The decision was announced this evening, with a statement from Graham Partridge OAM – the chairman of VenuesWest, which operates the arena – welcoming the Big Day Out to their new home.
The Big Day Out have said that the City Of Joondalup has been very supportive and considers them to be forward thinking and progressive. No reason has been given for the shock venue change.
All tickets are still valid for the festival's new home, timetables will remain the same and the festival will be issuing a new, revised map of the arena in due course.
Veterans lead this weeks releases with new albums from Tim Rogers & The Bamboos (Album Of The Week) and Daniel Johns plus Ella Thompson, The Vaccines and Unknown Mortal Orchestra.