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Splendour in the Grass line-up

GOTH rocker Jack White and alternative rockers Smashing Pumpkins will headline this year's Splendour in the Grass.

The three-day music festival returns to Byron Bay's Belongil Fields this year with an impressive line-up including British acts Bloc Party and The Kooks and American post-hardcore band At The Drive-In in their only Australian shows.

Today's first line-up announcement also included international indie darlings The Shins, Lana Del Rey, Gossip and Miike Snow.

Joining the visitors on the bill is an equally impressive contingent of Aussie acts including Hilltop Hoods, 360, Kimbra, Wolfmother, Angus Stone and Tame Impala.

"The show has grown over the past few years with the addition of an extra day," said Splendour co-producers Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco.

"We have a bunch more bands on the line-up and new venues like The Forum, the Very Small Mall and Day Spa etcetera, plus we've got some surprises in store this year.

"It will definitely be the best Splendour ever staged in Byron Bay."

The festival spent two years at Woodford in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland as organisers searched for a larger site outside Byron to expand the event.

To accommodate more punters at Belongil Fields, this year's camping will be offsite at Byron's North Beach Campground.

Tickets for the twelfth annual festival, which runs from July 27 to 29, go on sale Friday April 27 at 9am through Moshtix.

 

First 2012 Splendour in the Grass Line-Up Announcement

  • Jack White
  • Bloc Party (only Australian show)
  • Smashing Pumpkins
  • At The Drive-in (only Australia show)
  • The Shins
  • Hilltop Hoods
  • The Kooks (only Australian show)
  • Gossip
  • Miike Snow
  • Dirty Three (only Australian show)
  • Lana Del Rey
  • 360
  • Azealia Banks
  • Tame Impala
  • Explosions In The Sky (only Australian show)
  • Band of Skulls
  • Ladyhawke
  • The Afghan Whigs
  • Missy Higgins
  • Wolfmother
  • Metric
  • Kimbra
  • Mudhoney
  • 50 Years of Dylan
  • Spiderbait
  • Django Django
  • Gypsy & The Cat
  • San Cisco
  • Last Dinosaurs
  • Electric Guest
  • Muscles
  • Angus Stone
  • Dz Deathrays
  • Howler
  • Lanie Lane
  • Fun
  • Big Scary
  • Michael Kiwanuka
  • Seekae
  • Friends
  • Yacht club dj's
  • Bertie blackman
  • jinja safari
  • Blue King Brown
  • Youth Lagoon
  • Pond
  • The Beautiful Girls
  • Yuksek
  • Tijuana Cartel
  • Ball Park Music
  • The Rubens
  • Ben Howard
  • Bleeding Knees Club
  • Zulu Winter
  • The Medics
  • Shihad
  • Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
  • Husky
  • Kate Miller-Heidke
  • Father John Misty
  • Emma Louise
  • Chet Faker
  • here we go magic
  • Parachute Youth
  • Mosman Alder
  • The Cast of Cheers
  • Wolf & Cub
  • Gossling

 

Plus DJ sets by:

  • Beni
  • Sampology (AV/DJ show)
  • Canyons (DJ set)
  • Nina Las Vegas
  • Danny T
  • Alison Wonderland
  • Nice and Ego (AV/DJ set)
  • Flume
  • Gloves
  • Luke Million
  • Harris Robotis
  • Alley Oop

Topics:  music festival, splendour in the grass




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