News — 09 November 2011
Big Day Out 2012 Perth : Second Announcement

As always, the BIG DAY OUT is ever evolving. We continue to support local musicians, DJ’s and artists in every city, making each BIG DAY OUT a unique experience.

It’s not just about bands. Hitting the custom built 40 foot Big Day Out touring skate ramp will be some of the hottest skaters on the planet right now. Plus, thanks to our partners Motorola, we also have one of the largest inflatable waterslides in the known universe – the Motoslide! Both will be featured in all cities so bring your togs, bikinis and kneepads, as you are in for a wet and bumpy ride. There is always more to explore at the Big Day Out.

The Big Day Out prides itself on presenting the best, most outstanding artists in the world, and our second round of acts is no exception.

There are plenty of debut artists joining the BDO circus, from the never compromising Noel Gallagher, to the thunderous performing live in Australia for the first time. From Brazil’s , to the UK’s newest rock darlings The Vaccines, there are plenty of new pieces to complete the BDO puzzle.

So let’s roll out the second round of artists to complete the picture:



THE GROWL (triple j Unearthed Winner)

For our 20th year we have chosen to rebuild the Perth event from the ground up, with a goal to recapturing the magic of early Big Day Out shows.

Triggered by the need to change venues and the limited space available at our new site we have decided to look back to see the future for BDO.

We are not just moving the show to a more suitable venue but changing the entire design. We are excited the bands are into the idea and we know you will be too.

One main stage, no D barricade, Skating & Skate stage in the main arena, Green stage, Boiler Room, Giant Water Slide, Show ‘N’ Shine and much, much more! Plus it’s now a little cheaper than the East Coast Shows, with booking fees included.

However, the need to reduce from two to one main stage means several acts from the first announcement will not be able to perform in Perth.

Unfortunately Hilltop Hoods, Mariachi El Bronx and Kanye West will not be appearing at the Perth Big Day Out and we thank them for their help, support and understanding.

This means for Perth it will be:


Who will be joining:

, , , THE LIVING END, , , , , , , THE JEZABELS, , THE GETAWAY PLAN, , , BOY & BEAR and .

Plus the Tony Hawk BDO Vert Jam lineup has now been confirmed and we are stoked to announce that joining Tony Hawk will be vertical visionaries: Kevin Staab, Sandro Diaz, Jesse Fritsch and Neal Hendrix.

Also shredding up the Big Day Out ramp are the newly formed international dream team The Kings of Vert featuring Elliot Sloan, Alex Perelson, Renton Millar, Juergen Horwarth and Sam Beckett.

Hold on there’s more! Here come the Legends of Vert featuring Trevor Ward, Mick Mullhall, RJ Barbaro, Nathan “Jimmy” Beck and Adam Luxford who skated at the very first 1992 Big Day Out.

Big Day Out Perth’s new home is now

Goddard St, Lathlain
(Proposed Permit Pending)

Of course the full picture is not complete without playing times, which are looking great and will be in your hot little hands soon. We are making them available ASAP and you can log into to build your own timetable and share with your friends via Facebook.

Current ticket holders in Perth, you now have a few options:

1. You are automatically entitled to $20 credit from the show merchandise
2. Tickets already purchased can either be exchanged for Gold Coast / Sydney or Melbourne shows
3. Refund will be available from your original outlet up until November 30th 2011

Finally, friend of the Big Day Out, and Master of the aftershow DJ SAMPOLOGY presents an exclusive mashup of artists from the Big Day Out 2012 Series!! Check it out here:

Respectfully yours,

Ken West
BDO creator

Lathlain Park, Goddard St, Lathlain. Gates Open 11am

Tickets $165 (incl GST + bf) + Perth Department of Transport Levy. Strict limit of 4 tickets per customer.
Available from our website, Ticketmaster (website only), and 78 Records (Perth), Bassendean Newsagency, Bayswater Liquor Barons, Blue 62 (Busselton), Collins Music (Bunbury), Geraldton CD Centre, Goldfields Arts Centre (Kalgoorlie), Live Clothing (all stores), Mills Records (Fremantle), Planet Video (Mt Lawley) and Vibes (Albany)

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