Will they or won’t they? While we will never be sure who is playing a festival until the promoters actually release a line-up, it’s always fun to speculate and throw around any rumours that come up. The next big festival yet to announce their line-up is Splendour In The Grass. With the line-ups for Primavera, Summersonic and Coachella festivals already out there, it’s time to salivate over who will may (or have already actually confirmed) continue down here fore Australia’s premier winter festival.
Pictured: Metric by Marc Grimwade for Splendour In The Grass. Used with Permission.
Sunday is an odd day for Splendour; given the hectic run-about the first two days gave us, Sunday is a slow burn, and combining that with the tiredness accumulated just means it’s a goddamn slog, and being honest, most of the day is a big blur.
Pictured: Lana Del Rey by Aimee Catt for Splendour In The Grass. Used with Permission.
Pictured: At The Drive In
Snaps from Triple J's Pre Splendour Costume party last Thursday in Byron Bay.
Splendour In The Grass got off to a super muddy start for the second day, but this time, I was ready; prepared with some brand new boots after the Vans I had on the Friday were sacrificed to the vengeful festival god. It made walking into the Supertop to catch the breezy-indie pop stylings of Last Dinosaurs (pictured) easy, and it’s hard to think of a better soundtrack to wade through mud to than their whacked out cover of Modjo’s “Lady”.
Photo from triple j website
Triple J rewarded dedicated costume-wearing festival-goers by hosting a pre-party at The Great Northern in Byron Bay.
Another year, another Splendour in the Grass - though this year we seem to have gone back in time, with the festival returning to its Byron Bay home for the first time since 2009. This brief trip down memory lane will forever be remembered as a muddy affair, with today's 30 minute downpour - hail, brimstone and all - destroying the festival site and making those who brought gumboots truly thankful - none more so than the ones selling them on site for $50+ a pop!
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Pictured: John Fogerty.
Pictured: Melbourne Ska Orchestra.
Pictured: Maceo Parker.
Pictured: Seasick Steve.