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Big Day Out 95. Top Rods + Top Music.

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the-need-to-know guide to the big day. Maps, guides, profiles. [Sydney?] : Big Day Out, 1995. Quart, illustrated wrappers (signed R. Moore)a couple of short tears and small loss along spine, light handling wear, pp. 72, illustrated; LACKING pp. 6-7, which have been torn out (Ministry promo and part of The Cult interview). Rare.

Event guide for the Big Day Out music festival, featuring Australian and international acts such as Ministry, Primal Scream, Hole, You am I, Front End Loader, The Cult, Offspring, Screaming Trees, Clouds, Fur, Magic Dirt, Silverchair, Spiderbait, Dave Graney, Tumbleweed, Warmup Band, Supergroove and others. Held in major Australian and New Zealand cities from 1992 – 2014, and attracting major international acts and evolving Australian talent, the Big Day Out was arguably the most influential music festival in Australian history.

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.