BDO's Dad’s Tips & the Dads of the Year
The Big Day Out brings you
Dad’s Tips & the Dads of the Year
The Big Day Out is truly one of the great gatherings of the cultural tribes of the nation. The Punks, the Students, the Indie Kids and the Goths had it all to start with in ’94, rubbing shoulders with what was left of the 80s Dole Bludger generation. Since then, we’ve met the Emos and Slipknot’s Maggots, but in 2009, it’s all set to change.
“It’s the first time any of our fathers have taken any interest in what we do here at the BDO office,” says Big Day Out promoter, Campbell Smith. “All of a sudden, they’re on the phone asking what time Neil Young is playing and whether the Warriors will be the support act, and then….”
And then we got a call from a Dad we hadn’t heard from in a long time… a familiar voice came on the line.
“Righto,”said Dad. “What’s this bloody Big Day Out about then?”
For one brief moment, back in the days before the Big Day Out, Dad’s Tips was an institution on BFM. Beaming in from somewhere that sounded like 1950s Rangitikei, Dad’s brought wisdom to a younger generation through his tips onlife, love and how to make a coathanger aerial for your Valiant.
Now he’s back on the air with a whole new take on how to do the Big Day Out, Dad-style. You can see his latest tip on Big Day Out etiquette online at
and there’s more to come.
And in celebration and acknowledgement of just how great Dad can be, the Big Day Out is joining with Dad of Dads Tips fame. We want the Dads of the Year 2008 to come to the Big Day Out 2009.
We’re gathering the best Dads of any generation and putting them all in a fancy corporate box at Mount Smart stadium where they can enjoy Neil Young and all the young people’s action.
Nominations are open to anyone who fits our criteria of Dadness – which, we should add, is entirely subjective and gender non-specific. Dadness can embrace a myriad of qualities such as generosity, goofiness, goodness, inspiration and ineptitude, or anything else you can come up with that makes us think you know a great “Dad”.
So if there’s a “Dad” you know who might
love to be at the Big Day Out, all you need to do is write
to us about them and send that in an email to
We’re offering five double tickets to Dad’s corporate box for the five “Dads of the Year”. They can bring you, mum, one of the kids, a mate from the RSA or whoever they want, so long as they’re over 18.
Entries close at midnight on 21 December and just like on A Dog’s Show the judge’s decision is final. So get scribbling!
NEIL YOUNG, THE PRODIGY, ARCTIC MONKEYS, THE TING TINGS, TV ON THE RADIO, TIKI LIVE, MY MORNING JACKET, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, HEADLESS CHICKENS, THE BLACK SEEDS, THE DATSUNS, SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO, ELEMENO P, NESIAN MYSTIK, PENDULUM, THE LIVING END, SNEAKY SOUND SYSTEM, LUGER BOA, COBRA KHAN, LADI 6, THE NAKED AND FAMOUS, SERJ TANKIAN, BLACK KIDS, THE MINT CHICKS, LUPE FIASCO, HOT CHIP, DROPKICK MURPHYS, HOLY GHOST!, ZANE LOWE, Z*TRIP, P-MONEY, CORNERSTONE ROOTS, HORSEMEN FAMILY, PEE WEE FERRIS, ETHICAL, THE DHDFD’S, BRAND NEW MATH, GEORGE & QUEEN, THE SIDEKICKNICK, SUBTRACT (and more to be announced Wed Dec 3rd)
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
16th AUCKLAND MT SMART STADIUM
Maurice Rd Penrose. Gates open 11am
Tickets $125 +bf*. Strict limit of 4 tickets per customer. Available from Real Groovy, all Ticketmaster Outlets, phone and credit card bookings 0800 111 999 or www.ticketmaster.co.nz, and from our website www.bigdayout.com
You will be asked to read and agree to our Conditions of Sale and Admission before you can purchase tickets. Conditions of Sale and Admission can be viewed at www.bigdayout.com
For full show information and internet ticket bookings check out the website
*booking fees may vary pending on outlet & mode of purchase