Big Day Out Cancelled
2014-06-26 by Drubbi | 42 Comments

Popular Australian music festival, the 'Big Day Out', has been cancelled for 2015, and possibly beyond.

AJ Maddah, who owned 50% of the stakes for the 'Big Day Out', recently announced that he had sold his stake to C3 Presents, an American company who also owns Lollapalooza, who owns the other 50% stake of the festival, giving them full ownership of the festival.

Record-low turnouts for the 2014 installment of the festival, and disappointing performances, were factors in the move to cancel the long-running event.

More information can be seen via the link:

http://musicfeeds.com.au/news/c3-confirms-big-day-out-cancelled/

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BMDrummer
June 25th 2014

6262 Comments


sucks

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avonbarksdale221
June 25th 2014

8224 Comments


Fuck AJ Maddah. RIP.

BMDrummer
June 25th 2014

6262 Comments


@fripp me too that's why I clicked

sapient
June 25th 2014

1958 Comments


Aj Maddah sucks no big surprise

SPRFanOf5H
June 25th 2014

227 Comments


Disappointed at the news. Was planning to travel to Australia for next year's festival, plus get a first taste at the country. Oh well, I did hear how shitty this year's event went so maybe it was for the best.

demigod!
June 25th 2014

44162 Comments


fuck

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trackbytrackreviews
June 25th 2014

896 Comments


Last one sucked so nothing of value was lost

Arcade
Contributing Reviewer
June 25th 2014

2119 Comments


this year was pretty good but eh not surprised really

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SlMBOLlC
June 26th 2014

5018 Comments


the aesthetic bros of aus wept

someguest
June 26th 2014

20393 Comments


Now where are all the Australians going to come out?

tempest--
June 26th 2014

13213 Comments


probably a positive thing because now the 3 good bands they get every year can come for soundwave instead

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Aids
Contributing Reviewer
June 26th 2014

23807 Comments


man living in Australia must suck for live music

SPRFanOf5H
June 26th 2014

227 Comments


I was gonna so finally experience Australia, but now I can't with this cancelation. Maybe a detour to New Zealand now to go to some festivals?

tempest--
June 26th 2014

13213 Comments


nah Aids I saw CORONER last month what the fuck

SlMBOLlC
June 26th 2014

5018 Comments


the only hope is soundwave and thats hit and miss

AmericnZero02
June 26th 2014

3338 Comments


Music festivals might just be a rarity someday.

ScuroFantasma
June 26th 2014

1576 Comments


The line-up consisted of mostly DJ's and the only good bands were Ghost and Pearl Jam. Might've even gone to see Snoop for the hell of it but seriously, that line-up was a major turn-off.

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BigSimo
June 26th 2014

159 Comments


the festival sucks, riddled with bros and hos. good news

ScuroFantasma
June 26th 2014

1576 Comments


Meh, not good news really because it's another music festival that's not available, but if the line-ups were better they wouldn't of had any problems.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 26th 2014

31095 Comments


Popular Australian music festival


You mean the one that plays in New Zealand as well?

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DatsNotDaMetulz
June 26th 2014

1748 Comments


Seems like if you want good festivals nowadays you gotta go to Japan or Europe. Luckily I'm English so I have Download Festival, Sonisphere, Reading Festival, Bloodstock, Hevy Fest (that's back now), Guilfest, Hammerfest, Ghostfest, UK Tech-Fest in this country. Then grab a Eurostar for Hellfest, Wacken, Rock Am Ring etc.

tempest--
June 26th 2014

13213 Comments


cmon Dev, NZ is basically part of Australia at this point

DatsNotDaMetulz
June 26th 2014

1748 Comments


New Zealand is the Canada to Australia's USA.

Phlegm
June 26th 2014

4397 Comments


at least i still have R&V to look forward to !

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PorcelainRain
June 26th 2014

537 Comments


Are we sure Australia isn't the Canada to New Zealand's USA? Because I would rather visit New Zealand.

chug73
June 26th 2014

988 Comments


this is so shit.
All we have left is Soundwave tbh.
lol the Chinese and the Americans are buying up Australia.

Matthaios
June 26th 2014

141 Comments


Honestly, this doesn't surprise me. This year's lineup was very average and big names started pulling out. I hope Soundwave continues, but I have this sickening feeling that it won't, which just sucks.

WhiteNoise
June 26th 2014

3108 Comments


"man living in Australia must suck for live music"

Quite the opposite. Melbourne rules for live shows

SmokinSmithy
June 26th 2014

5 Comments


"man living in Australia must suck for live music"

Try South Africa.

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
June 26th 2014

28466 Comments


serves you fuckers right for killing innocent sharks

nice goin asshole

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SmokinSmithy
June 26th 2014

5 Comments


There is no such thing as an innocent shark.
If you had a pair you'd do the same.


SadAndHolyGlow
June 26th 2014

1517 Comments


What?!

treeqt.
June 26th 2014

9704 Comments


lmao

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ScuroFantasma
June 26th 2014

1576 Comments


"There is no such thing as an innocent shark."

wow, people are stupid.

chug73
June 26th 2014

988 Comments


@white
Yes it does. Too bad our local scene is pretty boring and bands aren't out here very regular.
Had a lot of fun at The HiFi and Billboard.

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
June 26th 2014

28466 Comments


chill, nobody cares

we're talking sharks here.

ruggy_drumboy
June 26th 2014

5 Comments


been shit for ages anyways

joshieboy12345
June 27th 2014

5370 Comments


Soundwave is still on. That's all that matters.

ScuroFantasma
June 27th 2014

1576 Comments


If i recall correctly the tickets for Big Day Out and Soundwave were pretty much the same price, and Soundwave had so many more acts, almost all of which were better than those of the Big Day Out.

ShadowRemains
June 27th 2014

20539 Comments


There is no such thing as an innocent shark.
If you had a pair you'd do the same.


you're probably one of those dipshits that eats shark fin soup

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SmokinSmithy
June 28th 2014

5 Comments


Yeah, man.
In Africa it's kill or be killed. Eat when and what you can.

ScuroFantasma
June 28th 2014

1576 Comments


The way the Japanese in particular 'collect' the shark fins in order to make the soup is horrendous. Anyone who would consume something that was taken in such a manner is either ignorant or heartless, as are the hunters.



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