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Hola Big Day Out! Lilyworld goes to Mexico!

Hola Big Day Out! Lilyworld goes to Mexico!

Everyone knows the way to LILYWORLD, the wacky heart of the BIG DAY OUT. But watch out because on BIG DAY OUT day in Auckland, January 15 at Mount Smart Stadium, LILYWORLD have created a Mexican plaza where you’ll lose yourself in a Kooky Karnival Mexican style. From Yucatan to Tijuana, from Playa del Loco to Citadel la Loony LILYWORLD’s four gringos, Signor Gringo Duckpondo, Hermano, Heavy G Chico Christo, & El Honcho Kronicho find themselves on a bender down Mehico way. Come join these amigos and their Latino friends as they blast their way though a fun filled fiesta complete with tequila, mules, sombreros, senoritas, mariachis and more!

You won’t want to miss the Mexican Fiasco Hour! A Mexican fiesta compete with the HUMAN PINYATA and Heavy Gees EXTREME FEED cuisine battle. SALSA FIGHTS and sculling comps are just the beginning….Is that Mexican Greg charging towards us?

Become one with your lost Latina persona and let the inner gringo run free!

And now (maraca shake please) LILYWORLD 2010 proudly presents….

Before there was Kool Keith, Old Dirty Bastard or 2 Live Crew - before there was hip-hop, for that matter - there was BLOWFLY, performing X-rated songs with a funky groove. Many people cite BLOWFLY as being the first rapper with his 1980 self-pressed "Rap Dirty" record. Sampled by many, including: The Jurassic 5, Ice Cube, Atmosphere, P Diddy, Beyonce and Wu Tang Clan, BLOWFLY's sounds are a staple of modern-day hip-hop.

An innovator in the Tijuana electronic music and video scene, DJ CHUCUCHU pumps out infectious Latin rhythms while his visual accompaniment will transport you to a familiar Cumbia fiesta. The recent wave of Cumbia music that has enveloped most of Latin America has a very active node across the border towns of northern Mexico. Tijuana’s electronic musicians have embraced this wave with gusto.

Montreal DJ and producer POIRIER mixes fresh Caribbean sounds including dancehall and soca with electro to create a dance floor frenzy to rival the best Carnival celebrations around the world. Joined on stage by hype man MC ZULU, their sound is equal parts lilting calypso melodies, driving percussion and traditional chutney sounds from the West Indies. Welcome to the future of jump-and-wave riddims, with our guarantee that nuff towels will be hoisted in the air and twisted madly in appreciation. Equal parts grimey, sweat inducing and fun-as-hell, POIRIER FEAT. MC ZULU will lift the steamy roof of the Lilyworld well into the hot nights of mayhem and lunacy.

As always, LILYWORLD is proud to present more fresh talent in every city we visit. Rocking Auckland for BIG DAY OUT 2010 is legendary DJs The Turnaround crew, dynamic Farmer Pimp blending a touch of spice with a little sweetener, our favourite reggae rockers Tahuna Breaks alongside superstars of dance, the Real Hot Bitches.

Salsa your way down low to Mehico for music, mayhem and so much more courtesy of the LILYWORLD amigos. It’s going to be habanero hot!
The Big Day Out Auckland
Friday 15th January Mount Smart Stadium

Muse, the Mars Volta, Lily Allen, Kora, Groove Armada,
Kasabian, Dizzee Rascal, Simian Mobile Disco, Jet, Midnight Youth, Pnc, Peaches , Ladyhawke, Passion Pit, Girl Talk, Dimmer, Rise Against, Mastodon, Karnivool, Head Like a Hole, Devendra Banhart, the Horrors, Gin Wigmore, Powderfinger, the Veils, Sasha, Calvin Harris , the Decemberists, Eskimo Joe, Deja Voodoo, the Temper Trap, Minuit, James Duncan, the Checks, Kidz in Space, Cairo Knife Fight, Mountaineater, True Lovers, Tim Phin, Bandicoot, Lord of Tigers, the Silent Disco, Blowfly, Dj Chucuchu, Poirier Feat. Mc Zulu, Dead Prez, Concord Dawn, Evil, House of Shem, the Drab Doo Riffs, Opensouls, Tainted, Dick ‘Magik’ Johnson, Elston Gun, O’lovely, Valedictions, Mile High, Nick D, Batucada Sound Machine, Farmer Pimp, Tahuna Breaks, the Turnaround, Pop Strangers, Sandy Bay Social Club , Fear Factory.

TICKETS $132 plus booking fee

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For full show information and internet ticket bookings check out the website

Tickets available from, Real Groovy and Marbecks nationwide

*booking fees may vary pending on outlet & mode of purchase

Due to the limited number of pit passes available, the Big Day Out is unable to accredit freelance or student photographers.
Due to the limited number of media tickets available, we can only consider accrediting pre existing media outlets.
Media accreditation is now closed.

MA 15 +
The Big Day Out is for Mature Audiences only (MA15). Children under the age of 15 are not permitted. All patrons entering the site must have a valid ticket

For further details, check the Big Day Out website


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