Kanye West, Soundgarden lead Big Day Out 2012

    The 21st annual Big Day Out music festival hits cities throughout Australia and New Zealand during late January and early February of 2012  – which of course is summer over there. So if you’re looking for a winter getaway, this is it.

    Today, the festival unveiled the first 20 acts set to appear and Kanye West, Soundgarden, and Kasabian lead the way. Other early notables include Girl Talk, My Chemical Romance, Odd Future, Battles, Best Coast, Röyksopp, Architecture in Helsinki, Boy & Bear, and Mariachi El Bronx. In all, some 60 acts will fill out this year’s bill, so stay tuned to our Big Day Out page on Festival Outlook for updates.

    Specific ticket information and on-sale dates can be found on the festival’s website.

    Big Day Out 2012 Dates:
    01/20 – Auckland, NZ @ Mt Smart Stadium
    01/22 – Gold Coast, AU @ Gold Coast Parklands
    01/26 – Sydney, AU @ Sydney Showground
    01/29 – Melbourne, AU @ Flemington Racecourse
    02/03 – Adelaide, AU @ Showground
    02/05 – Perth, AU @ Claremont Showground