The Cure, The Strokes, Flume Lead Splendour In The Grass 2016 Lineup

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)

Violent Soho


Band Of Horses

The 1975

Leon Bridges

James Vincent McMorrow (only Australian show)

The Kills

Years and Years


Peter, Bjorn and John


Jack Garrett


Emma Louise

Nothing But Theives

Robert Forster

Fat White Family

Methyl Ethyl

High Tension

Roland Tings

Sampa The Great

Lucy Cliché

Dro Carey

World Champion


Nicole Miller


Saturday, 23rd July 

The Cure

At The Drive-In


Matt Corby

Sticky Fingers

What So Not

Gang of Youths

Crystal Fighters

Ball Park Music


Michael Kiwanuka

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard


Beach Slang

Boo Seeka

Slum Sociable





Dom Dollar


Running Touch


Sui Zhen


The Meeting Tree

Sunday, 24st July


James Blake

Sigur Ros (only Australian show)

Boy and Bear

Jake Bugg

Courtney Barnett

The Preatures

Duke Dumont (DJ set)

Golden Features

Tegan and Sara

City Calm Down

Mark Lanegan

Jagwar Ma

The Internet

Marlon Williams and the Yarra Benders



Little May


Spring King

Tired Lion

Green Buzzard

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

Tickets: moshtix

Ticket Prices

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


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