Alarm set. Radio on.
It’s that time of year again, when the most important document in Australia is released. If you think I’m talking about the 2019 Budget then please do not read on.
That’s right, at 8am today this year’s Splendour in the Grass line up was announced, and boy are we ready. As the capacity increased from 35,000 punters to 50,000 to the festival this year, we were expecting higher revenues, and in turn, better acts.
Childish Gambino who unfortunately had to cancel his Australian tour late last year will not be saying goodbye just yet, as he headlines this year’s festival. You can expect an electric send off as it will be one of the last times Gambino (Donald Glover) will be performing as his alter ego.
Not only did Tame Impala recently play for one of the world’s largest music and arts festivals, Coachella, but will also be gracing the humble shores of Byron Bay. However, if you are more of freestyle dancer and less of sway-back-forth groover then be sure to catch Chancelor Jonathan Bennett, better known as Chance the Rapper.
Returning to the stage from previous years are Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Rubens, Ziggy Alberts and Courtney Barnett. If you missed out on Cosmos Midnights killer set at St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, see it for the first time or relive the energy all over again at Splendour. Also playing from Laneway is Triple J’s 2018 Unearthed Winner Kian.
There are some true gems hidden throughout the line-up. Some standouts for us: L.A. punk rock band Fidlar, angel from New south Wales, Thelma Plum, and the very groovy Little Simz.
Sell your car, sell a limb, shed a tear about your bank account later – and we’ll see you in the mosh.
See the full line up here.