As if 3 days of music with the likes of Jack White, At The Drive-In, The Shins, Smashing Pumpkins, Bloc Party, Chet Faker, Kimbra, Miike Snow and Lana Del Rey isn’t good enough, Splendour in the Grass are supplying (in addition to it’s inconceivable lineup that surely brings tears to the eyes of any music fan not going) an enthralling selection of music personalities, comedians and social commentators as part of this year’s Forum series.
As noted by The Music, this Forum guest will include triple j personalities Tom Ballad, Jon Safran, Marc Fennell & Zan Rowe; media and political figures such as Dom Knight and Rob Oakeshott; the comedic stylings of Will Anderson; and a slew of musical acts such as Kav Temperley, Josh Pyke, Kram, Bertie Blackman and Nina Las Vegas (the last two featuring in the return of popular forum, Women of Letters).
On top of all this (and much more) two new music documentaries will be screened: tour doco Big Easy Express featuring Mumford & Sons and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros; and Shihad: Beautiful Machine, a doco that chronicles the rise and fall of the New Zealand rock band.
Man, Splendour in the Grass 2012 will be amaze-balls!
Splendour In The Grass 2012 – Forum Schedule
PANEL: “Rock Gods: Supernatural Talent or a Talent for the Supernatural?” Saturday 2pm
Featuring John Safran, Tom Ballard, Craig Reucassel, Catherine Deveny, Jarrod McKenna, Kav Temperley (Eskimo Joe) and Kram (Spiderbait).
DEBATE: “Is the Internet Ultimately Good For Democracy?” Friday 1pm
Featuring MP Rob Oakeshott, Craig Reucassel, Dr Suelette Dreyfus, Dan Ilic, Marc Fennell, Monique Schafter, Patrick Gray, Asher Wolf and Leon Hill.
PANEL: Music Videos – Friday 3pm
Featuring Richard Lowenstein, Kris Moyes, John Safran, Marc Fennell, Sam Cromack, Maddie Palmer and Zan Rowe.
PANEL: “Sustainability: How Do We Power The Australia of Tomorrow?” Sunday 2pm
Featuring Dominic Knight, Professor Ian Lowe, Peter Whish-Wilson, Ellen Sandell, Matthew Wright, Natalie Pa’apa’a and Archie Law.
FILM PREMIERE and Q&A: Shihad: Beautiful Machine – Sunday 11am
Q and A after screening with Shihad and Lindsay ‘The Doctor’ Mcdougall.
FILM: Special sneak screening of BIG EASY EXPRESS featuring Mumford & Sons – Thursday 7pm
WIL DOES PARKY – Saturday 4pm
Featuring Wil Anderson, MP Rob Oakeshott, David Pocock and Carl Scrase.
WOMEN OF LETTERS: Splendour Edition III – Saturday 12pm
Featuring Marieke Hardy, Michaela McGuire, Kate Miller-Heidke, Patience Hodgson, Bertie Blackman, Muscles, Nina Las Vegas and Yacht Club DJs.
APRA Presents: Songwriters Speak – Friday 4:30pm
Featuring Josh Pyke, Jordi Davieson (San Cisco), Emma Louise and Monique Schafter.
Splendour Comedy Club – Sunday 4pm
Featuring Wil Anderson, Catherine Deveny, Tom Ballard and Dan Ilic.