When Big Day Out was born 20 years ago, a new wave of music was emerging from the American north-west. At the crest of that wave was one of the most incendiary heavy rock bands of our time “Soundgarden”.
It’s been fifteen years since they last graced our shores and the first time since 1997 Soundgarden will again play outside of the USA! Chris Cornell, Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron and Ben Shepherd – the Seattle foursome known as Soundgarden have chosen the Big Day Out to mark their triumphant return to the international stage and we are thrilled to welcome them back. “This is one reunited band that can pick up right where it left off” (New York Times). Soundgarden played their first Big Day Out in 1994, the year the seminal Super unknown was unleashed. In 1997, they returned for seconds, only to split up in February of that year. Now, 2012 will bring a brand new album and the group’s long-awaited return down under. Those who were there the first time, and for those who only know the legend, Big Day Out presents the one, the only: Soundgarden.
This is an all ages event. Intoxicated persons will not be admitted. No thongs or steel cap boots. The venue reserves the right to refuse admission to any person. Dangerous behaviour including crowd surfing, stage diving, moshing and violent dancing is not allowed and will result in your immediate removal from this venue.