Summer has begun, the New Year is just around the corner, and so is the BIG DAY OUT! We’re thrilled to let you in on the final artists who will be touring with the BIG DAY OUT in 2010 plus the local acts taking to the stage in each city.
BIG DAY OUT 2010 is hosting the mother of all celebrations – FEAR FACTORY’s 21st birthday.
Since forming in 1989, this Los Angeles quartet have consistently forged new territory, proving themselves masters of metal reinvention, and producing an industrial metal classic in 1995’s Demanufacture. After several years’ hiatus, FEAR FACTORY hit the comeback trail this summer with Mechanize, their first album in five years. The revamped FF line-up – guitarist Dino Cazares, singer Burton C. Bell, bassist Byron Stroud and drummer Gene Hoglan – is promising raw aggression and reality. Keep it real at BIG DAY OUT with the long-awaited return of FEAR FACTORY. (ALL SHOWS)
Before there was Kool Keith, Old Dirty Bastard or 2 Live Crew – before there was hip hop, for that matter – there was BLOWFLY, performing X-rated songs with a funky groove. Many people cite BLOWFLY as being the first rapper with his 1965 self-pressed “Rap Dirty” record, which was re-recorded after the smash success of Sugar Hill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight.” Sampled by many, including: The Jurassic 5, Ice Cube, Atmosphere, P Diddy, Beyonce and Wu Tang Clan, BLOWFLY’s sounds are a staple of modern-day hip hop. (ALL SHOWS)
An innovator in the Tijuana electronic music and video scene, DJ CHUCUCHU pumps out infectious Latin rhythms while his visual accompaniment will transport you to a familia Cumbia fiesta. The recent wave of Cumbia music that has enveloped most of Latin America has a very active node across the border towns of northern Mexico. Tijuana’s electronic musicians have embraced this wave with gusto (ALL SHOWS)
Montreal DJ and producer POIRIER mixes fresh Caribbean sounds including dancehall and soca with electro to create a dance floor frenzy to rival the best Carnival celebrations around the world. Joined on stage by hype man MC ZULU, their sound is equal parts lilting calypso melodies, driving percussion and traditional chutney sounds from the West Indies. Welcome to the future of jump-and-wave riddims, with our guarantee that nuff towels will be hoisted in the air and twisted madly in appreciation. Equal parts grimey, sweat-inducing and fun-as-helll, POIRIER FEAT. MC ZULU will lift the steamy roof of the Lilyworld well into the hot nights of mayhem and lunacy (ALL SHOWS)
TELEPROMPTER: A charismatic and danceable treat, TELEPROMPTER are a departure from traditional classifications. Merging Indie Rock attributes with an angular Post-Punk playing style, this indie quartet produce an enigmatic, no-holds-barred sound to the acclaim of critics and fans alike. Citing influences such as The Cure, At the Drive In, Gang of Four, and Bloc Party, Teleprompter have been honing their live performance skills and have now gained further recognition by snaring a coveted national touring spot on the BIG DAY OUT as the winner of the uncharTED competition (ALL AUSTRALIAN SHOWS)
Liven up! If you’re down with O.T.T (that’s over-the-top showmanship), DEAD PREZ will deliver at BIG DAY OUT 2010. But this ain’t just entertainment – it’s education. Carrying a torch passed on by the likes of Public Enemy and Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, DEAD PREZ’s defiant duo stic.man and M-1 are out to stoke the embers of your mind. It’s political, it’s confrontational, it’s inspirational. “No shuckin’ and jivin’, just raw, contentious hip hop… reporting from deep inside the trenches of the lives of the everyday man” (The Smoking Section, July 2009). The revolution won’t be televised – it’ll be delivered on stage at BIG DAY OUT by in-your-face Floridians DEAD PREZ (NZ + EAST COAST)
In other exciting news for ADELAIDE and PERTH BDO fans, we’re happy to announce those livewire rockers THE SCARE and irresistible Melbourne local treasures WAGONS are confirmed to extend their current east coast run to now include all Australian shows. Welcome (NOW PLAYING ALL AUSTRALIAN SHOWS)
Musical legends in Australia, the ‘stoner rock’ riffs of Wollongong’s TUMBLEWEED inspired a whole generation of music lovers when they emerged in 1990s from the seeds of the Proton Energy Pills and the Unheard. The sound of TUMBLEWEED has come full circle and their long-haired, heavy fuzzed-out rock dirge has found a legion of new fans. Despite their chequered history with its many ups and downs, the original line up of Richie, Lenny, Paul, Jason and Stephen have agreed to perform once again and they’re still as legendary as ever! (SYDNEY SATURDAY AND MELBOURNE)
PLUS LOCAL ADDITIONS IN EACH CITY:
SUNDAY JANUARY 17th GOLD COAST PARKLANDS – SOLD OUT!!
