Mike and I went to Big Day Out at the Gold Coast on January 20th, my first concert ever – woo hoo!
Big Day Out is an annual music festival that, as of 2013, is held in five Australian cities: Sydney, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth. It features seven or eight stages (depending on the venue) accommodating popular contemporary rock music, electronic music, mainstream international acts and local acts.
Tickets were a little pricey but definitely worth it for a full day of really good live music. We spent all day listening to great bands, many of which I’d never listened to before but now love!
Heading on the bus down to the Gold Coast
Got there quite early so lots of time to walk around and check out the venue
The 2 main stages
Multiple bands were playing at the time across the different stages throughout the entire day. This was the line up we chose to follow:
- 11:30 – Jakarta Criers
- 12:20 – The Medics
- 13:20 – Delta Spirit
- 14:25 – Gary Clark Jr
- 15:50 – Band of Horses
- 16:55 – Vampire Weekend
- 18:00 – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
- 19:05 – The Killers
- 20:30 – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Only took a few pictures of the acts, but enjoy!
Gary Clark Jr
Soooo much garbage. The only good thing is that most of it was recyclable
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Red Hot Chili Peppers
My RHCP song: The Otherside!
Made it home safe and sound!
My favourites of the day? Definitely Gary Clark Jr and Vampire Weekend! Please check them out, guaranteed enjoyment! 🙂
And man, was it hot. SO HOT. So hot and so dirty. Yes the music was good. But would I rush to another outdoor music festival? Nope! 🙂