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.
This week's new sets include music from locals Gurrumul, Josh Pyke and West Thebarton Brothel Party plus new tunes from The Maccabees and Albert Hammond Jr.