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Big Day Out 2012 Rumours

Big Day Out 2012 Rumours

Thursday 25th August, 2011 5:16PM

UPDATE: Sept 29th

It's here folks, the day we find out the first thirteen acts gracing the BDO stages next year - they will be unveiled slowly over an hour starting from 11pm (NZ time). 

The headliners won't be announced till tomorrow morning but BDO have been dropping hints as to who it WON'T be cancelling out many of the major rumours such as  Pearl Jam and Prince (no headliners start with P) and Radiohead and Red Hot Chilli Peppers (no headliners start with R) - they could be playing still of course but won't be headling.

We're liking the look of Loutallica (the new Lou Reed and Metallica colab) but we'll soon see - keep your guesses coming.

UPDATE: Sept 27th

BDO have just revealed that they will be announcing most of the line up the evening of Sep 29th and then the following morning they will announce THREE of headliners and a "special treat".

Three + headliners - how excessive.

Stay tuned to UTR  - we'll have all juicy details for you as they are unveiled.

UPDATE: Sep 26th

BDO organisers remain tight lipped about next years line-up but the announcement can't be far off now. Here's some more rumours for you in the meantime...

Kasabian have apparently confirmed they are playing in an interview with  Australian street press Rip It Up in Australia, saying they are "second behind the headliners".

The Pearl Jam rumour remains strong.

There are hopes for Radiohead on the back of their announcement that they are planning to tour in 2012, Jan could be a bit optimistic though.

Other recurring names are Florence and the Machine, My Chemical Romance, The Shins, System of The Down and The Killers.

UPDATE:  Sept 5th

Eminem is out - he has just announce two headline shows in Australia in December.

Thursday 1st December – Ethiad Stadium, Melbourne
Friday 2nd December – Sydney Cricket Ground

Beyonce was always unlikely but is now pregnant.

Rumour has it BDO have secured one of the biggest acts in the world - who could that be...


Rumours for next years Big Day Out have been slow coming this year but we're ready to get the ball rolling with some of our musings on the 2012 festival line-up....


Sonic Youth
Odd Future
Blink 182
Queens of The Stone Age

Very possible (new albums + played BDO before)...

Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Strokes
PJ Harvey
Janes Addiction
Beastie Boys
Limp Bizkit
The Vines
The Streets
The Ok! Go
The Horrors
My Morning Jacket
TV On The Radio
Spank Rock
The Middle East

Likely locals...

David Dallas
The Adults
The Naked and Famous
Collapsing Cities
Ghost Wave
She's So Rad
The Family Cactus
Cairo Knife Fight
Liam Finn
The Checks
Head Like A Hole
Unkown Mortal Orchestra
The Vietnam War
Knives at Noon
The Transistors
Panther and The Zoo

On the festival circuit...

James Blake
The Cars
The Chemical Brothers
Vivian Girls
Fucked Up
Best Coast
Tom Vek
Flying Lotus
Architecture in Helsinki
Bright Eyes
Cold Cave

Ok ok that's enough, lets leave it there for now - please add your thoughts and predictions below and keep an eye out for the first announce next month.


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