Big Day Out '97 Announced

The Offspring will be there.

The Lollapalooza of Down Under, known as the Big Day

Out, is set for another year of shows. Promoters announced today that the

touring festival will open at the Ericsson Stadium in Auckland on Friday, Jan.

17. The festival will also play five dates in Australia: Gold Coast on Jan. 19,

Melbourne on Jan. 25, Sydney on Jan. 27, Adelaide on Jan. 31, concluding in

Perth on Feb. 2. A few of the performers were named including Supergrass,

Offspring, Prodigy and Sepultura. Additional artists will be announced, per the

promoters, "in due course."