Splendour In The Grass 2013 Lineup – The People React

After this morning’s highly anticipated Splendour In The Grass lineup announcement, social media has gone crazy with opinions. And the verdict is… *drumrooooollll* MIXED! What’s the deal, Splendour lineup? Can’t you please 100% of the people 100% of the time?

Many people are absolutely loving the announcement, and to be honest so are we. The massive list of 77 bands, set to play over 3 days in July, contains some absolute gems, especially further down the list – HAIM, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Surfer Blood, Wavves and Laura Marling are all acts we’re super keen to catch in Byron Bay.

Others, however, are noting what they see as a lack of headlining acts, though with bands like Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean, The National and TV On The Radio, we’re not sure what more people need. Many are lamenting the fact that larger names like Phoenix and Kanye West are missing from the bill, despite many being discounted in our final countdown wrap-up.

There’s a lot of interest in certain buzz bands this year, with English guitar band Palma Violets sure to win over some Australian fans and prove worthy of the hype, and triple j darlings Everything Everything and Fidlar coming to live up to the constant plugging from our national broadcaster.

Many have been disappointed in the number of recent return trips to Australia, with acts like Of Monsters And Men and Ms Mr returning to Australia having just played Laneway Festival at the beginning of the year. The same goes for James Blake and Deap Vally, who both came out for 2-date promo tours in March and April.

One thing most people can agree on is that The Polyphonic Spree performing The Rocky Horror Picture Show is going to be something worth catching, and definitely a refreshing twist on the well-trodden grounds of festival performances. Can you see 30,000 mud-splattered punters dancing The Time Warp led by Tim DeLaughter in fishnets? Epic!

What are your thoughts? Opinions? Gripes, rants, exclamations? Let us know on social. For now, we wait – general release ticket details should be coming very soon, so get ready to spend those pennies you’ve been saving. The full Splendour lineup and ticketing details are on our announcement page, and under the very frothy tweets below.

Watch: Official Splendour In The Grass 2013 Lineup Announcement

Splendour 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 Band

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 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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