After this morning’s highly anticipated Splendour In The Grass lineup announcement, social media has gone crazy with opinions. And the verdict is… *drumrooooollll* MIXED! What’s the deal, Splendour lineup? Can’t you please 100% of the people 100% of the time?
Many people are absolutely loving the announcement, and to be honest so are we. The massive list of 77 bands, set to play over 3 days in July, contains some absolute gems, especially further down the list – HAIM, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Surfer Blood, Wavves and Laura Marling are all acts we’re super keen to catch in Byron Bay.
Others, however, are noting what they see as a lack of headlining acts, though with bands like Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean, The National and TV On The Radio, we’re not sure what more people need. Many are lamenting the fact that larger names like Phoenix and Kanye West are missing from the bill, despite many being discounted in our final countdown wrap-up.
There’s a lot of interest in certain buzz bands this year, with English guitar band Palma Violets sure to win over some Australian fans and prove worthy of the hype, and triple j darlings Everything Everything and Fidlar coming to live up to the constant plugging from our national broadcaster.
Many have been disappointed in the number of recent return trips to Australia, with acts like Of Monsters And Men and Ms Mr returning to Australia having just played Laneway Festival at the beginning of the year. The same goes for James Blake and Deap Vally, who both came out for 2-date promo tours in March and April.
One thing most people can agree on is that The Polyphonic Spree performing The Rocky Horror Picture Show is going to be something worth catching, and definitely a refreshing twist on the well-trodden grounds of festival performances. Can you see 30,000 mud-splattered punters dancing The Time Warp led by Tim DeLaughter in fishnets? Epic!
What are your thoughts? Opinions? Gripes, rants, exclamations? Let us know on social. For now, we wait – general release ticket details should be coming very soon, so get ready to spend those pennies you’ve been saving. The full Splendour lineup and ticketing details are on our announcement page, and under the very frothy tweets below.
Justin Bieber says that Anne Frank would’ve been really excited about the Splendour line-up #SITG
— Tom Ballard (@TomCBallard) April 23, 2013
Splendor has Mumford and Sons headlining. Enough said. NEED tickets. #SITG
— mali-koa hood (@malikoa) April 23, 2013
Where’s likes of The Strokes, Coldplay, Kanye, Bloc Party, Jack White? Every other year recently has had stand out headliners? #sitg
— Maddie Denham (@maddie_d) April 23, 2013
For me, #SITG line up is a bit ‘meh’. There are some sweet acts playing though.
— Rachel Tinney (@racheltinney) April 23, 2013
— Matthew Craig (@whatmsees) April 23, 2013
— Brooke Austen (@brookeaustenNZ) April 23, 2013
I want to see 10 bands at #sitg. That’s $45 per band (not including transport/food). Hoping for slighter cheaper sideshows…
— Emily Jacobs (@emilyjacobs_) April 23, 2013
— Paul Dirienzo (@PaulDirienzo) April 23, 2013
— Tomas Zagoda (@TomasZagoda) April 23, 2013
Polyphonic doing Rocky Horror is a refreshing twist in this age of predictable line-ups, leaks and radio play set lists #sitg
— Chris Gracey (@shutupgracey) April 23, 2013
Watch: Official Splendour In The Grass 2013 Lineup Announcement
Splendour In The Grass 2013 Lineup
Friday, 26th July
Mumford & Sons (Only Australian Show)
TV On The Radio (Only Australian Show)
Architecture In Helsinki
Boy & Bear
You Am I (performing Sound As Ever and Hi-Fi Way)
Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes
Portugal. The Man
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Yolanda Be Cool
Xaphoon Jones (aka Noah Chiddy Bang)
Saturday, 27th July
The National (Only Australian Show)
Birds Of Tokyo
The Polyphonic Spree (performing The Rocky Horror Picture Show)
Fat Freddy’s Drop
Cold War Kids
Something For Kate
Art Of Sleeping
Alison Wonderland DJ set
Sunday, 28th July
Of Monsters & Men
Little Green Cars
The Jungle Giants
What So Not
– Pre-sale available exclusively to Splendour Members from 9:00am Friday, 26th April
– General release 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