For anyone outside of the states of Victoria and New South Wales, July can be a rather depressing time for live music. However, South Australians can rest easy with today’s news that Splendour In The Grass’ Spin-Off Festival has just dropped its first lineup in five years.
While countless international acts descend upon Byron Bay in July for the annual Splendour In The Grass festival, Melburnians and Sydneysiders are usually blessed with a wide array of sideshows, as the rest of the country is often left wanting.
Following the introduction of the Spin Off Festival in Adelaide back in 2012 (which is, to date, the only time you could’ve seen Lana Del Rey and Bad//Dreems on the same bill), the festival returned in 2013, but hasn’t been back since, leaving South Australians once again frequently disappointed around that time of the year.
However, Spin Off Festival has now announced its return, with the unique fest delivering a pretty swish lineup full of touring acts.
Leading the charge is honorary Aussies The Wombats, who will hit up Adelaide as part of their yearly visit to Australia, while fellow Englishman Yungblud rounds out the international artists. Local favourites The Smith Street Band, Meg Mac, and The Jungle Giants also top the bill, while Alex The Astronaut, G Flip, and Eves Karaydas are set to put on some stunning shows as well.
Registration for early bird and pre-sale tickets is on now, so be sure to get in quick to secure your ticket for what is bound to be one of the best fests in Adelaide this year.
Of course, if you’re not in South Australia (or keen on some interstate travel), the first round of Splendour In The Grass sideshows was announced today, so start counting those coins and working out which acts you’ll be able to see!
Check out The Wombats’ ‘Lemon To A Knife Fight’:
Spin Off Festival 2018
The Smith Street Band
The Jungle Giants
Alex The Austronaut
Friday, July 20th
Wayville Showgrounds, Adelaide, SA (All Ages)