By Helen Tran
Stop paying attention to whatever class you’re in right now UTS, because the Splendour in the Grass 2016 line-up is here and as always, it has everyone.
Announced on Triple J radio station by breakfast time radio boys Matt & Alex this morning, this year’s line up is an electric mix between the new, the old and the great.
Silent drumroll please…This year’s SITG headliners are:
This classic English rock band undoubtedly stole the spotlight on this year’s line up. Their last album was released in 2008, but that doesn’t mean that they’ve been inactive – they’ve been playing shows all around the world, touring North America for the next few months before making the trek down under to provide those sweet, rock tunes. It’s Wednesday and the Cure have broken our hearts, but by Splendour Friday we’ll be in love.
The Stroke’s last album ‘Comedown Machine’ (2013) has had them travelling around the world for the past few years, and now they’re making their way downtown as another headliner for Splendour.
How happy we all are to hear this name. After blasting straight through the speakers and into our hearts with tracks like ‘Insane’ and ‘Holdin’ On’ in 2012, Flume has since been churning out party tracks sure to please a mosh. His track ‘Never Be Like You ft. Kai’ has been reigning at the top of the charts for the past few weeks, and now Aussie fans will get a chance to jive to this one live.
Boy and Bear
Fresh off of their One Night Stand in Geraldton (WA), the classic Australian band are returning to the stage. With the release of their album ‘Limit of Love’ October last year, the band of fivewill be touring America before returning home to play at Splendour in The Grass.
The line up is jam-packed with numerous other great acts. From overseas we’ve got James Blake, The 1975, Peter Bjorn and John, The Internet, Santigold and Jack Garrett.
Australian acts like Matt Corby, Sticky Fingers, What So Not, Ball Park Music, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard and Jungle Giants are also making their way to Byron Bay this July.
A bonus surprise for all those Splendour fans out there, The Avalanches are set to return to the stage after 15 years in hiatus. Known for tracks ‘Since I Left You’ and ‘Frontier Psychiatrist’, they’re dusting off their instruments and tuning their guitars.
Start packing your bags now, brush up on your dance moves and get ready to buy tickets next Thursday 21st April at 9am.
Check out the full line up below: