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Big Day Out magazine : collector’s edition. Volume two

$145.00 AUD

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[Sydney?] : Big Day Out, 2008. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (slight corner wear), pp. 94, illustrated, a very good copy. Limited numbered edition of 4000 copies. The second year the quarto publication was issued.

Collectable large format book published for the Big Day Out music festival (different to the free pocket size program issued free at the gates), featuring Australian and international acts such as Arcade Fire, Augie March, Bexta, Sarah Black, Bjork, Billy Bragg, Carl Cox, Dizzie Rascal, Faker, Grinspoon, Hilltop Hoods, Paul Kelly, LCD Soundsystem, Midnight Juggernauts, PNAU, Rage Against the Machine, Regurgitator 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.