FeaturesWritten by James Arnold-Garvey on July 25, 2013
Oh, come on, can’t it be Friday already?! We’re meticulously planning our schedules for this weekend’s Splendour in the Grass experience, and while we haven’t locked in our every move (rigidity is the bane of festival fun) we’ve got a decent selection of essentials that we’re absolutely sure we’re going to be checking out. And we think you should too!
Check our picks below, and stay tuned to our socials for updates from Splendour all weekend!
Frank Ocean - Let's get him out of the way first. Face it: this is who we're all absolutely frothing over. Ocean's set is going to be the talk of Splendour!
Portugal. The Man - Should be a perfect breather set before a big Friday night of headliners
Wavves - Surfer thrash psych pop to jump around and warm your bones to
Dune Rats - Because if Wavves don't bring it, you know the Rats will!
Haim - These ladies are hotter than hot right now, and their live shows are said to take on the atmosphere of a warm LA night in 1970
Babyshambles - Because it looks like this is our only chance for a while!
Villagers - Literate folk pop for a chilled start to Saturday arvo
Jake Bugg - This dude just stopped by Music Feeds Studio and played the most electrifying solo set. Can't wait to see him in full band mode!
Alison Wonderland - A.Dubya knows how to put on a party, and keep it going well into the night (and she's as excited about us as being there!)
Surfer Blood - A couple of solid sideshows have got everybody buzzing about Surfer Blood's live presence and how much they enjoy themselves onstage
Jagwar Ma - Aussie boys done good OS get the first chance to deliver on the hype behind their debut album 'Howlin'
The Growl - Along with Tame Impala and Pond, these lads form WA's psych rock triumvirate. Sure to be impressively loud
The Jungle Giants - This set will be a well-polished affair, the band having just left the studio with their debut album firmly in hand
Everything Everything - The UK indie lads latest record 'Arc' is an absolute treat, and sure to translate to a powerful performance
James Blake - The electro soul of 'Overgrown' in the Mixup Stage will either break us (in a good way) or revitalise us for the long journey home
Of Monsters And Men - They might have been here already this year, but we missed them, alright? Get off our backs, jeez! We're making up for that big mistake this time round.