NewsWritten by Greg Moskovitch on April 23, 2014
UPDATE 28/04/14: Three major new acts added to the Splendour 2014 lineup including Childish Gambino — full details here!
Secrets abound when one is dealing with festivals. Everything from the lineup, to the location and the theme is swathed in secrecy to ensure punters are offered the best experience possible and to ensure plenty of excitement, as Splendour In The Grass fans got to experience this morning.
With the lineup for Splendour In The Grass 2014 now fully disclosed, the event’s biggest secret is well and truly out of the bag. However, Music Feeds have still managed to sniff out a few interesting tidbits and factoids about the 2014 Splendour roster that readers may not have been privy to.
And even though one of the lineup’s biggest reveals was unfortunately spoiled by the legendary band at the centre of it, a bill as extensive as that of Splendour In The Grass is ripe for plenty more treats. For example, did you know that SITG was one of the 2014 internationals’ first-ever festival?
If you haven’t checked out the lineup for Splendour 2014 yet, just scroll on down below or head on over to our official announce page. You can follow all of the Splendour action at our special Feed, and if you know any SITG secrets we missed, let us in on it via Facebook, Twitter or Google+.
Gallery: Secrets Of The Splendour 2014 Lineup
Splendour 2014 is set to feature seven acts from Triple J's most recent Next Crop, with the station naming Splendour acts Cosmo’s Midnight, The Creases, D.D Dumbo, Dustin Tebbutt, The Kite String Tangle, Tkay Maidza, and Wave Racer among the ones to watch in 2014.
This year's lineup also has eight Splendour exclusives -- Outkast, Two Door Cinema Club, Interpol, Darkside, Chvrches, Danny Brown, Buraka Som Sistema, Parquet Courts -- a significant increase from the three organisers secured last year.
As some on Twitter have noted, the 2014 lineup is a little light in the hip-hop department, with only four acts -- Outkast, Danny Brown, 360, and Illy -- there to sling some rhymes.
But there's a very solid contingent for the dance fans among you, including appearances from Nina Las Vegas, KLP, Yacht Club DJs, Touch Sensitive, Yahtzel, L D R U, Indian Summer, Wave Racer, and more.
Outkast‘s Splendour performance will be the 22nd show of their reunion tour if you include both Coachella performances. It’ll be the first Australian visit from the pair, who haven’t played live together in eight years, and who’ve previously only graced Australians with individual appearances.
The performance will also likely be their last Down Under. The pair have made it clear that their reunion is a 40-date affair to celebrate 20 years of the band. Since their hiatus, each member has regularly quashed rumours of new albums and full-fledged reunions.
If you’re wondering why they decided to go with Splendour, a reported seven-figure sum might have something to do with it. Source: News.com.au
This year's lineup has quite a few names who visited earlier in the year, with speculation regarding recent visits from Sky Ferreira and Mikhael Paskalev serving as hype-building exercises confirmed after both appeared on this morning's lineup.
Each had alluded to upcoming Splendour appearances in interviews, with Ferreira claiming she was "definitely" coming for a festival in July (though later backtracking), and Norwegian troubadour Paskalev telling Music Feeds Podcast that he'd be back in the Norwegian summertime.
Another returning name is bouncy, communal Los Angeles indie outfit Grouplove, and Splendour In The Grass just so happens to be the first festival they ever played!
Other names that have already played in 2014 include Chvrches, who along with City and Colour have each visited the country three times in the last year!
This year we got a couple of lineup clues from the Splendour In The Grass & Falls Festival Showcase at SXSW, with Skaters and Gossling appearing at Byron Bay this July.
And as per usual, there's also a few acts that Splendour will be sharing with Japan's Fuji Rock Festival, including Kelis, Foster the People, London Grammar, Darkside, Ásgeir, Parquet Courts, Jungle, and The Strypes.
Some of the lineup's biggest secrets are the lesser-known acts, like DMA's, who'll be playing alongside a list of industry veterans, having only announced their debut tour last month. SITG is the next step for this young Sydney trio, whom everyone's hailing as the next big thing.
Like DMA's, Kristy Lee Peters aka KLP is another act that's had a hectic few months. The young Sydney-based singer, producer, and DJ first turned heads after winning the Triple J Unearthed Field Day comp, though by then she'd already collaborated with the likes of What So Not and PNAU. Peters was recently announced as the new host of Triple J House party.
As for Yacht Club DJs, while these boys could be considered veterans in their own right, having embarked on multiple tours -- including being handpicked by former Splendour headliner Mumford & Sons for a US run -- and releasing several mixtapes, they've only just unveiled their debut EP.
Splendour In The Grass 2014 Lineup
Outkast (Exclusive To Splendour)
Interpol (Exclusive To Splendour)
Childish Gambino — NEW ADDITION
Angus & Julia Stone
Ball Park Music
Buraka Som Sistema (Exclusive To Splendour)
The Kite String Tangle
The Head And The Heart
Yacht Club DJ’s
Two Door Cinema Club (Exclusive To Splendour)
City And Colour
Art Vs Science
Hot Dub Time Machine
Foster The People
Hilltop Hoods — NEW ADDITION
Darkside (Exclusive To Splendour)
Chvrches (Exclusive To Splendour)
Danny Brown (Exclusive To Splendour)
First Aid Kit
Sam Smith — NEW ADDITION
Parquet Courts (Exclusive To Splendour)
Buraka Som Sistema (Exclusive To Splendour)
The Wild Feathers
Nina Las Vegas
Friday, 25th; Saturday, 26th and Sunday, 27th July
North Byron Parklands, Byron Bay NSW
Tix: Via Moshtix
Tickets go on sale 9am AEST on Friday 2 May through Moshtix. Prices are as follows:
Three Day Event Tickets – $355 plus booking fees
Single Day Tickets – $149 plus booking fees
Onsite Camping Tickets – $99 plus booking fees
You have the option to offset your carbon emissions for $3 per ticket