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.
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’
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’
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’
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’
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’
Check out the full Splendour In The Grass lineup below.
Friday, 19th – Sunday, 21st July
North Byron Parklands, Yelgun
Chance The Rapper
Catfish and the Bottlemen
Santigold (only Australian show)
What So Not
Allday + Friends
Slaves (only Australian show)
Tropical F*ck Storm
The Teskey Brothers
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
A. Swayze and the Ghosts
The Nude Party
Harvey Sutherland (DJ set)
Noise In My Head
Skin On Skin
Triple J Unearthed Friday
Triple J Unearthed Saturday
Close Counters (DJ set)