British rock band The Cure.
British rock band The Cure. Rick Jose

The Cure, The Strokes headline Splendour in the Grass 2016

ROCK bands The Cure and The Strokes will headline this year's Splendour in the Grass music festival in Byron Bay.

The highly anticipated first line-up announcement was revealed this morning on Triple J's breakfast radio show and also included Violent Soho, The 1975, Boy and Bear, Gang of Youths and Courtney Barnett.

Australian electronic group The Avalanches will also come out of hibernation for the three-day festival.

The group has reportedly been working on a new album for the past decade.

Fans clued on to The Avalanches' possible return yesterday when the band created an Instagram account out of the blue and updated their other social media accounts.

The Melbourne band is best known for its acclaimed debut album Since I Left You, which was voted the ninth best Australian album of all time in Triple J's Hottest 100 Australian Albums of All Time poll in 2011.

Splendour in the Grass, now in its 16th year, takes place at the North Byron Parklands from July 22 to 24.

So far the reaction on social media has been mostly positive, with a few Twitter users complaining about the cost of tickets.

A three-day pass with a camping ticket will set a punter back $$495 plus booking fees and that doesn't include travel costs or food and drinks.

Tickets, which have sold out in a matter of minutes in previous years, go on sale Thursday April 21 at 9am AEST through Moshtix.
 

2016 Splendour in the Grass line-up

The Strokes (only Aus show)
The Cure
Flume
The Avalanches (only Aus show)
James Blake
At The Drive-In
Violent Soho
Hermitude
Band of Horses
Sigur Ros (only Aus show)
Santigold
Matt Corby
Sticky Fingers
Boy & Bear
Courtney Barnett
Jake Bugg
The 1975
Leon Bridges
Duke Dumont (DJ set)
James Vincent McMorrow (only Aus show)
The Kills
The Preatures
What So Not
Years And Years
Gang Of Youths
Illy
Peter, Bjorn & John
Band Of Horses
Golden Features
Crystal Fighters
Ball Park Music
Tegan & 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
Methyl Ethel
Slum Sociable
L D R U
In Loving Memorty 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
Mall grab
Dom Dolla
Paces
Just A Gent
Dro Carey
Running Touch
Wafia
World Champipn
Suzi Zhen
Remi
Nicole Millar
Dreller
Feki Kllo
Banoffee

plus
Moonbase Comander
The Meeting Tree
Twinsy
Purple Sneaker Djs
Human Movement
Panete
Swick
Amateur Dance
Ribongia

 



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