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Inside the Big Day Out
Double J presents the rise and fall of the world’s biggest touring music festival. Host: Gemma Pike Producer: Gab Burke Supervising Producer: Mike Williams Executive Producer: Meagan Loader Sound Engineers: John Jacobs, Tim Jenkins Theme music: Lindsay McDougall Music: Hamish Camilleri Artwork: Brad Cook Digital Team: Dan Condon, Luanne Shneier
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Ratings & Reviews
4.9 stars from 1,173 ratings
So good
A brilliant listen reliving my teen years. Amazing. Thank you
mama_mac via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/07/20
Ear porn
I wish there was more episodes
podcast ash via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/26/19
Long Live the BDO
This poddy is really informative and nostalgic, heartwarming and heartbreaking. Overall really well put together and a thoroughly enjoyable binge. Thank you Double J.
99bitches via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/13/19
Recent Episodes
Not able to agree on two headliners for the 2014 show, the duelling owners book three. To break even, the festival will need to break records. The original founder is about to lose everything. Hasty decisions are made to salvage a cultural icon, but the ship is sinking.
Published 10/28/19
While ticket sales soar to hundreds of thousands in the 2000s, artistic differences see the founder’s relationship reach breaking point. The manager holding everything together ends up in rehab and the festival starts to unravel.
Published 10/21/19
The 2001 Big Day Out ends in tragedy with the death of Jessica Michalik during Limp Bizkit’s Sydney set. Jessica’s best friend Liza Ryan was with her and shares the emotional story of the music fan behind the headline. Phil Jamieson from Grinspoon recalls performing at her memorial.
Published 10/14/19
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