Splendour in the Grass, returning to Byron Bay’s Belongil Fields after a two year stint at Woodford in Queensland, has today announced its lineup for 2012.
Jack White tops the bill, making it his first return to our shores since a low-key tour with The Dead Weather in 2010. The top of the bill is also shared by Splendour favourites Bloc Party, and the current incarnation of 90s rockers Smashing Pumpkins.
Splendour 2011 will be three full days as it was at Woodford, taking place from July 27 to 29. To increase capacity, organisers have opted to move all camping off-site. There will now be beachside camping on offer just down the road.
In addition to the lineup, organisers have promised that the move back to the smaller Belongil Fields site won’t see the loss of the ‘bells and whistles’ that appeared in its two years at Woodford.
“The show has grown over the past few years with the addition of an extra day. We have a bunch more bands on the lineup and new venues like The Forum, the Very Small Mall and Day Spa etcetera plus we’ve got some surprises in store this year. It will definitely be the best Splendour ever staged in Byron Bay,” said Splendour co-producers Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco.
The full lineup for Splendour 2012 includes:
JACK WHITE • BLOC PARTY (ONLY AUSTRALIAN SHOW) • SMASHING PUMPKINS • AT THE DRIVE-IN (ONLY AUSTRALIA SHOW) • THE SHINS • HILLTOP HOODS • THE KOOKS (ONLY AUSTRALIAN SHOW) • GOSSIP • MIIKE SNOW • DIRTY THREE (ONLY AUSTRALIAN SHOW) • LANA DEL REY • 360 • AZEALIA BANKS • TAME IMPALA • EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY (ONLY AUSTRALIAN SHOW) • BAND OF SKULLS • LADYHAWKE • THE AFGHAN WHIGS • MISSY HIGGINS • WOLFMOTHER • METRIC • KIMBRA • MUDHONEY • 50 YEARS OF DYLAN • SPIDERBAIT • DJANGO DJANGO • GYPSY & THE CAT • SAN CISCO • LAST DINOSAURS • ELECTRIC GUEST • MUSCLES • ANGUS STONE • DZ DEATHRAYS • HOWLER • LANIE LANE • FUN. • BIG SCARY • MICHAEL KIWANUKA • SEEKAE • FRIENDS • YACHT CLUB DJ’S • BERTIE BLACKMAN • JINJA SAFARI • BLUE KING BROWN • YOUTH LAGOON • POND • THE BEAUTIFUL GIRLS • YUKSEK • TIJUANA CARTEL • BALL PARK MUSIC • THE RUBENS • BEN HOWARD • BLEEDING KNEES CLUB • ZULU WINTER • THE MEDICS • SHIHAD • HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE • HUSKY • KATE MILLER-HEIDKE • FATHER JOHN MISTY • EMMA LOUISE • CHET FAKER • HERE WE GO MAGIC • PARACHUTE YOUTH • MOSMAN ALDER • THE CAST OF CHEERS • WOLF & CUB • GOSSLING