Double J investigates the rise and fall of the Big Day Out with tell-all podcast

Throughout October, Double J will be looking under the hood of the iconic Big Day Out music festival with a five-part podcast series, Inside The Big Day Out.

The announcement:

Double J goes ‘Inside The Big Day Out’ with tell-all podcast

In its heyday, the Big Day Out was the world’s biggest touring music festival. For music fans, it was an Australian rite of passage. Every band on the planet wanted to be on the line-up, and the backstage parties were legendary. But what made it so successful and why did it collapse?

Throughout October, Double J will look back at an iconic era in Australian music history, with live music galore and a five-part podcast series diving deep Inside The Big Day Out.

The podcast tells the story of the pioneering music festival – told by the people behind it, the musicians who played it and the punters who went year after year.

There are incredible contributions from members of Beasts of Bourbon, Cosmic Psychos, Eskimo Joe, Frenzal Rhomb, Grinspoon, Jebediah, Magic Dirt, Powderfinger, Shihad, The Clouds, The Living End, Tiddas, You Am I and Violent Femmes.

Plus of course Big Day Out’s own Ken West, Vivien Lees, Sahara Herald, Adam Zammit and AJ Maddah. We also hear from triple j alumni Jen Oldershaw who attended the very first Big Day Out, and Jessica Michalik’s best friend, who was with Jessica at the festival when she tragically passed away.

Hosted by Gemma Pike, Inside The Big Day Out will be available as a five-part podcast – Episode 1 is now up, with new episodes going live every Tuesday from 8 October. Listen via the triple j app (for iPhone and Android) and Apple Podcasts.

But that’s not all!

For 20 years, triple j was backstage at the Big Day Out, recording all the incredible live performances. Now, Double J have gone back through those archives, so you can relive the best live music moments from the Big Day Out at Midday every day in October.

We’ll also play you Live at the Wireless double headers at 7pm Tuesdays in October including sets from the likes of Grinspoon, Fatboy Slim, Magic Dirt, M.I.A., Red Hot Chili Peppers, System of A Down and more.

Plus Caz Tran will play you a Classic Album from an iconic Big Day Out artist at 7pm Mondays in October, including Hole, Lily Allen, Prodigy, Shihad and more.

You can find Double J on the triple j app, digital radio, on Channel 200 on your digital TV and online at doublej.net.au

Listen to Double J’s Inside The Big Day Out podcast via the triple j app (for iPhone and Android) and Apple Podcasts.

Source: Double J media release


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