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Big Day Out. Official Party Guidelines [2011]

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[Sydney?] : Big Day Out, 2011. Duodecimo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 48, illustrated, a very good copy. Loosely enclosed is an official Big Day Out drinks token.

Event guide for the Big Day Out music festival, which was staged in Auckland, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth in January/February 2011. It featured Australian and international acts including Rammstein, Tool, John Butler Trio, Deftones, Lupe Fiasco, The Vines, Iggy and the Stooges, Birds of Tokyo, Grinderman, Primal Scream, They Black Keys, Wolfmother, Pnau, Sia, Angus & Julia Stone, Mia, LCD Soundsystem, 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.