Anna Coddington: My first gig
Anna Coddington: My first gig

Christmas 1995, aged 14. I was well into my grunge phase and drawing Nirvana, Tool, Rage Against The Machine and Red Hot…

BDO: Oz promoter owner still involved despite sale
BDO: Oz promoter owner still involved despite sale

The former promoter of Big Day Out, AJ Maddah, says he is already working on bringing back the festival in 2016. American…

Big Day Out's return to NZ depends on Aussies
Big Day Out's return to NZ depends on Aussies

The long-term future of the Auckland Big Day Out - in hiatus for 2015 after its American owners pulled the plug - is now…

NZ BDO 'has to keep going'
NZ BDO 'has to keep going'

Auckland Big Day Out promoter Campbell Smith is confident the event will return to Auckland in 2016 after missing next year…

Big Day Out

Why Blur really quit the BDO
Why Blur really quit the BDO

Damon Albarn discusses Blur's Big Day Out no show and upcoming first solo album with Des Sampson.

10 best BDO moments +1 bad

The Big Day Out came back with a bang. Here are the best bits - and one gripe - from a day otherwise full of highlights.

Pearl Jam's tribute to NZ fan

Big Day Out headliners Pearl Jam paid an emotional on-stage tribute last night to a young Kiwi fan who was killed in a freak…

A handful of arrests at Big Day Out

Die-hard music fans willing to breach bail conditions and jump fences were among a small number of trouble makers at yesterday's…

Review: Big Day Out 2014
Review: Big Day Out 2014

It may have had the old name - and some of its old bands - but this Big Day Out felt like a whole new…

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