Splendour in the Grass 2017
After six years, LCD Soundsystem are coming back to Australia as part of Splendour's dream-fulfilling lineup.
April 02, 2017
Throw those GoPros, bubble bottles and novelty gumboots in your rucksack, Splendour in the Grass is returning to North Byron Parklands for another year of festival merriment. As usual, rumours have run wild in anticipation of the lineup announce, but the details for Splendour 2017 are finally here.
And we're happy to report that some of the rumours were true. As announced by triple j, there's no Lorde or Frank Ocean, but LCD bloody Soundsystem will be Splendouring — it will be the reunited band's first return to Australia since they played Big Day Out back in 2011. The lineup also doesn't state that Splendour is their only show, so stay tuned for news of a national tour (hopefully). It also seems that, happily, the predictions for The xx and Queens of the Stone Age were correct too.
Joining them is one heck of a lineup that includes HAIM, RL Grime, Banks and Two Door Cinema Club, along with Future Islands and LA hip hip artist Schoolboy Q, who will be doing one-off Australian shows at the festival. Australian artists on the bill include Tash Sultana, King Gizzard, D.D Dumbo, Dune Rats, A.B Original, Big Scary and more.
Anyway, we know what you're here for. We'll cut to the chase.
SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2017 LINEUP
Queens of the Stone Age
ScHoolboy Q (only Aus show)
Two Door Cinema Club
Father John Misty
Catfish and the Bottlemen
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard
Future Islands (only Aus show)
Rag 'N' Bone Man
The Smith Street Band
The Kite String Tangle
The Lemon Twigs
Late Nite Tuff Guy
Kirin J Callinan
The Peep Tempel
The Wilson Pickers
Harvey Sutherland and Bermuda
plus triple j Unearthed winners
Splendour will return to North Byron Parklands on Friday 21, Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July. Onsite camping will once again be available from Wednesday, July 19.
Tickets go on sale Thursday, April 6 at 9am sharp AEST. More info will soon be available at the official Splendour In The Grass site.
Image: Bianca Holderness.