The Big Day Out Festival recently kicked off its five city tour in Australia, bringing bands like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vampire Weekend, and Animal Collective to Sydney, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth. If you didn't already love the giant music event for its indie music support, then be prepared to hop on board the BDO train. Why? Because the festival is keeping the time-honored tradition of crowd surfing alive.

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Sleigh Bells crowd-surfing at Big Day Out Festival in Australia. Taken by instagrammer @thatmishcray


As you can see, Sleigh Bells' singer Alexis Krauss was the one to brave the Australian crowds, a caption-worthy photo that stands out in this week's Instagigs collection. Among the other amazing images shared with us by our favorite music-meets-art, crowd-sourcing organization are snapshots of Solange in the Netherlands, Christopher Owens (formerly of Girls) in Toronto, and Andrew Bird in Los Angeles.

Check out this week's batch of #instagigs below and let us know your favorite moments in music in the comments section. As always, submit your own photos to Instagig's reel by adding the tag #instagigs to your images on Instagram.

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  • MSMR at the Mercury Lounge in NYC. Taken by instagrammer @majordreams

  • Alt-J at Shephards Bush Empire in London, England. Taken by instagrammer @coopsunited

  • Solange at Bitterzoet in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Taken by instagrammer @ouninana for APolaroidStory.com

  • Christopher Owens at the Mod Club in Toronto, CA. Taken by instagrammer @katiebialas

  • Dragonette at the University of Waterloo in Ontario,CA. Taken by instagrammer @sydneyand

  • Vampire Weekend at Big Day Out in Gold Coast, AU. Taken by instagrammer @zamillionaire

  • Keane at the ACL Live taping in Austin, TX. Taken by instagrammer @ally_tijerina

  • Andrew Bird encounter with fans at the Largo in Los Angeles, CA. Taken by instagrammer @kkuwatani

  • Childish Gambino at Big Day Out on Gold Coast, AU. Taken by instagrammer @aichark

  • Alt-J at Shephards Bush Empire in London, England. Taken by instagrammer @luceyp

  • Sleigh Bells at the Metro in Sydney, AU. Taken by instagrammer @poisonzombii

  • Dan Croll at the Old Blue Last in London, England. Taken by instagrammer @bkinurface

  • Born Ruffians at Lincoln Hall in Chicago, IL. Taken by instagrammer @marleygirl24

  • Christopher Owens sheet music that was included in the packaging for his new solo record ‘Lysandre’. Taken by instagrammer @lady__daydream

  • Fans watching a screening of the Andrew Bird documentary of ‘Fever Year’ by Director Xan Aranda. Taken by instagrammer @windsongprod / windsongpro.com

  • Jessie Ware at Union Transfer in Philadephia, PA. Taken by instagrammer @sierrarileyx

  • Fan taking a photo of his Local Native tickets. Taken by instagrammer @elpaco313

  • Sleigh Bells crowd-surfing at Big Day Out Festival in Australia. Taken by instagrammer @thatmishcray

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