kanye west perform getty Kanye West dropped from two 2012 Big Day Out Festival citiesKanye West has been dropped from the lineup for the annual Big Day Out Festival in Adelaide and Perth, Australia. Venue suitability has been cited as the reason, according to Yahoo news.

The Living End and Mariachi El Bronx have also been dropped from the lineup at Adelaide and Hilltop Hoods and Mariachi El Bronx have been dropped from the Perth performances. The statement released by the festival says it is choosing the 20th year of the festibal to rebuild the Perth and Adelaide events from the ground up.

Adelaide and Perth ticket holders for the Big Day Out Fesitbal can either exchange their tickets for another city; receive a $20 credit for show merchandise or can apply for a full refund.

Acts still performing include Noel
Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Kimbra, The Vaccines, Nero, Art Vs Science, Das Racist, Regurgitator, Cavalera Conspiracy, Bassnecter, Miss Kittin, Abbe May, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, Bluejuice, Papa Vs Pretty and T-Rek.

The Big Day Out Festival is an annual music fest held in several cities throughout Australia and New Zealand. The dates of the 2012 festival are Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 to Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012.

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