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Lollapalooza Promoters Join Forces With Big Day Out

News posted Wednesday, January 4 2012 at 12:00 PM.
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Lollapalooza Promoters Join Forces With Big Day Out

The Big Day Out has filled the void left by the departure of Vivian Lees by signing a partnership with US-based company C3 Presents.

The promoters of Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits Music Festival will now work in tandem with co-founder Ken West and newly appointed Big Day Out CEO Adam Zammit (of Peer Group Media) in the areas of “talent development, creative execution and production, commercial excellence and innovation”. It is hoped C3’s relationships with artists and audiences in the US, as well as their expansion into the South American market, will increase opportunities for artists on both sides of the Pacific.

“I am really happy to be able to announce this new partnership,” West said in a statement issued to media today (January 4). “I could not have found more creatively sympathetic, commercially dynamic and like-minded partners than the guys at C3. We remain a locally passionate music business but can revel and excel in what this new global relationship and its combined wealth of knowledge and experience can bring for Australian audiences and Australian and international artists.”

In addition to Austin City Limits and Lollapalooza, which collectively attract more than 200,000 people over a three-day weekend, C3 also books and promotes more than 1000 concerts annually across the US.

“C3 is thrilled to be entering this creative partnership with Big Day Out and are honored to become a part of the outstanding 20 year legacy that the festival has created,” C3 Presents partner Charlie Walker said.

This year’s Big Day Out kicks off on January 20 in Auckland. Acts performing include Soundgarden, Kanye West and Kasabian. Tickets for all legs of the event, especially Adelaide and Perth, are still available.


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Lozenge  said about 3 years ago:

creatively sympathetic

Wyld Ted  said about 3 years ago:

will increase opportunities for artists on both sides of the Pacific.

It's like the Renaissance all over again! Soon INTERNATIONAL artists will tour our shores! I for one am excited!

whatwhat  said about 3 years ago:

So what does this,actually mean?

flukazoid  said about 3 years ago:

It's like the Renaissance all over again! Soon INTERNATIONAL artists will tour our shores! I for one am excited!


mule  said about 3 years ago:

It means that america will soon own bdo along with vegemite and uggboots

untold/animals  said about 3 years ago:

danger danger

ghoti-max  said about 3 years ago:

It means the Jezabels will finally get to play Lollapalooza

poprocks96  said about 3 years ago:

I really don't get this. What does this partnership entail?

poprocks96  said about 3 years ago:

An extended network for cocaine procurement and consumption?

untold/animals  said about 3 years ago:

''We want the festival to be bigger than the curator,'' said Parmenter.

anonymous  said about 3 years ago:

2013: lollapalooza stage replaces green stage.

mule  said about 3 years ago:

Well i assume it means that they now have a share of the bdo, and i would assume that is equal to whatever Vivian Lees took with him.

RoastOxCrisps  said about 3 years ago:

Janes Addiction to headline every year.

Lozenge  said about 3 years ago:

Promoters can be wankers... I mean come on, they pay bands to play shows... but would like you to think they are artistic geniuses curating works of art.

Cocaine... its a helluva drug

blake3030  said about 3 years ago:

Would this in any way enable them to secure bands that might have otherwise been poached by competing festivals? i.e. maybe a band signing on for lollapalooza also signs on to do BDO.

This is assuming that the addition of new festivals is the reason BDO line-ups have sucked arse for a while now.

monkeyman  said about 3 years ago:

I think you're on the money there Blake.

Stronger partnerships with big OS promoters = more access to in-demand acts.

Both Lollopalooza and ACL often have some pretty good line ups too.

mule  said about 3 years ago:

They have sucked arse for people who like good music, but in terms of mainstream acts they have consistently gotten the biggest. It's not an avant-garde festival by any means...and when you think about it the majority of bdo goers are patriotic flag totting bogans, so it makes sense...time will tell just what it means for the festival, but in light of the recent hoo-ha regarding Australian music being sidelined on our radio stations i think this move is a worrying harbinger of things to come in Oz scene, unless it truely does mean Australian bands being guaranteed spots at Lollapalooza.

