With Splendour in The Grass being put on ice until next year, triple j aren’t letting that stop them from celebrating the festival’s influence, announcing plans for an archival series of broadcasts in its place.
Originally set to take place from July 24th until July 26th, this year’s edition of Splendour in The Grass was set to be a special one, serving as the 20th anniversary of the iconic festival. Unfortunately, the global COVID-19 pandemic saw these plans put on hold, and while “ambitious” plans of an October rescheduling were announced, the festival was eventually pushed back to mid-2021.
Traditionally, the Splendour weekend would also see triple j broadcasting from the festival, featuring backstage interviews, live sets, and more granular content unavailable elsewhere. However, the beloved youth broadcaster aren’t letting the annus horribilis that is 2020 get them down, announcing their ‘Splendour in The Past’ plans earlier today.
Taking place from 9am to 6pm on both Saturday, July 25th and Sunday, July 26th, triple j will be sharing live recordings from their archives, including the likes of Childish Gambino, Gang of Youths, Lana Del Rey, Vampire Weekend, Florence + The Machine, HAIM, Bloc Party, Violent Soho, Meg Mac, Thelma Plum, Stormzy, and more.
They’ll also be speaking to fans about their favourite memories of the festival, digging up some old interviews, and revisiting classic moments from Splendour history, including the likes of Lorde finding her big break by replacing Frank Ocean.
Earlier this week, Splendour in The Grass organisers announced more details about their 2021 event, including the fact that while The Strokes and Tyler, The Creator would remain as festival headliners, a scheduling conflict has seen Flume replaced by Gorillaz.
For more information about triple j’s ‘Splendour in The Past’, be sure to check out their website.
Splendour in the Grass 2021
Tyler, The Creator
Full lineup to be revealed in 2021
Friday, July 23rd – Sunday, July 25th
North Byron Parklands, Tweed Valley Way, Wooyung, NSW
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