Around Christmas time last year (2010), the promoters of Big Day Out announced that patrons attending the second Sydney show would be allowed to take a friend for free, as capacity was just over the midway point (19, 000), which caused uproar within the music community as it was effectively offering half price tickets.

Big Day Out (BDO) is an annual music festival which began in 1992 and is held across Australia and New Zealand in January every year. Each year the line-up of artists has been bigger and better, with the likes of Nirvana, Iggy Pop, The Ramones, Red Hot More >