The countdown to Splendour in the Grass 2018 has commenced with another blistering line-up of some of the world’s best bands set to blaze across four stages at this year’s festival, writes Georgina Bible.
Organisers of Splendour in the Grass have dropped another world class line-up of music on North Byron Parklands, with some of the biggest legends in music from Australia and around the world to perform at the festival.
Kendrick Lamar spearheads the Splendour line-up this year straight off the back of winning the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music, making Lamar the first non-jazz or classical artist to win the award.
The stellar international cast also includes Lorde, Vampire Weekend, Khalid, The Wombats, CHVRCHES, Miguel, Franz Ferdinand, MGMT, Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite and the legendary Henry Rollins.
Australian acts make up around 70 per cent of the Splendour line-up this year, making the festival the best place to catch Australian live music, including Hilltop Hoods, Angus & Julia Stone, Gang Of Youths, DMA’S, PNAU, The Avalanches DJ set and Dune Rats.
In all, over 100 acts will perform over three days across the Amphitheatre, GW McLennan tent, Mix Up and Tiny Dancer stages.
Tickets to Splendour were snapped up within minutes when they went on sale, with a record number of fans waiting online. A ticket resale facility – the only place where legitimate tickets for Splendour in the Grass 2018 can be purchased – has opened for anyone that missed out.
Splendour’s co-producers Jessica Ducrou and Paul Pittico were thrilled to see so many people wanting to attend the festival this year.
“The love and excitement for Splendour this year has been nothing short of amazing. We’re thrilled to be bringing you another awesome edition of Splendour in the Grass!” they said.
But Splendour isn’t only about great music. Splendour in the Grass also plays host to an innovative arts and cultural program that showcases some of the best arts practitioners from Australia and around the world. The 2018 program will once again present everything from projections and paintings to large-scale street art and unexpected encounters with life-size art installations.
And for Generation X and Y music fans that now have children, Splendour in the Grass organisers are set to continue their innovative Little Splendour program. Little Splendour is located in a fully fenced and secured area in the middle of Splendour in the Grass, designed exclusively for families to relax and explore their creativity. And when it’s time to count sheep, a dedicated family friendly campground has been set aside specifically for families in a quiet pocket of the regular camping area.
SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2018 – SOLD OUT
Friday 20 July, Saturday 21 July and Sunday 22 July
North Byron Parklands
Tweed Valley Way, Wooyung (15 mins north of Byron Bay)
KENDRICK LAMAR • LORDE (ONLY AUS SHOW) • VAMPIRE WEEKEND (ONLY AUS SHOW) • KHALID (ONLY AUS SHOW) • THE WOMBATS • HILLTOP HOODS • CHVRCHES • MIGUEL • GIRL TALK (ONLY AUS SHOW) • ANGUS & JULIA STONE • GANG OF YOUTHS • FRANZ FERDINAND • MGMT • BEN HOWARD • DUNE RATS & FRIENDS • BEN HARPER & CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE • PNAU • JAMES BAY • THE AVALANCHES DJ SET • CHROMEO • DMA’S • BALL PARK MUSIC • HENRY ROLLINS (ONLY AUS SHOW) • SAFIA • THE JUNGLE GIANTS • LIL XAN • METHYL ETHEL • AMY SHARK • THE BRONX • OCEAN ALLEY • CARMADA BY L D R U & YAHTZEL • DZ DEATHRAYS • LORD HURON • MIDDLE KIDS • HOCKEY DAD • TOWKIO • CUB SPORT • TOUCH SENSITIVE • SAMPA THE GREAT • DEAN LEWIS • SKEGSS • ALBERT HAMMOND JR • MALLRAT • MARMOZETS • ALEX LAHEY • RITON & KAH-LO • JACK RIVER • SUPERORGANISM • ANNA LUNOE • LEWIS CAPALDI • ALL OUR EXES LIVE IN TEXAS • ALEX THE ASTRONAUT • YUNGBLUD • CROOKED COLOURS • NINA LAS VEGAS • SOCCER MOMMY (ONLY AUS SHOW) • ELDERBROOK • ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER • TIM SWEENEY • STELLA DONNELLY • BULLY • BAKER BOY • WAFIA • NO MONO • WAAX • ANGIE MCMAHON • WEST THEBARTON • EVES KARYDAS • G FLIP • THE BABE RAINBOW • HAIKU HANDS • DIDIRRI • ALICE IVY • AMYL & THE SNIFFERS • ZIGGY RAMO • FANTASTIC MAN • LO’99 • HUMAN MOVEMENT • MANU CROOK$ • KASBO • MADAM X • ANDRAS ALTA • ARA KOUFAX • TWO PEOPLE • B WISE • MADE IN PARIS • JENSEN INTERCEPTOR • WOODES • TEISCHA • ANTONY & CLEOPATRA • MUTO • ELK ROAD • TRIPLE J UNEARTHED WINNERS
PLUS MIKE GURRIERI • LOVE DELUXE • LAUREN HANSOM • POOLCLVB • GODLANDS • NYXEN • EMMA STEVENSON • EBONY BOADU