That’s all, folks – Splendour In The Grass 2020 has officially sold, with tickets flying out the door in an hour after they went on sale at 9am this morning. Organisers say a record 50,000 punters will attend this year’s event.
Of course, this year’s festival is sporting three massive headliners, with Flume closing out the Friday, The Strokes closing out the Saturday and Tyler The Creator closing out the Sunday.
“When we started Splendour back in 2001, as a one-day event with 19 bands, we never dreamed that it would grow to three days and over 100 acts,” say Splendour’s co-founders and producers Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco in a statement. “It’s been a wild ride! We’re so humbled by the incredible support that Australia’s music lovers have shown our event and incredibly excited to share Splendour’s 20th-anniversary edition with you all. We’re only just getting started!”
There are plenty of other exciting names on the bill too, including Glass Animals, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Midnight Oil, Denzel Curry, Duke Dumont, Thelma Plum, King Princess, Cub Sport and plenty more.
The lineup did come under scrutiny upon release, with some criticising the fact that there are no female headliners. However, the festival’s co-founder Jessica Ducrou defended this criticism.
“I say this as a woman working in the music industry, who supports women and would call myself a feminist,” Ducrou told Sydney Morning Herald.
“I’m 100 per cent committed to supporting women in any way I can, but I do think there’s a difference between filling a quota to placate the critics and booking what’s right for the festival.”
There will be a resale in the coming months, so stay tuned for more details when they’re announced.
You can view the Splendour In The Grass 2020 lineup below.
Splendour In The Grass 2020 Lineup
FLUME (ONLY AUS SHOW)
TYLER, THE CREATOR (ONLY AUS SHOW)
YEAH YEAH YEAHS
MIDNIGHT OIL (The Makarrata Project)
DUKE DUMONT LIVE
THE JUNGLE GIANTS
SAMPA THE GREAT
ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER
NORTHEAST PARTY HOUSE
SHANNON & THE CLAMS
ALEX THE ASTRONAUT
BABE RAINBOW PERFORM THE VELVET UNDERGOUND’S ‘LOADED’
BRAME & HAMO
THE BIG MOON
DRO CAREY & DJ SCORPION
THE SOUL MOVERS
THE LAZY EYES
TRIPLE J UNEARTHED WINNERS
PLUS MIX-UP DJ’S
SHANTAN WANTAN ICHIBAN
Splendour In The Grass 2020 – SOLD OUT
Friday, 24th – Sunday, 26th July
North Byron Parklands, Yelgun