We’re shaking in our boots with anticipating over the 2019 instalment of Splendour In The Grass. We’ve taken it upon ourselves to put together a list of five essential artists you need to get your ears around ahead of the festival.

Charly Bliss

Brooklyn’s Charly Bliss burst onto the scene with their stunning 2017 debut, Guppy, a slice of power-pop heaven. Though it was 2019’s epic follow up record, Young Enough, that solidified them as one of the most exciting new bands on the indie-pop landscape.

Charly Bliss will be playing on Sunday at 3:00 pm

Watch: Charly Bliss – ‘Hard To Believe’
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Hatchie

All hail Australia’s dream pop queen Hatchie. Harriette Pilbeam has been kicking it around the Australian music circuit for years, lending her chops to Brisbane heroes Go Violets and Babaganouj, though it is her solo endeavour Hatchie that propelled Pilbeam to astronomical heights. Hatchie released her debut record Keepsake last month. It’s perfect shoegaze-tinged pop with melodies that would make Taylor Swift enter witness protection.

Hatchie will be playing on Friday at 1:45 pm

Watch: Hatchie – ‘Sure’
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The Beths

There is a lot to love about Auckland band The Beths. The band released one of the finest rock albums of 2018 with their debut record, Future Me Hates Me. It’s gnarly indie-rock that punches you straight in the guts. The perfect album to listen to when you feel like doing nothing but walking around your room aimlessly wallowing about nothing in particular.

The Beths will be playing on Sunday at 2:15  pm

Watch: The Beths – ‘Future Me Hates Me’
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Channel Tres

Channel Tres has only been kicking around for a year, but he’s already established himself as a frontrunner in house music. Channel Tres released his self-titled debut EP last year to universal acclaim. His refined live show has seen him cut his teeth at some of the world’s most prestigious music festivals, including Primavera. To miss him at Splendour would be a true crime.

Channel Tres will be playing on Saturday at 1:30 pm

Watch: Channel Tres – ‘Sexy Black Timberlake’
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Dave

South London rapper Dave released his hard-hitting debut record, Psychodrama, earlier this year. In 2017, he become the youngest ever recipient of an Ivor Novello Award for Best Contemporary Song for his single ‘Question Time.’

Dave will be playing on Friday at 5:30 pm

Watch: Dave – ‘Question Time’
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Check out the full Splendour In The Grass lineup below.

Splendour In The Grass 2019

Friday, 19th – Sunday, 21st July
North Byron Parklands, Yelgun

Childish Gambino
Tame Impala
Chance The Rapper
SZA
Foals
Catfish and the Bottlemen
James Blake
Santigold (only Australian show)
Courtney Barnett
The Lumineers
The Streets
Russ
What So Not
Matt Corby
Wolf Alice
Friendly Fires
Broods
Dean Lewis
Ocean Alley
FIDLAR
Cosmo’s Midnight
Meg Mac
Ziggy Alberts
Ruby Fields
Dave
Allday + Friends
K. Flay
The Rubens
Thelma Plum
Dope Lemon
Dermot Kennedy
Pond
Little Simz
Hayden James
Kwame
Odette
Kian
Trophy Eyes
Channel Tres
Hatchie
Dear Seattle
Friendly Fires
The Streets
Wolfmother
Mansionair
Tyne-James Organ
The Beths
Slowly Slowly
Winston Surfshirt
The Lumineers
Tycho
Warpaint
Honne
Slaves (only Australian show)
Last Dinosaurs
Maribou State
Dermot Kennedy
Mike Servito
Sam Fender
Tropical F*ck Storm
The Teskey Brothers
Charly Bliss
Set Mo
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
Kaiit
MorMor
Lastlings
Moaning Lisa
Pist Idiots
Thandi Phoenix
Local Natives
Ninajirachi
Andy Garvey
A. Swayze and the Ghosts
Erthlings
The Midnight
The Nude Party
Jacob Banks
Phony Ppl
Kyle Hall
Kie Servito
Harvey Sutherland (DJ set)
Pub Choir
Seb Wildblood
Nathan Micay
Kenji Takimi
Suzanne Kraft
Telephones
Dj Nett
Wax’o Paradiso
Merve
Jennifer Loveless
Noise In My Head
Skin On Skin
Rebel Yell
Triple J Unearthed Friday
Triple J Unearthed Saturday
Ninajirachi
Body Promise
Donald’s House
Casual Connection
DJ Klasik
Close Counters (DJ set)
Merph
Dameeeela
Lex Deluxe