Thrilling acts for Splen­dour 2018

Ken­drick La­mar and Lorde to head­line

Tweed Daily News - - PULSE - Seanna Cronin

KEN­DRICK La­mar, Lorde, Khalid, The Wom­bats and Vam­pire Week­end head­line a huge line-up for this year’s Splen­dour in the Grass.

This will be La­mar’s sec­ond visit to By­ron Bay af­ter he per­formed at Blues­fest two years ago.

His hit song Hum­ble also took out the top spot in last year’s Hottest 100 mu­sic poll.

Vam­pire Week­end also re­turn to By­ron af­ter play­ing Falls Fes­ti­val in 2014.

Lorde told Triple J she was ex­cited to be com­ing back to Splen­dour af­ter be­ing a last-minute ad­di­tion to the fes­ti­val five years ago.

“I am so ex­cited. Last time was my first big fes­ti­val show.

“Ob­vi­ously Frank Ocean pulled out and they called me ... it was so crazy,” she said. “I’m very ex­cited to be com­ing back to play.”

Ris­ing Aus­tralian hip hop star Baker Boy is among a stack of Aussie artists also on the bill, in­clud­ing Amy Shark, An­gus and Ju­lia Stone, Hill­top Hoods and The Avalanches.

De­spite hav­ing a sus­pi­cious, Splen­dour-shaped hole in his tour sched­ule, Jack White was not among the acts un­veiled on Wed­nes­day.

The three-day mu­sic fes­ti­val is now in its 18th year and has been held in the By­ron Bay area all but two of those years, when it tem­po­rar­ily re­lo­cated to Wood­for­dia on the Sun­shine Coast.

Other big names in the line-up in­clude: Khalid, The Wom­bats, Chvrches, Miguel, Gang of Youths, Franz Fer­di­nand, Mgmt, Ben Howard, Ben Harper & Char­lie Mus­sel­white and PNAU.

Splen­dour in the Grass will be held at the North By­ron Park­lands from Fri­day to Sun­day, July 20-22.

Tick­ets go on sale next Thurs­day, April 19, at 9am AEST via Moshtix.

PHOTO: RICHARD SHOTWELL

HEADLINER: Don’t miss Ken­drick La­mar at Splen­dour In The Grass. SPLEN­DOUR DROPS HUGE LINE-UP

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