BIG NAMES FOR BIG DAY OUT

The first bash of the year has a stellar line-up...

SLIPKNOT, LE TIGRE, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, D4, Polyphonic Spree and Hives have all been included in the second announcements for the Australasian BIG DAY OUT festival in 2005.

Beastie Boys have also been announced for all New Zealand and Australian east coast dates.

As previously reported on NME.COM, the bands join headliners Music, System Of A Down, Donnas, Streets, [a][/a] and The Chemical Brothers on the bill.

Dates are as follows, with tickets on sale now:

Auckland Ericsson Stadium, New Zealand (January 21)

Gold Coast Parklands (23)

Sydney Showground (26)

Melbourne RAS Showground (30)

Adelaide Royal Showground (February 4)

Perth Claremont Showgrounds (February 6)