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Big Day Out in pictures


A selection of photos of New Zealand acts – and their fans – performing at the annual Big Day Out music festival in Auckland, between 1994 and 2014. 

Panoramic view of the Big Day Out stadium and main stage, 2008. - Mark Roach

Renee Brennan and Chris Yong (Tadpole), Big Day Out 2001 - Chris Yong collection

Jon Toogood (Shihad), Big Day Out 2005. - Simon Grigg / Rip It Up Archive

Crowd shot, Big Day Out 2005. - Simon Grigg / Rip It Up Archive

Ed Martin fronting I Am Giant, Big Day Out, 2011. - Simon Grigg Collection / Rip It Up Archive

After the rain, Big Day Out 1996. - Simon Lynch

Kora, Big Day Out. - Simon Grigg / Rip It Up Archive

Paul Roper (Mint Chicks), Big Day Out 2007. - Photo by Ian Jorgensen (Blink)

Josh Hetherington (Thorazine Shuffle), Big Day Out 1994. - Photo by Murray Cammick

Crowd gathers for Gin Wigmore's set, Big Day Out 2010. - Simon Grigg / Rip It Up Archive

Gin Wigmore, Big Day Out 2010. - Simon Grigg / Rip It Up Archive

Punks outside the Supertop, Big Day Out 2004. - Simon Grigg / Rip It Up Archive

Slipknot fans, Big Day Out, 2004 - Simon Grigg / Rip It Up Archive

Smashproof, Big Day Out 2010. - Simon Grigg / Rip It Up Archive

Deceptikonz, Big Day Out, 2010. - Simon Grigg / Rip It Up Archive

Deceptikonz, Big Day Out 2010. - Simon Grigg / Rip It Up Archive

Ladyhawke at the 2010 Big Day Out. - Simon Grigg / RipIt Up Archive

Jonathan Armstrong, drummer for Martin Phillipps and the Chills, after setting up drums behind the main stage, Big Day Out 1996. - Steven Shaw

Mikey Havoc in Fontanelle, opening the main stage at the Big Day Out 1997 Auckland. - Allan Roberts

Ladi6, Big Day Out, 2008.

Pluto at Big Day Out, Auckland, 2003.

The audience gathering for Kody and Bic. - Simon Grigg / Rip It Up Archive

Samuel Flynn-Scott (Phoenix Foundation) at Big Day Out. - Big Day Out

Bic Runga, Kody and Bic, Big Day Out. - Simon Grigg / Rip It Up Archive

Kody Nielson, Kody and Bic, Big Day Out. - Simon Grigg / Rip It Up Archive

Tyson Kennedy, Steriogram, at Big Day Out. - Simon Grigg / Rip It Up Archive

Semi Lemon Kola at the Big Day Out, 1995.

Mikey Havoc and Soane at the Big Day Out, 1999. - Photo by Karl Pierard

Chris Matthews at the Big Day Out, Auckland, 1995. - Photo by Becky Nunes / Simon Grigg collection

Simon Nicholls, Sam Lockley, Jimmy Christmas - Luger Boa, Big Day Out.

Finn Andrews(The Veils) at the Big Day Out (photo: Ian Jorgensen, taken from "A Movement, No. 10," A Low Hum, 2015).

Dean Lawton drumming with Tadpole at The Big Day Out, 2001 - Chris Yong collection

Fast Crew's Jerome Fortune (Jeremy Kent-Johnston) and Kid Deft (Dane Rumble) at the 2006 Big Day Out. - Gareth Shute

Jason Johnston (Jakob), Big Day Out 2012.

Maurice Beckett (Jakob), Big Day Out, 2012

Ladyhawke, Big Day Out 2010. - Simon Grigg / Rip It Up Archive

Russell Brown and Flying Nun's Roger Shepherd at the 1994 Big Day Out.

Jon Toogood and John Russell at Big Day Out, 1996.

Aja Timu, I Am Giant, Big Day Out 2011. - Simon Grigg / Rip It Up Archive

Paul Matthews (I Am Giant), Big Day Out 2011. - Simon Grigg / Rip It Up Archive

Shelton Woolright (I Am Giant), Big Day Out 2011. - Simon Grigg / Rip It Up Archive

The Mint Chicks, Big Day Out 2010. - Simon Grigg / Rip It Up Archive

Ed Knowles, The Checks, Big Day Out 2010. - Simon Grigg / Rip It Up Archive

Sven Pettersen of the Checks, Big Day Out 2010. - Simon Grigg / Rip It Up Archive

Elemeno P, Big Day Out 2004. - Simon Grigg / Rip It Up Archive

Chris Stapp, Deja Voodoo, Big Day Out 2004. - Simon Grigg / Rip It Up Archive

Dolf de Borst, The Datsuns, Big Day Out 2004. - Photo by Greg Bennett. Courtesy Simon Grigg / Rip It Up Archive

Matt Osment, The Datsuns, Big Day Out 2004. - Photo by Greg Bennett. Courtesy Simon Grigg / Rip It Up Archive

Christian Livingstone, The Datsuns, Big Day Out 2004. - Photo by Greg Bennett. Courtesy Simon Grigg / Rip It Up Archive

The D4, Big Day Out 2004. - Simon Grigg / Rip It Up Archive

Deja Voodoo, Big Day Out 2004. - Simon Grigg / Rip It Up Archive

Gerald Dwyer and Shihad's Jon Toogood at the 1995 Big Day Out - Photo by Murray Cammick

Kody Nielson at the Big Day Out, 2007 - Photos by Ian Jorgensen (Blink)

Kody Nielson at the Big Day Out, 2007 - Photos by Ian Jorgensen (Blink)

Michael Logie, at the 2007 Big Day Out  - Photos by Ian Jorgensen (Blink)

Inside the Supertop, 2004. - Simon Grigg / Rip It Up Archive

Boiler Room punters, 2010. - Simon Grigg / Rip It Up Archive

Audience, Big Day Out 2004. - Simon Grigg / Rip It Up Archive

Big Day Out 2004 - Simon Grigg / Rip It Up Archive

Ruth Carr, Minuit, Big Day Out 2010. - Simon Grigg / Rip It Up Archive

Nancy Blackler and Carla Potter working in the Big Day Out services tent. - Mark Roach

Dale Cotton and Dylan Pellett crewing for Martin Phillipps and the Chills, main stage, Big Day Out 1996. - Steven Shaw

Dimmer at Big Day Out, 2005. - Mark Roach

The main stage at Big Day Out 2005 with Beastie Boys performing. - Mark Roach

Ladyhawke, Big Day Out 2010. - Simon Grigg / Rip It Up Archive

Hidee Beast and Gerald Dwyer, Big Day Out 1995 - Photo by Murray Cammick

Jimmy Christmas and Simon Nicholls, Luger Boa. - Simon Grigg / Rip It Up Archive

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