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Your Guide To The Big Day Out

Published: Mon 16 Jan 2012 02:35 PM
Your Guide To The Big Day Out
With the Big Day Out just one week away, it's time to start getting yourself prepared for what promises to be an outrageously good time. We've helpfully made a little list of a few things you should probably start thinking about in the lead up to attending the show...
DON'T FORGET TO BRING YOUR TICKET WITH YOU! You'd be surprised how many people manage to forget that rather important item.
PLAN YOUR TRANSPORT! The best way to get to the Big Day Out is by public transport. Make sure you've taken a look at the timetables for your local public transport system and you've worked out a plan to get to the site - and, perhaps more importantly, how to get home when you're a little bit worse for wear. The Big Day Out public transport info is all below.
PACK THE ESSENTIALS! Bring any medication you need to take, and if you have any chronic conditions or illnesses (i.e: epilepsy, diabetes, or asthma) be sure to carry information regarding your condition and emergency contact numbers on your person at all times. St Johns are onsite to help anyone who needs it, look out for your mates.
BE SUNSMART! Sunscreen and a hat are your friends. Stick together through out the day and you'll keep your gorgeous complexion and avoid having to deal with sunstroke, sunburn, etc.
BE CONNECTED! Make sure you join our Facebook and Twitter to receive updates on the day and to see what is happening – This is the best way to find out the latest as it happens.
YOU CAN'T BRING... Umbrellas, alcohol, or video cameras into the festival. Amongst other things. Check the back of your ticket to see the full list of restricted items and make sure you don't try to bring any contraband stuff in with you. We have no provision to check them in so you will need to get rid of them, or take them back home, before entering the festival.
KEEP YER FLUIDS UP! It'll be a long (and probably hot) day, so remember to drink plenty of water and stay hydrated.
DOWNLOAD THE BIG DAY OUT APP! If you're planning on bringing your phone with you, make sure you download the Big Day Out app before the festival. Not only does it contain maps, timetables, and important event info, but you can also create your own personalised Big Day Out schedule, update your Facebook and Twitter accounts, and take photos.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT
THE BIG DAY OUT EXPRESS
A special bus service running from Real Groovy Records at 438 Queen Street and returning to town from Gate B at Mt Smart, running all day from 9am to 1.30am. $15 (cash only) return fares or $10 one way tickets issued from the Bus Stops.
NITERIDER BUSES
Will get you home from the city if you are going on home. Check where your bus leaves from before you head to the BIG DAY OUT. They run until 3.40am.
Northern Express Buses head to Albany Station via all busway stations until 3am.
Additional 008/009 buses head out to the New Lynn Transport Centre from Church St outside the stadium.
TRAIN
BIG DAY OUT SPECIALS run from Papakura, Henderson and Britomart straight to the Big Day Out Penrose station. Regular train services also run. Check timetables online and at stations for more information.
BIG DAY OUT 2012 AUCKLAND
SOUNDGARDEN, KASABIAN, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, THE LIVING END, BATTLES, GIRL TALK, PARKWAY DRIVE, RÖYKSOPP, FOSTER THE PEOPLE, GIN WIGMORE, CUT OFF YOUR HANDS, UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA, CAGE THE ELEPHANT, BEASTWARS, GHOSTWAVE, BEST COAST, MAYAVANYA, DAVID DALLAS , TONY HAWK, NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS, NERO (LIVE), THE VACCINES, BASSNECTAR, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, MARIACHI EL BRONX, P MONEY, REGURGITATOR, KIMBRA, MIDNIGHT YOUTH, DAS RACIST, SIX60, MT EDEN, THE ADULTS, I AM GIANT, CAIRO KNIFE FIGHT, JAKOB, BULLETPROOF, JUNICA, @PEACE, DJ SIR-VERE and NICK D
BIG DAY OUT 2012 - 42 Bands, 4 Stages, 40 ft Vert Ramp
FRIDAY 20 JANUARY 2012
MT SMART STADIUM, AUCKLAND
Maurice Road, Penrose. Gates open 11am
Tickets $160 (incl GST and bf) available from our website www.bigdayout.com, Ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.co.nz, phone bookings (09) 970 9700 plus all Ticketmaster outlets and Real Groovy (Auckland).
Ticket sales also available at the following pop up outlets. Pop up outlets end Thursday. On the day of the Big Day Out, go to Real Groovy or head straight to the venue to buy tickets.
Outlets/hours
Southbound Records, 69 Mt Eden Road
10am – 5.30pm (closed Sunday/Monday)
Atomic, 420c New North Road, Kingsland
Weekend 8am - 3pm, Monday to Thursday 7am – 3.30pm
The Rock caravan, 3 Lamps end of Ponsonby Rd
Monday to Thursday 10am to 6pm
Gate C, Beasley Ave Mt Smart Stadium
Thursday 10am - 6pm; Friday opens 9am
Real Groovy, 438 Queen Street
Monday to Sunday 9am – 7pm; Thursday/Friday open to 9pm
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
You will be asked to read and agree to our Conditions of Sale and Admission before you can purchase tickets. Conditions of Sale and Admission can be viewed at www.bigdayout.com BDO 2012 is MA15 For full show information and internet ticket bookings check out the website www.bigdayout.com
http://twitter.com/bigdayoutnz
https://www.facebookcom/BIGDAYOUTNZOFFICIAL
youtube.com/bigdayoutofficial
ENDS

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