This morning Big Day Out announced that Kanye West was to be pulled from the festival’s line up in Auckland, Perth and Adelaide. BDO organizers saying that they had to make some drastic changes to the annual festival in order to keep the event in Auckland – including removing one of the stages in the main arena and only having one stage behind the arena. The changes meant they could only accomidate one headliner – Soundgarden.
It has already been confirmed that Odd Future will no longer be playing at the Big Day Out festival.
Twenty new acts were announced this morning…
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Das Racist (not Das Rascals as stuff.co.nz called them *snigger*)
I Am Giant
Cairo Knife Fight
who will join the acts already announced :
Cage The Elephant
Mariachi El Bronx
My Chemical Romance
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Foster The People
Cut Off Your Hands
The Living End
Big Day Out have offered that fans who had already purchased tickets who were disappointed about the removal of Kanye West from the line up could seek a refund from point of purchase before the end of November; or alternatively, receive a $20 merch voucher.
Big Day Out – Friday January 20th at Mt Smart Stadium