“With the global economy on the brink of collapse, what better time to ask people to hand over their hard earned money to escape the world for a day.” With a little splash of humour in the face of today’s stockmarket plunge, the organisers of the Big Day Out have today announced some big name performers for next year’s events. Neil Young, My Morning Jacket, Pendulum, Bullet For My Valentines, New York On The Radio, The Prodigy, The Living End, Sneaky Sound System, Cog, Youth Group, The Grates, Birds Of Tokyo, Tzu, Simian Mobile Disco, The Ting Tings, Cut Copy and the Arctic Monkeys are artists who’ve so far been confirmed to be taking part in the 2009 line-up. Tickets for Sydney’s event go on sale on October 08, the Gold Coast show is on sale October 09, while Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth all go on sale on October 10.
January 18 : Gold Coast (Parklands)
January 23 : Sydney (Showgrounds)
January 26 : Melbourne (Flemington Racecourse)
January 30 : Adelaide (Showgrounds)
February 01 : Perth (Claremont Showgrounds)