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Peace, Love & Brown Rice
A photographic history of the Big Day Out
We can be heroes - Nick Cave
Colourful front cover of Peace Love & Brown Rice, the book

Peace Love & Brown Rice is a photographic journey documenting Australia's epic Big Day Out music festival.

Carbon neutral and printed on 100% recycled paper with soya inks, the book features beautifully reproduced images - ideal for lovers of music, festivals, photography and all those “hard to buy” for friends and family.

The book showcases not only the colossal nature of the event and the legendary names it attracted, but the candid moments that made it one of the most celebrated music festivals in the world. Where else would you find Metallica, The Black Eyed Peas, Jet and Kamahl featured in one place! Be guided from day until night with photos, collected memorabilia and personal notations. 

The first book ever produced about the Big Day Out and authored by the official tour photographer for the event, it is truly a unique publication. 


Peace Love & Brown Rice is part of the Sophie Howarth Photography Rock & Roll Archive - an important cultural record of images from the heyday of Australia's music festival scene (1992-2014).

“Anyone who has been granted the kind of access that photographer Sophie Howarth has had to the Big Day Out - Australia’s biggest touring rock festival since 1992 - has got to have some good rock & roll stories. Naturally, Howarth doesn’t disappoint.”

Rolling Stone Magazine

Also available


Buy tee-shirts with Sophie's images at The People Vs.


100% of profits are donated to Support Act who raise urgent funds for musicians in crisis.

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