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 tunes from locals Little May (our Album Of The Week), Art Vs Science, Dan Kelly and Boy & Bear, plus releases from Tom Jones, The Decembrists and Mayday Parade.