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By Shannon Connellan
April 23, 2014
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By Shannon Connellan
April 23, 2014
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Finally, furious pub debates have some legs. After months of pitching, analysing and suspiciously eyeing off touring schedules, we can rest easy: the 2014 Splendour in the Grass first lineup announcement is out of its cage. After Outkast leaked their own headlining spot this week, attention turned to the remaining Maybe Pile - with every last artist from Massive Attack to Action Bronson pitched with smug confidence.

So who's in?

Confirmed as headliners after an awkward leaked post by the duo on the Splendour website, Outkast will be taking out the top spot on the first night. After a seven-year hiatus, Big Boi and Andre 3000 made a triumphant return to the stage recently at Coachella Music and Arts Festival in California.

Cailfornian festival favourites Foster The People were a 'Pumped Up Kicks'-loving Splendour crowd favourite in 2011 and will return with more material this year. British trio London Grammar will bring their ethereal trip hop to Byron after their billing last year didn't work out due to timing. Two Door Cinema Club and Lily Allen will return to Australia for their first shows here in over a year. But one of the biggest surprises is the addition of Brooklyn's beloved Interpol, who no one really saw coming.

After letting tour plans slip on triple j, Sky Ferreira can now officially confirm her spot on the lineup, returning quite soon after a recent Australian tour. Others who couldn't keep away include Danny Brown, Darkside, Parquet Courts and CHVRCHES, all of whom recently played killer shows around these parts.

The Australian contingent (lead by deadset legends Hoodoo Gurus) sees Angus and Julia Stone and Spiderbait return to the stage, as well as RÜFÜS, Vance Joy, The Preatures, Sticky Fingers, The Jezabels, Ball Park Music, Courtney Barnett, DZ Deathrays, Violent Soho and more homegrown favourites sure to prompt All The Singalongs.

There's a few wildcards sure to stir significant hype closer to the date, including Icelandic melodic folkster Ásgeir, New York punk rockers Skaters and returning eclectic folk-pop queen tUnE-yArDs.

Splendour in the Grass 2014 will take place from Friday July 25 through to Sunday July 27, returning to the festival's new home of North Byron Parklands, Yelgun.

Full lineup:

Outkast (Only Aus Show)
Two Door Cinema Club (Only Aus Show)
Lily Allen
Interpol (Only Aus Show)
Foster The People
Angus & Julia Stone
City And Colour
London Grammar
Vance Joy
Darkside (Only Aus Show)
RÜFÜS
Ben Howard
Kelis
Metronomy
Hoodoo Gurus
Chvrches (Only Aus Show)
Grouplove
The Jezabels
Tune-Yards
360
Wild Beasts
Danny Brown (Only Aus Show)
Illy
First Aid Kit
Violent Soho
Ásgeir
Spiderbait
The 1975
Ball Park Music
Art Vs Science
Buraka Som Sistema (Only Aus Show)
The Preatures
Parquet Courts (Only Aus Show)
Sticky Fingers
Peking Duk
Sky Ferreira
Future Islands
Courtney Barnett
Phantogram
DZ Deathrays
Skaters
Gossling
Jungle
The Strypes
Hot Dub Time Machine
The Kite String Tangle
Ry-X
Mikhael Paskalev
Wave Racer
The Acid
Saskwatch
Kingswood
Circa Waves
Broods
Dustin Tebbutt
The Head And The Heart
DMA'S
Darren Middleton
Little May
Darlia
D.D Dumbo
Tkay Maidza
The Creases
The Wild Feathers
Chrome Sparks
Fractures
Mas Ysa
Nick Mulvey
Triple J Unearthed Winners

Plus DJs & Producers:
Nina Las Vegas
Yacht Club DJs
Motez
Touch Sensitive
Indian Summer
Wordlife
L D R U & Yahtzel DJs
Cosmos Midnight
Sable
Kilter
Basenji
KLP
Fishing DJs
Paces
Charles Murdoch

More information and tickets over here at the Splendour website.

Published on April 23, 2014 by Shannon Connellan

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