In 2013, many Kiwi music fans were left with a Big Day Out-shaped hole in their hearts on account of the event being pulled due to the disappointing 2012 lineup resulting in poor ticket sales. But this year, with Pearl Jam, Arcade Fire, Deftones and Snoop of the canine or feline persuasion making an appearance, the hype has attracted not only fans but also a few Kiwi businesses. Here's what attendees can look forward to at this year's event.
Brands increasingly need to look for creative ways to make the most of their sponsorship dollars. And bands increasingly need to look for creative ways to make money. So, what better way to do both of these things than by filming and editing a pretty bloody good music video in one rather manic day at Auckland's last Big Day Out, something Kiwi band I am Giant and Speight's Summit did.
It’s been a long summer. And thank God it’s officially over, because I now don’t have to attend another event where Midnight Youth are playing. Talking of God, the big man’s disciples have been out in force during this summer of 09/10, with one of the big marketing revelations being the Parachute festival.