Thursday, 2 February 2012

Big Day Out To Hit Adelaide and Perth; Follow's Sydney And Melbourne Concerts

Music and entertainment fans. No doubt you have been hearing and readying all sorts of news about Australia's Big Day Out festival.

It's a tough gig to put on a huge concert festival such as this, and in 2012 Australia's festival scene has endured lots of competition, and we all know about the global economic recession.

Do your best to support live music and be prepared for some pleasant surprises at the upcoming Big Day Out festivals in Adelaide and Perth. And, kudos to Motorola and other sponsors for getting behind the gigs, for without them, the shows of this magnitude wouldn't be possible.

Big Day Out Hits Adelaide, SA This Friday...

South Australia the 2012 Big Day Out is heading your way! They have managed to squeeze into their suitcases the finest acts from across the globe and local legends too, a non-stop list of the world’s top skaters, performers and artists are all along for the ride. BDO are excited and honoured to be bringing them to you this Friday, 3 February at the Adelaide Showground.

It’s been fifteen long years since SOUNDGARDEN last graced our shores and Chris Cornell, Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron and Ben Shepherd – the Seattle foursome – close the Big Day Out Stage with a vengeance. Rusty Cage, Outshined, Spoonman, Black Hole Sun – you’ll hear them all and you’ll love every minute of it!

Headlining the Boiler Room from North West London are NERO. Epic noise, thunderous dubstep bass, whirlwind drum ’n’ bass and hail of house rhythms, lightning flashes of rave synths, squall of orchestra, and occasional showers of guitar. “The bass-heavy, dubstep, anthemic trio blew the crowd away … they managed to get the whole crowd jumping.” (SydneyGigGuide). You’ll never forgive yourself if you miss it – the perfect way to end your epic Big Day Out adventure!

As the driving force behind Oasis, Noel Gallagher did everything you can do in music, but never before has he played BIG DAY OUT Adelaide! That all changes in a few days when NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS make their Adelaide debut bringing a host of new songs to the stage, as well as classic Oasis tunes. There’s plenty of beautiful, loud and proud crowd sing-alongs here so grab you friends and get along to this one.

On the local front, Adelaide’s very own kings of hip-hop, HILLTOP HOODS, are celebrating their 5th Big Day Out this year so get your hands in the air and witness the guys performing their brand new single I Love It alongside Hard Road and all the songs you know and love.

The Sydney Morning Herald said “rockers KASABIAN offered rabble-raising proof of their place as one of the most exciting live acts” and we couldn’t agree more. And over on the Boiler Room stage are the must-see mash-up mixes of GIRL TALK and the unrestrained energy of OFWGKTA – both of whom have been massive crowd favourites.

THE VACCINES who, according to The Courier Mail “played a sizzling set on the Essential Stage and showed they are ready for bigger stages in days to come”, are a must add to your BDO schedule while over on the Green Stage, FOSTER THE PEOPLE are pulling massive crowds, bouncing and singing along to one of the biggest hits of the year, Pumped Up Kicks.

Returning after a 10 year hiatus is the BDO Skate Ramp featuring the unstoppable legend TONY HAWK’S VERT JAM, KINGS OF VERT and LEGENDS OF VERT. Be prepared to be amazed as the teams keep the crowd enthralled with some high flying and kick-arse skateboarding stunts right throughout the day.

Our 2012 BIG DAY OUT artists are also killing it on the ARIA Charts this week with four entries in the Top 30 of the Album chart (Foster the People at No. 2, Boy & Bear up 7 places to No. 9, Kimbra at No. 16 and Kasabian up 18 places to No. 27) and the No. 10 and 11 songs on the Singles Chart (Foster the People at No. 10 and Hilltop Hoods up 9 places to No 11).

There are a limited number of tickets still on sale – what are you waiting for? We look forward to seeing you Friday!

Big Day Out Getting Ready To Hit Perth, Western Australia...

From school to stage – 44th Sunset revved up for 2012 Big Day Out!

Dubbed as the next big thing to come out of the Australian music scene, Perth’s indie rock band, 44th Sunset - crowned overall winners of Motorola’s online competition MySchoolAct, are getting ready to play The Big Day Out 2012 this Sunday on the Perth foreshore. 

Beating 500 Australian high school bands for the chance to share the stage with Soundgarden, Foster the People and My Chemical Romance, the Helena College quartet clinched the $50,000 recording and marketing contract from Sony Music, complete with Sony / ATV publishing deal and coveted slot in the BDO’s WA line up.

Comprised of 16 year old students Nik Thompson, Forrest King, Emily Matthews and John Yaxley, 44
th Sunset’s music has been described as a raw and diverse soundscape complete with haunting melodies, acclaimed riffs and a myriad of stories and moments rich with connotative meaning. 

Emily Matthews describes the beginning of their MySchoolAct journey from Perth to Sydney as being exhausting but one of the most rewarding and inspiring events of their lives.

“We were determined to do the best we could and prove that as wildcards in the competition, we had the right to be there,” said Emily. “In appreciation, all of the bands were so tight, with such great stage presence and something different in their music.”

The MySchoolAct competition is all about supporting young Aussie talent through utilising the very best tools the online world has to offer – so it comes as no surprise that Motorola, who pride themselves in delivering innovative products to young music lovers everywhere, were proud to support this wonderful initiative. 

What’s more, the Activation at each Australian event will include the biggest waterslide BDO has ever seen, with a 12 metre climb to the Slide’s crows nest and a 55 metre runway! There will also be demonstrations of the new Motorola DEFY+™ handset from qualified Motorola staff. 

Motorola DEFY+™ has been designed for the biggest days out with water resistant, scratch and dust proof qualities.

44th Sunset play at Perth’s BDO this Sunday 5 February at the Victoria Park Foreshore 
(McCallum Park) Victoria Park, at 11.40am on the Guvera Skate Stage

The Music News Australia agency congratulates everyone involved in the success of the Big Day Out concerts. Next year the word is it will be bigger and better.  We hear that the media and marketing machine behind the well known concert festival is getting a bit of an overhaul / revamp, and that sounds like really good news to many Australian media organisations. It's a long way to the top if you want to rock n roll, and Big Day Out promoters know it better than anyone.


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