Live, Music News, Past Tours, Tours - Australian — September 18, 2012 at 9:05 am

Big Day Out 2013 sideshows announced





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The Big Day Out 2013 sideshows have been announced! The Killers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Band Of Horses, Bloody Beetroots, Alabama Shakes andCrystal Castles are hitting venues around the country to offer fans a second opportunity to see them outside of the Big Day Out. Don’t blink you might miss the chance to attend what are sure to be the most talked-about gigs in January!

With their roll call of anthems THE KILLERS are renowned for their epic stadium shows but, after a two year hiatus and a new album in Battle Born, the band are offering Australian audiences a unique live experience with these intimate sideshows.

Sydney: Wednesday 16 January at The Metro
Melbourne: Tuesday 22 January at The Palace
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Be catapulted at warp speed when THE BLOODY BEETROOTS debut their new live show at BIG DAY OUT 2013. The world premiere will see an in-your-face sonic assault spearheaded by their new single Rocksteady. Get a second serve of mayhem with THE BLOODY BEETROOTS sideshows.

Sydney: Saturday 19 January at The Enmore with guest Peking Duk
Brisbane: Tuesday 22 January at The Tivoli with guest Peking Duk

Melbourne: Thursday 24 January at The Palace with guest Generik

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The YEAH YEAH YEAHS are something like a phenomenon and the New York power trio return to Australia to play BIG DAY OUT 2013 in a swirl of dangerous riffs, stomping propulsion and Karen O’s unmistakable howl.

Sydney: Tuesday 22 January at The Metro
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South Carolina’s BAND OF HORSES are back with their high-lonesome harmonies and new album Mirage Rock. Produced by Glyn Johns (The Rolling Stones, The Who), Mirage Rock is arguably the band’s most cohesive and accomplished set of compositions and performances to date. Prepare to swoon.

Auckland: Wednesday 16 January at Auckland Town Hall
Tuesday 15 January at Wellington Town Hall
Tuesday 22 January at The Enmore with guests Mike Noga and the Gentlemen of Fortune
Wednesday 23 January at The Palais with guests Mike Noga and the Gentlemen of Fortune
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We think they’re the most exciting band of 2012 and ALABAMA SHAKES make their Australian debut at BIG DAY OUT 2013. Frontwoman Brittany Howard’s soul-drenched howl falls somewhere between Howlin’ Wolf and Janis Joplin, making for an electrifying live show.

Auckland: Tuesday 15 January at The Powerstation
Thursday 17 January at The Metro
Thursday 24 January at The Forum
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It’s impossible to be not in love with the fiercely uncompromising CRYSTAL CASTLES. From their inception they have created a stir with shows that enthrall and excite an impassioned cult following. This year heralds the arrival of their third album with its first single Plague described as “dangerous, demented and utterly thrilling” by NME.

Auckland: Tuesday 15 January at The Studio
Thursday 17 January at HiFi with guests Gold Fields
Tuesday 22 January at Billboard with guests Gold Fields
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PRETTY LIGHTS bring the dancefloor direct from the Big Day Out’s Boiler Room. The musical vision of the ultra-versatile Colorado based producer Derek Vincent Smith, Pretty Lights is moving the dub step massive deeper with cutting electro and organic sounds and serious party rocking beats. Described by Clash Magazine (UK) as a sound “full of chopped-up samples (both vintage and fresh) and deliciously big synth riffs layered over a solid-as-you-like hip hop backbone”, Pretty Lights has caught the zeitgeist, giving away more than 2.6 million free album downloads to date.

Wellington: Thursday 31 January at San Francisco Bathhouse
Friday 1 February at The Studio
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Also look out for shows from Animal Collective, Sleigh Bells, OFF!, Jeff The Brotherhood, Gary Clark Jr and Nicky Romero – more info at

BIG DAY OUT 2013: Friday 18 Jan – SYDNEY – Showground * Sunday 20 Jan – GOLD COAST – Parklands * Friday 25 Jan – ADELAIDE – Showground * Saturday 26 Jan – MELBOURNE – Flemington Racecourse * Monday 28 Jan – PERTH – Claremont Showground – featuring Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Killers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vampire Weekend, Band Of Horses, The Bloody Beetroots (live), Kaskade, Animal Collective, B.o.B, Sleigh Bells, Foals, Alabama Shakes, 360, Crystal Castles, Pretty Lights, OFF!, Grinspoon Against Me!, Gary Clark Jr, Nicky Romero, Morgan Page, Logo, Every Time I Die, Delta Spirit, Childish Gambino, Me, Hunting Grounds, Jeff The Brotherhood, Death Grips, Adventure Club, Jagwar Ma, House Vs Hurricane, Avalanche City, Toucan, Helena, Nina Las Vegas, Sampology (AV/DJ Show)

Tickets are one sale now at for the all-inclusive price of $165 or $265 for the Like A Boss ticket. Until September 23 Big Day Out is offering Pay Over Time Ticketing where you can pay for your ticket (GA & Like A Boss) in 4 instalments, with the final instalment happening just in time for the Christmas stocking. Visit and follow the ticket links for your city. Then choose the Pay Over Time option.



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