I won't be attending this years BDO. The line-up isn't overly appealing to me & for the 1st time in many years it takes place on a work day rather than the Aust Day public holiday.
I attended the 1st 8 Big Days Out ( 1992 - 1999 ) , back in the good old days when it was held at the Sydney Showground ( now Fox Precinct ). In 1992 , I was fortunate enough to see Nirvana & Violent Femmes. Coincidently the Femmes will be playing at Mona Vale Hotel on Feb 14 (some 15 years later ).
THe best BDO ( in my opinion ) was 1994. The line-up included : The Breeders , Smashing Pumpkins , Soundgarden , Ramones , Tumbleweed , Def Fx , Bjork , Meanies , Teenage Fanclub , Urge Overkill , TISM & Screemfeeder.
Ahhhhhh.............Good Times !!
Like others have mentioned , I've gone off the BDO a bit . Maybe I'm getting old. I've enjoyed Splendour In The Grass the last few years & Womadelaide (March). I also prefer to see touring bands on their sideshows that they do.
Fingers crossed that the Pixies do a Sydney show when they hit our shores in a couple of months.
I look forward to hearing peoples reviews of this years BDO.