Following the hype and the rumours, the official Splendour In The Grass 2016 line-up has landed.
Yesterday morning, triple j’s Matt and Alex were the first to announce the bill, an army of artists making the trip to Byron Bay in July for the biggest winter music bash on Australia’s festival calendar.
Headlining is New York’s finest, The Strokes, alongside legendary rock band The Cure, James Blake, Santigold, Sigur Ros, Jake Bugg, The Kills, Jack Garratt, Snakehips, The Internet and the reunited At The Drive-In.
On the Australian front, there are big names like Flume, Courtney Barnett, Violent Soho, Hermitude, Matt Corby, Illy, Ball Park Music, The Preatures, Gang of Youths, Sticky Fingers, and DMA’s.
Then The Avalanches, in their first live show in forever, playing exclusively at Splendour.
If that wasn’t enough, also on the line-up: Urthboy, Boy & Bear, Jess Kent, Sampa The Great (all fresh from slaying triple j’s One Night Stand), plus Remi, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Methyl Ethel, City Calm Down, Nicole Millar, Jagwar Ma and a contingent of Unearthed faves like Boo Seeka, World Champion, Feki, WAFIA, Running Touch and heaps more.
All the live music action will play out over three days at Splendour’s (not-too-muddy-fingers-crossed) 660-acre North Byron Parklands site across the amphitheatre, the GW McLennan tent, and Mix Up and Tiny Dancer stages.
Tickets go on sale Thursday 21 April at 9:00am AEST. There is more info at the official Splendour website: www.splendourinthegrass.com