchandise
2. For those who prefer not to attend, refunds to current ticket holders will be available from your original outlet up until November 30th 2011

Finally, friend of the Big Day Out, and Master of the aftershow DJ SAMPOLOGY presents an exclusive mashup of artists from the Big Day Out 2012 Series!! Check it out here: http://soundcloud.com/bdo-mash/big-day-out-2nd-announce

Respectfully yours,

Ken West
BDO creator


Links
bigdayout.com

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