It’s all over red rover for the Claremont Showgrounds in Perth for next year’s Big Day Out, with organisers confirming late yesterday that they’ve secured a new home in the West Australian capital – McCallum Park in Victoria Park, just across the river from the Perth CBD.
Big Day Out’s local representative Ken Knight moved quickly to assure local residents that organisers will do everything within their power to appease the concerns of local residents.
“In conjunction with the town of Victoria Park we are working through the final details so the Big Day Out will continue to deliver the highest quality and safest festival in Australia,” he said in a statement. “This process will also ensure that every appropriate measure is taken to minimize the impact of the event on the local environment. We are very excited about the changes and are looking forward to the best Big Day Out ever.”
BDO organiser Ken West, meanwhile, was glowing in his praise of the new venue.
“We now have a truly beautiful site, centrally located with grass and ample trees plus the Swan River and city skyline as the backdrop,” he said. “This is a new beginning for us and combining some of the world’s great bands with a this beautiful location, we know this will be an incredible show. We would like to thank the Town Of Victoria Park for their support of the Big Day Out. It’s going to be fun!”
The Big Day Out hits Perth on Sunday February 05.
January 22 : Gold Coast (Gold Coast Parklands)
January 26 : Sydney (Showgrounds)
January 29 : Melbourne (Flemington Racecourse)
February 03 : Adelaide (Showgrounds)
February 05 : Perth (McCallum Park) NEW VENUE