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[Sydney] : Big Day Out, 2003. Duodecimo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 98, illustrated, creases, stains and handling marks, a good copy.

Event guide for the second Big Day Out music festival, which was staged in Auckland, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth in January – February 2003. It featured Australian and international acts including Foo Fighters, PJ Harvey, The Living End, Deftness, Pacifier, Frenzel Rhomb, Jane’s Addiction, Queens of the Stone Age, The Vines, You Am I, Machine Gun Fellatio, Muggy March, Jebediah, Underworld, Kraftwerk, Beat, Pnau, Exhibit, Chicks on Speed, and others.

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.