7 Artists You Gotta Listen to Ahead of This Year’s Splendour in the Grass

Splendour in the Grass is back again for another year, held this year in North Byron Parklands from the 20th-22nd of July. If you’re heading out to Splendour for the first time, chances are you’re going to have a helluva bender – what a stacked line up to pop your SITG cherry!

As the weekend draws closer, we’ve taken a look at the artist lineup to find the artists you do not want to pass on.

Kendrick Lamar

You have got to be kidding yourself if you don’t believe that Kendrick Lamar, arguably the hip-hop, coming down to Australia for Splendour in the Grass ahead of the Australian leg of his “DAMN” tour is one of the greatest gifts we could get. The Pulitzer Prize winner will be gracing the Parklands on the Sunday of Splendour, and with more than over 6 million albums sold worldwide and 12 Grammy Awards, its no surprise that he would top this list. One thing’s for certain – if you’ve got the chance to head to Splendour, make sure you do not miss him.

Keep an eye out for set times here.


The 21-year old first caught the eye of the public with her debut single Royals back in 2013, and ever since then she’s only been rising higher and higher. At such a young age she’s already managed to nab two Grammy Awards, and top charts numerous times. In her ONLY Australian show, she’ll be performing on the Friday of Splendour, so be sure not to miss out.

Keep your eyes peeled here for set times.


I had the utmost privilege of attending Khalid’s show last year in Sydney, and I am not lying when I say that it changed me as a person. The amount of energy and charisma that the 20-year old gave on stage combined with soulful vocals and passion proves what a game-changer he is. In his only Australian show, Khalid will be playing on the Friday of Splendour, so make sure to check him out!

Set times will be made available for Khalid, here.

Angus and Julia Stone

Born and bred in Sydney, the folk and indie-pop siblings have taken the world by storm. Having birthed four studio albums to date, the pair have toured sell-out shows internationally and on Australian shores. While the duo are set to be playing around the world throughout 2018, they have taken a momentary break to perform on home soil (pretty darn special considering that the makings of their latest album SNOW were produced in Angus’ cottage in Byron Bay, close to the Splendour parklands) on the Friday of Splendour.

You can check out the Stones’ on the SITG site, here.

Amy Shark

Selling out in grand cities such as London, New York and Los Angeles, the Gold Coast based singer/songwriter is back in Australia to perform on the Saturday of Splendour. Having risen to prominent fame since the breakout of her single “Adore You”, Shark has been on shows such as  Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and The Late Late Show with James Corder, was a front runner for Number 1 on triple j’s hottest 100 and been the first ever Australian featured as Apple Music’s “Up Next” artist, proving she is one to not gloss over.

Amy’s set time will be made available here.

Sampa the Great

After winning the Australian Music Prize earlier this year, the Zambian-born Melbourne-based hip hop artist has quietly been taking over the music scene, having just finished performing a headline tour in Europe. With a powerful voice and an eclectic mix of emotions echoing over and over in each track, Sampa is the ultimate artist to watch out for in 2018.

Sampa’s set time will be made available here.

Alice Ivy

Since debuting in 2016, Alice Ivy has been quietly taking the music scene by storm, having performed at SXSW, Listen Out, Groovin’ the Moo and Vivid. Taking a break from nationally touring alongside The Jungle Giants as a supporting act, be sure to catch her during the Friday of Splendour.

Keep an eye out for Alice Ivy’s set times, here.

Splendour in the Grass will be held this year at North Byron Parklands from the 20th-22nd July. For more information, visit their website here!


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