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Getting sweaty in the Boiler Room, Big Day Out, 2005 (1st of 4)

Getting sweaty in the Boiler Room, Big Day Out, 2005

The Big Day Out was an established Australian music festival when it first came to New Zealand in 1994. It continued annually until 2012, but a one-off reappearance in 2014 was followed by an indefinite cancellation. The festival attracted a line-up of international acts including the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Marilyn Manson and Arcade Fire. This photograph shows the Boiler Room, a tent where DJs like the Chemical Brothers played until curfew.  

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New Zealand Herald
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Photograph by Dean Purcell

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Marguerite Hill, 'Arts festivals - Music festivals from the 1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/45231/getting-sweaty-in-the-boiler-room-big-day-out-2005 (accessed 27 June 2017)

Story by Marguerite Hill, published 22 Oct 2014, updated 5 Aug 2016