Following this morning’s surprise news that London Grammar had pulled out of the Splendour In The Grass 2014 lineup, three days out from the Byron Bay festival’s kick-off due to illness, organisers have now confirmed a new homegrown act to replace the London trio on the bill.
The Presets have now been welcomed to the Splendour lineup, filling in London Grammar’s set on the main Amphitheatre stage on Friday night from 7.15pm, performing ahead of the night’s exclusive Australian performances from Interpol and Outkast.
The Aussie electro duo are headed to Byron following the release of a string of new singles this year, including ‘Goodbye Future‘ and latest track ‘No Fun.’ They’re also match-fit for a festival appearance after having toured a new set as part of Groovin The Moo earlier this year.
Splendour In The Grass promoters Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco offered the following statement of The Presets replacing London Grammar:
“We’re sorry to report that Hannah from London Grammar has been taken ill, after cancelling T In The Park we hoped she would recover in time for Splendour but unfortunately has not. It’s been quite a challenge finding a suitable replacement at such short notice but we are pleased to announce The Presets have come to the rescue and will play at Splendour this Friday.”
“Whilst beyond our control we are personally very disappointed with the last minute line-up changes but we are thankful for the support from Foals and The Presets stepping up in lightening speed. Here’s to a great show!”
Festival organisers are also offering refunds to ticket-holders who purchased single day passes for Friday 25th July in the hopes of catching London Grammar via Moshtix, until 5pm Wednesday 23rd July. Full details available here. That also means that the Splendour ticket resale facility will allow punters to purchase refunded tickets to the festival until midnight Wednesday 23rd July.
Additionally, new dates have been announced for London Grammar’s cancelled Splendour Sideshows – originally set to kick off tonight at Melbourne’s Festival Hall in what was to be the second sold out tour from the band this year. Full dates and details for the rescheduled shows below.
London Grammar confirmed the cancellation of their Australian tour overnight, while singer Hannah Reid explained that “vocal exhaustion” from touring was to blame for their festival pull-0ut.
The UK trio are the third act to pull out of the winter music festival at the last minute, following on from headliners Two Door Cinema Club cancelling last week due to frontman Alex Trimble being hospitalised due to a “chronic stomach complaint.” The Irish three-piece have been replaced on the bill by UK indie favourites Foals, who will take Two Door’s headlining set on the Saturday night.
Mt Warning are also new additions to the Splendour bill, replacing the Sunday afternoon set previously occupied by Nashville’s The Wild Feathers who pulled out due to “scheduling conflicts.”
London Grammar Splendour In The Grass 2014 Sideshows
Sydney, Hordern Pavilion – Thursday 12 March 2015
Melbourne, Festival Hall – Saturday 14 March 2015
Tickets for the postponed shows will be valid for the new dates, simply turn up to the venue and present your ticket.
Refunds for those unable to attend the rescheduled event need to contact their point of purchase. For Sydney that’s www.ticketek.com, for Melbourne, email [email protected]
Tuesday 22 July – Festival Hall, Melbourne (Licensed All Ages) Thursday 24 July – Horden Pavilion, Sydney (Licensed All Ages)
Splendour In The Grass 2014 Lineup
Friday 25th, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th July
North Byron Parklands, Byron Bay
Outkast (Only Aus Show)
Two Door Cinema Club (Only Aus Show)
Interpol (Only Aus Show)
Foster The People
Angus & Julia Stone
City And Colour
Darkside (Only Aus Show)
Chvrches (Only Aus Show)
Danny Brown (Only Aus Show)
First Aid Kit
Ball Park Music
Art Vs Science
Buraka Som Sistema (Only Aus Show)
Parquet Courts (Only Aus Show)
Hot Dub Time Machine
The Kite String Tangle
The Head And The Heart
The Wild Feathers
Nina Las Vegas
Yacht Club DJs
L D R U & Yahtzel DJs
Red Bull Music Academy Lineup:
Thursday 24 July
L W K Y, wordlife, Sabel, Yahtzel, L D R U, Indian Summer.
Friday 25 July
Young Franco, Flamingo, Cassius Select, Dizz1, Remi, Sampology, Kirkis, Roland Tings, Steve Summers, Peanut Butter Wolf (US).
Saturday 26 July
Young Franco, Black Vanilla, Silentjay, Edd Fisher, Nicole Millar, Jamie Bennett, Hiatus Kaiyote, Andras Fox, Nicolas Jaar (DJ set) (NYC).
Sunday 27 July
Young Franco, Oisima, Jordan Rakei, Retiree, Louis Baker (NZ), Bannoffee, Oscar Key Sung, Lorna Clarkson, Africa Hitech (UK/Warp), Nguzunguzu (US).