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Are Alt-J The Splendour In The Grass Mystery Band?

Written by Marc Zanotti on April 24, 2013

Splendour In The Grass has announced its 2013 lineup but among acts such as Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean and The National there still remains one unnamed mystery band. Or, to be more precise, ‘Mystery B∆nd’, as listed in the official lineup announcement for Sunday.

Obviously the ‘∆’ is a clue, and since the masters of puzzles, Empire Of The Sun, are already on the bill, we’re left to wonder as to who this mystery b∆nd may be. Some have speculated that when unveiled the unknown act will prove to be Daft Punk. Sure, it’s possible, what with that recurring pyramid theme of theirs. It’s equally possible we’ll see the triangle-shaped spaceship from 1979 arcade game Asteroids onstage in Byron Bay this July.

A far more likely outcome will be the return of English indie outfit Alt-J. After all, the band’s name is actually the keyboard shortcut for a triangle… ∆. See? I’m doing it right now! Adding more fuel to the fire are the dates for Alt-J’s second Australian tour for 2013, which just so happen to be right around Splendour time.

Oh, sure, the band will be in Perth on Saturday, 27th but that still leaves Friday and Sunday for Alt-J to make an appearance. So you can take your guesses but Feeds have it on good authority that Alt-J will be heading down for Splendour 2013.

Pre-sale tickets for Splendour go on sale this Friday, with general release – sure to sell out on the day – are on sale 2nd May.

Watch: Official Splendour In The Grass 2013 Lineup Announcement

Spendour In The Grass 2013 Lineup

Friday, 26th July
Mumford & Sons (Only Australian Show)
TV On The Radio (Only Australian Show)
Klaxons
Babyshambles
Architecture In Helsinki
Matt Corby
Flight Facilities
Boy & Bear
Darwin Deez
You Am I (performing Sound As Ever and Hi-Fi Way)
Haim
Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes
Portugal. The Man
Daughter
Wavves
Robert Delong
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Deap Vally
Dune Rats
Cub Scouts
Mitzi
Songs
Dcup
Yolanda Be Cool
Xaphoon Jones (aka Noah Chiddy Bang)

Saturday, 27th July
The National (Only Australian Show)
Flume
Birds Of Tokyo
Drapht
The Polyphonic Spree (performing The Rocky Horror Picture Show)
Fat Freddy’s Drop
Cold War Kids
Sarah Blasko
Ms Mr
Cloud Control
Something For Kate
Chet Faker
Whitley
Jake Bugg
Palma Violets
Vance Joy
Jagwar Ma
Villagers
Violent Soho
Art Of Sleeping
Twinsy
Alison Wonderland DJ set
Otologic
Bad Ezzy

Sunday, 28th July
Frank Ocean
Of Monsters & Men
The Presets
Passion Pit
James Blake
Laura Marling
Mystery B∆nd
The Rubens
Hermitude
Airbourne
The Drones
Gurrumul
Everything Everything
Snakadaktal
Fidlar
The Bamboos
Surfer Blood
Alpine
Little Green Cars
PVT
The Jungle Giants
The Growl
The Chemist
What So Not
Peking Duk
Tyler Touche

Ticketing Info
– Pre-sale available exclusively to Splendour Members from 9:00am Friday, 26th April
– General release on sale 2nd May
– All tickets come with an optional carbon offset add-on priced at $3

3-day event ticket – $350 + $9 bf
Camping ticket– $99 + $6 bf
‘Country Club’ ticket –$699 + $13 bf
Single day ticket – $140.00 + $7 bf

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