# 42603

BIG DAY OUT

A collection of 8 original concert tickets for the Big Day Out

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Eight souvenir concert tickets used for entry to the festival, illustrated recto with conditions of entry verso, lightly creased as expected, each measuring approximately 70 x 155 mm, the last four tickets indicating they were used for entry to the Perth festival. Includes tickets for the years 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2010.

A scarce and highly collectable group. 

Big Day Out was the brainchild of promoter-managers Ken West and Viv Lees. It was first staged on 25 January 1992 at a single venue – Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion – where a $40 ticket allowed punters to see 21 bands, including a set by Nirvana that probably changed the face of music in Australia. Later it became a multi-venue festival that was an annual fixture in Australian (and later New Zealand) cities until 2014. By attracting major international acts and showcasing Australian talent alongside them, Big Day Out had a huge influence on the indie-into-mainstream phenomenon, and brought Australian music to the attention of American, U.K. and European musicians, labels and promoters.