The 'big' day is coming and 'big' musicians are preparing themselves to welcome the 'big' event. We're talking about the 2006 Big Day Out festival tour of Australia and New Zealand.
Included in the initial list of performers at the event among others are The White Stripes, Iggy & the Stooges and Franz Ferdinand. Apart, there will also Kings of Leon, The Mars Volta, AFI, Sleater-Kinney, Soulwax/ 2 The Magic Numbers, The Living End, Cut Copy, the End of Fashion and Youth Group.
In time, such homegrown acts as Gerling, Magic Dirt, Faker, Wolf & Cub and The Grates also will perform. As for the event itself, it will begin January 20 in Auckland and move on to Australian shows in Gold Coast (January 22), Sydney (January 26), Melbourne (January 29), Adelaide (February 3) and Perth (February 5).