BIG DAY OUT 2011 second and final line-up announcement

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BIG DAY OUT 2011 second and final line-up announcement
With over 40 amazing acts from home and around the world already on board its time to complete the picture of what’s in store for the 2011 series of Big Day Out festivals.

For the record, 2011 was by far our biggest ever first announcement.

The Gold Coast, Melbourne and Sydney events sold out in minutes and a second Sydney Big Day Out has been added on Thursday, 27 January to cope with overwhelming ticket demand.

Big Day Out 2011 is ever evolving and to follow are the new additions musically and visually to complete the Big Day Out 2011 line-up.

As you would know Big Day Out is not just about international acts. Big Day Out truly believe in supporting local musicians, DJs and artists. Each show has many additional local acts resulting in seven different BIG DAY OUT line-ups.

It’s also not just about bands. From the always surreal LI LYWORLD to the even more surreal SILENT DISCO or the visual and sensory spectacles created by this year’s MUCKAMUCKSartists. There are always more worlds within worlds to explore.

Of course the full picture is not complete without playing times so Big Day Out are making them available on website from Friday, 3 December. Planning your day does take some time.

So let’s get started.

National musical additions:


Pop sensation SIA has rounded out an outstanding 2010 which saw the release of her highly-anticipated fifth album, We Are Born. All across We Are Born, SIA showcases her rich and sometimes slightly distressed soprano. Boasting constant rotation of hit singles, Clap Your Hands, Bring Night and You’ve Changed, the album was honoured with three ARIA Awards this year – including Best Pop Release and Best Independent Album from an epic seven nominations! Such events truly confirm what was inevitable: Australians have fallen in love with the homegrown songstress, bringing colour and flair with her SIA heads for BIG DAY OUT 2011 (ALL SHOWS)

One of Australia’s most talented and infamous bands, THE VINES had a meteoric rise from a suburban Sydney garage to the cover of NME in UK and Rolling Stone in the USA. This is a band with enough genius songwriting to fill four albums. THE VINES feel their story is only half written. Wanting to make it up to their loyal fans for a cancelled Big Day Out slot in 2009 the band are all set for BIG DAY OUT 2011. Marking the return of THE VINES is a brand new single Gimmie Love on your radio soon with a new album to follow in the New Year. And what better way to welcome back THE VINES than to have them kick start the main arena. THE VINES will be proving their rock attitude credentials when they set the bar for the day as the first act of the day. Big Day Out salute you. (ALL AUSTRALIAN SHOWS)

Hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio the trio of Craig Fox, Patrick Keeler and Jack Lawrence known as THE GREENHORNES have been churning out the highest quality rock n roll for well over a decade. Their sound is pure, straight up Nuggets inspired rock and roll. These guys have been weened on a diet almost solely consisting of the finest British R&B and rock innovators. This isn't a hobby or something they are doing between projects - it's their life. Good, old-fashioned rock 'n' roll, plain and simple. After a five year hiatus, THE GREENHORNES are back with their new album, aptly titled "" and are on the way to our fine shores to shake up BIG DAY OUT 2011. (ALL SHOWS)

She weighs half as much as her keyboard but she could punch out your Dad. Yes, she is a female singer songwriter…but she’s not shy and retreating or cute. Her voice will stop you in your tracks. It’s Megan WASHINGTON, along with that unmistakable voice that soars, then falters, then soars again and it is full of sorrow even when it is full of joy (soft, broken, soaring, sorrow, spitting, sneering, smiling etc etc). And she can dance real good. Roll up, roll up: ARIA Award winning WASHINGTON plays BIG DAY OUT 2011. (ALL AUSTRALIAN SHOWS)

MATT & KIM never let a silly thing like not knowing how to play their chosen instruments stop them from forming a band. Fast forward six years, the Brooklyn duo are on their way to BIG DAY OUT 2011. Rest assured though, the two piece have well and truly since mastered their tools in all their electro-indie-poppy goodness. The quirky couple recently released their third full length album, Sidewalks and the first single off the album, Cameras, is already making waves in the US. Come and witness MATT & KIM at BIG DAY OUT 2011, joining in optional but preferred. (ALL AUSTRALIAN SHOWS)

In only a few years, producer/emcee BLACK MILK has quickly developed into one of the few hip hop artists who both carries an accomplished resume and is followed with widely-held optimism about what he can bring as one of the leaders of the modern hip hop movement. Now 25 years old, Black earned his stripes both locally in his native Detroit and on a national level from his associations with Slum Village. He's also worked with major label artists like Pharoahe Monch, Kardinal Offishall, and Busta Rhymes and BLACK MILK proves on his new album, Tronic, that not only is he growing as an artist, but that hip hop music as a genre still has room to grow. (ALL SHOWS)


ANNA LUNOE – a name that has since become synonymous with partying around the globe with her extensive knowledge of the latest genres to turn clubs into the sweaty messes. Lunoe’s return to Australia could not have come at a better time with rumblings of Lunoe’s prowess behind the mixer leading to a whole host of gigs in every capital city and damn near every venue across this brown wide land. BIG DAY OUT 2011 welcomes the arrival of ANNA LUNOE. (ALL AUSTRALIAN SHOWS)