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The Big Day Out

Listed under Festivals in Sydney, Australia.

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The Big Day Out (BDO) rocks stadiums of people all around Australia and New Zealand with its mix of big international headliners and local acts. Multiple gigs take place all at once on stages of varying sizes all around the grounds, so you have to know what you HAVE to see to make sure you’re in the right place at the right time. The really organised arrive when the festival opens at nine or ten in the morning and have their day planned out until the 1am finish.

There’s a mix of music from rock to punk to electronica to hip hop depending on which artists have been big that year. The dance music gigs are hosted by the ‘Boiler Room’, a circus style tent to create a rave style ambiance.

The first Big Day Out was held in Sydney in 1992, and the festival now tours to Auckland, the Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. Recent BDO’s have attracted between 40,000 and 55,000 people per venue.

Official Website of The Big Day Out 2007.

Written by  Amy Winterburn.

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