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Flume (born Harley Streten) rose to prominence as a teenager with his scene-starting self-titled debut in 2012. Featuring the hits “Holding On,” “On Top,” “Sleepless” and others, the album topped the ARIA charts, garnered four spots in triple j’s Hottest 100 and sold out a massive Australian 40,000 cap tour. In the two years that followed, Flume established a name as a serious international contender thanks to his compelling live show and skillful remixes of high-profile acts including Lorde and Disclosure.
In March 2019, Flume shared Hi This Is Flume, a 38 minute mixtape and his first music since the widely-acclaimed and globally successful LP Skin. The mixtape showcases Flume’s talents as a pioneering electronic producer, one admired for exploring and melding complex sounds and making them sound like they’ve always existed. It’s accompanied by a striking visualiser directed by Harley’s friend and collaborator, Jonathan Zawada.
A global tour followed the mixtape, starting in North America with Lollapalooza, Outside Lands and two sold out Red Rocks Amphitheatres before returning home to headline Listen Out in Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Sydney in September and October. This touring has been punctuated by a steady flow of new music – the Quits EP with LA-based singer Reo Cragun, Let You Know featuring London Grammar and most recently Rushing Back with fellow Australian Vera Blue.
Perenially on point, The Strokes are bona fide rock n roll royalty! Emerging from New York City in 1998, the band released their debut album ‘Is This It’ in 2001 and the wave of acclaim travelled across the globe, ultimately being certified platinum in the US and UK and Gold in other countries around the world. And that was just the start! Four more much anticipated releases followed. With new single, ‘At The Door’ just out in Feb and their first album in seven years ‘The New Abnormal’ set to drop in April, The Strokes will hit the stage at Splendour after headline spots at Primavera Sound, Way Out West, Lollapalooza, The Governor’s Ball and Shaky Knees to name a few. We can’t wait to welcome them back to Byron!
Exclusive to Splendour and after a stunning performance and win for Best Rap Album at the 2020 Grammy Awards, Tyler, The Creator will play his first ever all ages Australian show. From co-founding the legendary collective Odd Future to scoring his first US number 1 album with last year’s Igor, he is inarguably one of themost innovative artists on the planet – with clothing line Golf Wang and even his own festival, Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival, on his long list of achievements. Tyler will touch down with his one of a kind live show at Splendour via headline spots at Primavera Sound, Roskilda and Parklike.
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are true indie rock royalty! Originating from New York City in 2000, the band released their first studio album, ‘Fever to Tell’ in 2003 followed by ‘Show Your Bones’ in 2006 and ‘It’s Blitz!’ in 2009. All three albums earned Grammy nominations for Best Alternative Music Album and were followed with the band’s highly anticipated fourth release ‘Mosquito’ in 2013.
We can’t wait to welcome the bona fide music legends when they take to the stage at Splendour in the Grass 2020. Make sure you’re front and centre for their set on Friday 24 July or heads will roll!
Seeing Midnight Oil in full flight is to experience the transcendent, kinetic power of live rock ‘n’ roll. Since forming on Sydney’s northern beaches in the punk era, this singular band has always both reflected and shaped the world around them. Defiant. Uncompromising. Fiercely Australian.
Iconic tracks like “Power And The Passion”, “Best Of Both Worlds”, “The Dead Heart” and “Blue Sky Mine”, plus nonstop touring won ‘the Oils’ an enduring global audience through the 1980’s and 1990’s. Among numerous honours, the U.S. Rock’n’Roll Hall Of Fame declared that the band’s worldwide hit “Beds Are Burning” is one of the “500 Songs That Shaped Rock ’n’ Roll”.
After a 15 year hiatus, Midnight Oil reformed in 2017 for a world tour that involved 77 gigs in 16 countries to over half a million fans. These unforgettable shows reignited global interest in the group and introduced a new generation to the credo that “it’s better to die on your feet than live on your knees”.
Midnight Oil’s set at Splendour In The Grass 2020 will feature several First Nations guests who are collaborating with the band on a new mini-album called The Makarrata Project. This 8 song release – the band’s first new work in nearly 20 years – will land in early July and seeks to elevate public awareness of https://ulurustatement.org/the-statement.. Stay tuned for more information about this release and the special guests who will be part of a themed live performance that combines both new and classic Midnight Oil songs which share a focus on indigenous reconciliation.
2020 promises to be a momentous year for Glass Animals – the universally-adored British four-piece fronted by Dave Bayley with his bandmates and childhood friends Joe Seaward, Ed Irwin-Singer and Drew Macfarlane. The tone for Glass Animals was set when they dropped bombshell release ‘Tokyo Drifting’ ft. Denzel Curry at the close of last year and celebrated by playing a run of small underplay shows in Melbourne and Sydney. It was an important moment for Glass Animals, their first international headline shows playing together since drummer Joe Seaward’s cycling accident in 2018. Playing some of the spaces they played when they first started out, reminded themselves of what they have, what they nearly lost, and crucially, a big thank you to the fans who supported them throughout. With ‘Tokyo Drifting’ reaching #34 in Triple J’s Hottest 100 and new music on the way, 2020 shapes as the bands biggest year yet!
The past few years have been a whirlwind for Denzel Curry. From his top 5 finish in the Triple J hottest 100 for his myth-making version of “Bulls On Parade” to recently dropping a 24 minute live action / animated short film for his UNLOCKED collab-project with Kenny Beats, one thing is certain…Denzel Curry never stops.
His latest full-length album, ZUU, was crowned Best New Music by Pitchfork and named one of the best albums of the year by The A.V. Club, Complex, Highsnobiety, and Stereogum.
2019 saw Denzel releasing numerous hard-hitting collaborations with slow thai (“Psycho”), Flying Lotus (“Black Balloons Reprise”), Rick Ross (“Running the Streets”), Wiki (“Grim”), and most recently Glass Animals (“Tokyo Drifting”) to name a few.
He also played a string of sold out North American shows with Billie Eilish and made his late-night television debut on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
Denzel is making a much welcomed return to our shores and we can’t wait to catch another explosive performance from him at Splendour 2020!
In a way, the enormous success of Duke Dumont has somewhat slipped under the radar. So unassuming is Adam George Dyment, that it’s easy to forget he played one of the most pivotal roles in making UK deep house the thundering global juggernaut it is today. Simultaneously dropping #1 hits across the last decade like ‘Need U (100%)’, ‘I Got U’ and ‘Ocean Drive’, whilst pumping out tracks that permeated underground club scenes. He’s continually shifting the lines and redefining the realms of UK dance and pop. His performances are pulsating, emotional journeys. But, at the end of the day, the show would be nothing if the source material wasn’t strong enough, and that’s where Dumont excels. Coming to Splendour fresh with an untouchable back catalogue of originals and new album Therapy in tow, get ready to witness this unfurling into an addictive mix of sonic exploration. At his last Coachella performance, Dumont put this prospective album material to the test – performing a 60minute live set of all original work to a crowd that swelled to 25,000 during his set.
After several years of playing the part of “those kids who don’t seem to fit in anywhere” with their first two records (2008’s We Don’t Belong Here & 2010’s self-titled) Violent Soho propelled into the public consciousness with 2013’s Hungry Ghost.
It came in a hail of riffs and ‘HELL F*CK YEAH’s scrawled on arms, desks, and bathroom walls the world over. 2016’s WACO, meanwhile — despite earning a No.1 chart debut, ARIA awards, festival headlining spots and sold-out tours to the biggest crowds of their careers — came amid personal upheaval for the band.
But Now Everything Is A-OK, five albums into their career, they have a renewed self-confidence. That’s what Everything Is A-OK is: a declaration that THIS is who Violent Soho are as a band. As musicians. As mates. They are still four blokes from Queensland who just want to shred some riffs, play some shows and make the music they love. And this is them at their best. Mansfield’s favourite sons are back!
Mura Masa’s influence can be felt across the modern musical map. The Guernsey-born producer, songwriter and vocalist has already won his first Grammy (and been nominated for two more), been shortlisted for an Ivor Novello Award, named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30, and surpassed a billion streams.
Along the way, he has confirmed his reputation as a chameleonic curator of global sounds; not only in his own solo material but in the emerging talent Mura Masa continues to develop (whether producing for Slowthai and Octavian, or remixing Koffee and Perfume Genius).
Archy Ivan Marshall has the world at his feet. After two feverishly received albums as King Krule, plus another low-key outing under his own name, this extraordinarily gifted 25-year-old from Peckham in South London adds further depth and substance to his oeuvre with another wondrous long-play called Man Alive! It arrives packed full of his trademark sonic ambition and compositional skill, as well as the now-familiar corrosive lyricism and lurid social observation. Marshall has emerged as a pack leader amongst his peers, leading the charge in a fearless blurring of genre divisions, one minute seeming to drag the listener through the trashiest punk experience, the next ushering in a soundworld that’s apparently hi-tech and forward-looking.
Like any great artist on the rise, Archy’s life is moving fast. There’s a lot to catch up on, after 2017’s sprawling masterpiece, The Ooz, broke through amid Mercury Prize nominations and minds-blown media plaudits. Unlike that record, Man Alive! doesn’t aim to present any kind of narrative thread, or Brexit-era state-of-the-nation address, just a collection of snapshots and stories, artfully sequenced into a dazzlingly coherent whole.
We can’t wait to welcome him to Byron in 2020!
Attacking the dance floor with speaker-ripping electro and a snarky sense of humor, Los Angeles-based DJ and producer Dillon Francis kicked off his career in 2010 with some Moombahton hits. With a decade of hit tracks, sold out shows and worldwide tours already behind him, Francis is still on the up and up.
2019 kept him busy with the release of “Lost My Mind” with Alison Wonderland which was birthed over twitter. He also created, “That Girl Lay Lay’” for the soundtrack to The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.
In addition to his music, Dillon also recently released a 7-episode comedy series ‘Like and Subscribe’ available exclusively on Funny or Die and Amazon Video. Francis is consistently engaging with his fans through social media with a following of over 4.5 million with a string of hilarious content. Moreover, his music has lit up Furious 7, Entourage, Neighbors, Zoolander 2 and more.
