Sydney Showground 2010 - 22nd (gig)

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Rehearsal with Nic Cester
Muse show
Venue Sydney Showground[source?] (Big Day Out[1]—Blue Stage[1])
Date 22nd January 2010[1]
Location Sydney, NS[1]
Country Australia
Songs 15[source?]
Support The Mars Volta et al.[1]
Start (UTC+10) 21:10[1], 11:00[source?] (doors)
Capacity Unknown
Price (AUD) 140.00[source?]
Sold out? Yes[source?]

Muse headlined Big Day Out 2010 in Australia, including their first Sydney show on the 22nd of January. Tickets went on sale 7th October at midnight through the official website and at 09:00 through other ticket outlets.[2]

At the start of the encore, Nic Cester from the band Jet came on stage. He and Muse performed a cover of AC/DC's Back in Black with Matthew Bellamy playing lead guitar, Morgan Nicholls playing rhythm guitar and Christopher Wolstenholme playing bass.


An interview of this gig is available here.


  • 21:10–22:30 – Muse
  • 19:00–20:00 – The Mars Volta
  • 17:00–18:00 – Dizzee Rascal
  • 15:20–16:10 – Eskimo Joe
  • 13:45–14:30 – Mastodon
  • 12:15–13:00 – Bluejuice[1]


During Unnatural Selection Bellamy "Get these people some fucking water!"[3]
Before Back in Black Howard "We're gonna do a cover song now, from our favourite Australian band, who have never played at this festival incidentally...and to help us do that, we're gonna invite a special guest on stage, Mr. Nic Cester. Give him a big hand, come on".[4]
After Back in Black Bellamy "Cheers".[5]



  1. a b c d e f g (2010-01-05). [Schedule document]. Big Day Out website. Retrieved 2010-01-22 from
  2. Big Day Out newsletter (2009-10-02). Big Day Out website. Retrieved 2009-12-08 from
  3. Vicky 'celebratetheirony'. (2010-01-23). Muse - Unnatural Selection (Sydney BDO). YouTube. Retrieved 2010-01-26 from
  4. fillywinkle1. (2010-01-22). Muse (feat. Nic Cester) - Back In Black (live sydney BDO). YouTube. Retrieved 2010-01-22 from
  5. Vicky 'celebratetheirony'. (2010-01-24). Muse (Feat. Nic Cester) - Back In Black (Sydney BDO). YouTube. Retrieved 2010-01-26 from

See also

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