Big Day Out tickets snapped up in record time

The Sydney leg of the event is sold out

Tickets for the Australasian Big Day Out festival have been snapped up in record time.

The Sydney leg of the event, which will see Franz Ferdinand, The White Stripes, Iggy And The Stooges, The Magic Numbers and Kings Of Leon play at the city’s Showground on January 26, has already sold out in just two weeks

However, in an attempt to combat touts, a limited weekly release of tickets will be available through the festival’s website www.bigdayout.com.

Tickets will be released at the rate of 500 per week for 10 weeks, starting on November 3.

Dates for the 2006 Big Day Out are as follows

Auckland Ericsson Stadium (January 20)

Gold Coast Parklands (22)

Sydney Showground (26)

Melbourne Princes Park (29)

Adelaide Royal Showground (February 3)

Perth Claremont Showgrounds (5)