With a bevy of A–list collaborations, Francis averages 4.9 million monthly streams and is showing no signs of slowly down.
DMA’S have one from strength to strength since exploding onto the scene in 2014 with their debut single ‘Delete’. They have released two critically acclaimed albums – Hills End (2016) and For Now (2018) – both of which charted Top 10 in the ARIA Charts and resulted in ARIA nominations for Best Group, Best Rock Album and Best Independent Release. Forging their reputation abroad, the latter earned a #13 chart position in the UK as well as festival slots at Coachella, Lollapalooza, Glastonbury and Reading and Leeds festivals.
2019 saw the Sydney natives play sold out shows across the UK and Ireland, support Liam Gallagher’s UK arena tour and sell 8 thousand tickets to their July Manchester show in a matter of hours. Back home they scored a Platinum record for ‘Delete’ plus Gold discs for ‘Lay Down’ and ‘Step Up The Morphine’. The band recently announced their third studio album, THE GLOW, will be released on Friday 24 April. The album’s single ‘Silver’ is the band’s fastest streaming song to date, with over 4 million streams in just three months and peaking at #34 on Spotify UK’s Viral 50 Chart and #50 on Australia’s Viral 50. The track has seen BBC Radio 1 plays, was named Record of the Week at Radio X and was added to the Radio X & Absolute Radio Daytime Playlist, and Evening List at Virgin Radio UK. Locally, the track was the #1 most played on triple j over the summer, coming in at #20 in the Hottest 100 of 2019.
ARIA award nominated Melbourne producer Dom Dolla, has seen a meteoric rise following the release of his global house hit ‘Take It’. Producing remixes for Purple Disco Machine, Hayden James, Pnau, RÜFÜS DU SOL, touring the world, all whilst being named Pete Tong’s “future star of 2019” and Billboard’s “artist to watch”, proving himself as one of the most prolific electronic exports from Australia.
Light hearted fun has always been at the centre of Dom’s charm, something that has now intrinsically connected him with millions of fans worldwide. No stranger to success Dom’s hit track ‘Take it’ has been streamed more than 34 million times, while another heaving release titled ‘You’ has earned him over 13 million streams.
Garnering support from triple j, SiriusXM, BBC Radio 1, Studio Brussel, 1Live, Kiss FM, SLAM! and 538, he is also a chart-topping artist across Belgium, Hungary and the Netherlands. There is no excuse to miss this legend in the making.
Tim Minchin (Composer and Lyricist) is a musician, composer actor and writer. As a musical-comedian he has toured the UK, US and Australia, and has released 5 DVDs, most recently, Tim Minchin Versus the Heritage Orchestra Live at the Royal Albert Hall. He is the composer-lyricist of Matilda the Musical, Groundhog Day The Musical (opening April 2017 on Broadway) . Screen acting credits include: Friar Tuck – Robin Hood Origins (2018); Atticus Fetch – Californication (Showtime); Smasher Sullivan – The Secret River (ABC) No Activity – Series 1 (Stan). Stage credits: Rosencrantz – Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Sydney Theatre Company); Judas Iscariot – Jesus Christ Superstar (2012-13 Arena Tour). Tim wrote music and lyrics for the new 8 part TV series called “Upright” broadcast on FOXTEL in December 2019.
Ruel’s 2018 debut READY introduced the world to the then 15-year-old’s songwriting talent and swiftly captivated a devoted fanbase.
Beginning to play guitar at the age of 8, Ruel quickly started to write songs, inspired by the likes of Amy Winehouse, Stevie Wonder, Dave Brubeck, Frank Ocean and James Blake – not your average list of influences for a kid hailing from beachside Sydney.
Fast-forward to present day and in just under 18-months, the musical prodigy has become the youngest male to sell out the iconic Sydney Opera House (twice!), received co-signs from the likes of Shawn Mendes, Khalid, SG Lewis, Zane Lowe, Elton John and go-to collaborator M-Phazes, and has sold out headlining shows across the world.
Ruel became the youngest recipient of an ARIA Award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year while amassing more than 300 million combined global streams across a string of memorable singles including ‘Don’t Tell Me’, ‘Younger’, ‘Not Thinkin’ Bout You’, ‘Dazed and Confused’, and ‘Painkiller’.
Not showing any signs of slowing down, Ruel released his FREE TIME EP including the tracks ‘Face to Face’ and ‘Real Thing’, and embarked on his biggest world tour yet.
Passionate, political and darkly comedic, IDLES’ debut album “Brutalism” made an impact that no- one could have expected when it arrived, seemingly out of nowhere, in 2017. It was an album with such relevance to the fractured Britain that birthed it, that the band’s potent individuality and honesty simply couldn’t be ignored. No band toured harder and invites to support the likes of Foo Fighters and The Maccabees saw IDLES’ message spread even further.
IDLES second album saw them become leaders in a movement of new bands tearing down outdated perceptions of masculinity and bucking a trend of style over substance. That second album, ‘Joy As An Act Of Resistance’, debuted at no.5 in the UK charts upon its release, breaking Rough Trade’s all-time record for most pre-orders and sales in a day.
IDLES won Best Breakthrough at the Q Awards, were nominated for Breakthrough Artist at the Brit Awards and performed a raucous Jools Holland debut which NME called “history in the making” likening it to Arctic Monkeys and Kanye West’s first appearances on the show.
They were announced as 6 Music’s no.1 album of the year, won the coveted Ivor Novello award for Best Album, were nominated for the Mercury Prize and saw not one, but two extensive tours sell out worldwide. Dates in the UK, US & Australia and festival performances across the globe were full of people eager to see a band famed as much for their unforgettable live shows as their rousing songs. Don’t miss their rowdy live set at Splendour 2020.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, King Princess is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer. The product of a musical family, she spent much of her childhood in her father’s Brooklyn studio Mission Sound, learning instrumentation along the way. At 17 she moved to LA to study at USC and to write and record what would become her breakout debut EP, Make My Bed. Signed to Mark Ronson’s Zelig Recordings label, the EP was released to critical acclaim and featured her self-produced breakout platinum hit “1950”. The queer love anthem garnered big slots at US Festivals all summer long, and helped her to finish #2 in the Sound of BBC Poll for 2019. She released her debut album Cheap Queen in October last year, and has been killing it ever since. She supported the record with two sold-out legs of the North American Cheap Queen Tour, and direct support to Harry Styles in Europe all Summer 2020.
We’re thrilled to welcome King P to the stage at Splendour!
Born in New York to Jamaican parents, JPEG spent the bulk of his childhood in East Flatbush, Brooklyn (deeply rooted in West Indian culture and black pride) and most of his mid-teens in deep south rural Alabama, bouncing from place to place due to rough circumstances at home.
After graduating high school, JPEG joined the military, deploying to different parts of the world, meeting fellow artists and adding new elements to his producing and rapping repertoire.
In September last year, ‘All My Heroes Are Cornballs’ was released and was his first album to chart, marking a very exciting time for JPEG.
Now based in Los Angeles, JPEGMAFIA’s sound is dark but not without a humour that makes things even more uncomfortable. His role as villain or satirist, hood protector or nihilist is intentionally hard to put one’s finger on.
The rise of Sampa the Great has been spectacular to watch. In 2019 the Botswana-raised and now Melbourne based artist returned to music with her debut album The Return.
Delving into conversations of freedom and displacement that have filled a four-year journey towards finding home within herself, ‘The Return’s, debut single “Final Form” saw Sampa The Great awarded many accolades, including an ARIA for Best Hip Hop Release, two Triple J Awards for Video of The Year and Double J Artist of The Year, as well as Hip Hop Act of The Year at both the Music Victoria Awards and National Live Music Award.
The Return found radio support with international heavyweights like Zane Lowe, Ebro Darden ( Beats 1) and Annie Mac ( BBC Radio 1). Elsewhere, receiving love from the likes of Pitchfork, Billboard, OkayAfrica and countless others. Sampa also made her European TV debut, opening series 54 of Later With Jools Holland, performing standout singles “OMG”, “Freedom” and “Final Form”.
Seven albums, 13 ARIA nominations, over half a million records sold and a back catalogue etched into Aussie music history.
When it comes to the music biz, longevity is an elusive beast. 25 years down the track Grinspoon is still one of Australia’s premier rock acts. After playing 400+ live shows, seeing six consecutive albums debut in the Top 10 with multi-platinum sales, it’s fair to say that Grinspoon has earned their place in Australian music history.
In 2017 the band embarked on a SOLD OUT 20th Anniversary tour of ‘A Guide to Better Living’. The tour took the band to jam-packed venues all across the country to play songs from the album that started it all.
They ended 2019 with a 14 date national Chemical Hearts tour, and they’re in prime form to deliver one of Australia’s best loved song catalogues when they hit the stage at Splendour 2020.
With over 150 million streams worldwide and growing, The Jungle Giants are fast becoming an unstoppable force. Known for delivering explosive high-energy live performances, the band include vocalist/guitarist Sam Hales, lead guitarist Cesira Aitken, bassist Andrew Dooris and drummer Keelan Bijker.
After the massive success of ARIA-certified gold single ‘Heavy Hearted’, The Jungle Giants stepped in 2020 with indie dance number ‘Sending Me Ur Loving’. With trademark jangly guitars and a beat that won’t let you sit still, ‘Sending Me Ur Loving’ was written and produced by the band’s lead singer Sam Hales.
Regarded as Australian indie rock royalty, The Jungle Giants are still on a career high after the release of third album Quiet Ferocity, which produced two ARIA-certified Platinum singles ‘Feel The Way I Do’ and ‘Used To Be In Love’, two ARIA-certified Gold singles in ‘Bad Dream’ and ‘On Your Way Down’ and two sold-out headline Australian tours.