Smith St Southport. Gates open 11am
Local additions: I Heart Hiroshima, DJ Katch, DZ, Soma Rasa, Mexico City, Dallas Fracas, The Poor, Surecut Kids (DJ) plus triple j unearthed winner Butcher Birds
FRIDAY JANUARY 22nd SYDNEY SHOWGROUND SOLD OUT!!
Showground Rd Sydney Olympic Park. Gates open 11am. Event closes midnight.
Local additions: Seekae, The Wormhole (DJs Peewee, John and Stephen Ferris), Regular John, Oh Mercy, Catcall, Danimals (TED), DJ Mark Murphy, DJ Robbie Lowe
SATURDAY JANUARY 23RD SYDNEY SHOWGROUND SOLD OUT!!
Showground Rd Sydney Olympic Park. Gates open 11am. Event closes midnight.
Local additions: Seekae, The Wormhole (DJs Peewee, John and Stephen Ferris), Songs, Freak. The Art, Bridge Mary Kiss, DJ Mark Craven, DJ Ben Morris plus triple j unearthed winner Sherlock’s Daughter
TUESDAY JANUARY 26th MELBOURNE FLEMINGTON RACECOURSE SOLD OUT!!
Epsom Rd, Flemington, Melbourne. Gates Open 11am
Local additions: Dan Sultan, The Crayon Fields, DJ Mafia, DJ Bonita, Calling All Cars, St Helens plus triple j unearthed winner Public Opinion Afro Orchestra
FRIDAY JANUARY 29th ADELAIDE SHOWGROUND SOLD OUT!!
Rose Tce Wayville, Adelaide. Gates Open 11am
Local additions: Femme Fatales, Loot & Plunder, The Swiss, Stubanga, Poetikool Justice, DJ Japeye, Se Bon Ki Ra, The Thieves, Coerce, 20TH Century Graduates plus triple j unearthed winner Hawks of Alba
SUNDAY JANUARY 31st PERTH CLAREMONT SHOWGROUND SOLD OUT!!
Graylands Rd Claremont, Perth. Gates Open 11am
Local additions: The Novacaines, Burgerkill, DJ Muller, Tim & Jean, DJ Rekab, The Chevelles, DJ Kit Pop Abbe May & the Rockin’ Pnemonia, Blue Shaddy, Human Extinction Project, Arts Martial plus triple j unearthed winner Emperors
New touring additions to Big Day Out 2010: Fear Factory, Blowfly, DJ Chucuchu, Poirier feat. MC Zulu, Dead Prez, Teleprompter (TED) and Tumbleweed join the already announced: Muse, Powderfinger, Lily Allen, Eskimo Joe, Groove Armada, Grinspoon, The Mars Volta, Ladyhawke, Dizzee Rascal, Karnivool, Peaches, The Temper Trap, Kasabian, Midnight Juggernauts, Rise Against, Magic Dirt, Mastodon, Lisa Mitchell, The Horrors, Bluejuice, Calvin Harris, Kisschasy, The Decemberists, Tame Impala, Girl Talk, Jet, Sasha, Devendra Banhart, Passion Pit, Simian Mobile Disco DJs, Silent Disco, Hilltop Hoods, Decoder Ring, Itch-E and Scratch-E, Maya Jupiter, Miami Horror, MDX, Sugar Army, DJ Sam La More, The Scare, Wagons, The Middle East, Phrase and Grrilla Step
Stay tuned for all the weird and wonderful from Lilyworld, Muckamucks and our 100th show celebrations in the coming weeks!
For all things BDO including details on side shows, please visit www.bigdayout.com.
MA 15 +
The Big Day Out is for Mature Audiences only (MA15). Children under the age of 15 are not permitted. All patrons entering the site must have a valid ticket.
For further details, check the Big Day Out website www.bigdayout.com