Splendour line up drops; The Strokes, The Cure & The Avalanches lead 2016 bill!

Well, god damn. After weeks of speculation, triple j today announced the line up for the 2016 Splendour in the Grass festival and it is huge. Headlining the Byron Bay event this July 22nd – July 24th at The Strokes, while rumoured headliners The Cure have also been confirmed. The Avalanches, who sparked excitement yesterday with updates to their social media channels, are also on the Splendour bill, playing their only Australian show.

Radiohead and LCD Soundsystem, two names who have been featuring heavily on the UK and American festival circuits so far this year, are noticeably missing from the Splendour bill, making us wonder what’s still to come.

Repping on the local front, heavy hitters including Courtney BarnettViolent SohoGang of YouthsFlume and Jagwar Ma are also featured, while some international artists we haven’t seen out this way in a little while like SantigoldThe KillsSigur RosJames Blake and a reunited At The Drive-In are also on their way back.

There’s a new stage coming to Splendour, with the Global Village this year hosting some of Australia and New Zealand’s best in contemporary world music; expect sets from the likes of BustamentoBobby AluKalidad and more! Burlesque, moving theatre and circus performers will also be roaming around – keep an eye out for those performers as well!

Highlights of the festival this year also include The Splendour Forum, which will host a series of panels and discussions featuring a cracking line up of guests including Tony Jones (Q&A). Splendour Arts also returns for 2016, with a program of eclectic and wildly enticing art installations, from sculpture to video art, a line up of talented contemporary artists will be doing their thing right throughout the festival.

Tickets for Splendour in the Grass are on sale from 9am sharp, April 21st – grab all the relevant information you need HERE!

SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2016 LINE UP

THE STROKES | Only Australian Show
THE AVALANCHES | Only Australian Show
SIGUR ROS | Only Australian Show
THE CURE
FLUME
JAMES BLAKE
AT THE DRIVE-IN
VIOLENT SOHO
HERMITUDE
BAND OF HORSES
SANTIGOLD
MATT CORBY
STICKY FINGERS
BOY & BEAR
COURTNEY BARNETT

JAKE BUGG
THE 1975
LEON BRIDGES
DUKE DUMONT (DJ SET)
JAMES VINCENT McMORROW | Only Australian Show
THE KILLS
THE PREATURES
WHAT SO NOT
YEARS AND YEARS
GANG OF YOUTHS
ILLY

PETER, BJORN & JOHN
BALL PARK MUSIC
CRYSTAL FIGHTERS
TEGAN AND SARA
DMA’S
JACK GARRATT
HAYDEN JAMES
CITY CALM DOWN
SNAKEHIPS
MARK LANEGAN
MICHAEL KIWANUKA

JAGWAR MA
KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD
THE JUNGLE GIANTS
THE INTERNET
MOTEZ
MARLON WILLIAMS
LIDO
EMMA LOUISE
KIM CHURCHILL
NOTHING BUT THIEVES
LAPSLEY
KACY HILL
SLUMBERJACK
ROBERT FORSTER (10 YEARS ON)
BEACH SLANG
URTHBOY
LITTLE MAY
BOO SEEKA

GANZ
SPRING KING
MELBOURNE SKA ORCHESTRA
FAT WHITE FAMILY
TOTAL GIOVANNI
SLUM SOCIABLE
METHYL ETHEL
L D R U
IN LOVING MEMORY OF SZYMON
BLOSSOMS
HIGH TENSION
ROLAND TINGS
SAMPA THE GREAT
THE WILD FEATHERS

HARTS
NGAIIRE
MONTAIGNE
TIRED LION
GREEN BUZZARD
JESS KENT
GOLD CLASS
LUCY CLICHE
OPIUO
DOM DOLLA
PACES
JUST A GENT
MAIL GRAB
RUNNING TOUCH
DRO CAREY
WAFIA
WORLD CHAMPION
NICOLE MILLAR
REMI
SUI ZHEN
FEI KILO
DRELLER
BANOFFEE

PLUS…

MOONBASE COMMANDER | THE MEETING TREE
TWINSY | PURPLE SNEAKERS DJs
HUMAN MOVEMENT | PANETE
SWICK | AMATEUR DANCE | RIBONGIA