With over 350 million worldwide streams to date, genre-defying singer/songwriter/producer/professional scooter rider Oliver Tree will release his hugely anticipated debut album, Ugly Is Beautiful on 27 March, 2020. The LP follows the recently released acclaimed EP Do You Feel Me?, which includes hit singles ‘Miracle Man,’ ‘Hurt,’ and ‘Alien Boy.’
Oliver Tree wrapped up an impressive sold-out headline “Goodbye, Farewell Tour” in late 2019 which included stops in over 35 cities across North America and Europe, alongside jam-packed sets at major festivals including Austin City Limits and Life Is Beautiful.
Furthermore, Tree made his solo late night television debut in 2019 with a groundbreaking rendition of ‘Hurt’ – performed from atop a tall set of stilts – on CBS’ The Late Late Show With James Corden.
2019 has seen Cub Sport undergo a transformation from local indie band to global pop powerhouse. With sell out dates across 4 continents, the prolific Brisbane group are ready to break into and transform the mainstream on a global scale.
The new era of Cub Sport is fearless while still capturing the uniquely vulnerable writing and vocal delivery that saw the group reach new heights on their 2019, self-titled album Cub Sport. Released on the band’s own independent record label, Cub Sport is a deeply personal record chronicling Tim’s life journey since coming out, celebrating his love for fellow band member and now-husband Sam Netterfield and reaching a place of not only self-acceptance but self-love. The album won acclaim everywhere from Billboard, i-D, Nylon, PAPER Magazine, Gay Times, Attitude, The Fader and Line of Best Fit to DUMMY, Monocle, Music Week, and many more.
Cub Sport debuted as the ARIA #1 Australian Album, ARIA #12 overall Album, and the group was named Billboard Pride’s inaugural Artist of the Month. Cub Sport is currently halfway through a 44-date headline world tour, having sold over 13000 tickets and counting.
While it has been an astronomical year of musical wins for the band, the most striking part of Cub Sport’s rise has been the way they’ve used their platform to share a message of love – encouraging and inspiring people all around the world to live fearlessly and to love themselves.
Petit Biscuit will release his second album in 2020. After the critical acclaim of “Presence”, released on his 18th birthday in 2017, the French producer presented his intricate and delicate universe to an ever-increasing fanbase. Playing at prestigious festivals like Coachella, Listen Out, Sziget in Romania, SummerSonic in Japan, and Vieilles Charrues in France, made him into a true stage beast. His Zénith tour in France furthered his growth as a performer. With more than 1.5 billion streams under his belt as an independent artist, Petit Biscuit has shown through his follow-up releases (“Suffer” ft. Skott, “We Were Young” ft. JP Cooper) that he’s no one-hit wonder.
Petit Biscuit continues to prove to fans that he will re-invent and evolve his sound with each new release. Get ready to be blown away!
The continuing ascent of Gerry Cinnamon is one of contemporary music’s most outstanding stories. Rising from a self-released debut album, Gerry has become a stadium and arena-filling headliner. An incredible feat for the artist who has chosen remain unsigned and forge his own way in the music industry.
Gerry Cinnamon’s music crosses generations in a way that only a handful of wordsmiths can – relatable, relevant and a true story teller. His anthemic tracks, laced with social commentary have captured the imagination of audiences across the world. The inimitable live shows are infamous for their wild atmosphere and arena-wide singalong moments. Using loop pedal harmonies and pounding kick drums, Gerry makes a habit of whipping the audience into a frenzy which sees them leaving on a high and wanting more.
Following the release of his hotly anticipated second album, The Bonny, in April 2020, Gerry will spend the Summer playing the biggest shows of his career to date.
Ever since G Flip released her breakout single ‘About You’ in 2018, the talented bedroom
producer and skilful multi-instrumentalist’s fresh take on indie-pop has made audiences sit
up and take notice.
Once a drummer-for-hire, G Flip set her sights on song writing and production in 2017, when she locked herself away in her home studio and became a kind of musical hermit, learning to produce her own music with the help of YouTube tutorials.
After uploading ‘About You’ to Triple J Unearthed, her life changed overnight: A Best New
Music nod from Pitchfork; rotation on triple j; coverage from NPR, L.A Times, Rolling Stone,
Line Of Best Fit; millions of streams; and sold-out headline shows at home and overseas.
Her debut album ‘About Us’ released last year was nominated for two ARIA awards; Breakthrough Artist and Best Independent Release, while “Drink Too Much” was nominated for Best Video.
Fast forward to 2020 and G-Flip has become an Aussie staple. We can’t wait to see her hit the stage at Splendour In The Grass!
Jack Garratt’s 2016 album ‘Phase’ struck so many of us at the time as a debut of rare audacity and bravery. A confrontational and challenging pop record that, far from pandering to listeners, instead made demands of us, and was all the more thrilling for that.
And now Jack is back with his extraordinary new album ‘Love, Death & Dancing’, an album unafraid to lay bare the torment that led up to and informed its creation. But it is also a triumphant testament to survival, and to courage.
Musically, ‘Love, Death & Dancing’ reflects its lyrical content, moments of mellifluous beauty and calm giving way to outbreaks of cacophonous anxiety and manic energy. Throughout, Jack’s extraordinary voice soars and swoops, communicating desperation one minute and rapture the next.
Thrillingly unfettered, brutally honest, with melodies that nail your heart to the wall. Catch Jack’s masterful and moving live set at Splendour in the Grass 2020.
Thelma Plum is a 24-year-old Gamilaraay woman, musician and creator who grew up in Brisbane and spent many of her childhood years on her Grandparents’ farm in Delungra, a small country town in rural New South Wales.
Thelma has been making music for her whole life, but hasn’t always been ready to share her story, until now. In 2019 Thelma Plum released her debut album Better In Blak which is a story about culture, heritage, love, and pain. With incredible strength, courage and heartbreaking tenderness, the album captures so deftly what it’s like to be a young Aboriginal woman in Australia.
The album peaked at #4 on the ARIA Album charts and the title track ‘Better in Blak’ made #9 in triple j’s Hottest 100, making her the highest-ranking Indigenous artist ever in the countdown. Two more singles from the album also appeared in the 2019 list.
At the ARIA Music Awards of 2019 she received 6 nominations and walked away with Best Cover Art for Emilie Pfitzner’s work. We can’t wait to see what 2020 has in store for Thelma and are excited to welcome her to the Splendour in the Grass stage in July!
Illy made a triumphant return to the music scene in 2019 releasing his platinum single ‘Then What’, which was followed up soon after by the radio favourite ‘Lean on Me (feat. Robinson)’. Both songs stand as a taste of what’s to come as he fine tunes material for his forthcoming 6th studio album.
Illy’s career spans 5 albums, multiple platinum and gold selling singles, countless live performances and many award wins and nominations first emerging onto the hip hop scene in 2009 with his debut ‘Long Story Short’(2009).
Illy became a household name when his single ‘Papercuts’ (featuring Vera Blue) soared up the charts, going 5 x platinum in 2016. Always a favourite in the Australian music scene, the rapper is more in-demand than ever!
Melbourne based Australian singer/songwriter Julia Jacklin skillfully laces elements of alternative country-rock into haunting indie folk bangers.
2019 was quite the year for Julia. Her sophomore album Crushing was released to critical acclaim, debuting in the Top 10 on the Australian ARIA Chart. And to back that up, it went on to receive 6 ARIA nominations including Best Female Artist, Best Independent Release, Best Adult Contemporary Album and Best Cover Art
Crushing also featured in an extensive number of Best Of 2019 lists worldwide, including those from Pitchfork, NPR, Rough Trade, Uncut and more. Jacklin followed its release with a sold-out world tour and performances at major festivals across the globe. And just when you thought she couldn’t get any cooler, she wrapped up 2019 with an impromptu performance with Lana Del Ray in Denver.
March 2020 saw Jacklin hit the road again, this time on home soil, once again astounding fans and selling out shows.
Lana Del Ray loves her, we love her, the world loves her, Splendour you will love her!
Sydney based Lime Cordiale are fast developing a reputation for having the best live shows in the country. They have been selling out venues across Australia, New Zealand, Europe and North America with their unique twist of hazy surf-rock and catchy jams. Led by brothers Oli and Louis Leimbach, Lime Cordiale were the #1 most voted Australian act in triple j’s Hottest 100 of 2019, scoring 4 songs inside the top 40. Their sophomore album is due for release in 2020.
Grammy-nominated lyricist and fast-rising superstar, Tierra Whack, is solidifying her position as a force to be reckoned with. Armed with a love for 90s hip-hop and a passion for poetry, the North Philly emcee eventually delved into rapping; holding her own amongst fellow Philadelphia rhymers and capturing the attention of local luminaries like Meek Mill and DJ Cosmic Kev. Her clever off-the-dome wordplay and a barrage of freestyles (including the 90-second clapback, “Colorblind”) cemented her early fanbase and in 2017, Tierra inked a deal with Interscope Records. Her 15-track debut project Whack World continues to garner her critical acclaim. She promoted the project with the release of five songs for five consecutive weeks as part of Apple’s Up Next program: “Only Child,” “CLONES,” “Gloria,” “Wasteland” and “Unemployed.”
Methyl Ethel is the project of Perth based artist, songwriter, producer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Jake Webb. Methyl Ethel expands to include a five-person live band including Webb, keys player Thom Stewart, drummer Chris Wright, guitarist Jacob Diamond and bassist Lyndon Blue. Webb continues to write and perform all parts on all of his albums. Methyl Ethel has enjoyed phenomenal successes over the last years. ‘Ubu’ became an ARIA Accredited Platinum single off the back of landing at #4 in triple j’s 2017 Hottest 100. The band have clocked up over 50 million streams on Spotify alone and all of their tour dates in Australia and the UK since 2016 have sold out! Catch their incredible live show at Splendour 2020.
Jordon Alexander, aka Mall Grab, does not do halves. Operating at a dangerously high frequency, the Australian’s rise from exciting newcomer to dominant force over the last four years has been impossible to ignore.
With an endless arsenal of club weapons, Jordon’s palate has now evolved to a more mature sound, which he channels through his Looking For Trouble record label and (consistently sold-out) parties.
