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Big Day Out 2014

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by Andrea Stratis-Kelly (subscribe)
Sometimes Lawyer, sometimes Writer but always Mother to a feisty two year old.
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Alas I am no longer in my twenties and heading out of my thirties but I still love a good music festival. With Pearl Jam as one of the headliners for The Big Day Out 2014 I am grappling with indecision as to whether I should attend the BDO and risk looking like a sad old rock chick or leave the last remaining tickets for the young and trendy to appreciate a band reminiscent of my youth.

In any event, whatever I decide the BDO will be BIG. The line up includes Blur, Arcade Fire, Snoop Dog aka Snoop Lion, Tame Impala and much, much more.

It's not just the music that I love about the BDO but the whole summer festival vibe. The Gold Coast Parklands where the event is held, is transformed with market stalls selling everything from the ubiquitous band t shirts to local arts and crafts and of course, the international food stalls that range from' keeping the hunger at bay' to an all out gourmet feast.

Tickets are still available and can be bought online at and to make travelling to the BDO easy peasy the following options are available once you purchase your ticket:-

Return coach service departs 9.30am from front of Roma Street Transit Centre. Tickets are $22 BF- only available in advance from and usual outlets. Returning bus departs venue at 11.00pm sharp.

A train runs every 30 minutes to connect with the Big Day Out shuttle bus at Helensvale between 10am to 4pm. The shuttle bus departs venue at 9.40pm for the 10pm train and at 10.40pm for the last train at 11pm. For train timetables go

Passengers must already have a Big Day Out Ticket to be allowed to get on any of these coach or bus services - no exceptions.
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Why? Summer Equals A Music Festival
When: 19th January 2014
Where: Gold Coast Parklands
Cost: $185
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