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Kanye West, Noel Gallagher and My Chemical Romance confirmed for Big Day Out in Australia

Friday 16th December 2011

The Big Day Out is Australia and New Zealand's best known festival, held on dates in January and February in six different cities.

Kanye West, Soundgarden, Kasabian, My Chemical Romance and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds are all booked to play the Big Day Out in 2012. The dates and locations include Auckland on the 20th January, Gold Coast on the 22nd January, Sydney on the 26th January, Melbourne on the 29th January, Adelaide on the 3rd of February and Perth on the 5th of February. 

Now we may be being dense here, but we cannot see on the BDO website how you can buy tickets from overseas, or at least, how they will be sent to you, but by all means check it out and let us know through Facebook or Twitter the best way of going about it! Tickets are AUD$165 plus booking fees and can be purchased from the Big Day Out website

Going to a festival is a great way to meet new people on your working holiday in Australia, and knowing what festivals and events are on where and when can be a great way to get work. The Sydney Olympic park, venue for the 2012 Big Day Out is recruiting for staff for the event next month, so if you are in Sydney and fancy going to the BDO and earning cash at the same time then you need to go to:


Saturday 14th January 2012
10am – 4pm (No appointment necessary)

Sydney Showground
(Directly opposite Sydney Olympic Park train station)
1 Showground Road, Sydney Olympic Park

To secure an interview and be considered for any of these opportunities you MUST bring:
- RSA Certificate
- Australian birth certificate or passport
- Other passport with the appropriate work entitlements / Visa
- Banking Details
- Tax Declaration (Form available from any newsagency – please fill one in before you come to speed up the process)"

As you can see, they take the Responsible Service of Alcohol certificate seriously, so make sure you get yours for NSW as soon as you can.  Each BDO venue will have it's own recruitment adverts, so keep an eye out for job opportunities at events such as this online and in the press when you arrive at your Aussie destination. Don't forget to check out our Australia jobs section which has details of organisations who can help you with your working holiday visa, jobhunting and orientation when you get there.