With the 2013 edition of the Big Day Out now officially just one week away, there’s still a final few details of the revamped one-day music festival to contend with even after having all the set times all locked in (including the enforced earlier curfew placed on the  Perth leg), and unique features like a Mexican Wrestling bar, the return of the Lilypad,  a fully automated robotic band, and unique Australian acts added to the lineup in each capital city.

Following on from Sydney’s sell out just before the holiday season, Big Day Out organisers have confirmed that their special ‘Like A Boss’ tickets have sold out nationwide. The $265 VIP ticket gives ticket holders special treatment, including dedicated entry and all day pass outs, entry to special shaded areas and lounges, free coat check, storage, and phone charging facilities, and perhaps best of all ‘Executive Climate Controlled Toilets’ (no sawdust bog pit for you sir/madam!).

While the opening date at the Sydney Showgrounds next Friday 18th January is completely sold out, general tickets are still available for the remaining dates of the touring festival, including the Gold Coast (which is currently seeking a new home for 2014), Melbourne, Adelaide, and finishing in Perth, where Environment Minister Bill Marmion is ensuring a 10pm curfew and strict noise level monitoring throughout the day.

To help prospective punters navigate their way through the mammoth lineup – which includes headliners Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Killers, Animal Collective, Death Grips, ME, Vampire Weekend, Alabama Shakes and many more – Big Day Out have launched their 2013 Mobile app for iPhone and Android devices.

The free app contains all the requisite features for punters, including browsing the lineup, set times, maps, building a custom schedule of the day’s events, or reading up about the juicy culinary delicacies on offer at Chow Town, the festival food revolution courtesy of Big Day Outʼs ʻCulinary Outlawsʼ, Ben Milgate and Elvis Abrahanowicz of Porteno / Bodega.

Speaking of Chow Town, the full menu ‘lineup’ has now been revealed, with a tantalising selection of eateries providing food that’s music for your mouth, with exclusive restauranteurs, eateries, and chefs in each capital city. Forget corn dogs and greasy chips, this is the way to eat in style.

View the full Chow Town menu, city by city lineup, and set times below:


Porteño BBQLongrainThe Apollo
BBQ Wagyu Beef Brisket w/ Old Bay Coleslaw on a brewski bun* – $12
16 hour Chipotle Chili Pulled Pork w/ Pickle, Old Bay Coleslaw on a brewski bun* – $12
*Brewski Bun = Beer Bun
Chicken Bing – $10
Soy Chicken Skewer
Ka Pow Beef – $15
Stir Fried Beef, Snake Beans, Wild Ginger, Holy Basil & Rice
Vanilla Tapioca with fresh fruit – $10
Lamb Souvlaki – $12
Fried Cheese & Honey – $9
Three Blue DucksHartsyardRojo Rocket
Drinking Coconuts – $5
Iced Tea with Lemongrass & Ginger – $5
Duck Salad with Chili Jam, Green Mango, Bean Shoots, Fried Eshallots & Roasted Cashews – $10
Country Fried Chicken Legs – $15
Hartsyard hot sauce
Poutine – $15
Beef chili & chips, cheddar, ranch, hot pepper vinegar
Tostadas De Atún Fresco – $10
Ceviche De Pescado – $10
Tacos De Camarón – $10
Red Hot Chili Peppers with a Killer Sauce – $10
Churros – $10 serve


The Kettle and TinTop ShopJR’s Smokehouse Barbecue
Confit Duck Nachos with re fried beans, tomato salsa, avocado & sour cream – $10
Pil Pil Prawns with Papas a lo pobre (poor mans potatoes) – $12
The American Burger – $10
Beef, double cheddar, dill gherkins, chopped onion, ketchup, mustard and mayo
The Mission Roll – $10
Hot roasted chicken with a snow pea slaw, Top Shop Chili sauce and mayo on an organic soft burger bun.
Mushroom Burger – $10
Braised mushrooms with beetroot, sunflower sprouts, goats cheese and relish
Carolina Pulled Pork Roll – $12
12 hour slow smoked pork shoulder served on a roll and topped with coleslaw and Carolina BBQ Sauce
Texas Beef Brisket Roll – $12
12 hour slow smoked Angus Beef Brisket served on a roll with Texan BBQ Sauce, onions and dill pickles
Chorizo Bocadilla – $10
Truffled Pumpkin & Goats Cheese Tortilla – $10
Chicken, chorizo, prawn, mussel and saffron – $10
Or Vegetarian – $10


Chicken Baby by the VendorJack RubyDevour
Char grilled Chicken Sandwich w/ Smokey Mayo, Crispy Bacon & Pickles – $10
Bucket of Chicken Baby’s Wings – $15
Choc-dipped Frozen Bananas w/ Cornflake Crunch, Coconut, Peanuts or Pop Rocks – $5
Pork belly & slaw burger – $9
Beef cheek, lemongrass & tamarind soft taco w/ cucumber lime salsa ‐ $8
Chilli cheese fries ‐ $7
Donuts Sundae – $10
Peanut Butter Jelly Panna Cotta – $10
Lemon Tart – $10
Peanut Butter & Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwich – $10
Veggie VeloSimon BryantThe Grace Establishment
Quinoa Burger – $10
Haloumi Burger – $10
Deluxe Vegetarian Burger – $14
Salad – $5
vegan, gluten free
Add a quinoa patty – $5
Add grilled haloumi cheese and pineapple – $5
Chilled Mango and Coconut Chia Parfait $5
vegan, gluten free
Salt & Pepper Tofu – $12
Kway Teow – $13
Wok charred soft rice noodles , Kangaroo Island lentil sprouts, chili, garlic chives & bean curd “crackling” – Vego, Vegan on request
Gado Gado – $12
Shaved raw vegie salad, Queensland “red skin” peanut sauce, RSPCA soft boiled free range egg, springy fried tofuBanana & Bee Pollen Chocopops – $6.50
Grace Cheeseburger – $8
Swiss cheese, tomato ketchup, pickle, american mustard
Grace Cheeseburger – $8
Swiss cheese, tomato ketchup, pickle, american mustard
Spit roasted suckling pig bun with slaw and homemade BBQ sauce – $8
New York style chilli dog – $8
Spicy fries – $5