Never one to hit pause, Jordon keeps his world spinning as the axis of Steel City Dance Discs, a label family that transcends genres and blows away ticket holders.
Guilty of some of Rinse FM’s highest play counts over the past two years, it’s the live arena where Mall Grab does the realest damage, with no two sets alike, but a single constant motif: Raw energy.
Best arrive ready.
Jack River is the moniker of Holly Rankin, the songwriter, producer and climate activist making grit and glitter fuelled, music for the revolution. Following the release of her ARIA nominated debut record Sugar Mountain, and her Peking Duk collaboration – Sugar, River has toured extensively playing to sold out headline shows around the country. Kicking off the new decade by releasing a follow up EP Stranger Heart with neon lit singles Later Flight and Dark Star, she will also be taking her captivating show on a tour of North America later this year. In between touring and recording, she is the mastermind behind Grow Your Own Festival in her hometown of Forster which celebrates music, art, food and agriculture of the region.
Grouplove kicked off 2020 with their anarchistic, high-energy new single “Deleter,” and show no signs of slowing down in the lead-up to their fourth studio album HEALER – out March 13th via Canvasback/Atlantic Records. The Los Angeles based five-piece has spent the past two years writing and recording their most visceral and cathartic songs to date, all while experiencing and bearing witness to a great deal of change, trauma, and growth. From recording in El Paso within eyeshot of the border during the height of the family separation crisis, to brain surgery for frontwoman Hannah Hooper, to immersing themselves in new creative spaces with producers Dave Sitek and Malay – their new album represents a re-birth and a full-circle return to their initial idealism.
It’s been almost ten years since Grouplove met on a commune in Greece and brought the idea of forming a band back to California. They’d never have anticipated making it this far: three albums under their belts, multiple chart-topping singles across alternative and pop formats, and critical acclaim from outlets such as Rolling Stone which heralded the group as “a band who have perfected big, radio-friendly rock songs.” A deeply adored live act, Grouplove has spent much of its existence performing energetic live shows to crowds around the globe, including headline treks and festival appearances on every massive stage from Coachella and Lollapalooza to Glastonbury and Bonnaroo.
Grouplove is: Hannah Hooper, Christian Zucconi, Andrew Wessen, Daniel Gleason, Benjamin Homola
Born in Darwin and raised in the remote Northern Territory communities of Milingimbi and Maningrida, Danzal Baker aka Baker Boy is the freshest new hip-hop talent to emerge from Australia. Young, strong and proud, Baker Boy raps in English and Yolngu Matha language representing his Arnhem Land family.
In Arnhem Land they call Baker Boy the “fresh new prince”. His totem is the Olive Python, his moiety is Dhuwa and his skin is Burralung/Gela boy.
Baker Boy is a multidisciplinary talent working across rap, dance and acting, hoping to inspire younger generations to embrace their culture and become leaders.
In 2019 Baker Boy won the National Indigenous Music Award (NIMA) for Artist Of The Year, and wrapped up with the release of his new single ‘Meditjin’ featuring New Zealand rapper JessB. Baker Boy is set to take the Splendour stage by storm!
Formed in their mate’s bong shed in Coolum, Queensland in 2016 when all three members were seventeen, The Chats represent everything that’s good about Australia and nothing that’s bad: a rebel spirit, gallows humour and the endless hedonistic pursuit of A Bloody Good Time.
Their single Smoko became a bona fide viral hit on Youtube, garnering more than eight million views. Dave Grohl loved it so much he sent it to Josh Homme, who immediately booked the band to support Queens Of The Stone Age in Australia. Iggy Pop did the same when he played Melbourne. Their debut Los Angeles show last July was attended by Josh Homme, Dave Grohl, and the Arctic Monkeys.
Drawing influence from the same fertile Australian pub rock scene that spawned everyone from AC/DC and The Saints to Cosmic Psychos and The Hard-Ons, The Chats describe themselves as “dropkick drongos from the Sunshine Coast of Australia”. It’d be difficult to argue otherwise.
The Chats release their debut album High Risk Behaviour on March 27th.
Having cut his teeth in Sydney’s underground hip-hop scene, Chillinit has since morphed into one of Australia’s most revered personalities, causing nationwide conversation wherever he steps foot. His debut album, Women, Weed & Wordplay was released in late 2018 and stood assertively on the ARIA charts for the entirety of 2019, racking up well over 60 million streams and producing three Gold accredited singles.
His sophomore album, The Octagon dropped on January 31, and placed victoriously at #2 on the ARIA Album Charts, #1 on ARIA Urban Album Charts and #1 on ARIA Digital Album Charts, with lead single ‘Ready For The Pain’ quickly becoming the #1 trending video on YouTube in Australia upon its release.
With his slick wordplay, heartfelt introspection and insatiable appetite for controversy, Chillinit has created an overwhelming buzz that even his harshest critics can’t ignore.
The Octagon is just another early chapter in what is set to be one of Australian hip-hop’s biggest success stories.
Confidence Man are unarguably one of the hottest acts on the planet right now. A portable party that’s levelled dance floors and flattened festival crowds as it’s rolled out across the world, their performances are custom designed to make you dance and lose your cool.
Within only three years of their conception, the Australian four-piece (led by Janet Planet and Sugar Bones) have already played at some of the biggest festivals in the world including Rock en Seine (Paris), Primavera Sound (Barcelona), Governors Ball (New York), and Glastonbury (UK).
Parading within a brand of dance pop that sounds like Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder gleefully discovering house music via Dee-lite, there’s no question that Confidence Man will make you feel good and that’s what we’re all about at Splendour!
2019’s breakout 19-year-old indie pop phenomenon from New Zealand, BENEE’s music has been buzzing on the hippest playlists all year long and you can see why with her sweetly groove-drenched sound and quirky lyrical take on the world.
Following on from Double Platinum-Certified breakout single ‘Soaked’, 2019 saw BENEE release ‘STELLA & STEVE’ featuring triple j Australia chart topper ‘Find An Island’. A teen heartthrob, BENEE’s track ‘Glitter’ (143.3m) has become a worldwide sensation capturing, social media platform TikTok #challenge-motivated audience with teens around the globe giving it a go.
BENEE’s touring action has included sold-out shows everywhere from London and New York to all across Australia and her hometown of Auckland.
Continuing to blaze her own trail, BENEE kicked off 2020 by touring on Laneway festival. With more travel plans in the works, BENEE will be back just in time for Splendour!
Bad Dreems 3rd album Doomsday Ballet, was recorded in Adelaide with production from Burke Reid (Courtney Barnett, Julia Jacklin, DZ Deathrays) and Jack Ladder. Musically the band play a rough and tumble brand of jangling rock and roll, that draws influence from Antipodean groups of the 70s and 80s, as well as US acts such as Wipers, DEVO and Television. To date the band have explored ideas of Australian dystopia and isolation, suburban ennui and male identity. Their new album deals with the absurdity of the post truth world, via a dark psychedelic vision of the end of days.
They have toured extensively both in Australia and abroad since the release, including plays at Falls Fest, Yours and Owls and support tours with The Chats and Midnight Oil throughout the UK.
American duo SOFI TUKKER craft throbbing ’90s house-inspired jungle pop. Since releasing their debut EP, ‘Soft Animals’, back in the summer of 2016, the New York duo have ridden a wave of attention that neither could have ever anticipated. The band were catapulted into the spotlight by the success of their first ever single, the genre-smashing ‘Drinkee’ which quickly went on to rack up over 45 million Spotify streams and snag a Grammy nomination.
Their first full-length debut, 2018’s ‘Treehouse’ is an album that takes the eclectic poetry-pop sensibilities of the band’s debut EP and blows them up to stadium-size and ended up scoring them a second Grammy nom! ‘Treehouse’ is a record that seamlessly marries the vibe of classic house music with deft guitars and exotic percussion—and just like a tree house, is a safe space where everyone can experiment and be themselves.
Best friends since the age of 11, Braeden Lemasters, Cole Preston, and Dylan Minnette, have spent most of their lives obsessing over music together. Achieving breakout success in 2017 with debut single “Pleaser,” the band embarked on a headlining national tour and soon inked a deal with Atlantic Records. 2018 saw the band release ‘Spring’, landing praise from TIME, Stereogum and scoring #15 on Billboards Vinyl Album chart.
Shortly after the band made their television debut with “Pictures of Girls,” on The Late Late Show with James Corden and appeared at major festivals like Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival, Life Is Beautiful, and Voodoo Music + Arts Experience.
As it stands, Wallows debut ‘Nothing Happens’ has now accrued over 100 million streams, and the band has been touring the record with sold-out shows and major festivals worldwide since its release.
Aussies are so keen to get them down-under, there’s currently a petition going on change.org. You have spoken, and Splendour has listened!
Stella Donnelly is a Welsh-born Fremantle-based singer songwriter who burst onto the global stage in 2017 with her breakthrough debut EP ’Thrush Metal’. Her brutally honest lyricism was praised by fans and critics alike with Donnelly touring prolifically, selling out headline shows across the world and playing festivals such as Glastonbury, Roskilde, Fuji Rock and more.
Her ARIA-nominated thought-provoking debut album ‘Beware of the Dogs’ won praise from music media and tastemakers across the globe for its versatility, heartfelt lyrics and fearless approach. In October 2019, Donnelly came in at no.6 in Happy Mag’s list of “The 15 Australian female artists changing the game right now”.
Showing no signs of slowing down, Donnelly has her eyes and heart set on Splendour!
Hailing from Oakland, California, Still Woozy is the solo project of Sven Gamsky. He graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) in 2015 with a background in jazz, blues, folk and rock.
Still Woozy writes, records, and produces everything in his garage, for now at least. He hopes to eventually move his studio to a room with windows. The music he makes is inspired by anything that’s ever stuck with him, and of course, the vast internet, which has been one of his closest friends and greatest nemesis’. He seeks to combine electronic elements with acoustic sounds to create music that feels both familiar and foreign, but that ultimately helps people be a little more intimate and vulnerable with the ones they love.
