Australia’s Big Day Out Update (10/11/09)

Hey there, we’re back with a 2nd Announcement for Australia’s Big Day Out Festival 2010. As we mentioned in our last post in October, this year’s lineup has generated heaps of interest and an unprecedented, record breaking ticket sales for the 2010 tour.

Now for the nitty gritty, down and dirty, more bands have been added to the lineup:   The band that rewrote the history of Oz rock and made it possible for Aussie bands to once again take on the world, JET are bringing their Shaka Rock home this summer for BIG DAY OUT. See our previous posts here at YATM on JET’s new album release. We are looking forward to an even “bigger” BIG DAY OUT now with JET getting back to more of their original sound that made them famous….“a visceral account of what rock’n’roll should be,” says ChartAttack, “…chain-smoking, whisky-drinking, gritty good times”. With new anthems K.I.A (Killed in Action) and She’s a Genius piled on top of the likes of Are You Gonna Be My Girl, Rip it Up and Rollover DJ. Described by the BBC as “a lot of rough fun”, JET are rough, rockin’ and ready for another BIG DAY OUT in 2010. (ALL SHOWS)
Also they at, BIG DAY OUT have signed on and signed up for getting everyone’s freak-folk flag fly going this year with DEVENDRA BANHART. The people’s troubadour came to prominence with the cosmic folk and ethereal vibrato of his 2005 breakthrough, Cripple Crow. Now in 2009 the just released sixth album, What Will We Be, which Rolling Stone calls “the best he’s ever made”. We have heard that, in concert, they drift from hushed to frantic, from folk to surf to reggae to heavy psychedelic rock. Call it whatever you like – pysch-folk, avant-folk – DEVENDRA BANHART “stands out as a compelling and utterly unique artist” (Q Magazine). Check out his new material on YATM, its more reason to love this years lineup at BIG DAY OUT, and for all the lucky ones at the show, you can check them out personally (this summer) or in case your flying in from overeas (*winter) at the 2010 BIG DAY OUT. (ALL SHOWS)

Now for the really good stuff, America’s new favourite big beat soul popsters PASSION PIT are bringing their musical gifts to BIG DAY OUT 2010. Led by singer/songwriter Michael Angelakos’ funk-fuelled falsetto, PASSION PIT’s debut album Manners comes alive with kaleidoscopic soundscapes and plentiful ambition. On stage, they’re chaotic, oddball and impossible not to dance to. They’re the only pit we recommend you dive right into – PASSION PIT at this summer’s BIG DAY OUT (ALL SHOWS)

For some more icing on your BIG DAY OUT cake, they’ve added one of the hardest-working men in dance music, James Ford and Jas Shaw never stop moving. And you won’t either, when SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO DJs work the Boiler Room into a frenzy at BIG DAY OUT. From the Brits who brought us We Are Your Friends, Hustler, It’s the Beat and 10,000 Horses Can’t Be Wrong, we can guarantee one thing: surprises. “Their samples are eclectic, their sound is electric, and their energy is, well, orgasmic.” (, March 2009). A year ago, we lapped up their live show. In 2010, we’ll delve deep into their record crates – prepare to play musical lucky dip with SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO DJs at BIG DAY OUT 2010. (ALL SHOWS)

BIG DAY OUT knows how to keep the nation happy – two words: HILLTOP HOODS. In 2010, we welcome back Australia’s favourite hip hoppers for a triumphant fourth go-around. Beloved by music fans of all persuasions, from rap aficionados to rock dogs and dance devotees, when the HOODS unleash the likes of Chase That Feeling and The Hard Road, entire fields turn into a united sea of waving arms, nodding heads and bouncing bodies. Since first dropping rhymes and beats in the mid-’90s, Adelaide boys Suffa, Pressure and DJ Debris have grown into multiple-ARIA-winning (equivalent to the American Grammy’s for those overseas) , chart-topping superheroes – “the country’s greatest hip hop act” (The Age). Chase that euphoric HILLTOP HOODS feeling all the way to BIG DAY OUT 2010. (ALL AUSTRALIAN SHOWS)
And, as recently posted here at YATM, regarding a new release, DECODER RING will play at BIG DAY OUT. “The music expands like a sonic puzzle… Before too long the sound is ringing through the room in epic waves of joy” (FasterLouder). An audio-visual experience beyond compare, DECODER RING describe their music as “a three-dimensional thing”. And there are plenty of dimensions to be found on the AFI Award-winning Sydneysiders’ latest album, They Blind the Stars, and the Wild Team. The aim, keyboardist and guitarist Matt Fitzgerald told the Sydney Morning Herald, “is when you hear it, it physically affects you”. Feel the full effect of DECODER RING at BIG DAY OUT 2010. (ALL AUSTRALIAN SHOWS)
Some of you might know a band called THE SCARE and The SCARE and BIG DAY OUT are of a like mind: party hard, but tour even harder. The livewire Queensland rockers – who’ve also put in the hard yards sleeping on couches and supporting big-name acts back in the mother country – made the nation stand up (or should that be take-a-step-back?) and listen with their second album Oozevoodoo. A visceral, cathartic blast of gritty, sleazy, groove-filled rock, it’s “edgy, clever, succinct and all above all else fun” (FasterLouder). Blessed with a frontman, Kiss Reid, who oozes as much sex appeal as he does voodoo, THE SCARE may well rock your pants off at BIG DAY OUT 2010. (EAST COAST)
For the past year, whispers have been circulating about a certain Townsville six-piece. They’re “special”, they’re “promising”, they’re “mysterious” and “haunting”. YATM introduced many unsuspecting readers to their single “Blood”. They’re THE MIDDLE EAST, and the whispers will become a scream when they take to the stage at BIG DAY OUT 2010. Indie folksters “pitched between Belle and Sebastian and Tindersticks” (Mess+Noise), BIG DAY OUT. (EAST COAST)

That’s our highlights for the update but there are more deets on all the recent lineup additions over at BIG DAY OUT.
BIG DAY OUT 2010: Jet, Sasha, Devendra Banhart, Passion Pit, Simian Mobile Disco DJs, Beenie Man, Silent Disco, Hilltop Hoods, Decoder Ring, Itch-E and Scratch-E, Maya Jupiter, Miami Horror, MDX, Sugar Army, DJ Sam La More, The Scare, The Middle East, Wagons, Phrase and Grrilla Step join Muse, Powderfinger, Lily Allen, Eskimo Joe, Groove Armada, Grinspoon, The Mars Volta, Ladyhawke, Dizzee Rascal, Karnivool, Peaches, The Temper Trap, Kasabian, Midnight Juggernauts, Rise Against, Magic Dirt, Mastodon, Lisa Mitchell, The Horrors, Bluejuice, Calvin Harris, Kisschasy, The Decemberists, Tame Impala and Girl Talk.

All the Australian Shows are SOLD OUT however there are still some open ballots for those lucky enough to get chosen as well the Auckland show is still open for ticket sales but don’t wait too long!

Maurice Rd Penrose. Gates open 11am
Tickets $132 +bf*. Strict limit of 4 tickets per customer. Available from Real Groovy, all Ticketmaster Outlets, phone and credit card bookings 0800 111 999 or , and from our website
Jet – Shes A Genius

Passion Pit – To Kingdom Come

The Middle East – Blood


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