Golden FieldsAnadaCookie
Golden Fields lobster roll – $12
Vegetarian rice paper rolls – $9
Fried chicken bahn mi – fried chicken, Vietnamese slaw served in a baguette – $10
Peanut butter and chocolate ice-cream sandwich, salted caramel – $6
Salt Cod Croquettes – $3
Patatas Bravas – $5
Otway Ranges Chorizo Burger with Grilled Peppers – $10
Paella – $10
Churros with Chocolate – $5
T Rex Chicken Wing & Green Papaya Salad – $10
Garlic Chive Dumplings with Pickled Chilli & Soy – $10
Cookie’s L.A.M.B. Curry with Rice – $10
Honky Tonk Noodles – $10
HuxtaburgerSt AliRB’s Fried Chicken
Huxtaburger – $10
Red Hot Chili Burger – $10
To-Foo Fighter Burger – $10
Crinkle Cut Chips – $5
My Mexican Cousin – $10
Secret recipe corn fritters with red hot chilli jam & halloumi
Super Granola – $8
Honey toasted granola, goji berries & vanilla bean yoghurt – $8
Chickadee – $10
Chicken burger with bacon, chipotle mayo & avocado
Moo Sanga – $15
Premium angus beef, rocket, mustard, pickled red onions & gruyere cheese
RB’s fried chicken sandwich w/ slaw, pickle on a jalapeño cheese bread – $10
Fried chicken taco w/pickled cabbage, lime mayo & salsa Roja – $6
Fries – $6


ClarencesEl CompaLalla Rookh
500gm of fried Chicken Wings with spicy or plain aoli – $12
Panzanella salad in a sourdough bowl – $8
Mushroom arancini with fetta whip – $8
Tacos & Quesadillas $5 each
OR any 3 for $12
Tinga: Chicken in Chipotle & Tomato
Carnitas: Slow Cooked Pork in Orange
Bistec: Seared Beef, Black Beans
Nopales: Cactus in Tomato Salsa
Tinga with Cheese
Nopales with Cheese
Bistec: Beef, Black Beans with Cheese
Grilled piadina, prosciutto San Daniele, tomato, buffalo mozzarella, basil – $10
6″ polpetone sub, italian slaw – $10
Salad of cherry truss tomatoes, cucumber, pickled shallots, candied prosciutto – $10
Snags & SonsAndaluzGreenhouse
New York Style Hot Dog – $8
Organic loafers baguette; caramelised onions, mustard, chilli & ketchup + Jalapeño sauce, chipotle mayo & parmesan
Chicken & Seafood Paella – $13
Spiced Pork Empanadas with Salsa Verde – $7
Green Papaya Salad – $8
Caramel Braised Pork, Rice – $10
Cinnamon doughnuts, chocolate – $6

Big Day Out 2013 Lineup


Big Day Out 2013 Sydney Lineup Announcement

The Medics * Something With Numbers * Urthboy * Thy Art Is Murder * Deep Sea Arcade * Royal Headache * Bob Log III * Chance Waters * Good Heavens * Stereogamous * The Griswolds * Fishing * The Gooch Palms * Donny Benet * triple j unearthed winners: Jackie Onassis

Big Day Out 2013 Gold Coast Lineup Announcement

The Medics * Dead Letter Circus * I Heart Hiroshima * Paul Mac * The Cairos * Bob Log III * Hey Geronimo * We All Want To * Evil Eddie * Skinwalkers * Dave’s Pawn Shop * Lily Rouge * The Vernons * Sneeky Picnic * triple j unearthed winners: Jakarta Criers

Big Day Out 2013 Adelaide Lineup Announcement

The Medics * The Beards * Paul Mac * Grey Ghost * The Killgirls * Full Tote Odds * Messrs * Allday * Lady Strangelove * Steering By Stars * Sincerely, Grizzly * Stab Capital * Gemini Downs * Archers * Dr Piffle & The Burlap Band * triple j unearthed winners: The Aves

Big Day Out 2013 Melbourne Lineup Announcement

The Medics * Bodyjar * Seth Sentry * Chicks On Speed DJ Show * Bob Log III * The Smith Street Band * Kingswood * Yung Warriors * Money For Rope * Jackson Firebird * Split Seconds * For Our Hero * Generik * Zanzibar Chanel * The Stiffys * triple j unearthed winners: Apes

Big Day Out 2013 Perth Lineup Announcement

The Medics * Sugar Army * Chicks On Speed DJ Show * Emperors * The Chemist * Sons of Rico * Further Earth * Arts Martial * Rainy Day Women * Boys Boys Boys! * The Love Junkies * Skank MC * Dead Owls * Tomàs Ford * triple j unearthed winners: Foam

Big Day Out 2013 Event Dates

Friday 18th January – Sydney Showgrounds – SOLD OUT!

Sunday 20th January – Gold Coast Parklands

Friday 25th January – Adelaide Showgrounds

Saturday 26th January – Melbourne Flemington Racecourse

Monday 28 January – Perth Claremont Showground

Big Day Out 2013 tickets are on sale through www.bigdayout.com at the all-inclusive price of $165

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