Poll Results: Who are you most excited about seeing at the Big Day Out?

Last week I asked who, apart from RATM are you looking forward to seeing the most at the 2008 Big Day Out.  I was a little surprised to see Bjork on top of that list.  I’m looking forward to seeing her, but picked Battles as my #1 choice.

Some other silly people voted for Silverchair.  To see how far they’ve fallen 9though personally I don’t really think they ever got up in the first place) check out this video.

Personally I’m planning on checking out Anti-Flag, Regurgitator, Enter Shikari (I forgot to stick them on the poll!), Battles, Grinspoon, maybe The Nightwatchmen, Karnivool (who I also forgot to put on the list) and/or UNKLE, Bjork and Rage Against the Machine.  I’ll be going to the Adelaide BDO this Friday, any Fourtheye readers going that want to have a beer can feel free to contact me and we’ll see what we can do.

A whole heap of you said you’d only turn up 5 minutes before Rage Against the Machine.  While I don’t deny that’s a reflection of the quality of the bands selected for this years BDO, I’m very much of the attitude that you shouldn’t write off any band until you’ve heard them live.  I think it’s kinda sad that people would buy tickets to a festival and then not go and check out other acts.  Sometimes the biggest surprises come from bands you’ve never heard of, or never given a chance.  This has happened to me more times than I can remember.

Anyway, enough ranting, here’s the list!

  1. I plan to rock up 5 minutes before RATM go on…. 56 Votes
  2. Bjork 46 Votes
  3. Silverchair 30 Votes
  4. Battles 23 Votes
  5. The Arcade Fire 18 Votes
  6. UNKLE 14 Votes
  7. The Nightwatchmen 12 Votes
  8. Grinspoon 3 Votes
  9. Carl Cox, Spoon, Anti-Flag and Regurgitator 2 Votes
  10. Billy Bragg 0 Votes!

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Glad to see Battles getting some cred


Was in the pit all day to make sure I wouldn’t miss out on Rage. Really would have loved to see Enter Shikari (pissed they aren’t doing sideshows) and Karnivool again.


I wanted to make sure you knew – I voted for Silverchair just because you said you didn’t like them.


What do you mean you forgot to put Enter Shikari on the poll? I thought they’d been relegated on purpose… they’re bloody awful!


hehe… point noted!


Battles? I don’t get the appeal, it’s just noise not music.