The second round of names are added for next year's bash in Australia and NZ...

MUSE, The Darkness and Kings Of Leon head the second round of names to be added to next year’s BIG DAY OUT line-up.

Following the international success of their third album ‘Absolution’, Muse join The Strokes and Metallica on the Australian travelling festival, which starts in January next year.

Keeping the dance end up on the line-up are David Holmes, The Sleepy Jackson, Lostprophets and Afrika Bambaataa.

Meanwhile, Flaming Lips, Dandy Warhols, Thursday and Poison The Well complete the list of new additions.

Already announced for Big Day Out 2004 are Mars Volta, Peaches, The Datsuns, Jet, Basement Jaxx, Aphex Twin, [/a] and [a].

The 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 Showground (February 1)