The Strokes (only Australian show)
With so much uncertainty surrounding whether they’re still together, we’re pretty stoked they’re playing Splendour. They haven’t been to our shores in over 5 years, so it’s definitely time for these cool cats to come back.
Even if he doesn’t bring Queen Lorde with him, we know our boy Flume will be bringing the party to Splendour (and some new tracks, fingers crossed).
Splendour have outdone themselves this time with The Cure, perhaps one of the most important rock acts of all time. We’ll definitely be dancing to “Friday I’m in Love” come July.
We’ve been waiting for a while (only since 2000) for a follow up to Since I Left You. We’re in a for a treat, if their past albums are anything to go by.
Sigur Ros (only Australian show)
We thought the Icelandic rockers might be making the trip, given that they already booked a headlining slot at Fuji Rock. Kudos to Splendour for the variety and depth of the line up.
If you look closer down the lineup, once you recovered from the incredible trio of headliners, SITG is bringing some of the most buzzed about international acts back to Australia such as The 1975, the Internet and Years and Years.
We can’t get enough of Matt Healy, it seems.
He was a wild card at Falls, but this time he’ll be coming back to an audience ready to melt under the dulcet tones of Coming Home.
We’re celebrating the SITG lineup to Ocean Drive. That’s all.
Consistently winning fans on his first two Australian tours, we’re curious how his new album (and new style) will go down with fans. You’ll have to push past all the screaming fans to catch him and guitar, though!
Years and Years
They’ll be here again in October with Ellie Goulding but we were hoping they’d pop in for a little tour in the meantime so we’re pretty excited for their Splendour sojourn.
Tegan and Sara
While they’re buried a little further down the lineup, Tegan and Sara haven’t toured since 2014 and we’re keen to see what new material they have.
With any luck, you’ll probably have caught Queen CB at a festival already this year, but we’re keen to see her back and leading singalongs at SITG.
Finally, SITG have curated an excellent local line up, with local legends and rising stars like Banoffee, DMA’s, Slum Sociable and Gang of Youths. We can’t wait to catch crowd favourites like Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Hermitude, King Gizz and Boy & Bear on the festival circuit again and excited to see some newcomers.
Congratulations SITG. You’ve outdone yourself.
Take a good, long look at the lineup, you’ll be pinching yourself (like we are!) and hopefully lining up for tickets soon!
The Strokes (only Aus show)
The Avalanches (only Aus show)
At The Drive-In
Sigur Ros (only Aus show)
Boy & Bear
Duke Dumont (DJ set)
James Vincent McMorrow (only Aus show)
What So Not
Years And Years
Gang Of Youths
Peter, Bjorn & John
Band Of Horses
Ball Park Music
Tegan & Sara
City Calm Down
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
The Jungle Giants
Nothing But Thieves
Lapsley – hype!
Robert Forster (10 Years On)
Melbourne Ska Orchestra
Fat White Family
L D R U
In Loving Memory of Szymon
Sampa The Great
The Wild Feathers
Just A Gent
The Meeting Tree
Purple Sneaker Djs