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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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