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10 Non-Headliner Splendour In The Grass Sets You Can’t Miss

Written by Patrick Campbell on July 19, 2016

With Splendour now only three days away, you should really be finalising your schedule by now. With that in mind, we’ve got a list of 10 smaller acts you might have let slip through the cracks that you really shouldn’t have. Most of these guys are pretty early on in the day, but we have no doubt that they could one day be at the top of a festival bill themselves.

Until then, why not take the opportunity to see them in a slightly more intimate environment so you can have the ultimate bragging rights in two years time. Yeh, you’re welcome.


Kacy Hill

Friday – 2:45 – Mix Up Stage

She’s signed to Kanye West’s GOOD Music, was part of the dance troupe on the Yeezus tour, and has been releasing some pretty awesome songs recently. Kacy Hill will be a standout on Friday, and you have to be there to witness her Australian debut.

Song not to miss: Lion. This is the latest single from the singer and it’s set to go OFF on stage.

NGAIIRE

Saturday – 12:15 – Mix Up Stage

Ngaiire has had a mammoth 2016 already and isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. Her set at the Mix Up Stage will be the perfect way to kick off the biggest day of the festival, and you’ll love her vibrant voice and incredible lyrics.

Song not to miss: Diggin. If this song doesn’t make you want to dance then there is something wrong with you.

Montaigne

Saturday 12:30 – GW Mclennan Tent

Montaigne has got a bunch of new music to showcase at Splendour and we reckon you won’t want to miss any of it, big things are going to happen for this artist and Splendour is just the beginning! Even though her set clashes with NGAIIRE for the most part, luckily the GW Mclennan Tent and Mix Up Stage are basically next to each other so you can run between the two if you can’t make up your mind on who to see.

Song not to miss: Because I Love You. We’re just really curious to see how this one will go live. It’s a bit of a sidestep from her usual stuff, but we know she will make it work.

The Meeting Tree

Saturday – 3:30 – Mix Up Stage

Providing the interim music at the Mix Up Stage for a few hours in between acts on Saturday, you might end up seeing The Meeting Tree without realising it. These ~in between~ DJs always have a lot of pressure on them, but we reckon these guys will have a lot of fun and get the crowd into it.

Song not to miss: R U A Cop. If you don’t know this song, you better get onto it fast.

Lido

Saturday – 4:00 – Mix Up Stage

What better way to warm up for Snakehips then watch this incredible producer in action! Lido has been blowing minds all over the world for a couple of years now and we are so excited to see the live show that everyone is talking about.

Song not to miss: Money. This song is fucking epic. Live it will be even more epic (if that is possible).

Gang Of Youths

Saturday – 4:30 – Ampitheatre

These guys are going to get the Ampitheatre raging early on Saturday and you better be there (you won’t be alone by a longshot!). This will be one of the biggest shows for the band in their career so far and we reckon they’ll crush it.

Song not to miss: Strange Diseases. Of all their songs, this one is going to be the one to start a mass singalong we reckon. You’ll want to be right in the thick of it when that happens.

Snakehips

Saturday – 5:30 – Mix Up Stage

These guys have had a massive 12 months, with All My Friends becoming one of the biggest songs of the summer, and their latest track with Zayn is set to be even bigger. It’s gonna be one of the first big dance parties of the Splendour weekend during this set and you won’t want to be anywhere else.

Song not to miss: All My Friends. As if you don’t know all the words to that chorus?!

LDRU

Saturday – 9:30 – Tiny Dancer Stage

If you need a break from The Cure’s three hour set (or they just aren’t for you… no judgment!), then you should give the Tiny Dancer stage a visit. It will no doubt be one of the funnest sets of the weekend and a real peak for anyone who is going to Splendour to dance.

Song not to miss: Keeping Score. It’s been all over the radio for good reason, and now it’ll be the soundtrack to your Saturday night as you lose your mind in the crowds.

Jess Kent

Sunday – 12:15 – Mix Up Stage

The best way to kick your hangover from Saturday will be to get down with this young Aussie gem. She’s only got a few songs out but they’re all pretty great. This girl is young, but owns the stage like a veteran performer.

Song not to miss: Get Down. It’s simple but so fun and the easiest way to warm up your dancing muscles for the final day of festivities.

Låpsley

Sunday – 1:30 – Mix Up Stage

The only act you HAVE to see on Sunday is this 19-year- old songstress. She’s going to kill it. You can find us ugly-crying during “Hurt Me” and dancing our hearts out, whilst simultaneously looking around for a disco ball to “Operator”. She hasn’t got much of an audience down under just yet, but we guarantee she will have a whole new fan base after this Splendour debut.

Song not to miss: Hurt Me. What a fucking emotional song. If you don’t cry you don’t have a heart.

Splendour In The Grass is on this week from the 22nd to the 24th of September. Check out all the action right here all weekend on Music Feeds! 

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