THE STROKES HEAD DOWN UNDER

The Strokes head Down Under with The Flaming Lips and The Dandy Warhols...

THE STROKES, Dandy Warhols and Mars Volta have all been named to play at the Big Day Out festival early next year.

Metallica are set to headline the touring festival, which will also feature The Datsuns, Aphex Twin, [/a], [a], [a][/a] and Basement Jaxx.

Dates are as follows:

Auckland Ericsson Stadium, New Zealand (January 16)

Gold Coast Parklands (18)

Sydney Showground (23)

Melbourne RAS Showground (26)

Adelaide Royal Showground (30)

Perth Claremont Showgrounds (February 1)

More acts are due to be announced shortly, with tickets going on sale October 10.