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Why Outkast Won’t Be Doing Splendour 2014 Sideshows

UPDATE 28/04/14: Three major new acts added to the Splendour 2014 lineup including Childish Gambino — full details here!

UPDATE 23/04/14: The full Splendour In The Grass 2014 lineup has been announced! Full details here.

Punters and hip-hop fans have been in a dizzy since it was revealed yesterday that Outkast would be playing the 2014 instalment of Splendour In The Grass, after the legendary Southern rap crew leaked the news on their official website. So the question remains, will they be doing sideshows?

Nope. Or at least it’s highly unlikely. After news of the Hey Ya hit-makers’ reunion at Coachella and subsequent Governors Ball performance started making the rounds, the duo took to their official website to confirm their 20th anniversary plans and clear up some of the buzzing speculation.

“After headlining performances at Coachella in April, the influential group will be the marquee act at over 40 festivals around the world throughout the Spring/Summer of 2014 (dates to be announced),” the official statement read, and it looks like word is bond for the two stanky Southern players.

Outkast finally launched their reunion proper with a headlining set during Coachella 2014’s opening weekend last week and a look at the band’s upcoming tour engagements indicates that Andre 3000 and Big Boi will be doing little more than recreating that magic at festivals around the globe.

If the past is anything to go by, it should be clear that both members have little desire to turn their reunion into a full-fledged tour with sideshows, with speculation about new albums from the pair routinely quashed and a speculated studio reunion last year quickly rubbished by Andre 3000.

Among their commitments in addition to Splendour In The Grass, the legendary ATLiens are set to play Orange Warsaw Festival in Poland, Fuji Rock Festival in Japan, and the Wireless Festival in England, none of which presently have any sideshows attached, and are unlikely to get any.

Keep up to date with all the Splendour in the Grass 2014 news on our Splendour 2014 Feed, and check out the latest rumours and leaks on our Splendour 2014 rumours page.

Splendour In The Grass 2014 Lineup

Friday

Outkast (Exclusive To Splendour)

Interpol (Exclusive To Splendour)

Childish Gambino — NEW ADDITION

Angus & Julia Stone

London Grammar

Vance Joy

Kelis

Hoodoo Gurus

Ásgeir

Spiderbait

Ball Park Music

Buraka Som Sistema (Exclusive To Splendour)

Peking Duk

DZ Deathrays

The Strypes

The Kite String Tangle

The Acid

Saskwatch

The Head And The Heart

DMA’s

Fractures

Darlia

Yacht Club DJ’s

Wordlife

Indian Summer

Kilter

Charles Murdoch

Tkay Maidza

Saturday

Two Door Cinema Club (Exclusive To Splendour)

City And Colour

Rüfüs

Metronomy

The Jezabels

Tune-Yards

Violent Soho

Art Vs Science

The Preatures

Sticky Fingers

Sky Ferriera

Future Islands

Gossling

Hot Dub Time Machine

Ry-X

Wave Racer

Mas Ysa

Circa Waves

Dustin Tebbutt

Little May

Darren Middleton

Motez

Touch Sensitive

Yahtzel DJ’s

Basenji

Fishing DJ’s

Sunday

Lily Allen

Foster The People

Hilltop Hoods — NEW ADDITION

Darkside (Exclusive To Splendour)

Ben Howard

Chvrches (Exclusive To Splendour)

Grouplove

Wild Beasts

Danny Brown (Exclusive To Splendour)

Illy

First Aid Kit

Sam Smith — NEW ADDITION

Parquet Courts (Exclusive To Splendour)

Courtney Barnett

Phantogram

Skaters

Jungle

Mikhael Paskalev

Buraka Som Sistema (Exclusive To Splendour)

Kingswood

Broods

D.D Dumbo

Nick Mulvey

The Creases

The Wild Feathers

Chrome Sparks

Nina Las Vegas

Sable

Cosmo’s Midnight

KLP

Paces

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

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