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Big Day Out Summer Tournament Guide 2002

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[Sydney?] : Big Day Out, 2002. Duodecimo, illustrated wrappers, light handling wear, pp. 112, illustrated. Scarce.

Event guide for the Big Day Out music festival, featuring Australian and international acts such as Silverchair, The Prodigy, Regurgitator, Grinspoon, Shihad, New Order, Garbage, System of a Down, Something for Kate, Magic Dirt, NoFX, John Butler Trio, The White Stripes, Alien Ant Farm, Gerling, Eskimo Joe, Jurassic 5, Machine Gun Fellatio, Basement Jaxx, The Crystal Method, sonic animation, Peaches 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.