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Big Day Out Adds New Safety Measures

Promoters of Auckland, New Zealand's annual Big Day Out rock festival announced new safety measures for next year's event following the moshpit death of a teenage girl at the Sydney, Australia show this year.

There will be an age restriction of 15, which allows those under 15 to attend with a parent or guardian, and the barriers in front of the main stages have been redesigned. Concertgoers will each receive a "survival pack" including a refillable water bottle and other items.

Show promoters are also hoping to attract an older crowd with a band line-up of bands "which have stood the test of time," rather than the flavor-of-the-month variety, including New Order, Prodigy, NOFX, Crystal Method and English techno DJ Dave Clarke.

Additional acts will be announced in November.