Here’s who is playing on what day at Splendour in the Grass 2016

This morning Splendour in the Grass dropped a massive lineup on us, with headliners including The Cure, The Strokes and – holy shit – The Avalanches. Also announced is the day-by-day breakdown of the lineup, raising the inevitable speculation of which day is going to the best.

Friday 22nd July

The festival’s first day is looking mighty fine with both The Strokes and The Avalanches capping a lineup that also includes big name internationals like The 1975, Band of Horses, and The Kills, alongside locals like the world-dominating DMA’s, Emma Louise, and Illy. In addition to Splendour-only shows from the two headliners, the Friday will also be the only time the dulcet tones of James Vincent McMorrow will be heard in Australia this year.

The Strokes (only Australian show)
The Avalanches (only Australian show)
Violent Soho
Band Of Horses
The 1975
Leon Bridges
James Vincent McMorrow (only Australian show)
The Kills
Years and Years
Peter, Bjorn and John
Jack Garrett
Emma Louise
Nothing But Theives
Robert Forster
Fat White Family
Methyl Ethyl
High Tension
Roland Tings
Sampa The Great
Lucy Cliché
Dro Carey
World Champion
Nicole Miller

Saturday 23rd July

Saturday will be a huge moment for the mosh-loving rock heads with the highly anticipated At The Drive-In played what we assume will be a set placed right before the legendary The Cure. Locals Gang of Youths, Ball Park Music, and Harts will no doubt be putting on solid sets alongside internationals Santigold, Crystal Fighters, and Snakehips (a sing-a-long to “All My Friends” in the Mix-Up Tent is a must).

The Cure
At The Drive-In
Matt Corby
Sticky Fingers
What So Not
Gang of Youths
Crystal Fighters
Ball Park Music
Michael Kiwanuka
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
Beach Slang
Boo Seeka
Slum Sociable
Dom Dollar
Running Touch
Sui Zhen
The Meeting Tree

Sunday 24th July

Splendour’s final day will take more of a turn towards the softer, more delicate sounds of Sigur Ros, who will be performing their only Australian show, and James Blake, while production king Flume will be amongst the headliners. The Internet will be returning after playing as part of Laneway, but we’ve got a feeling this day will be all about the locals as the likes of Courtney Barnett, The Peatures, Urthboy, Remi, and Jagwar Ma hold it down for good Australian music.

James Blake
Sigur Ros (only Australian show)
Boy and Bear
Jake Bugg
Courtney Barnett
The Preatures
Duke Dumont (DJ set)
Golden Features
Tegan and Sara
City Calm Down
Mark Lanegan
Jagwar Ma
The Internet
Marlon Williams and the Yarra Benders
Little May
Spring King
Tired Lion
Green Buzzard
Just a Gent

Note that some bands (Melbourne Ska Orchestra and The Jungle Giants, for example) have not yet been confirmed for a specific day.

Tickets to Splendour in the Grass will be on sale from 9am on Thursday 21st April. For more information and to book tickets head to the official website HERE.


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Chris Singh

Chris Singh is the Deputy Editor of the AU review and a freelance travel writer. You can reach him on Instagram by following @chrisdsingh.

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