The Hives are coming to Big Day Out.
Organisers of Big Day Out 2014 have not had much luck in the run up to this year's festival.
First, they cut their second Sydney date, with promoter Ken West admitting the expansion had been "ambitious". Then with eight weeks to go, headliners Blur pulled out. Speculation and suspense about who would replace the Britpop band was laid to rest on Wednesday, when Beady Eye, Deftones and The Hives were announced on Triple J.
As if that wasn't enough, a printing error has caused further problems for the popular summer festival.
Beady Eye is about to become better known in Australia thanks to the Big Day Out. Photo: Getty Images
Ticket-holders in Sydney were on Wednesday sent out their passes with the wrong date printed on them.
The Big Day Out in Sydney is set to take place on Sunday, January 26, but the souvenir tickets that were posted out had Monday, January 27, printed on them (the date of the now-cancelled second show.)
An email sent out to ticket holders by Oztix began "Ohhhh that's a bad mistake!"
The message then went on to shift blame: "Boy did our ticket printers make a boo boo."
The email continued in a light-hearted tone, reading, "several customers (who can actually read) tell us they have just received their Big Day Out souvenir ticket with 'Monday 27th Dec 2014' printed on them (instead of Sunday 26th).
"After looking into it we now realise that all tickets printed and mailed have 'Monday 27th' written on them," it read.
The email advised fans that the Monday tickets will be valid for the Sunday event and all they had to do was turn up and present the tickets on January 26.
The email concluded with its tongue firmly placed in its cheek by including a reference to an online video parody of a Taylor Swift hit performed by goats.
"FYI the ticket printers have been taken out the back, tied to chairs and forced to listen to an endless repeat of the goat version of I Knew You Were Trouble until they beg forgiveness," it read.
Ticket holders will no doubt be hoping that this will be the last of the Big Day out controversies.
The Big Day Out festival will begin in Auckland on January 17 with dates following on the Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth.
Tickets are still on sale for the festival which will feature Pearl Jam, Arcade Fire, Snoop Lion aka Snoop Dogg, Major Lazer and many more.
Auckland: January 17
Gold Coast: January 19
Melbourne: January 24
Sydney: January 26
Adelaide: January 31
Perth: February 2
- AAP, with Lauren Ziegler