Staying true to the tradition of being one of Australia's best music festivals, Splendour in the Grass has dropped a doozy of a lineup for it's 2018 run. In just a few months, the likes of Vampire Weekend, Franz Ferdinand, and The Wombats, will be repping the six strings alongside a slew of local shredders including Gang Of Youths, Alex Lahey and DZ Deathrays.
But life ain't all about the riffs, and Splendour '18 is a veritable melting pot of variety, with Kendrick Lamar and Lorde leading the headline slots, while Chvrches, Girl Talk anmd MGMT are helping round out the international roster. Wild mosh pits will be dutifully handled by The Bronx and even Black Flag legend Henry Rollins is popping over to tell some punky, political stories in his only Australian show.
In fact, there are plenty of acts making one-off appearances at Splendour, who haven't been across the pond in years. This may be your only chance to see them on stage in Australia, in 2018.
Other Aussies include Dune Rats & Friends, DMA's, The Jungle Giants and Australia's leading Electric Lady, Jack River. WAAX, Ballpark Music and Alex The Astronaut (who counts Elton John among her fans), are coming to party as well.
As always, the three-day Byron Bay getaway is likely to sell faster than Rollins waxing lyrical about the time he met David Bowie, especially if you and your mates are after a coveted camping pass. So make sure you're ready at 9am on Thursday, 19th of April (or half an hour earlier just to be safe), and feast your eyes on the full lineup in the mean time. Also, smash a shoey - apparently that's what people do there.
General Sale: Thursday, 19th April, 9am
Single, three day and camping passes available.
Camping tickets must be purchased separately in addition to festival passes.
Splendour in the Grass
Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd July | North Byron Parklands, Byron Bay
Tix: Call 1300 GET TIX (438 849)
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 / James Bay / PNAU / Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite / 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 (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 (TBA)