After the typical weeks and months of speculation, Splendour In The Grass has finally announced its 2016 lineup in full.
The Byron Bay-based festival has exceeded most expectations this year, pulling out all the stops on the way to naming some massive overseas acts lead by English rockers The Cure, The Strokes, a reunited At The Drive In and James Blake, as well as notable mentions Santigold, Sigur Ros, Jake Bugg and The Kills.
The local contingent is just as impressive, with Flume set to close the main stage on the third day, and huge sets to come from Boy & Bear, Sticky Fingers, Courtney Barnett, Violent Soho, Sampa The Great, Hermitude, Matt Corby, Illy, Ball Park Music, The Preatures, Gang of Youths, Ngaiire and DMA’s.
Aussie experimental-electro group The Avalanches also make a surprise appearance on the bill, with Splendour set to be their only Australian show, and with any luck an indication that their more-than-a-decade-in-the-making sophomore album will be with us beforehand.
Splendour In The Grass will run from Friday, 22nd July to Sunday 24th July at its permanent home of North Byron Parklands.
Tickets go on sale Thursday 21st April at 9 am. See the full lineup below.
Splendour In The Grass 2016 Lineup
Friday, 22nd July
The Strokes (only Australian show)
The Avalanches (only Australian show)
Band Of Horses
James Vincent McMorrow (only Australian show)
Years and Years
Peter, Bjorn and John
Nothing But Theives
Fat White Family
Sampa The Great
Saturday, 23rd July
At The Drive-In
What So Not
Gang of Youths
Ball Park Music
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
The Meeting Tree
Sunday, 24st July
Sigur Ros (only Australian show)
Boy and Bear
Duke Dumont (DJ set)
Tegan and Sara
City Calm Down
Marlon Williams and the Yarra Benders
Just a Gent
triple j Unearthed winners and more to be announced.
Splendour In The Grass 2016
Friday, 22nd July – Sunday, 24th July
North Byron Parklands, Byron Bay
3-day Event Ticket (Friday to Sunday [also includes Thursday access]): $375 + booking fees
Single Day Tickets (Friday, Saturday or Sunday): $159 + booking fees
Camping Ticket (Wednesday to Monday): $120 + booking fees
Those intending to camp onsite will need to purchase an Event Ticket as well as a separate Camping Ticket. 2.1% transaction fee applies to all orders