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The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - LIVE & LOUD -

AS­plen­dour in the Grass pro­ducer says fes­ti­val or­gan­is­ers weren't an­noyed hip-hop duo OutKast leaked the news they were on the line-up days be­fore it was of­fi­cially launched.

Ac­cord­ing to Paul Piticco, who co-pro­duces the fes­ti­val with Jes­sica Du­crou, the slip-up helped gen­er­ate more ex­cite­ment for the By­ron Bay event.

“I think that if any­thing, it kind of built the an­tic­i­pa­tion to­wards the fes­ti­val a lit­tle bit so I don't think it was a bad thing,” Piticco says. “I think ev­ery­body's pretty happy that OutKast are play­ing, so no harm, no foul.”

The July 25-27 fes­ti­val's lineup was an­nounced last week on Wed­nes­day morn­ing.

Piticco said the At­lanta duo, An­dre 3000 and Big Boi, were happy to rec­tify the slip-up.

“We just said that you know we're not meant to an­nounce un­til Wed­nes­day and they just went ‘Woops' and took it down,” he says. “No big deal.”

Piticco says the leak hap­pened be­cause the duo had con­firmed a “bunch of fes­ti­vals” and Splen­dour just hap­pened to be in that bunch.

“I would as­sume there were other fes­ti­vals that hadn't an­nounced them yet who were in the same sit­u­a­tion,” he says.

Aside from OutKast, other big names on the line-up in­clude Lily Allen, Interpol, Two Door Cin­ema Club, Lon­don Gram­mar, Kelis and Fos­ter the People.

Lo­cal acts in­clude Hill­top Hoods, Triple J's Top 100 win­ner Vance Joy and The Prea­tures.

The fes­ti­val is at North By­ron Park­lands with the main stage on the site's nat­u­ral am­phithe­atre. The three-day fes­ti­val will in­clude com­edy, craft, karaoke and shop­ping, along­side the mu­si­cal de­lights. Splen­dour in the Grass takes place July 25-27, By­ron Bay. Tick­ets on sale to­mor­row through moshtix.com.au.

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