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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