The 2019 Splendour in the Grass Line-Up

It’s that time of the year folks where all the boho-junkies and festival hooligans smack their wrists and tighten their belts as the news of Splendour in the Grass 2019 trickles through their news feed.  Speculate no more, the Chinese whispers can stop.  The Splendour 2019 line-up has been announced. Where, in previous years, the line-up hasn’t impressed me entirely, I am surprised at the variety included in the 2019 line-up.  Especially with the international artists.

Rumours were that Travis Scott would headline, which is just as bullshit as calling Sicko Mode the Bohemian Rhapsody of this generation.  There would be no way that Scott’s elaborate stage set up would make it across the Pacific for a one-night performance.  Instead, Childish Gambino stands tall at the top of the bill.  An impressive feat, considering seven or eight years ago I saw Childish Gambino in a small-ass tent at one of the final Big Day Out festivals.  Tame Impala were a shoo-in if I can be so blunt, considering their new music currently circulating the interwebs and new live performances on Saturday Night Live.  And considering Kevin Parker’s international notoriety in the music industry, having Tame Impala co-headline feels as if there’s another international band at the helm of the line-up.  It’s a win-win for Splendour in the Grass there.

The highlights of the line-up , for me, include SZA, Foals, The Streets, Kwame, Wolfmother, The Beths, Warpaint, and Tropical Fuck StormKwame, in particular, who wowed everyone at last year’s BIGSOUND conference.  And Wolfmother, who is criminally low in the line-up for such an important band to modern Australian rock.  I hope they get the crowd they deserve.

Dope Lemon is another highlight for me, who I saw at the 2017 Splendour in the Grass but cannot remember a single minute due to a level of intoxication I am not proud of, still to this day.

Tickets for Splendour in the Grass 2019 go on sale for a couple minutes Thursday 11 April, 9am SHARP (as triple j like to point out so no one is to blame when they immediately sell out). Tickets can be found on the official Splendour in the Grass website.

The full line-up is as follows.

Childish Gambino
Tame Impala
Chance The Rapper
Catfish and the Bottlemen
James Blake
Santigold (only Australian show)
Courtney Barnett
The Lumineers
The Streets
What So Not
Matt Corby
‘Mystery Oz Act’
Wolf Alice
Friendly Fires
Dean Lewis
Cosmo’s Midnight
Meg Mac
Ziggy Alberts
Ruby Fields
Allday + Friends
K. Flay
The Rubens
Thelma Plum
Dope Lemon
Little Simz
Hayden James
Trophy Eyes
Channel Tres
Dear Seattle
Tyne-James Organ
The Beths
Slowly Slowly
Winston Surfshirt
Slaves (only Australian show)
Last Dinosaurs
Maribou State
Dermot Kennedy
Mike Servito
Sam Fender
Tropical F*ck Storm
The Teskey Brothers
Charly Bliss
Set Mo
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
Moaning Lisa
Pist Idiots
Thandi Phoenix
Local Natives
Andy Garvey
A. Swayze and the Ghosts
The Midnight
The Nude Party
Jacob Banks
Phony Ppl
Kyle Hall
Kie Servito
Harvey Sutherland (DJ set)
Pub Choir
Seb Wildblood
Nathan Micay
Kenji Takimi
Suzanne Kraft
DJ Jnett
Wax’o Paradiso
Jennifer Loveless
Noise In My Head
Skin On Skin
Rebel Yell
Body Promise
Donald’s House
Casual Connection
DJ Klasik
Close Counters (DJ set)
Lex Deluxe

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