Beady Eye, Deftones, The Hives Join Big Day Out 2014
Three big names replace Blur.
Beady Eye, Deftones, The Hives, Pearl Jam, Arcade Fire, Snoop Dogg, Major Lazer, Steve Angello, Flume, The Lumineers, Tame Impala, Mac Miller, Flosstradamus, Ghost, Grouplove, The Naked And Famous, Dillon Francis, Toro Y Moi, Portugal. The Man, Mudhoney, Pez, DIIV, The 1975, Northlane, Big Gigantic, Cosmic Psychos, Loon Lake, Kingswood, Bo Ningen, Rufus, The Algorithm, DZ Deathrays, Peking Duk, Ben Morris
Three big names replace Blur.
Some emerging acts have scored themselves a major gig
They're all here, but which ones will you decide to go to?
Zammit, Maddah and Chugg on festivals
Questions ethics of journalist at the company.
The festival has paired with youth mental health foundation headspace for 2014
Monday event canned
Big Day Out headliners give us another taste of new LP.
Ken West to stay on in reduced role
Experts say DIIV frontman will need a special exception
Headline tours to be announced
Soundwave boss becomes major stake-holder in the festival
Big Day Out headliners edge toward new album
Is this the best Big Day Out in years?
Who are the "white whales"?
$185 a pop, available from early-August.
HINT: Kayne, Jay-Z, Neil Young
Lock these in!
This will make our trans-tasman friends very happy
Ex-Shock staffer Genna Alexopoulos named in role
“I don’t really have a defined idea but we’ll see. We have a whole lot of touring to do. When we get back I will have a good idea of what we want to do. All of the ideas I have at this stage don’t even point to an album."
"It was a little bit like that whole Corey Worthington thing. He wasn’t there but I think his friends were. He was a cool guy. I like his style, but where is he now?"
"I’ve just been trying to work through and finish this album, which is exciting but quite terrifying all at the same time.”
"I think it’s funny that people always feel compelled to put a label on everything. It’s actually all just funny to me. Especially when you put a track on Soundcloud, they expect you to put a genre in and I’m never sure what I’m supposed to write."
"I pretty much suck at the keyboard – I have trouble playing with more than one hand on the keyboard at any one time – but there’s still keyboards all over the album. It didn’t stop me!"
“We make music because we like it. We don’t have many goals or anything like that; we do it because we want to have fun.”
"It’s always fun to hit Queensland. And it’s great to get away from the fucking cold here too, I can tell you!"
"We’ll definitely opt to take it to a more deeper side of things just because we love that European, cold, dark sound."
All ages gigs are choked by red tape - hard to run, they regularly operate at a loss. So what can be done, if anything?
They’ve just won the coveted triple j Unearthed Splendour In The Grass competition, and Melbourne indie rockers Kingswood are now heading to Queensland to promote their EP, Change Of Heart. Tony McMahon talks to drummer Justin Debrincat.
It turns out trance and Kellogg’s have both played a role in the development of Sydney producer Harley Streten AKA Flume.
Brisbane duo DZ Deathrays feel more like a real band now they have their debut record Bloodstreams on the shelves. Guitarist and vocalist Shane Parsons tells Dan Condon about their struggles with whooping cough and Harold from Neighbours.
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