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)
Band Of Horses
James Vincent McMorrow (only Australian show)
Years and Years
Peter, Bjorn and John
Nothing But Theives
Fat White Family
Sampa The Great
Saturday, 23rd July
At The Drive-In
What So Not
Gang of Youths
Ball Park Music
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
The Meeting Tree
Sunday, 24th July
Sigur Ros (only Australian show)
Boy and Bear
Duke Dumont (DJ set)
Tegan and Sara
City Calm Down
Marlon Williams and the Yarra Benders
Just a Gent
Splendour In The Grass 2016
Friday, 22nd July – Sunday, 24th July
North Byron Parklands, Byron Bay
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