Are Alt-J The Splendour In The Grass Mystery Band?

Splendour In The Grass has announced its 2013 lineup but among acts such as Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean and The National there still remains one unnamed mystery band. Or, to be more precise, ‘Mystery B∆nd’, as listed in the official lineup announcement for Sunday.

Obviously the ‘∆’ is a clue, and since the masters of puzzles, Empire Of The Sun, are already on the bill, we’re left to wonder as to who this mystery b∆nd may be. Some have speculated that when unveiled the unknown act will prove to be Daft Punk. Sure, it’s possible, what with that recurring pyramid theme of theirs. It’s equally possible we’ll see the triangle-shaped spaceship from 1979 arcade game Asteroids onstage in Byron Bay this July.

A far more likely outcome will be the return of English indie outfit Alt-J. After all, the band’s name is actually the keyboard shortcut for a triangle… ∆. See? I’m doing it right now! Adding more fuel to the fire are the dates for Alt-J’s second Australian tour for 2013, which just so happen to be right around Splendour time.

Oh, sure, the band will be in Perth on Saturday, 27th but that still leaves Friday and Sunday for Alt-J to make an appearance. So you can take your guesses but Feeds have it on good authority that Alt-J will be heading down for Splendour 2013.

Pre-sale tickets for Splendour go on sale this Friday, with general release – sure to sell out on the day – are on sale 2nd May.

Watch: Official Splendour In The Grass 2013 Lineup Announcement

Spendour In The Grass 2013 Lineup

Friday, 26th July

Mumford & Sons (Only Australian Show)

TV On The Radio (Only Australian Show)



Architecture In Helsinki

Matt Corby

Flight Facilities

Boy & Bear

Darwin Deez

You Am I (performing Sound As Ever and Hi-Fi Way)


Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes

Portugal. The Man



Robert Delong

Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Deap Vally

Dune Rats

Cub Scouts




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

Sarah Blasko

Ms Mr

Cloud Control

Something For Kate

Chet Faker


Jake Bugg

Palma Violets

Vance Joy

Jagwar Ma


Violent Soho

Art Of Sleeping


Alison Wonderland DJ set


Bad Ezzy

Sunday, 28th July

Frank Ocean

Of Monsters & Men

The Presets

Passion Pit

James Blake

Laura Marling

Mystery B∆nd

The Rubens



The Drones


Everything Everything



The Bamboos

Surfer Blood


Little Green Cars


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 on sale 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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