Big Day Out 2014
Big Day Out 2014 headliners ARCADE FIRE will be performing two very special sideshows in Sydney and Melbourne this January.
Having just released their fourth studio album 'Reflektor', ARCADE FIRE, have spent the better part of this year under a shroud of mystery, performing pop-up shows around the world as The Reflektors. Three years since their Grammy Award winning Album of the Year 'The Suburbs', ARCADE FIRE have been making waves with 'Reflektor' debuting at the top of charts around the world.
"'Reflektor' is closer to turning-point classics such as U2's 'Achtung Baby' and Radiohead's 'Kid A' - a thrilling act of risk and renewal... and a greater fear of the average, of merely being liked." - Rolling Stone
You don't want to miss out on ARCADE FIRE's ethereal performances this Summer.
SNOOP DOGG aka SNOOP LION & MAC MILLER
SNOOP DOGG aka SNOOP LION has announced Big Day Out 2014 sideshows with special guest MAC MILLER.
As the go-to-man to get your booty movin', SNOOP DOGG aka SNOOP LION has solidified his position as the world's leading hip hop artist. Recently adopting the moniker Snoop Lion after an inspirational trip to Jamaica, these shows will be the first time Australians will see the reinvented 'reggae' superstar live on stage performing a mix of Lion tracks and his greatest Dogg hits!
Joining Da Big Bo$$ Dogg on these very smooth shows is none-other than MAC MILLER, fellow-Big Day Out artist, close friend of Snoop's and one of the brightest stars in the hip hop scene. 21 year old Mac Miller has been making huge waves in the music world with two US top #3 albums already under his belt.
SNOOP DOGG aka SNOOP LION, MAJOR LAZER & FLOSSTRADAMUS
This is it... One for the ages. MAJOR LAZER, SNOOP DOGG aka SNOOP LION and FLOSSTRADAMUS are coming together for what will be the feel-good party of the season in Brisbane this Summer.
MAJOR LAZER are the ultimate party personified, renowned for their insane live shows and collaborations with everyone from Peaches to Vampire Weekend. SNOOP DOGG aka SNOOP LION is the man that needs no introduction; since the release of 'Doggystyle Snoop' has been on a non-stop ride, now a bona fide music legend, humanitarian and, well, The Doggfather of hip hop.
Chicago-based pair FLOSSTRADAMUS are leaders in the modern Trap scene, Mad Decent Block Party staples and true believers in the mantra "Peace, Love, Unity, Respect... Now Twerk."
MAJOR LAZER & FLOSSTRADAMUS
MAJOR LAZER are going to tear the roof off two sideshows in Melbourne and Sydney this January, thanks to a little help from their friends in FLOSSTRADAMUS.
MAJOR LAZER and FLOSSTRADAMUS have let hoards of people know what's up when they take the stage at Mad Decent's block parties across the USA. Together they have partied and made beautiful music, with FLOSSTRADAMUS releasing a booty-droppin' remix of MAJOR LAZER hit, 'Original Don', which has received millions of views online.
These Big Day Out sideshows are going to explode. We don't want to seem concerned, but you have been warned...
An Evening With PRIMUS
Often imitated but never replicated, PRIMUS are as unique as they come. Led by Les Claypool, one of the most chaotic bass players in history, they have remained a boundary-pushing force throughout their illustrious career.
"..the scathing chuckles of Frank Zappa, Rush's tech-metal fluency and the improvising verve of the Grateful Dead." - Rolling Stone
2014 will mark 3 decades in the game for California's PRIMUS. To celebrate, we are inviting you to spend An Evening With Primus in Sydney this January.
PRIMUS will be playing two full sets, and in their most intimate setting to date in Australia, this will be a dream come true for any PRIMUS fan.
GROUPLOVE & CSS
Get your dancing shoes on; indie-pop favourites GROUPLOVE and those sexy Brazilians in CSS are coming together for two fun-as-hell sideshows this January.
GROUPLOVE started the party this year with 'Ways To Go' - an anthem amongst friendship circles and downright one of the catchiest songs in recent times. This is perfectly paired with CSS, who have what The New York Times perfectly described as "A gleeful throwback to early-1980's art-school pop."
Grab the person next to you, start dancing and make new friends this Summer.
America's sweethearts THE LUMINEERS are bring their toe-tapping sing-alongs to three Big Day Out sideshows in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney this January.
Their live shows have taken THE LUMINEERS to new heights, solidifying their position as one of the most important bands of modern time.
"The lights came down and members of the band came on stage. There was an explosion of voices from the audience, it was ecstatic, full, broad screams. We were indeed in for something special..." - Bring The Noise
TORO Y MOI & PORTUGAL. THE MAN
TORO Y MOI, is "the quintessential chillwave artiste" (The Guardian). His incredible live show has seen him grace some of the biggest stages in the world but none bigger than Summer 2014 in Australia. His live show is unparalleled... "postmodern in style, broad in creative scope, uncompromising in execution, and straight up danceable." - Heave Media
PORTUGAL. THE MAN, have spent the better half of 2013 celebrating the release of their Danger Mouse-produced 7th LP 'Evil Friends'. "If Portugal. The Man could play forever, I would die happy. They left the audience soaked with sweat, high from the perfect tunes they created, and exhausted from dancing (the best way)." - SSG Music
THE 1975 have announced they will be playing two intimate sideshows in Sydney and Melbourne this January as part of their national Big Day Out tour.
The buzz around their self-titled debut album with their mix of indie-rock and pop sensibilities saw THE 1975 storm the UK charts at #1 and create a splash worldwide.
"Simply put, this record already feels timeless. This album is what indie-pop should be. The 1975 is the breath of fresh air that today's music needs. This is a special record, and that is the only word needed to describe it." - Absolute Punk
Catch THE 1975 on their maiden voyage through Australia this Summer.
All sideshows are on sale 9am Friday November 29 from the usual outlets Visit www.bigdayout.com for sideshow and fan pre-sale information
Keep an eye out for sideshows from Mudhoney and Dillon Francis too!
BIG DAY OUT 2014 LINEUP
Pearl Jam ☆ Arcade Fire ☆ Blur Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion ☆ Major Lazer ☆ Steve Angello ☆ Flume ☆ The Lumineers ☆ Primus ☆ Tame Impala ☆ Vista Chino ☆ Bliss N Eso+ ☆ 360++ ☆ The Drones ☆ CSS ☆ Grouplove ☆ Mac Miller ☆ PEZ ☆ Kerser ☆ Dillon Francis ☆ Flosstradamus ☆ Portugal. The Man ☆ Toro Y Moi ☆ Bluejuice ☆ The Naked And Famous ☆ Ghost ☆ Mudhoney ☆ Cosmic Psychos ☆ The 1975 ☆ Northlane ☆ RÜFÜS ☆ Big Gigantic ☆ Kingswood ☆ Bo Ningen ☆ The Algorithm ☆ DZ Deathrays ☆ Peking Duk ☆ Violent Soho ☆ Jungle Giants ☆ Loon Lake ☆ All The Colours ☆ Ben Morris
+ Bliss n Eso all cities except Adelaide
++ 360 Adelaide only