Thanks toTriple J www.abc.net.au/triplej/musicnews/s3480336.htm for this news piece below containing all the details on the Splendour in the Grass lineup for 2012!
The 2012 Splendour in the Grass festival is heading back to Byron Bay for the first time in 3 years and over 70 acts are set to put on the homecoming party.
Tom & Alex had the honour of announcing the full line up this morning on triple j breakfast and while there wasn’t any holograms included on the bill; there are few bands coming back from the dead.
Following their reformation gig at Coachella over the weekend, Texan outfit At The Drive-In will make their first visit to Australia in over a decade. The Shins return after 5 years away, Bloc Party make a comeback amidst break up rumours, Jack White will revive someWhite Stripes classics and The Afghan Whigs are resurrected after splitting in 2001.
There’s plenty of other acts making the trip so without further ado, we present to you, the Splendour in the Grass line up for July 27,28 and 29 – 2012:
Bloc Party (ONLY AUS SHOW)
At The Drive-In (ONLY AUS SHOW)
The Kooks (ONLY AUS SHOW)
Dirty Three (ONLY AUS SHOW)
Lana Del Rey
Explosions In The Sky (ONLY AUS SHOW)
The Afghan Whigs
50 Years Of Dylan
Band Of Skulls
Gypsy & The Cat
Yacht Club Dj’s
Blue King Brown
The Beautiful Girls
Ball Park Music
Bleeding Knees Club
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
Father John Misty
Here We Go Magic
The Cast Of Cheers
Wolf & Cub
Sampology (AV/DJ show)
Canyons (DJ Set)
Nina Las Vegas
Nice and Ego (AV/DJ show)
The Splendour crew have already split those acts across 3 days. Head here to see who’s playing when.
There’s more to come too. Like every year, triple j Unearthed will be giving one lucky band the opportunity to feature on the Splendour bill so be listening next week to find out how you could be on the line up.
Tickets on sale Friday 27 April 9am AEST
If you can’t make it to Byron Bay this year, don’t fret. triple j will be taking you there from Friday July 27 broadcasting sets live to air and giving you plenty of backstage gossip, news and interviews all weekend.
More info on all of that and plenty more Splendour details over here.