Jane’s Addiction, Underworld, Jimmy Eat World, Sparta, Xzibit, 2 Many DJs, and Murderdolls are among the latest additions to the star-studded lineup for the 2003 Big Day Out tour of Australia and New Zealand. As previously reported, Foo Fighters, Queens Of The Stone Age, Wilco, Deftones, PJ Harvey, the Music, legendary German electronic act Kraftwerk, Luke Slater, Chicks On Speed, and Millencolin will also be on hand for at least some of the six shows, which run from Jan. 17 to Feb. 2.
A host of native talent will be on hand for the 11th annual series, including red-hot export the Vines, the Living End, Machine Gun Fellatio, Kid Kenobi, Jebediah, Pacifier, Rocket Science, 28 Days, Frenzal Rhomb, Bexta, the Hard Ons, 1200 Techniques, and Resin Dogs.
The 2001 edition of Big Day Out was marred by tragedy when a 15-year-old girl died after injuries suffered in a crowd surge during Limp Bizkit’s set. During subsequent inquest hearings, the band and members of its organization claimed promoters failed to control the crowd and “just stood back and did nothing” when up to 50 people collapsed yards from the stage.
This year’s shows went off without incident and featured System Of A Down, Alien Ant Farm, Silverchair, Garbage, New Order, Prodigy, the Crystal Method, Jurassic 5, Amen, Faithless, Grinspoon, NOFX, Tomahawk, and the Tea Party.