We are swooning over Woozy and you will too!
Sydney crew Triple One are an amalgamation of sounds, beers and all-nighters, impossible to categorise and even harder to ignore. 2018 was the year that Triple One broke into Australian mainstream consciousness: Their singles ‘Showoff’, ‘Tarlo’ and ‘Valentine Kid’ were added to high rotation on triple j, and they were also profiled by Complex, GQ and Highsnobiety.
Similarly, their 2019 single ‘Butter’ also dominated radio airwaves and was certified Gold in Australia, leading to the group’s debut UK/European tour and a sold-out Australian headline tour. Onstage is where Triple One truly state their case: Their shows are a vortex of flailing limbs and sweat-drenched circle pits, with high-adrenaline performances leading to support slots for Rich Brian, Smokepurpp and Lil Xan, as well as landmark festivals like Falls, Listen Out and The Great Escape.
A site and set not to be missed this Splendour!
Singer-songwriter Bruno Major makes his triumphant return to Australia following a sold out tour in 2019. Originally a jazz musician from Northampton, English, Bruno Major propelled into critics hearts after gaining critical acclaim for 2017’s ‘A Song For Every Moon’ in which Bruno wrote, recorded, and released a new song every month for a year. 2020 is turning out to be a big year for Bruno, seeing him play a massive North American tour with his biggest shows to date. Be sure to catch Bruno Major when he takes to the stage at Splendour in the Grass.
After a landmark 12 months for Rolling Blackouts C.F, who released their debut album Hope Downs to worldwide critical acclaim in June 2018, the five piece Melbourne band returned in 2019 with a perfectly crafted guitar-pop Double A-Side ’In The Capital/Read My Mind’.
Meanwhile, the band’s renowned live show led to sell-out tours across Australia, the UK, Europe and North America. The touring schedule also included shows at the world’s biggest music festivals including Coachella, Primavera, Governor’s Ball, Roskilde, and Latitude.
2020 is looking to once again be a huge year for the band, with new Single ‘Cars In Space’ just out, a string of festivals around the world already announced and a hotly anticipated second album on the cards.
Northeast Party House are undoubtedly a party band, but don’t let that fool you. The Melbourne six-piece might be known for their unapologetically hedonistic lyrics and raucous live shows, but behind their songs of excess and frivolity is a band of surprising substance. Almost entirely self-produced, the band, who met as students at a Melbourne high school, specialise in detailed melodies, sugary hooks, exhilarating beats and rhythmic guitars. They occupy a unique position in the Australian music scene as one of the few acts who are equally accomplished on stage and in the studio. This comes to the fore at their thrilling live gigs, where skilful guitars and drums retain the feeling of a band, while dynamic electronic elements heighten the party vibe.
Kllo is a collaboration between Melbourne cousins Chloe Kaul and Simon Lam. They first emerged in 2014 with a sound beyond their years; fully formed, fusing elements of R&B, UK garage and 2-step with modern sensibilities and wide-eyed sincerity.
The duo’s first two EPs, Cusp (2014) and Well Worn (2016), received millions of streams, making them an instant fixture on festival stages across Australia and Europe (Great Escape, Primavera Sound and more) as well as Artists-to-Watch features, like BBC Radio 1, Spotify, Elle Magazine and VICE.
2017 saw Kllo’s release their debut, full-length album Backwater, a refined, coming-of-age account celebrating enduring changes in emotion. The New York Times summed up the sound: “Euphoric, quick-stepping production, which bridges fiery garage and joyous disco.”
To support the release the band ventured out on a huge tour across the United States and kept the ball rolling with the release of “Potential”, a bunch of tour dates across 2019 and the first single from their sophomore album “Back To You”.
Toronto punk band PUP are heading to the land down under! Last year saw the band release their highly-anticipated 3rd LP, “Morbid Stuff”, on April 5, 2019. PUP have spent the past 5 years touring the world on the back of their first two records, which earned them love and accolades from The New York Times, Pitchfork, SPIN and helped to cement them as one the most energetic and exciting up and coming bands in the punk community. “Morbid Stuff”, produced by Dave Schiffman (Vampire Weekend, Weezer, The Mars Volta), is the band’s best and most complete effort yet – a noisy, biting, and recklessly fun ode to nihilism and depression. Look out for Pup explosive live set this Splendour!
Joy Crookes is one of the UK’s most exquisite new talents. Still only 21, her songs effortlessly capture the trials and tribulations of life. The daughter of a Bengali mother and an Irish father, she grew up listening to an eclectic mix of musical genres and as a result, Crookes is curious, passionate and culture obsessed.
Born and raised in South London, Joy’s musical journey is still just beginning. 2019 was an incredible year for Crookes’ – she released two EP’s Reminiscence’ and then ‘Perception’ – which won her an overwhelming amount of love from fans and critics across the globe. Notable achievements include a BRIT Rising Star nomination, performing on Jools Holland and securing 4th place in the BBC Sound Of 2020.
Crookes is unique, fresh and offers a modern approach to story-telling. You can hear it in her lyrics, and just wait until you hear that voice!
Hailing from Oakland, California – we present to you, Shannon and The Clams. An indie garage quartet known for their vintage sound. The band takes a trip through time, incorporating elements of doo-wop, classic R&B, garage psych, and surf. Unlike any other, Shannon and the Clams has drawn comparisons to both Buddy Holly and 1960s girl groups.
Shannon and The Clams found success with their latest album Onion released last year which was produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. The album has garnered critical acclaim worldwide from outlets such as Rolling Stone, XPN, FUV, Q and many others. Fresh off the road opening for both Greta Van Fleet and The Black Keys, the band can’t wait to come back to Australia.
Hefs may project a hardcore image, but he’s really about the party. While growing a strong following he has managed to maintain a high level of mystique, becoming recognisable for his motto, “Tell ‘em I’m doing eetswa.”
His hi-NRG singles, ‘The Party’, ‘No Effect’ and ‘IYKYK (They Know Who)’ have racked up more than 8.2M streams on Spotify alone after being released independently. Not only that, but his video for ‘Off Guard (Freestyle)’ hit #1 on YouTube shortly after its release and now holds more than 1M views – pretty impressive for an independent/unsigned 21-year-old. In an interview with Filterzine he shared, “I’m trying to do rap and techno, EDM, dubstep – all of that. Hopefully, this is the new Australian sound.” See for yourself this Splendour!
Platinum-selling DC trio SHAED have had a banner 2019 thanks to the global success of their breakout hit single “Trampoline.” which was featured in Apple’s MacBook Air ad campaign. Racking up radio play, the track landed them at #1 on both the Alternative and Rock Airplay charts and #1 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart, among others.
Along the way, the song has tallied over 1.4 million TikTok user creations and over half a billion streams, as well as catching the ear of pop sensation ZAYN, who appeared on a special version of the track this fall.
SHAED has played to massive crowds at major music festivals including Lollapalooza, Governors Ball, Summerfest, Bottle Rock, Summer Sonic Japan, Firefly and more, all while completing two sold-out North American headline tours. The band made debut appearances on Good Morning America and Jimmy Kimmel Live!, plus they’ve been featured by Billboard, Rolling Stone, Variety and many more.
SHAED looks to continue their rise in 2020 with follow-up single “Thunder” and a debut album on the horizon. They’re ready to head to Australia for the very first time. So, let’s give them a warm welcome this Splendour!
Mildlife take the musical canvas, rip the lids off the paint tins, and throw vibrant splashes of colour into kaleidoscopic jams. The four-piece bonded over the desire to push musical boundaries on record, and developed a tight live show bolstered by wild improvisation.
The band’s debut ‘Phase’, released earlier this year, mines jazz, psych and disco for its irresistible groove. The album has been praised by the likes of Gilles Peterson, Mount Kimbie and The Guardian and radio stations around the world. The band also recently completed a sold-out national tour in celebration of the release with an upcoming UK/EU tour to follow.
Mildlife cast themselves as the cosmic funk house band for a party at the edge of the universe – the Splendour universe.
Hailing from Dublin this 3-piece band formed whilst still at school in 2012.
Stepping into the public eye in 2017, Inhaler immediately caught the attention of taste makers in their native Dublin, earning themselves a place on Hot Press’ Hot for 2018 list, and landing their debut single ‘I Want You’ on 2017’s ‘This Is Garageland – Volume 1’; an album showcasing up and coming Irish acts.
2018 saw Inhaler touring Ireland, their first headline show at Whelan’s Dublin and supporting such bands as The Sherlocks, Blossoms, The Coronas and The Academic.
The band released their follow up single ‘It Won’t Always Be Like This’ in March 2019, which Spotify placed as the top song on their New Noise playlist.
Inhaler embarked on their first UK tour in March 2019 and quickly became hot property, appearing at Brighton’s The Great Escape Festival, Live at Leeds, and Newcastle’s Hit The North festivals. The remainder of 2019 saw the band support Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. Ready yourself to get into an Inhaler state of mind for Splendour!
Since her emergence in 2016, the multi-talented Alex The Astronaut (Alex Lynn) has released two acclaimed EPs (To Whom It May Concern and See You Soon) and a slew of big singles, which have had a way of landing at just the right moment. The track that started it all was 2016’s ‘Already Home’, which contains the now-iconic line “And there’s billionaires for presidents / And parking fines at hospitals”.
In 2017, Alex returned with ‘Not Worth Hiding’, an open letter to her 16-year-old self that details the journey to owning her sexuality, which arrived as Australia was debating marriage equality and became the unofficial anthem of the Vote Yes movement. It was played by none other than Elton John on his Beats 1 radio show and ranked at number 23 in triple j’s Hottest 100.
Along the way, Alex has taken her music to the stages of international festivals like The UK’s Great Escape, Primavera Sound in Spain and Manchester’s Neighbourhood Festival. At home in Australia, she’s played Splendour in the Grass, triple j’s One Night Stand and a sold out national headline tour of her own.
