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Splendour In The Grass 2013 Lineup – The People React

Written by James Arnold-Garvey on April 24, 2013

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.

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)
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 Band
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 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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