Big Day Out music festival announces 2011 dates and headline acts

Do you like Germans? Explosions?
Then you are gonna love Rammstein.

Big Day Out, Australia’s largest and most enduring music festival, has announced its headline acts with Tool, Rammstein and Iggy And The Stooges all to rock next year’s festivals.

Tickets will go on sale in the next few days, so if you are keen to grab a spot for you and some mates at one of the best music festivals in Australia now is your chance.

Bloody Beetroots, Death Crew 77, MIA, Primal Scream, and The Black Keys are other acts announced, along with a strong showing of Australian artists including the John Butler Trio, Wolfmother, Angus and Julia Stone, Birds Of Tokyo, Bliss N Eso and Gyroscope.

What is it?
Big Day Out tours around Australia
in January and February each year -
bringing big overseas acts together
with Aussie talents for a
massive festival!

The festival will play in Auckland, the Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth across dates in January and February. Tickets go on sale via and on October 6, with a limit of four per person.

But if you are watching the pennies, and spending some time in Melbourne, you can check out the epic summer line up of live music at Federation Square. Fed Square Live Presented by The Push is a series of free, all-ages gigs every second Thursday at Federation Square in the heart of Melbourne from 7 October 2010 to 21 April 2011.

There are varied genres with indie, blues and roots, world music, dance and rock performances by top independent acts and emerging local and national talent.

Over the coming months, there will be the funk and soulful sounds of Kylie Auldist; the theatrical rock fusion of [ME] and indie pop-radio darlings, The Naked and Famous, and The Lajamanu Teenage Band from Lajamanu near the top of the Tanami Desert in central Australia with fresh, fast and furiously fun talents.

- Have a summer of music and fun on an Australian Working Holiday!