Vandal has been producing since the age of 16, and a decade later, the 26-year old has amassed a cult following in Europe, North America and Asia. Yet, there is more to Vandal than sold-out shows at venues such as KOKO and Village Underground. The Amsterdam resident has soundtracked commercials for brands such as Tommy Hilfiger and Vodafone and boasts sustained support from the likes of Beats 1, BBC 1Xtra, Rinse, and Boiler Room.
Now, Vandal is preparing to take a step in a new direction. While performing alongside the likes of SG Lewis and IAMDDB, running a monthly show on NTS, and touring the highly successful Vandalized tour, Jarreau has been crafting a new extended project. The Dutch beatsmith, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, has channelled his inspirations and travels into a new sound. The result is a project that speaks volumes about the versatility of his character, a fourteen-track mixtape titled ‘Anthology’. Hear it for yourself at Splendour 2020!
Having released her debut album I’m Dreaming in February 2018 (which was recently long-listed for the prestigious Australian Music Prize), electronic producer Alice Ivy has performed more than 50 shows worldwide including Australian national tours with Flight Facilities, Vera Blue &The Jungle Giants, SXSW 2018, Falls Festival & more. Alice Ivy’s eclectic signature sound spans sample-influenced soul, hip-hop and electronic pop that she brings to life live as a multi-instrumentalist. With a trio of past singles on high rotation at triple j and a reputation for explosive live performances, Alice Ivy is fast becoming recognized as one of Australia’s most versatile and exhilarating artists.
After garnering widespread acclaim across the country for his now trademark ARIA nominated single “AOK”, an incredibly popular rendition of Ocean Alley’s ‘Confidence’ for Like A Version, a massive national and international touring schedule, as well as the release of his debut EP ‘MAMA’ which has amassed a collective six million streams, it was a landmark 2019 for emerging Adelaide-bred now Melbourne-based singer songwriter Adrian Eagle.
Debuting in 2018 with his breakout single 17 Again, and his guest appearance on the legendary Hilltop Hoods ARIA Award winning single Clark Griswold, Adrian Eagle is an outlier in today’s modern music industry. Finding success in being himself and embracing his honesty and vulnerability, Adrian is proving to be a growing voice of change and hope for youth struggling with difficult circumstances and mental issues.
Greentea Peng is a psychedelic soul songstress, born in Bermondsey, South East London.
She is influenced by all the places she holds most dear. A little bit dark and light, half soul-searcher and half wise-cracking; Greentea Peng takes you on a thought-provoking journey with honest lyricism and broken flows, through sunshine rhythms and heavy sounds.
Already having an incredible 2020, Peng has been touring Europe since February, sharing the stage with acts like Groove Armada at El Dorado Festival and making her way to the Netherlands for Motel Mozaique.
Luckily for us, she’s making the trip down under mid-tour to hit Splendour!
Surfaces is a music group based out of texas consisting of Forrest Frank and Colin Padalecki. After forming in 2017, surfaces released their first full length album, Surf. The group has been known for its genre-blending, feel-good music that has been compared to the likes of Sugar Ray and Rex Orange County. Following the major success of Surf, Surfaces returned in 2018 with their second album, Where The Light Is, a summer soundtrack similar to it’s predecessor, with even more exciting production and refined songwriting. Now, Surfaces is gearing up for its third album, Horizon’s, which is set to release on February 28th.
North West Londoner Georgia has been on a long, dazzling journey since the release of her critically acclaimed debut album in 2015. Her first self-titled collection of percussive, punk-inflected pop songs was lauded by The Guardian, Vice, The FADER and others – but nobody predicted the about turn she would make when she returned with two rough-hewn diamonds of house music in 2019.
2019 saw Georgia release Seeking Thrills. The record was inspired by the people she witnessed on dance floors around the world and it propelled Georgia to headline shows across the globe, including dates in Europe, Latin America, the US, Australia, plus a goosebump-inducing one-woman-band set on Glastonbury’s Park Stage.
Georgia’s music takes you into the party, right through electro-pop into R&B, and back again. She is reminding you of the altitude of your last real thrill and this Splendour, we all get to go on the journey with her!
When Mojo Ruiz de Luzuriaga, known professionally as Mo’Ju (formerly Mojo Juju) dropped her album Native Tongue in 2018, it was one of the most vital albums Australia has seen in years. Collecting 24 award nominations, including 3 at the ARIAs, and a string of praises for ‘Best Music Video’ (J Awards) and ‘Best Song’/‘Best Album’ (National Indigenous Music Awards), the release commanded the attention of a nation.
Over a year on and the Native Tongue momentum reigns high, and has bagged some of her greatest achievements to date off the back of it. A thought-provoking and articulate speaker, she took on a BIGSOUND keynote address this year, has spoken to media giants including SBS The Feed, VICE, Q&A and The Guardian, and even delved into writing sessions at the famed Songhubs in Brooklyn.
The release would be a career-definer for the singer-songwriter, and mark the culmination of her tireless years in the industry churning away via other avenues. In addition, the album would also mark a personal, and very purposeful, step in a new creative direction. “I feel like I’ve finally arrived. It feels like a real statement. And it feels good,” Mojo quips.
Where her previous output had steered away from being overtly intimate and raw, Native Tongue burst out like a diary on record, a deep exploration of Mojo’s Indigenous and Filipino identity and how this has shaped her.
On the impact the release has had on her life, her career and the wider Australian music landscape, Mojo acknowledges that there’s a new line in the sand. “I think people are starting to realise I’m not fucking around,” she says. “I came here to kick ass and chew gum. And I’m all outta gum.”
It will be counter culture meets permaculture when Walton lane, Byron Bay takes a poetic right turn into Mott Street, New York to find the Babe Rainbow performing the Velvet Underground’s final studio classic ‘Loaded’ from start to finish at Splendour in the Grass 2020.
Hometown’s aside, the two bands share an ability to dial a familiar riff into something original and take it on a passage through fictional worlds with a good time ease and lyrical reality. Angus will find Lou Reed at an optimistic high on ‘Rock and Roll” when he puts subversion aside and allows the band to celebrate the power of a song on the radio. Cool Breeze will have a moment when he plays one of music’s most contagious riffs in the Velvet’s liberating classic ‘Sweet Jane’. Don’t miss this must see blast from the past at this years Splendour In The Grass.
Born on the streets of Los Angeles, Starcrawler is a band possessed by the spirit of its own hometown, every movement charged with primal and manic electricity. Since forming in 2015, vocalist Arrow de Wilde, guitarist/vocalist Henri Cash, bassist Tim Franco, and drummer Austin Smith have gone from bashing out classic-punk covers in the garage to winning the love of such legendary artists as Shirley Manson and Elton John. They’ve also opened for the likes of Beck, Foo Fighters, Spoon, The Distillers, and MC5, bringing their unhinged energy to an already-fabled live show—a spectacle that’s simultaneously lurid and glorious and elegant as ballet. With the release of their second full-length Devour You in 2019, Starcrawler revealed their ability to find fragile beauty in even the greatest chaos.
Known for their raucous live set which involves heaving, humping and fake blood, be sure to catch Starcrawler this Splendour!
Brame & Hamo have always been about the music. In fact, this inimitable Irish duo’s life mission in music is to dig out tracks and jams that have either been freshly unearthed or to make some future anthems themselves. A recent set at The Warehouse Project with Bicep made that evidently clear: they love rave records from the nineties as much as the latest releases on Whities.
In terms of their own music, to say they’re prolific is an understatement. Their releases since the breakout ‘Roy Keane’ have consistently chartered through heavier but still soul-infused choppy house and techno waters, with their latest killer vocal cut ‘It’s Time To’ with Anthony Acid remixed by Steffi and released on Maceo Plex’s ever-reliable label Ellum Audio. A good example of their sound is the winding, chiming self-released ‘Parade Rain’ which came with a breakbeat-fuelled house mix from Gerd Janson.
From humble, solid house music beginnings, they’ve come a long long way already. Over the past years they attest to the support they received from Bicep, Mixmag, Pete Tong and Radio One, some of the key people who’ve helped them progress and shine. Following on a well-received Mixmag Lab and a killer mix for Ninja Tune’s Solid Steel radio station, their tour schedule is about to go supernova.
Despite all the scrapes, japes and dancefloor shapes, the best is still ahead.
Consisting of members Jono Mata (guitar / vox), Sam Blitvich (guitar / vox), Joel Neubecker (drums) and Shea Moriarty (bass), Perth four-piece Sly Withers have steadily built a fan base and critical following, earning props from national tastemakers like triple j, The Music, Pilerats, Life Without Andy and Tonedeaf.
On their breakout 2019 EP, Gravis, and particularly its killer single ‘Lately’ feat. Carla Geneve, Sly Withers showed that they had tremendous potential to break free of the confines of the Australian punk and indie rock scene they were raised on, and make a name for themselves as their own unique entity.
The band have a number of huge shows under their belts (including major sets at Falls Festival and supporting the likes of Amy Shark and Slowly Slowly), and a pulsating self-belief that can only be built on the back of hard work and a brotherhood forged in the trenches. The result is a towering sound that is much, much greater than the sum of its parts, yet reflects the depth of the emotional core of the band and the love they share for the music they make together.
In 2014, Gryffin introduced the world to his magnetic take on electronic music: infinitely melodic, immaculately composed, massive in emotion. In the three years since his debut single, “Heading Home” shot to #1 on Spotify’s US and Global Viral charts, the L.A. based producer has pushed his artistry to a bold new level, transcending genre boundaries while drawing larger and larger crowds for his unforgettable multi-instrumental, live show.
In 2019, Gryffin released his debut album Gravity that topped Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Album Chart and amassed over 460 million streams on Spotify. On the live front, Gryffin completed two, full-length headline tours selling out shows in LA, San Francisco, New York and Chicago. Additionally, he played to tens of thousands of festival-goers at festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza and Life Is Beautiful just to name a few.
