Offspring, Soundgarden, Patti Smith At Big Day Out

Offspring Down Under (Haha! Kidding!)

The final line-up has been announced for the Big Day

Out, a series of six all day Lollapalooza-like shows taking place this month in

Australia and New Zealand.

The international acts scheduled to appear

include: the Offspring, Soundgarden, Supergrass, the Prodigy, The Jon Spencer

Blues Explosion, Shonen Knife, Patti Smith and Aphex Twin. Brazilian rockers

Sepultura were forced to pull out due to singer-guitarist Max Cavalera's bum

knee. Most of the international acts will be appearing at all six shows with

the exception of Patti Smith, Jon Spencer and Aphex Twin; they'll only play

selected Australian venues.

The Big Day Out promises to present

approximately 45 acts at each show including such Australian bands as You Am I,

Powderfinger and The Beasts Of Bourbon; New Zealand acts will include Shihad,

Garageland, The 3Ds and Bailterspace.

This is the fifth and final year

promoters are bringing the Big Day Out down under; they say it's gotten too

big.

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