Big Day Out Forced To Finish Early

Plus Cypress Hill, fun., Bullet for My Valentine and Springsteen add Down Under side-shows.

Robert Whiteby Robert White

Australia’s biggest music festival, Big Day Out, has run into a bit of trouble in Perth, the final destination of the tour set for January 28th.

Held at the Claremont Showgrounds, local residents have vented their frustrations in recent years and have forced the State government to order the festival to close earlier.

A timetable was released for BDO earlier this month, which had closing acts Sleigh Bells and Crystal Castles finishing at 10:30PM and 11:00PM respectively, will now see entire day pulled back an hour to meet the demands of the state.

To meet the requests of both locals and tour promoters, the Western Australian Environment Minister Bill Marmion agreed to allow noise levels to exceed normal standards as part of the negotiations.

The 2013 BDO features sets from headline acts the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Killers and Vampire Weekend.

The Australian summer festival season will feature a couple more added side-show performances by big name groups.

Californian hip-hop group Cypress Hill have added two additional shows to their sets with the national Soundwave festival in late February.

Cypress Hill will play their extra shows in Sydney and Melbourne. They last visited Australia with the 2010 Coaster Festival.

New York trio fun. will also play an extra two gigs in Sydney and Melbourne as they tour with the Future Music festival while heavy metal group Bullet for My Valentine, also part of Soundwave, will play extra gigs in Sydney and Brisbane.

The Boss is back in Australia after having last visited way back in 2003. While tickets for Bruce Springsteen’s national tour haven’t yet gone on sale, massive demand from pre-sale means Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne will receive extra nights. Unfortunately Springsteen has still shunned Perth and Adelaide saying production costs and time constraints means he won’t visit those cities.

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