In the spirit of defying expectations, Gryffin has dramatically expanded the scale of his live show, dreaming up an elaborate set and light design that visually manifests the cosmic themes threaded throughout Gravity. A longtime guitarist and classically trained pianist, he’s now joined onstage by a drummer and guitarist/keyboardist, transforming the most precisely crafted tracks into arena-sized anthems with a thrillingly raw energy – the result is a highly immersive spectacle that’s theatrical yet undeniably intimate, thanks to the pure emotional impact of each song. Don’t miss him at SITG 2020!
Banoffee is a Melbourne-born, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter and producer with a musically transgressive and deeply vulnerable approach to pop. She has toured with Taylor Swift on a worldwide stadium tour as part of Charlie XCX’s troupe, and represents the new
wave of mutant pop bubbling up from today’s queer club underground. She has been described as one of pop music’s “recent great forward thinkers” (FACT) and is known for infectious melodies that belie more unsettling, experimental textures and beats. Look
At Us Now Dad is Banoffee’s debut album, and it is an uplifting, hopeful journey that celebrates survival in the face of abuse and adversity. Featuring collaborations with SOPHIE, Empress Of, Cupcakke, Umru, and co-produced by Banoffee and Yves Rothman, it is an exciting musical hybrid of experimental club sounds and earworm pop.
“Each song uses human experience to talk about more complex concepts of addiction, obsession, heartbreak, and resurrection,” says Banoffee. “Not to dwell in sadness, but to join hands.”
Mickey Kojak is Australia’s favourite acid-taking, video-game playing producer/vocalist extraordinaire.
Mickey’s debut single ‘Feel My Pain’ was a huge success landing him his first triple j rotation, a record deal with Sweat It Out, as well as a slot at Groovin the Moo and Splendour in the Grass. Amongst his first shows were a national tour supporting Hayden James, Crooked Colours and special guest appearances at the Alison Wonderland Warehouse Project.
His second EP Surrender has been streamed more than 2 million times domestically. This led to a vocal feature with American festival heavy hitter K?D for his single ‘Electronic Memories’.
The past year was packed full of tunes and touring for Mickey, releasing singles ‘All That Acid’, ‘Get Out’ and
‘Video Games’ with US label
Alt:Vision via Republic Records.
He collaborated with Bag Raiders on their
single ‘Wild at Heart’ and closed out the year with an epic Like A Version cover of Art vs Science’s ‘Parlez-
This year, Mickey Kojak is back with a new single ‘Strange’ and a four-piece live show to go with it. The track is as lyrically manic as its instrumentation, driven from the get go with a big funky bass line, wonky
electronic percussion and his usual dose of melodic magic.
Led by the self-assured vocals of songwriter Juliette Jackson, London indie-rock outfit The Big Moon take their lead from the grunge and Brit-pop groups of the 1990s.
The group released their debut ‘Love In The 4th Dimension’ in 2017 to critical acclaim, earning them a shortlisting for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize.
In 2020, The Big Moon released their sophomore full-length ‘Walking Like We Do’, featuring the glowing single “Your Light”. The record finds the quartet at a thematic crossroads, swapping the more straightforward love songs on their debut album for thornier topics.
The release scored the band their first triple j feature album and a plethora of new and adoring fans throughout Australia, cementing their future as a bright one within our shores. It seems only fitting they join us this Splendour!
Indie-Rock outfit Mako Road have been tearing up the New Zealand music scene since their
inception in 2017. The New Zealand based group have amassed over 20 million streams online
with their debut garage recordings. They have sold-out tours around NZ and Australia, played New
Zealand’s biggest festivals, and supported acts such as Ziggy Alberts, Leisure and Shapeshifter.
Their cruisy records translate into an electric live set that has wowed summer crowds over the
19/20 festival season.
Amelia Murray, better known under her stage name Fazerdaze, released her internationally critically acclaimed album, ‘Morningside’ in 2017 through New Zealand’s Flying Nun Records. After favourable reviews from the Pitchfork and Mojo, Fazerdaze went on to sell out headline shows in New Zealand, Australia, USA, UK, Japan and SE Asia. She was invited to play Coachella (USA) 2018, Latitude Festival (UK) and has supported acts like HAIM, The xx and Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Fazerdaze returns 2020 to play Splendour In The Grass with fresh new material and an imminent new album.
Wollongong singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Stevan combines classic R&B with lyricism steeped in lush contemporary production. Innovative and versatile, he’s reminiscent of Frank Ocean, Mac DeMacro, Childish Gambino and Moses Sumney, with the young artist’s striking maturity showcasing a powerhouse natural ability.
Stevan expanded his musical ability and taught himself guitar by watching live videos of John Mayer on YouTube and started making beats by emulating production masters such as Pharrell Williams and Kanye West. Over time his musical prowess evolved and he began putting demos on Soundcloud, quickly gathering a loyal underground fan base and attracting industry attention.
Over the last 18 months, Stevan has celebrated graduating high school with signing to US label Honeymoon Records (Rejjie Snow, Anna of the North)/300 Entertainment (Young Thug, Migos). At just 18 years old, the young beat-maker has already made an impression in the local industry, praised for his effortless ability to forge a unique sound, STEVAN is a must see artist this Splendour!
George Alice, the 16 year old singer/songwriter from Adelaide is having one of the biggest grade 11’s EVER. It was only late 2019 that George took out Unearthed High’s crown and stole the hearts of music fans around the world – but despite her age, she’s been at it for years.
Releasing her first song at the age of 15, Georgia’s debut track ‘Circles’ took the Triple J crown over 1500 high school aged entrants. Since then, Circles has climbed to #1 on Australia’s viral charts for over a week, hit #31 on Spotify’s GLOBAL discovery chart and sat in the top ten of Triple J’s most played. George has been likened to Maggie Rogers, Lorde and Taylor Swift, been flown across the world, hitting the USA and UK, signed with Tom Windish (Billie Eilish, Lorde, Diplo), WME (Camila Cabello, Calvin Harris, Angus and Julia Stone) and garnered the attention of some of the worlds biggest artists and executives.
With the addition of festivals spots, some huge support tours and international tour plans already in the works, the next twelve months is looking like a whirlwind for the 16 year old!
Dro Carey is the primary music project and production alias of Sydney DJ and composer Eugene Ward. Landing somewhere in between dance, grime and electronica, the Sydney-based producer creates soundscapes that are not only intelligent but uniquely nomadic.
His sets are a mix of intense variety and energy of classic house with the injection of instrumental electronic.
Twice Boiler Room-invited and a veteran of underground releases, in recent years Dro has garnered more attention with particular acclaim for singles “Queensberry Rules” with Kucka, “Glow Now” with Taliwhoah & Genesis Owusu and ‘Act Like You’re Home’ with Beni Moun & Julietta. While these tracks have seen significant triple j support over the past couple of years, he’s still managed to maintain a strong underground following & foundation to his music.
After dropping his debut album this year with an exciting range of international and local collaborators, he’s ready to tackle Splendour!
DJ Scorpion is the solo project of Amelia Jenner, Music Director of FBi Radio, label boss and radio host of cult Australian electronic label Body Promise and co-founder of the NECTAR agency. Is there anything this gal can’t do?
Not content with sticking with any one genre, DJ Scorpion’s sets span anything from dub and dancehall to kuduro, bass, dubstep, jungle, breaks, electro, trippy house and techno. So, get ready for Bone rattling jungle madness from Sydney’s DJ Scorpion this Splendour!
Say Hello to the eclectic Soul Movers. Earning their stripes as one of Australia’s hardest working bands, the foursome took their brand of soul to the USA and have brought back an album that will stop you in your tracks.
Having blown fans away at recent Boogie Festival with folks running to centre stage to see what the action was, the Soul Movers prove that age holds no barriers when it comes to good music. The young-uns love em’ the middle-aged one’s love em’ and nothing is cooler than watching this mixed but passionate crowd shake it up with Rev Murray Cook and his Soul Movers. Often a punter, this year he gets to bring his band with him and we can’t wait to see their unique blend of rockin’ soul and funky pop!
Long-time Nashville-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Lillie Mae had a busy 2019 with the release of her latest album Other Girls on Third Man Records. She was charmed to have help from Grammy-winning producer Dave Cobb at Music Row’s famed RCA Studio A.
She, along with her brother Frank on guitar and sister Scarlett on mandolin, spent last summer performing new songs from Other Girls while supporting The Raconteurs across the West Coast. She later joined Robert Plant on his 2019 fall US tour both playing fiddle with the Sensational Space Shifters and opening the shows with partner Misael.
After already spending a lot of time this year on the road, Lillie Mae is ready to make her return to Aus this Splendour!
Perched inside their home studio, Harvey Geraghty (vocals, guitar, keyboard) and Itay Shachar (vocals, guitar), mix together scuzzy guitars and sombre piano tones into music similar to that of Grandaddy and Smile-era Beach Boys. Together with their dynamic rhythm section Blake Wise (bass) and Noah Martin (drums) they form The Lazy Eyes.
2019 saw the band release, ‘Cheesy Love Song’, their debut single. The song is a journey of loving vulnerability, with warm piano and warped guitars. The Lazy Eyes’ carefully crafted psychedelic-rock has built a cult following in their hometown of Sydney, heralding the group as one of the “bands who stole the show at Bigsound” last year and winning fans at triple j and the BBC’s Abbie McCarthy.
Set to take the world by storm, first they stop in at Byron Bay for this year’s Splendour!
Miss June is what happens when angst matures. Raised in the embers of punk rock, Miss June harness jagged, noisy guitars filtered through the unrivalled stage presence of frontperson Annabel Liddell, unafraid, unapologetic and ready to wake
up the music scene. Described as “some unholy union between Sonic Youth and Le Tigre” the NZ fourpiece, completed by the music school alumni recruited by Liddell – guitarist Jun
Park, bass player Chris Marshall and drummer Tom Leggett – has built a reputation for fierce, formidable and head-spinning live shows. Miss June have caught the attention of acts like The Foo Fighters, Shellac, Wolf Alice, Idles and Die! Die! Die!, who have all eagerly harnessed their support on stage. Combining elements of post-punk, no-wave and rock, Miss June hold close their DIY roots while creating a blistering, reckless sound full of melodic hooks and overdriven riffs that are at once immediately recognizable and yet entirely their own. Miss June are fast growing into a force to be reckoned with. Miss June demand attention.
