UPDATE 13/04/15: The official Splendour In The Grass 2016 lineup is here.
Original Story: We may finally have a solid lead about one of the big-name acts set to play this year’s Splendour In The Grass festival.
After a string of high-profile festival lineups ruled many of our favourite artists out of contention, one major act seems to have all but confirmed their spot on the 2016 Splendour bill.
After already visiting us for an all ages tour this past January, The 1975 have revealed that they’ll be returning to tour Australia mid-year, and confirmed that a Splendour set is a big likelihood.
Speaking with FasterLouder, stud frontman Matt Healy confirmed that the UK alt-pop band will be returning to Aus for a string of headline dates “around July”.
Then, when asked whether a stint at the three-day Byron Bay camping spectacular may be on the cards, he replied “I’d imagine we will be, yeah.”
After just releasing their strange and wonderful second album I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It, The 1975 have already got a packed sched of dates across Europe mid-year, but there’s a nice Splendour-sized hole in the middle of their touring itinerary.
The band last played the Byron Bay festival back in 2014, so fingers crossed nothing stands in the way of them returning for a second helping.
While we wait for official confirmation, check out their new self-depreciating music video for The Sound below, or see our Splendour In The Grass 2016 Crystal Ball: Who Could Be In & Who’s Probs Out gallery below.
Watch: The 1975 – The Sound
Splendour 2016 Crystal Ball: Who Could Be In & Who’s Probs Out
The 1975 May Have Just Outed Themselves For Splendour In The Grass 2016 - Music Feeds