After weeks of speculation, subtle hints and trawling artist’s tour dates to check for that sort after late-July gap in their schedules, the festival Gods have once again blessed us with another immaculate Splendour In The Grass lineup.
This year, faithfuls flocking to the North Byron Parklands will be treated to the likes of the some of the world’s best acts in indie, hip hop and rock. The three-day festival will boast the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Vampire Weekend, Lorde, Gang Of Youths, CHVRCHES and Skegss – HUGE.
Kendrick Lamar, arguably the modern world’s most vital and important artist was last in the country at the beginning of 2016 for Bluesfest, celebrating the release of his landmark album To Pimp A Butterfly. Now, the renowned rapper will be making his way to the country fresh off the back of his Hottest 100 win, ready to perform to hungry Aussie crowds.
Gang Of Youths will receive the royal homecoming treatment, fresh off the back of their whirlwind 2017 and overseas tour. The tour saw them take to the stage of The Late Show With Seth Meyers and SXSW. Lorde will make her first appearance on the festival since her iconic 2013 Frank Ocean fill in, whilst CHVRCHES will follow up from their incredible 2014 effort.
This year’s lineup comes after a slew of fake posters circulated the Internet, however, pranksters must have their fingers on the pulse as many of the predicted artists have made their way onto the final lineup.
Skegss, who are also playing Groovin The Moo, have expressed their excitement to hit the stage once again, saying, “We are eager to get back on the splendour stage. It’s been 3 years since we had the chance to open the festival, and last time we played still remains as one of the funnest festival experiences we’ve had. Keen as to do it again!!!”
Splendour In The Grass will be held from the 20th to the 22nd of July at their trusty home, the North Byron Parklands. Residents of Byron Bay will be able to purchase tickets this weekend, however, other punters will have to face the mad scramble that is purchasing tickets during the pre-sale and general public sales. Tickets will go on sale via the Splendour In The Grass website.
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Last year’s festival was headlined by the likes of LCD Soundsystem, HAIM, The XX and SchoolBoy Q – it’s hard to believe they managed to top that stellar showcase of talent, but alas, here we are and we’re ready as hell to party. Last year we were treated to sideshows from acts like Queens Of The Stoneage and LCD Soundsystem so expect announcements in the coming weeks.
Check out the entire Splendour In The Grass 2018 lineup below:
Lorde (only AUS show)
Vampire Weekend (only AUS show)
Khalid (only AUS show)
Girl Talk (only AUS show)
Angus & Julia Stone
Gang of Youths
Dune Rats & Friends
Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite
The Avalanches DJ set
Ball Park Music
Henry Rollins (only AUS show)
The Jungle Giants
Carmada (L D R U & Yahtzel)
Sampa The Great
Albert Hammond Jr
Riton & Kah-Lo
All Our Exes Live In Texas
Alex The Astronaut
Nina Las Vegas
Soccer Mommy (only AUS show)
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
The Babe Rainbow
Amyl & The Sniffers
Made In Paris
Antony & Cleopatra
triple j Unearthed winners (TBA)