Splendour in the Grass have gone all out for their 20th anniversary edition, sharing a lineup this morning which features Flume, The Strokes, Tyler, The Creator, and more.
Last week, Splendour organisers revealed that this year’s lineup would be arriving a little earlier than its traditional April announce date. Understandably, fans quickly found themselves trawling through their favourite bands’ tour dates to confirm whether or not a late-July tour gap might indicate their presence at Byron Bay this year.
Unfortunately, the only sure thing was a disappointing one, with organisers revealing that the mighty Rage Against the Machine won’t be headlining any of the nights, noting that, despite their best efforts, they were unable to snag the reformed political rockers.
Now, the all-important information regarding the festival’s massive 20th anniversary has arrived, with some massive international stars set to perform at the world-renowned event.
Heading up the 2020 bill is none other than Aussie icon Flume who, fresh from a silver medal in the Hottest 100 of 2019, is set to perform his only Aussie show at the event this year. Undoubtedly, with a spot as the headline act on the festival’s 20th anniversary, fans are in for what is bound to be one of Flume’s biggest shows to date.
Moving on, no Splendour in the Grass lineup is complete with a visit from The Strokes. While the New York City rockers have been a little quiet in recent years, Aussie fans have been eager to see them for some time now. In fact, their last two Australian performances came by way of the 2016 and 2010 Splendour lineups, indicating that their forthcoming record, The New Abnormal, will provide local fans with a very welcome return.
Meanwhile, Tyler, The Creator is set to return to our shores (only months after last visiting) with his only Aussie show at the festival. Likewise, New York icons the Yeah Yeah Yeahs join the bill, alongside the legends like Glass Animals, Grinspoon, and the one and only Midnight Oil, who are bringing The Makarrata Project to the festival.
The Splendour in the Grass lineup doesn’t end there though, with major additions from the likes of Violent Soho, DMA’S, King Princess, Duke Dumont, Bad//Dreems, The Chats, G Flip, Sampa the Great, and much more set to turn Splendour’s 20th anniversary into one of the biggest festival celebrations we’ve seen for a very long time.
In addition to this stunning lineup, Splendour also revealed last week that the world-renowned Berlin-based Australian artist Lucy Dyson will be serving as the festival’s 2020 Artist in Residence.
With her collages described as being “beautifully detailed, unique and off-beat” by the likes of Gotye, her work being exhibited in major galleries, museums, and arts festivals around the world, and having created works for the likes of Beyoncé, Courtney Barnett, Paul Kelly, and more, Splendour in the Grass have undoubtedly snagged a giant in the world of creative arts for this year’s event.
Splendour in the Grass is set to take place at the North Byron Parklands from Friday, July 24 until Sunday, July 26, while tickets will go on sale from Thursday, February 27, with payment plans available once again.
Splendour in the Grass 2020 Lineup
Flume (Only Aus show)
Tyler, The Creator (Only Aus show)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Midnight Oil (The Makarrata Project)
Duke Dumont Live
Alex The Astronaut
The Babe Rainbow perform The Velvet Underground’s Loaded
The Big Moon
Brame & Hamo
Dro Carey & DJ Scorpion
The Jungle Giants
The Lazy Eyes
Mo’Ju (fka Mojo Juju)
Northeast Party House
Rolling Blackouts CF
Sampa The Great
Shannon & The Clams
The Soul Movers
triple j Unearthed winners
Plus Mix-Up DJs
Shantan Wantan Ichiban
Friday, July 24th – Sunday, July 26th
North Byron Parklands, Tweed Valley Way, Wooyung, NSW
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