It's not the first time it's happened, and it's certainly not the last.
Proving once again that you can't please everyone, Big Day Out ticket-holders have taken to social media to criticise the music festival over its timetables, which were released yesterday afternoon.
Punters were quick to voice and post their opinions across social media and Big Day Out's Facebook page.
Most of the flak was directed at the clash in sets between headliners Pearl Jam and alternative metal rockers Deftones, US rapper Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion), and DJ collective Major Lazer.
“I'm trying not to complain about clashes because you know it's a festival it happens but what is the point of booking Deftones if you put them on at the same time as Pearl Jam?” a festivalgoer posted on the Big Day Out's Facebook page.
Another commenter wrote: “Gutted Deftones and Snoop clashing with Pearl Jam.”
A number of angry punters have also pointed to a "promise" by Big Day Out organisers last August that there would be no major clashes between the five main headliners: Major Lazer, Snoop Dogg, Arcade Fire, Pearl Jam, and Blur.
The commitment, however, was made before Blur's very public withdrawal from the festival just nine weeks out from show day, which meant a serious reshuffle of performers to allow for the inclusion of the three last-minute replacement bands: Deftones, Beady Eye, and The Hives.
As a result of Blur's pull out, Pearl Jam are to play an extended set — the longest ever in the Big Day Out's history — clocking in at 2.5 hours in Sydney, Perth, and Adelaide.
Pearl Jam playing at the same time as Deftones and Snoop Dogg? This is not good.— Michael Baker (@mikedotcomNZ) January 8, 2014
Another head-to-head clash is between psychedelic Australian rock band Tame Impala and The Drones, as well as Manchester up-and-comers The 1975 and local Sydney hit-makers RüFüS; who are all playing roughly at the same time in the afternoon.
Big Day Out is also scheduled to close an hour earlier than previous years, with the last act in the Boiler Room due to finish at 10pm rather than kick on until 11.45pm.
While the timetable may not have won over every punter, some are happy with the schedule as it stands.
Does 2.5 hours of Pearl Jam at @bigdayout make everything perfect? I'd say so.— Jordan Harley (@dirk1291) January 8, 2014
@bigdayout THANK YOU for the most amazing timetable literally no massive clashes for me!!— natasha policki (@natashapolicki) January 8, 2014
Big Day Out has been contacted for comment.
The festival tours around Australia and New Zealand starting in Auckland on January 17 before heading to the Gold Coast on January 19.