The Lumineers Announce Big Day Out Sideshows

The Lumineers
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Probably the most exciting part of next year’s Big Day Out (at least for me) is the inclusion of The Lumineers. I saw these guys when they toured earlier this year and they put on a fantastic show, right at the height of the “Ho Hey” buzz.

When they’re in the country for the Big Day Out The Lumineers have a handful of headline dates planned as well – I don’t know if these have been officially announced yet but they’re definitely up on the band’s official site. Check out the full list of sideshow dates below:

Saturday 18th January – The Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 23rd January – The Palace Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Tuesday 28th January – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros BDO Sideshows

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Folk fans were probably a little disappointed with 2011’s Big Day Out offering with the festival focusing mainly on big rock acts like Tool and Iggy and the Stooges. But one exciting international band making it’s way over for the BDO will tickle the fancy of folk, country and acoustic fans everywhere having announced a couple of sideshows in Sydney and Melbourne. LA’s Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros (the band responsible for last years alt-western hit “Home”) will be making appearances at the Forum in both cities, taking time out of their Big Day Out schedule. No word on the support act as yet but we highly recommend you get along to one of these shows if you live in Sydney or Melbourne. Dates for the sideshows are below:

28th January – The Forum Sydney
1st February – The Forum Melbourne

2011 Big Day Out Light on the Folk

Blue King Brown
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I first discovered Angus and Julia Stone at 2007’s Big Day Out and since then I’ve associated the rock festival (probably unfairly) with folk. So when 2011’s lineup was announced this morning I was a little disappointed that there were only a smattering of Timber and Steel artists. Amongst headliners like Tool, Rammstein and Iggy Pop folk fans will get a chance to see folk/roots/acoustic/indie artists like the aforementioned Angus and Julia Stone, The John Butler Trip, Blue King Brown (above) and Little Red.

Full 2011 lineup is on the Big Day Out web site.

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