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Looks Like SZA & Johnny Marr Almost Made It Onto Splendour In The Grass’ 2018 Lineup

Written by Tom Williams on April 11, 2018

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ORIGINAL STORY: Singer-songwriter SZA and former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr have appeared on an early iteration of the Splendour In The Grass 2018 lineup poster, which was created prior to the festival’s official lineup announcement this morning.

Despite not being included on this morning’s Splendour lineup, Marr and SZA’s names appear on a lineup poster which was shared (and later deleted) on Twitter this morning by The Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr, who will be performing at Splendour this year.

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Interestingly, neither Marr nor SZA’s names feature on the official lineup poster supplied to media today:

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Hilltop Hoods’ name, which does appear on the official lineup, doesn’t appear on the poster shared by Hammond.

In a statement to Music Feeds, Splendour organisers shared this tongue-in-cheeck comment, “Fake news! We had offers out for a bunch of acts – Kanye, Beyonce, Radiohead, Bob Dylan and the ghost of Beethoven. Elon Musk would be good for the Forum too … one can only dream guys.”

Marr last performed in Australia during a trip down under for Splendour In The Grass 2015, when he also played a number of sideshows. SZA, meanwhile, was recently in the country for FOMO Festival 2018.

Splendour In The Grass will return to North Byron Parklands between Friday, 20th and Sunday, 22nd July. Peep all the official lineup and ticket details right here.

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Splendour In The Grass 2018 Lineup

Kendrick Lamar

Lorde (only AUS show)

Vampire Weekend (only AUS show)

Khalid (only AUS show)

The Wombats

Hilltop Hoods

CHVRCHES

Miguel

Girl Talk (only AUS show)

Angus & Julia Stone

Gang of Youths

Franz Ferdinand

MGMT

Ben Howard

Dune Rats & Friends

James Bay

PNAU

Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite

The Avalanches DJ set

Chromeo

DMA’S

Ball Park Music

Henry Rollins (only AUS show)

SAFIA

The Jungle Giants

Lil Xan

Methyl Ethel

Amy Shark

The Bronx

Ocean Alley

Carmada (L D R U & Yahtzel)

DZ Deathrays

Lord Huron

Middle Kids

Hockey Dad

Towkio

Cub Sport

Touch Sensitive

Sampa The Great

Dean Lewis

Skegss

Albert Hammond Jr

Mallrat

Marmozets

Alex Lahey

Riton & Kah-Lo

Jack River

Superorganism

Anna Lunoe

Lewis Capaldi

All Our Exes Live In Texas

Alex The Astronaut

Yungblud

Crooked Colours

Nina Las Vegas

Soccer Mommy (only AUS show)

Elderbrook

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

Tim Sweeney

Stella Donnelly

Bully

Baker Boy

Wafia

No Mono

Waax

Angie McMahon

West Thebarton

Eves Karydas

G Flip

The Babe Rainbow

Haiku Hands

Didirri

Alice Ivy

Amyl & The Sniffers

Ziggy Ramo

Fantastic Man

Lo’99

Human Movement

Manu Crook$

Kasbo

Madam X

Andras

Alta

Ara Koufax

Two People

B Wise

Made In Paris

Jensen Interceptor

Woodes

Teischa

Antony & Cleopatra

Muto

Elk Road

triple j Unearthed winners (TBA)

Plus…

Mike Gurrieri

Love Deluxe

Lauren Hansom

Poolclvb

Godlands

Nyxen

Emma Stevenson

Ebony Boadu

Splendour In The Grass 2018

Tickets on sale 9am AEST Thursday, 19th April

Friday, 20th — Sunday, 22nd July

North Byron Parklands, Byron Bay

Tickets: Moshtix

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