Ah, Splendour in the Grass, the annual mud-fest held in Byron Bay each year and loved by music fans all over the country is making its triumphant return in 2016 and actually has a few decent bands on the line up this time around worth checking out. While we could sit here and go though every act we’re going to focus on the ones we think deserve the recognition, starting with:
We first discovered these hidden gems from Perth when they supported Spiderbait on their 25th Anniversary Tour and they blew us away the minute they started playing. The winners of the 2015 Triple J Unearthed have certainly proved their worth and they’ll be one act you don’t want to miss.
At The Drive-In
This post-hardcore act all the way from El Paso, Texas have had a cult following since their formation back in 1993 and paved the way for many aspiring acts in similar genres to follow suit. They just announced earlier this year they’re reuniting for a second time (minus guitarist Jim Ward) and not only will be heading off on a World Tour, but releasing new music too. Ward will be replaced by Sparta guitarist Keeley Davis.
Nothing else needs to be said about this lords from Brisbane. They are absolutely killing it right now, especially after their latest album WACO hit #1 on the Aria Charts. If you go to Splendour and DON’T see Soho, you’re obviously doing it wrong.
As the boys from South Park stated in their Mecha-Streisand episode all those years ago, “Dude, it’s Robert Smith of The Cure“, no doubt you’ll be saying the same when these legends hit the stage for the first time in a few years. One of the most memorable times we last saw The Cure in Australia was when they performed at the Sydney Opera House back in 2011 for the Vivid Festival. These legends should not be missed
It’s no secret we have been backing High Tension since we first laid eyes and ears on them and they are continuing to dominate the music scene in Australia with every year that passes. The fact these guys and girls have scored a spot at the festival goes to show their music breaks barriers and they deserve all the recognition they deserve. If you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet, now would be the time to do so.
As if we wouldn’t give a mention to this great American rock band, since formation back in 1998 front-man Julian Casablancas and co. have toured the world and cemented themselves in the ever growing list of bands that will be remembered for years to come. No strangers to the festival (they headlines back in 2010) they’ll be sure to pull one of the biggest crowds of the whole weekend.
Tickets for Splendour in the Grass are On-Sale 9am Thursday April 21st via Moshtix
Prices are $375 for a Three Day Pass or $159 for a Single Day Pass
Camping Tickets $120 +BF
Until next time, rock the fuck out