Thrilling acts for Splendour 2018
Kendrick Lamar and Lorde to headline
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.
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