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Big Day Out announces new Gold Coast home

Thursday 9 May 2013

Big Day Out announces new Gold Coast home

Metricon Stadium was this morning announced as the new home of the Gold Coast Big Day Out.

According to the Gold Coast Bulletin, the festival is worth $40 million to the local economy. Traditionally held at Parklands Showground, the festival was forced to find a new home to make room for the Commonwealth Games Athlete's Village, expected to pump over $2 billion into the economy.

The Big Day Out has struck a deal with the Queensland Government in which the Government absorbs the festival's relocation costs. Townsville and Cairns both expressed interest in hosting the event when the Athlete's Village news first broke.

Big Day Out’s CEO Adam Zammit said of the move: “Big Day Out founder Ken West, myself and our partners C3 Presents are very excited to be moving into a great new venue for 2014, a year which will see our biggest and best line-up in years.

“The Gold Coast show is the first stop on the Australian run of Big Day Out dates and for the many international acts who have never visited Australia, it’s always great to fly them into the Goldie first.

“Our new venue meets the highest of our expectations and standards and we hope will be the home of Big Day Out for years to come.”

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