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Tuesday, 29 September 2009

NZ Big Day Out Line Up First Announcement

Is it me or are BDO line ups getting worse? Muse excluded, of course, as those boys can do no wrong in my book. Lily Allen is cool but not big.... remember the time we got NIN and Red Hot Chilli Peppers?
Oh.. and haven't Muse already been to the Auckland Big Day Out... lik,e as has Allen, Powderfinger etc.


Psychedelic British rock act Muse have been named to headline the 2010 Big Day Out, along with a line-up of tried and true festival-friendly acts.

As was widely rumoured, Muse were this morning confirmed as headliners for New Zealand's biggest music festival, to be held at Mt Smart Stadium on Friday, January 15. It will be their third Big Day Out appearance, and their first as headliners.

If the line-up has a familiar ring to it, that's because Big Day Out regulars will recognise many of the names joining Muse on the bill.

UK rockers Kasabian, prog-rock act The Mars Volta, pop star Lily Allen, rapper Dizzee Rascal, controversial Canadian art-rocker Peaches, Rise Against and Australian acts Eskimo Joe and Powderfinger have all performed at previous Big Day Out festivals at least once before.
New bands joining the line-up include this year's metal breakthrough act Mastodon, UK rockers The Horrors, mash-up king Girl Talk, The Decemberists and Aussies The Temper Trap and Karnivool.

Heating up the venue's infamous Boiler Room will be British dance gurus Groove Armada, and Scottish DJ Calvin Harris.

The first line-up announcement also includes many big name Kiwi acts, including PNC, Kora, Dimmer, Minuit, Gin Wigmore, The Checks, Ladyhawke, and newcomer James Duncan.
Rumours that Blink 182, Weezer, Eminem and David Bowie would be named have proved to be incorrect - but two more line-up announcements will be made before the festival is finalised.
Tickets will cost $132 (plus booking fee) and go on sale on October 9.

Big Day OutJanuary 15: Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland
David Bowie was never an option to headline the Big Day Out in 2010, promoters say.
Campbell Smith, New Zealand's Big Day Out promoter, said the Bowie rumours - which started spreading in the weeks leading up to today's first line-up announcement - were entirely fictional.
"I didn't think much of that at all," he said about the rumours. "It was obviously something that was born in blogland. People started reporting it, and believing it. He's not there, and he never was.

"I knew we had a good line-up without him on it and people would see that when it came out. It didn't bother me too much."

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