So, The Big Day Out is coming back to New Zealand. The 2012 event – where it died a death – was an embarrassment; people were uploading photos of the main stage at 6pm and 8pm and it looked like the usual crowd for a no-name opening act.
They gave away a load of tickets – they became desperate.
And then it was announced that The Big Day Out was no more. For New Zealand. It still takes place in Australia; the population is bigger. They hosted versions of the 2013 event. But New Zealand did not.
Just when you thought you could relax and feel pleased that this lame event full of texting teenagers mostly there because someone else from their class is there was over, finished for good – it’s back! Back in 2014.
Back with, no doubt, a heap of underwhelming artists. Back with a focus on the sponsors rather than the music. Back for people who don’t really care about music at all.
It’s a sad day I say.
But what about you? Are you pleased the BDO is coming back? Will you be going to the Big Day Out in 2014? And who would you like to see headlining? Please don’t say Willy Moon.