Splendour In The Grass side show tickets go on sale today! If you were one of many people who missed out on scoring yourself a ticket to Splendour this year, don’t fret, one of your favourite bands or artists may be coming to your city to play a more intimate side show. The line up, which was announced on Friday, consists of:
JAMES BLAKE * AT THE DRIVE-IN * THE 1975 * JAKE BUGG with BLOSSOMS * JACK GARRATT with KACY HILL * PETER, BJORN and JOHN * MARK LANEGAN BAND * BEACH SLANG + SPRING KING * LÅPSLEY * NOTHING BUT THIEVES * FAT WHITE FAMILY
Or even if you are going to Splendour but your favourite act of all time is playing again in a side show, see them twice (I know I would). Here is everything you need to know below.
James Blake played at Splendour In The Grass in 2003 and sold out side shows all around the country, including the Sydney Opera House. Voted as the best international Tour Of The Year by Tonedeaf, Blake is known for captivating and mesmerising audiences with his soulful vocals and talented instrumentals. After the incredible response from his second album Overgrown, including a Grammy Nomination for Best New Artist, Blake has been working on a third album and recently been sharing new material building up the anticipation.
Tue 26 Jul – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Wed 27 Jul – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne
Thu 28 Jul – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Sat 30 Jul – HBF Stadium, Perth
AT THE DRIVE-IN
Announced earlier this year, seminal post-hardcore act At the Drive-In are reuniting and making their first appearance as a band since 2012. It’s been 16 years since their LP and it’s been recently confirmed they are working on new music. However, founding member Jim Ward will not be appearing on the upcoming run of reunion shows. Whilst this move has angered the purists, it is unlikely to deter the majority turning out at Forum Theatre and Enmore Theatre to witness a resurrection both furious and nostalgic, featuring revered jams from 2000’s Relationship of Command.
Fri 22 Jul – Forum Theatre, Melbourne
Sun 24 Jul – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
With the recent release of their second LP I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It, The 1975 have been growing as one of the world’s biggest bands right now. The album debuted as #1 on the ARIA and iTunes charts and their Australian shows in January sold out in a couple of hours. Currently playing at Coachella, and then Glastonbury, you wouldn’t want to miss the chance of seeing The 1975 live in Australia while you have the chance!
Sat 23 Jul – Sydney Show Grounds at Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney
Sun 24 Jul – Hisense Arena, Melbourne
JAKE BUGG with special guests BLOSSOMS (UK)*
Having just announced the release date (June 17th) for his third album On My One, Jake Bugg is an artist who has accelerated into remarkable musical praise for his young age of 21. At 18 years old, Bugg debuted his self-titled album in the UK, which then went to double platinum and he was shortlisted for the UK Mercury Music Prize. 12 months later and the second album Shangri La was released, earning Bugg a sold out UK tour, a Brits Nomination and a landmark show at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Joining him for the tour is the Stockport five-piece Blossoms. Hot on the radar this year, Blossoms was announced as number four on the BBC Sound of 2016 list as well as MTV’s Brand New For 2016.
Tue 26 Jul – State Theatre, Sydney
Wed 27 Jul – Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Fri 29 Jul – Metro City, Perth* (Blossoms will not be performing in Perth)
JACK GARRATT with special guest Kacy Hill (USA)
Jack Garratt is a London based singer/producer/multi-instrumentalist who manages to do everything himself and do an astounding job of it. Garratt released his debut album Phase in February and was awarded Triple J’s Feature Album. With his breakout single Weathered and the many festival appearances around the UK and US, Garratt was the winner of the critic’s choice award for the BBC Music Sound Poll of 2016 and the 2016 Brit Awards. He will be joined by new singer/song writer Kacy Hill for the Splendour side shows after being introduced by Rick Rubin and Garratt then produced her original single Foreign Fields.
Wed 20 Jul – 170 Russell, Melbourne
Thu 21 Jul – Metro Theatre, Sydney
PETER, BJORN and JOHN
The swedish trio we all know and love from the very popular song Young Folks are back after taking some time off to work hard on all their musical endeavours. Peter, Bjorn and John have set the release date for their seventh album around June this year. Their indie pop sounds are not to be missed, as we see musical journey the boys have taken next, hopefully another hit song!
Wed 20 Jul – Metro Theatre, Sydney
Thu 21 Jul – The Corner, Melbourne
MARK LANEGAN BAND
At 50 years old, Mark Lanegan has almost 50 albums in his discography. The former frontman of iconic 90’s band Screaming Trees, Lanegan has collaborated with a wide range of artists within his nine albums, including; Queens Of The Stone Age, Mad Season, Isobel Campbell, Duke Garwood, Greg Dulli and of corse Screaming Trees. His growling baritone vocals and electro/blues signature sound, as well as his badass antics, Mark Lanegan is definitely a performer you don’t want to miss.
Fri 22 Jul – The Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne
Sat 23 Jul – The Factory Theatre, Sydney
BEACH SLANG + SPRING KING
Co-headlining this show together, punk-pop Beach Slang and rockers Spring King are going to leave the audiences with a memorable Splendour side show. The US Beach Slang have been playing shows at SXSW before they make their Australian debut this July. Their full length album The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us, has been the pivotal point in their career. Their sound is a reminder of youth and vulnerability, and their pop punk sounds go hand in hand with Spring King’s highly praised singles City and Rectifier. Having not released an album yet, Spring King’s have already caught the attention of Zane Lowe, Triple J, Radio 1 and 6 Music.
Wed 20 Jul – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Sun 24 Jul – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Visit www.secretsoundstouring.com for ticket details.