Here’s A Day By Day Breakdown Of The Splendour 2016 Lineup

UPDATE 21/04/16: The 2016 edition of Splendour in the Grass 2016 may have sold out, but a waitlist for the ticket resale facility is now open.

After anticipation hit fever pitch over the last few days, the full lineup for Splendour In The Grass 2016 was finally announced this morning.

As expected, it’s a huge bill of local and international acts, but already there are questions being asked. Questions especially relevant to those planning to go for only one or two days. Questions like: ‘Which day has the best lineup?’

Day one will see Splendour off to a rollicking start, headlined by The Strokes‘ only Australian show, as well as local heroes Violent Soho and Hermitude. Additionally, day one will see The Avalanches‘ triumphant return to the stage, hopefully with that new album they’ve been working on for an impossibly long time.

The second day will be headlined by legendary British rockers The Cure and US post-hardcore outfit At The Drive-In. It’s set to be another killer day-long party, supplemented by Santigold, Matt Corby, Sticky Fingers, What So Not, Ballpark Music, Snakehips and Lido, just to name a few.

Day three will most likely see one of Flume or James Blake close the main stage, while Sigur Ros will play a one-off Australian show. They’ll be joined on Sunday by Boy and Bear, Jake Bugg and ARIA award-sweeping Courtney Barnett, as well as The Preatures and Tegan and Sara.

Some bands including The Wild Feathers, Melbourne Ska Orchestra and The Jungle Giants as yet have not had their performance days confirmed.

Check out the full day-by-day breakdowns below.

Friday, 22nd July

The Strokes (only Australian show)

The Avalanches (only Australian show)

Violent Soho


Band Of Horses

The 1975

Leon Bridges

James Vincent McMorrow (only Australian show)

The Kills

Years and Years


Peter, Bjorn and John


Jack Garrett


Emma Louise

Nothing But Theives

Robert Forster

Fat White Family

Methyl Ethyl

High Tension

Roland Tings

Sampa The Great

Lucy Cliché

Dro Carey

World Champion


Nicole Miller


Saturday, 23rd July

The Cure

At The Drive-In


Matt Corby

Sticky Fingers

What So Not

Gang of Youths

Crystal Fighters

Ball Park Music


Michael Kiwanuka

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard


Beach Slang

Boo Seeka

Slum Sociable





Dom Dollar


Running Touch


Sui Zhen


The Meeting Tree

Sunday, 24th July


James Blake

Sigur Ros (only Australian show)

Boy and Bear

Jake Bugg

Courtney Barnett

The Preatures

Duke Dumont (DJ set)

Golden Features

Tegan and Sara

City Calm Down

Mark Lanegan

Jagwar Ma

The Internet

Marlon Williams and the Yarra Benders




Little May


Spring King

Tired Lion

Green Buzzard

Just a Gent



Splendour In The Grass 2016

Friday, 22nd July – Sunday, 24th July

North Byron Parklands, Byron Bay

Tickets: moshtix

Ticket Prices

3 day Event Ticket (Friday to Sunday [also includes Thursday access]): $375 + booking fees

Single Day Tickets (Friday, Saturday or Sunday): $159 + booking fees

Camping Ticket (Wednesday to Monday): $120 + booking fees

Those intending to camp onsite will need to purchase an Event Ticket as well as a separate Camping Ticket. 2.1% transaction fee applies to all orders

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