The Splendour In The Grass 2016 Lineup Is Kinda Brilliant
Australia’s best festival delivers… again.
Ever been to Splendour In The Grass? It is, without a doubt, Australia’s best festival. It’s intoxicating, cosmic, muddy, and everything you could possibly hope a music festival on Australia’s north coast would be. Much like Monocle in the print game or Spotify in the music biz, while the festival industry in Australia keeps heading south, Splendour gets better each year. Best of all, it’s in Byron Bay, so you can steer a step-down through a bright blue sand-bottom setup in the morning, and then go enjoy the golden light into the evening.
Then, of course, there’s the music. This year’s line up curation really is something. The Strokes, The Cure, The Avalanches and At The Drive-In make up the creme Stab would scoop off the top. Then there’s the solid foundation of artists like Santigold, Duke Dumont, The Kills, DMA’s, Hayden James, Jagwar Ma, Roland Tings and way more (see below in full).
Splendour tickets, which are generally the Oz music calendar’s most highly sought-after, go on sale 9am Thursday, April 21. You can scoop a full three-day pass or single day tickets. But, Stab recommends the full experience. You could also do worse than to download the Splendour app, which’ll make life around the festival far more streamlined.
The Strokes (only Aus show) | The Cure | Flume | The Avalanches (only Aus show) | James Blake | At The Drive-In | Violent Soho | Hermitude | Band Of Horses | Sigur Rós (only Aus show) | Santigold | Matt Corby | Sticky Fingers | Boy & Bear | Jake Bugg | The 1975 | Leon Bridges | Duke Dumont (DJ set) | James Vincent McMorrow (only Aus show)| Courtney Barnett | The Kills | The Preatures | What So Not | Years & Years | Gang of Youths | Illy | Peter, Bjorn & John | Golden Features | Crystal Fighters | Ball Park Music | Tegan & Sara | DMA’s | Hayden James | City Calm Down | Snakehips | Mark Lanegan | Michael Kiwanuka | Jagwar Ma | Jack Garratt | King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard | The Jungle Giants | The Internet | Motez | Marlon Williams & The Yarra Benders | Lido | Emma Louise | Kim Churchill | Nothing But Thieves | Låpsley | Kacy Hill | Slumberjack | Robert Forster (10 Years On) | Beach Slang | Urthboy | Little May | Boo Seeka | Ganz | Spring King | Melbourne Ska Orchestra | Fat White Family | Total Giovanni | Methyl Ethel | Slum Sociable | L D R U | In Loving Memory Of Szymon | Blossoms | High Tension | Roland Tings | Sampa The Great | The Wild Feathers | Harts | Ngaiire | Montaigne | Tired Lion | Green Buzzard | Jess Kent | Gold Class | Lucy Cliché | Opiuo | Mall Grab | Dom Dolla | Paces | Just A Gent | Dro Carey | Running Touch | Wafia | World Champion | Sui Zhen | Remi | Nicole Millar | Dreller | Feki | KLLO | Banoffee | Moonbase Commander | The Meeting Tree | Twinsy | Purple Sneaker DJ’s | Human Movement | Planéte | Swick | Amateur Dance | Ribongia
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