The Big Four 4--Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax--Coming to Indio

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Metallica at the Honda Center, Dec. 10, 2009
There have been whispers all week about the Big Four Festival--that's Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax at one festival--and details were announced just this morning.

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For three weekends in a row, the Empire Polo Club in Indio will see nothing but huge festivals: Coachella, Stagecoach and, tucked in right between 'em, the Big 4. The Big 4 Fest will take place on April 23.

Tickets go on sale Jan. 28--that's Friday!--at 10 a.m. PST on Ticketmaster.com; or you can call 1 (800) 745-3000. Admission starts at $99, and $199 will get you a VIP ticket.

Another awesome feature of the Big 4 Festival? Shuttle services. According to the Gauntlet, same-day shuttle services will be offered from Southern California cities such as Carson, Downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena, Ontario, Riverside, Anaheim, Irvine and San Diego twice a day. Shuttle service will set you back $40 to $65 . . . but think how grateful your sunburned, drunk self will be when it's all over on that two-hour trek home.

This isn't the first time Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax have toured together--last year, the four departed on a seven-show European tour.

A documentary titled, yep, The Big 4 on their Bulgarian stop was filmed and released in December 2010. The DVD also includes full sets from all bands. Check out the trailer:

 
For more info on the Big 4, visit the official Big Four Festival website and its Facebook page.

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Guided-by-voices23
Guided-by-voices23

no mention of Dime or Pantera in any way, not even a tribute song..ridiculous and disrespectful

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PARTYBUSFROMHELL
PARTYBUSFROMHELL

What's the difference from the Big 4 Shuttle Bus and the Party Bus from Hell??? The VIP TOUR BUS FROM HELL is a 15 hour non stop party from the minute you step on the bus at 11am we have an OPEN BAR,ice cold patron shots and jack daniel shots. all day BBQ on bus outside the venue while the concert is on (concert ticket not needed to party with us) crankin killer tunes and videos, beer games and a bus full of raging metalheads just like you Partying ON A TOUR BUS like SLAYER! Check it out You decide... http://www.facebook.com/pages/...

Jrocker089
Jrocker089

anyone know where can I find pictures that those photographers took of the fans during the show? I was there front row but I barely see my head in the pic of metallica holding the flag at the end of the show

Nothingbutaskank
Nothingbutaskank

Fuck coachella fuck coachella fuck coachella!!! I'm going to the big four and it's gunna be fucken great! The big four are a million times better than any of those indie dj autotune bullshit music out there nowadays. And to all the fuckhead haters..... METAL UP YOUR ASS!

Nailz
Nailz

HEEEELLLLPP.....

officernegative
officernegative

haters unite! do you even know why its called the big 4? lol! if its not your thing, put your fandora on and go listen to kanye *itch on stage about how sucky his life is at coachella for $500 bucks a ticket, cus that is important to music history, lol! this is amazing and we should be honored they picked coachella to have the event at.

MPS
MPS

I Thought Fests had more than 4 bands? I can't see myself driving all the way out there for this line up. The last time I saw Metallica I wasnt impressed. Definetly peaked. Sausage Fest for sure. Nothing more fun than hanging with a bunch of drunk Rockers.

Medusa97
Medusa97

This show will probably be just OK. I think Slayer is the only one of them who has gotten better with time. The other three have peaked and are starting to go downhill. There are better new bands out there. I'd like to go to this, but $100 is about twice what I'm willing to pay.

CHS
CHS

Should be a shred-fest. And a sausage-fest.

Having said that, I'm sure not going because a gentleman of my social status does not want to be rubbing elbows with the type of people this sort of event will attract!

John Smith
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