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Metro magazine comes alive at the Big Day Out

Dec 9, 2013 Music

We’re incredibly excited to be joining forces with the Big Day Out to present Metro Magazine Live, a pop-up “issue” of Metro produced live on stage and screen at the Auckland Big Day Out at Western Springs on January 17. An exclusive and innovative event curated by Metro editor Simon Wilson, Metro Magazine Live will be presented in the Metro Cube, in a repeating rolling programme between 11.30am and 5pm.

Check out micro-debates by top Metro writers on hot Auckland topics; a constantly updated photo display of people in the BDO crowd in the style of Metro’s On the Town society pages; live musical interludes; Insider Advice – 20 top tips every Aucklander needs to know; a display of Metro’s best portrait photography and shots of Auckland; 20 Questions – read the magazine’s, specially conceived for BDO, add your own and vote for the best; movie magic – see New Zealand’s best new short films…. and much, much more.

At the conclusion of the final issue at 5pm, the Metro Cube will become a BDO music stage and each of the interlude artists will perform full sets until 10pm.

Musical performances at the Metro Cube include:

  • Delaney Davidson & Marlon Williams
  • Tom Lark & Lydia Cole
  • Bat Country
  • Iva Lamkum
  • Rodney Fisher
  • Jesse Sheehan


The Metro Magazine Live experience is just one of a series of exciting art, culture events and food initiatives, brand new for Big Day Out 2014:

Art in the Dark presents The Art Trail at Big Day Out

Celery Productions, the producers of Auckland’s Art in the Dark, have teamed up with Big Day Out to curate and present the Art Trail at the Big Day Out 2014. Western Springs will provide a unique canvas for for a series of eye-popping installation artworks, light works and special effects.

Chow Town

This year the Big Day Out is embracing the art of creating great festival food as part of the expanding BDO experience. Some of Auckland’s most exciting eateries have designed exclusive menus for the festival and BDO promoter Campbell Smith promises Chow Town will be “a culinary voyage of exploration”: yet another first for the Auckland Big Day Out

The BDO rock star chefs of Chow Town are:

  • Baduzzi – Ben Bayly
  • The Blue Breeze Inn – Che Barrington
  • Federal Delicatessen – Kyle Street
  • Masu – Nic Watt
  • Mexico – Javier Carmona
  • Orleans – Sam Campbell
  • Art Trash at Big Day Out

Art Trash at Big Day Out

Recycling at this year’s Big Day Out takes a twist with a series of 240 litre wheelie bins tricked out in original artwork by New Zealand’s hottest street artists. Eight leading artists – including Askew One, Misery and BMD – are each using a bin as their canvas in an exclusive BDO art project. Eight budding artists will also get the chance to join the Big Day Out Rubbish Art Crew and paint their own bins, through a competition run through George FM and Kiwi FM. All sixteen bins will be on display at BDO, and then following the 17 January event at Western Springs, they will each go up for auction with proceeds going to the New Zealand Music Foundation.



* Pearl Jam  *  Arcade Fire  * Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion *  Major Lazer

* Beady Eye  *  Deftones  * The Hives * The Naked And Famous

* Steve Angello *  The Lumineers  *  Tame Impala * Dillon Francis  *

Mac Miller *  Ghost  *  Grouplove  *  Flosstradamus  *Portugal. The Man

* Toro Y Moi  *  Mudhoney  * The 1975 * Primus * CSS

* The Phoenix Foundation  * SJD * P –Money  *  Ladi6  *  Beastwars  *  Concord Dawn  * Clap Clap Riot  *  Kody Nielson *  Randa  *  PleasePlease * Villainy * DPTRCLB DJs * Prowler

* Delaney Davidson & Marlon Williams * Tom Lark & Lydia Cole

* Bat Country * Iva Lamkum * Rodney Fisher * Jesse Sheehan







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