Muse to headline Big Day Out
BY CHRIS SCHULZ
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KENT BLECHYNDEN/Dominion Post
TRIPLE TROUBLE: Muse, seen here performing in New York, are set to headline next year's Big Day Out music festival.
GONNA MAKE YOU SWEAT: Dizzee Rascal performs in the Boiler Room at the 2008 Big Day Out.
SWEET AND SUGARY: Lily Allen performs at the 2007 Big Day Out music festival in Auckland.
DOUBLE TIME: Kasabian, seen here performing in Tokyo, will play their second Big Day Out festival in 2010.
RUDE AND LEWD: Canadian singer Peaches performs in the Boiler Room at the 2004 Big Day Out.
SHE'S A LADY: Ladyhawke will perform at the 2010 Big Day Out.
WORTH A DRINK: Gin Wigmore will perform at the Big Day Out in 2010.
NOT SO SCARY: The Horrors are set to perform at the Big Day Out 2010.
FLYING DREADS: Kora are set to perform at the 2010 Big Day Out.
JUMP AROUND: Girl Talk, seen here performing at the All Points West music festival at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, will play the 2010 Big Day Out.
HOLD TIGHT: Kiwi rapper PNC will be performing at the 2010 Big Day Out.
PROG IT OUT: The Mars Volta will return to New Zealand for the 2010 Big Day Out.
BACK AGAIN: Aussie rockers Powderfinger will perform again at the Big Day Out in January.
DIM THOSE LIGHTS: Dimmer will perform at the 2010 Big Day Out.
NICE BEARDS: Mastodon, seen here at the Grammy Awards, will play their first Big Day Out festival in January.
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READY TO ROCK: Next year's Big Day Out will be held on January 15 at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland.
Psychedelic British rock act Muse have been named to headline the 2010 Big Day Out, along with a line-up of tried and true festival-friendly acts.
As was widely rumoured, Muse were this morning confirmed as headliners for New Zealand's biggest music festival, to be held at Mt Smart Stadium on Friday, January 15. It will be their third Big Day Out appearance, and their first as headliners.
If the line-up has a familiar ring to it, that's because Big Day Out regulars will recognise many of the names joining Muse on the bill.
UK rockers Kasabian, prog-rock act The Mars Volta, pop star Lily Allen, rapper Dizzee Rascal, controversial Canadian art-rocker Peaches, Rise Against and Australian acts Eskimo Joe and Powderfinger have all performed at previous Big Day Out festivals at least once before.
New bands joining the line-up include this year's metal breakthrough act Mastodon, UK rockers The Horrors, mash-up king Girl Talk, The Decemberists and Aussies The Temper Trap and Karnivool.
Heating up the venue's infamous Boiler Room will be British dance gurus Groove Armada, and Scottish DJ Calvin Harris.
The first line-up announcement also includes many big name Kiwi acts, including PNC, Kora, Dimmer, Minuit, Gin Wigmore, The Checks, Ladyhawke, and newcomer James Duncan.
Rumours that Blink 182, Weezer, Eminem and David Bowie would be named have proved to be incorrect - but two more line-up announcements will be made before the festival is finalised.
Tickets will cost $132 (plus booking fee) and go on sale on October 9.
Big Day Out
January 15: Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland
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