20 Years Of The Big Day Out

on 11 January 2012 in Slideshows


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It's the Big Day Out's 20th birthday and to celebrate we're taking a look back at the artwork of the last 20 years of shows as well as some key headline acts, the attendance numbers, and ticket prices. It's been a wild ride, so sit back and enjoy as we open up the Big Day Out vault.

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    It's the Big Day Out's 20th birthday and to celebrate we're taking a look back at the artwork of the last 20 years of shows as well as some key headline acts, the attendance numbers, and ticket prices. It's been a wild ride, so sit back and enjoy as we open up the Big Day Out vault.

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    1992
    Headline Acts: Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes, The Hard Ons, Nirvana, Violent Femmes
    Ticket Price: $40
    Attendance: 9,500

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    1993
    Headline Acts: Sonic Youth, Mudhoney, Iggy Pop, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
    Attendance: 46,000

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    1994
    Headline Acts: Bjork, Primus, The Ramones, The Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden
    Ticket Price: $45
    Attendance: 120,000

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    1995
    Headline Acts: Ministry, Primal Scream, The Cult, Silverchair, The Offspring, Snog, Hole
    Ticket Price: $48
    Attendance: 130,000

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    1996
    Headline Acts: Rage Against The Machine, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Prodigy
    Attendance: 140,000

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    1997
    Headline Acts: Soundgarden, The Offspring, The Prodigy
    Attendance: 210,000

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    1999
    Headline Acts: Marilyn Manson, Soulfly, Korn, Hole
    Attendance: 210,000

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    2000
    Headline Acts: Nine Inch Nails, Foo Fighters, Blink-182, Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Attendance: 250,000

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    2001
    Headline Acts: Coldplay, Rammstein, Mudvayne, Carl Cox, Limp Bizkit, PJ Harvey
    Ticket Price: $80
    Attendance: 215,000

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    2002
    Headline Acts: The Prodigy, NOFX, The White Stripes, New Order, Garbage
    Ticket Price: $88
    Attendance: 215,000

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    2003
    Headline Acts: Jane's Addiction, Foo Fighters, The Music, Kratwerk, Queens Of The Stone Age
    Ticket Price: $93
    Attendance: 218,000

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    2004
    Headline Acts: Metallica, The Strokes, The Dandy Warhols, The Mars Volta, Kings Of Leon
    Ticket Price: $86
    Attendance: 265,000

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    2005
    Headline Acts: Beastie Boys, System Of A Down, Chemical Brothers, Slipknot
    Ticket Price: $100
    Attendance: 225,000

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    2006
    Headline Acts: The White Stripes, Iggy and the Stooges, Franz Ferdinand, Kings Of Leon
    Attendance: 223,000

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    2007
    Headline Acts: Tool, Muse, Jet, The Killers, My Chemical Romance
    Ticket Price: $115
    Attendance: 276,000

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    2008
    Headline Acts: Rage Against The Machine, Bjork, Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem
    Ticket Price: $125
    Attendance: 282,692

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    2009
    Headline Acts: Neil Young, Arctic Monkeys, The Living End, The Prodigy
    Ticket Price: $145
    Attendance: 282,692

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    2010
    Headline Acts:Muse, Powderfinger, Lily Allen, The Mars Volta
    Ticket Price: $145
    Attendance: 337,248

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    2011
    Headline Acts:Tool, Rammstein, Iggy and the Stooges, M.I.A, The Bloody Beetroots
    Ticket Price: $165
    Attendance: 287,000

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    2012
    Headline Acts: Kanye West, Soundgarden, Kasabian, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Nero
    Ticket Price: $175

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