As an aside I think there needs to be a bit more bipartisanship between local radio stations and music festivals, how about a touring festival curated by FBI, RRR and various other local radio stations that showcases the best of Australian mainstream and underground music - surely the mainstream acts will sell tickets and the lesser known one's could get some coverage?

mule  said about 3 years ago:

and what's more has anyone bothered to look at what a lollapalooza line up looks like? this is 2011, and pay particular attention to the fact that the stage names are named after massive fucking corporations such as 'Sony' 'Google +' 'Playstation' and 'Bud Light' and tell me this partnership deal is a good thing...

Music Unlimited
Friday: The Vaccines, Delta Spirit, White Lies, A Perfect Circle, Muse
Saturday: Walk the Moon, Fitz & The Tantrums, Big Audio Dynamite, Cee Lo Green, Eminem
Sunday: Titus Andronicus, Ryan Bingham & the Dead Horses, The Cars, Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters

Friday: Wye Oak, The Naked and Famous, Foster the People, Two Door Cinema Club, Crystal Castles
Saturday: Grouplove, Phantogram, Mayer Hawthorne & The County, Local Natives, Atmosphere
Sunday: Lord Huron, Imelda May, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Portugal. The Man, Explosions in the Sky

Friday: Ruby Jane, Ceci Bastida, Electric Touch, Kerli, Kids These Days, Black Cards, Christina Perri
Saturday: Ximena Sarinana, Typhoon, Skylar Grey, The Chain Gang of 1974, Patrick Stump, The Pretty Reckless
Sunday: The Kingston Springs, Deluka, Lia Ices, Young Man, Boy & Bear, Sam Adams

Friday: Ryan Leslie, Tennis, Reptar, Le Butcherettes, Cults, Tinie Tempah, OK Go, Ratatat
Saturday: Julia Easterlin, An Horse, Maps & Atlases, Dom, The Drums, Ellie Goulding, Lykke Li, Beirut
Sunday: Iration, Fences, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Lissie, Best Coast, Manchester Orchestra, Cold War Kids

Friday: TAB the Band, Los Bunkers, Smith Westerns, The Mountain Goats, Dani Deahl
Saturday: J. Roddy Watson and the Business, Chico Trujillo, Black Lips, Deftones, Beats Antique
Sunday: Gold Motel, Rival Schools, City and Colour, Cage the Elephant, DJ Mel

Bud Light
Friday: Young the Giant, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, The Kills, Bright Eyes, Coldplay
Saturday: Disappears, Friendly Fires, Death from Above 1979, Ween, My Morning Jacket
Sunday: The Joy Formidable, Noah & The Whale, Flogging Molly, Damian Marley & Nas, deadmau5

Girl Talk, Pretty Lights, Kid Cudi, The Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77, Afrojack, Modeselektor, Skrillex, PerryEtty vs. Chris Cox, Chuckie, The Glitch Mob, Busy P, Joachim Garraud, Super Mash Bros, The Cool Kids, 12th Planet, Daedelus, Feed Me, Jackmaster, Collie Buddz, Savoy, Kyle Lukas & Captain Midnight, Ana Tijoux, Midnight Conspiracy, L1ght, Lady D.

silly  said about 3 years ago:

does anyone care what the name of a stage is?

Sunnyboyz  said about 3 years ago:


mule  said about 3 years ago:

obviously i do but i guess it's up to you how you feel about referring to where you're going to see a band you like by promoting a brand against your will.

flukazoid  said about 3 years ago:

Considering that West knew that he'd managed to anger ''everyone'' in the process of putting BDO 2012 together, and that goodwill toward the festival promoters was at an all-time low, you'd think that if a deal like this was actually going to bring any benefit to the punters in any way that they'd be at absolute pains to spell out exactly what those benefits are in the press release.

IMO that means one of two things: either they've missed a crucial moment to get their fans back on board, or this doesn't actually offer anything for the consumer.

LikeOMG  said about 3 years ago:

pay particular attention to the fact that the stage names are named after massive fucking corporations

You mean like the Converse All Star stage and the V Local Produce tent?

mule  said about 3 years ago:

maybe i just shouldn't bother

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