Three acts will be announced tonight to replace Blur's cancelled set at the 2014 Big Day Out festival.

The bands - two from America and one from the UK - will be confirmed tonight once all the contracts have been signed, co-promoter AJ Maddah told an Australian radio station.

The announcement had to be delayed from Friday because organisers were waiting on one band to sign a contract, reported Maddah telling Triple J radio.

"The UK band dutifully came through with their paperwork and contract. And one of the US bands (did too) but the second one basically pissed off for Thanksgiving weekend without sending us their contracts," he said.


"So we'll have to hold to Monday night our time to get it up. We don't want to leave anything to chance at this point."

Blur quit the Big Day Out last Sunday, citing the "constantly shifting goalposts and challenging conditions of the organisers".

But the BDO hit back, saying they gave in to every demand the Britpop made - including building them their own stage. reported that the bands Foo Fighters, PJ Harvey, The Cure, Jane's Addiction, Outkast, Daft Punk, The Strokes, Prodigy, Lily Allen, No Doubt, Rammstein and Lady Gaga had been ruled out of performing at the festival.

The Big Day Out is due to hit Western Springs Park and Stadium in Auckland on January 17, and will be headlined by Pearl Jam, Snoop Dogg and Arcade Fire.

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