Big Day Out 2012 – Melbourne Highlights

Big Day Out 2012

Big Day Out 2012 - Melbourne

Big Day Out. The annual pilgrimage the northern hemisphere-residing bands want to make. Celebrating its 20th year, BDO’s Melbourne event lived up to my expectations; a dizzying day of racing between stages in the heat, expensive festival food and a corroboree of boho-dressed girls and board short-sporting guys.
Believe it or not, this was my first BDO – a musical coming-of-age for me, albeit 10 years too late. I was there shooting for Life Music Media!

Here are some of my highlights from Big Day Out – Melbourne:
Soundgarden   The Living End   Kimbra
From left: My Chemical Romance, The Living End and Kimbra.

Soundgarden – Orange Stage
The REAL headliner of the Big Day Out came in the form of veteran grunge Gods from Seattle, Soundgarden. That is all.

The Living End – Blue Stage
On the main stage, Chris Cheney never fails to deliver, effortlessly keeping the energy levels up. Playing a set list of 90s classics and throwing a few spanners in the works, The Living End should have a standing date at BDO for years to come.

Kimbra – Converse Green Stage
Kimbra brought a welcome relief of estrogen to the Big Day Out – it seemed that every photographer was there to cover her set. Her incredibly strong pipes, crazy Rio-inspired outfit and captivating presence, had both the audience and photographers thrilled.

Cage The Elephant – Essential Stage
Now and then there’s a pretty great discovery. After tearing up Coachella festival, Cage The Elephant played their first Big Day Out like they meant it. Lead singer Matt Shultz was a photographers dream, providing the only crowd surf moment of the day.

Full gallery on Life Music Media.

Topshop Launch Party – Melbourne

Kimbra @ Topshop

Kimbra @ Topshop

The UK Queen of High Street Fashion, Topshop opened it’s doors at its first Australian store, in the Jam Factory in Chapel St. Among the celebrities in attendance were Kimbra, Jessica Gomes and Alice Burdeu. Here is your first glimpse of what Topshop has to offer Melbourne.

Check out all my photos from the night on Style Melbourne!


Kimbra live at The Forum – PHOTOS

Kimbra @ The Forum

Kimbra @ The Forum

New Zealand songstress, AKA “The Next Big Thing,” played to a sold out Forum Theatre in Melbourne last night. With support from Husky and Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire!, the show was evidence that young Melbourne is a rocking town.

Check out my photos from the concert on LifeMusicMedia!