Lex Deluxe is a connoisseur of all things movementDrawing inspiration from artists far and wide, Lex has the ability to travel from genre to genre without breaking the groove. From Optimo to Todd Terje, Letta Mbulu to Peggy Gou, you’re transported from 1962 to 2043 before you know even what’s gone down.
With appearances at, This That and Groovin’ The Moo, hopping on main support for Confidence Man, The Presets, Total Giovanni, DJ Seinfeld and CC:DISCO!, Lex has well and truly carved her name into the Australian dance scene.
Her musical interest goes beyond just DJing, Lex has a backlog of releases ready to hit the global airwaves. Taking 4-to-the-floor beats paired with wacky, rare samples, Lex Deluxe’s forthcoming tracks exceed her reputation.
Don’t take your eyes off the prize, this one ain’t just your average artist. She’s exclusive. She’s luxurious. Please welcome, Lex Deluxe.
2019 saw Sydney’s undefinable rockers, 100 lay down the foundation for an explosive 2020. They kicked off the year with 2 FBi SMAC nominations (Best Live Act and Next Big Thing), toured nationally with Pist Idiots, played a string of festivals, packed out their Bigsound showcases and capped off the year supporting Cold Chisel at The Factory Theatre.
Coming into 2020 in full stride 100 headed out on their first tour of the year, playing sets at Leneway Festival, Party in The Paddock and Farmer & The Owl. Set to release their debut E.P later this year, ‘Weightless’, the first offering is a testament to the band’s song writing. A soaring 6-minute behemoth of a track that explores growing up as an outsider in a rural town.
100 are quickly making a name for themselves so be sure to check them out at Splendour!
After meeting at university, the all-female three-piece, Pink Matter, captivated the Brisbane music scene. Their music is a modern, twisted take on the neo-soul/urban genre, with notable hints of KAYTRANADA, The Internet and Koi Child. Their debut 5 track EP ‘Human Error’ (grammy-nominated engineer/producer Nick Herrera) was released in August 2018, and the group have since earned support slots for Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Harvey Sutherland and The Internet.
The group worked with acclaimed producer Harvey Sutherland for their 2019 single ‘Wonder’ and garnered praise worldwide for their latest release, Soul Fruit. Noted by many as a band on the rise, Pink Matter has already forged a signature sound and personality. We look forward to giving the ladies a warm welcome at Splendour!
From the small Aboriginal community of Woorabinda in Central Queensland comes a 20 year old with a voice ready to be heard. A strong, proud Pitjantjatjara/Torres Strait Islander woman, Miiesha (Pronounced My-ee-sha) has been singing for her family and her community since the age of 8, and has since been developing her songwriting as a teenager. Now stepping onto a bigger stage, Miiesha is sharing her music with the world. Inspired by the sounds of RnB, Gospel and Soul, and the power of spoken word poetry, Miiesha’s music seeks to bring people together to help educate and inspire. Gifted with a voice that showcases vulnerability and strength, often in the one breath, Miiesha sings of her people and her community with the words of a leader and a teacher. Having supported the likes of Baker Boy, Briggs, Adrian Eagle and Thelma Plum, Miiesha is using her voice and her message to bring her community to the world.
Andy Golledge is a livewire and a gentle soul, trapped in a 70s tuna fisherman’s body. He looks like your old man back in the day, sounds like Neil Young, with the energy of Springsteen and a vulnerability all his own. This Tamworth native’s tracks span from foot stompin’ party starters to the heartachingly fragile. Cause that’s life, isn’t it? They’re painfully honest, instantly relatable, and catchy as all hell.
If you haven’t heard of Andy, it’s not because he hasn’t been around. Most of Sydney’s live music lovers have either seen Andy strip to his undies at a show, gotten topless at one, shed a tear in the crowd, or, most likely – all three.
Who knows what you’ll see at his Splendour set this year – we’re taking bets now call 1800UHOH!
Cry Club are as gentle in spirit as they are ferocious on stage and are a band that refuses to be pigeon-holed. After cutting their teeth in Wollongong, the now-Melbourne residing noise-pop duo are hungry to take their empowering and danceable anthems further. Last year, their debut single ‘Walk Away’ was titled “one of the best debut singles of the year” by Pilerats and their follow up, ‘DFTM’ was added to full rotation on triple j and saw them dubbed an Unearthed Feature Artist. Last single ‘Two Hearts’ only continued this trend as it pushed them into a wider audience with support slots with Alice Ivy, Holy Holy and WAAX.
Ready to bring their powerful set to the Splendour stage, Cry Club will have you crying tears of joy.
Charlie Collins’ childhood was rich with music – picking up a guitar at the tender age of 9, for the Tamworth local – there was no turning back.
At the age of 12 she shared the stage with country music legend Keith Urban, At 13 Charlie’s country band were signed to EMI and in her 18th year she moved to the bright lights of L.A, eventually Charlie found herself on stage playing to tens of thousands of people supporting the likes of Troye Sivan and Panic At The Disco.
2019 saw Collins get her first nomination for Best Country Album at the 2019 ARIA Awards with Snowpine – her first solo venture.
The past 18 months have seen Charlie Collins tour alongside longtime friends Gang Of Youths and Kasey Chambers (performing ‘The Captain’ with Kasey each night) as well as hitting the stage at Laneway and Fairground Festivals. So far, in 2020 she’s supported Cold Chisel and Matt Corby. This year she’s bringing that country town feel to Splendour!
Memphis LK is a Melbourne/Narrm-based artist, producer, vocalist and DJ. Drawing influence from 90s R&B queens and pop superstars, Memphis fell in sync with electronic music six years ago. Teaching herself Ableton, eventually using Detroit Electro, UKG and breakbeat to fuse her own sound.
Debuting live in support of Meshell Ndegeocello at Melbourne Recital Centre, the versatile artist is also part of the Melbourne/Narrm dance music massive, twisting parties with the likes of DJ Koze and Ms Boogie.
Now a welcome addition to music authorities Dot Dash Recordings (Methyl Ethel, Sui Zhen), she continued to bloom with the release of her new single ‘Roses’. The start of 2020 saw her also scoring Triple J Unearthed feature artist. Set to be a big year for Memphis, the ball is well and truly rolling – all the way into Splendour!
African-born, Australian-raised Dena Amy is a chameleon of the arts; an accomplished DJ, singer, producer, dancer and actress. Having spent the past few years writing, recording and touring across North American, Dena has recently relocated from Los Angeles to Sydney to continue her journey as one of Australia’s most important new electronic artists.
Supporting RÜFÜSDU SOL and Hayden James, people are taking notice. On this side of the Pacific Dena has wooed crowds from, Falls Festival, Field Day and FOMO, to Harbour life, Beyond The Valley, Spilt Milk, For The Love and Snowtunes. In the U.S Dena has played at Coachella, CRSSD Festival, Electric Forest and a number of exclusive RÜFÜSDU SOL & Friends events.
From South African street parties to LA rooftops, Sydney sunsets and sweaty Berlin warehouse raves, Dena’s musical palette is rich and well refined.
Jordan Brando, 22, is at the forefront of the minimal-house movement in Australia. His original productions have been supported by house heavyweights such as Chris Stussy, Prunk, Dimmish, and are heavily featuring on dance charts around the globe.
Recognised by BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong & tastemakers globally, Jordan’s abilities as a DJ and a producer raise no questions to why he is “a rising star in Australian dance music.” Standout performances at revered festivals Beyond the Valley and Pitch Music & Arts, and being handpicked to share the stage with the likes of Patrick Topping to Jamie Jones, have all contributed to solidifying Brando’s name as one of Australia’s most promising dance music exports. In 2019, Jordan Brando announced his debut ‘All Night Long’ shows; undeniably groovy 6-hour set showcases that sold-out almost instantly in multiple markets. Jordan looks to expand his horizons in 2020 with the launch of his own record label ‘Art Affection,’ the sounds of which will be showcased with a nationwide tour, and culminate in a 2,500-capacity headline show at Melbourne’s renowned ‘Timber Yard.’
From throwing parties at the age of 19, to working in events for VICE and Ableton and hosting shows on triple j and FBi Radio, Luen has come to maturity within Australia’s musical landscape.
Teaching free women’s DJ Workshops for the last year for female identifying, non-binary and trans women for free across Australia. Luen has supported Peggy Gou, Wolf + Lamb, Red Axis, Dj Seinfeld, Honey Dijon to name a few and DJ’d around the globe from Portugal to London and Colombia to Peru. She also works alongside DJ’s Jad & The and Dom Bird to bring forth the Beats of No Nation music podcast.
Her own curated 9 track compilation ‘Taxx Vol 1’ dropped last year to critical acclaim. Behind the decks Luen takes a wide approach, mixing house and techno classics with tasty and rare oddities. Get ready to boogie Splendour!
aywy (pronounced “aye-why”) is the pseudonym of Ananthu Nair, Sydney based producer, DJ & artist.
In 2014, he co-founded Flow Fi, a record label & digital platform for new music, uniting like-minded talents worldwide. The last few years has seen him team with friends in Sydney’s inner west to pioneer a series of warehouse parties, injecting new energy into a local scene that’s suffered in recent times due to late night restrictions.
Known for his improvised and eclectic DJ sets featuring his own production and genre blending selections, aywy blends funk, soul, hip hop and the music of the subcontinent to bring something unique to the table.
His sound has seen him collaborate with the likes of international artists such as Anik Khan, Goldlink, as well as emerging local artists, including B Wise, Mike Akox, Manu Crooks & The Kid Laroi.
aywy looks to build on the foundations of his distinctive project, ‘kismet’ and blaze his own path as an innovative voice of the South-Asian diaspora. See him blaze up Splendour!
Shantan Wantan Ichiban is a radio presenter, master of ceremonies, party promoter and one of the countries finest DJs, holding it down at triple j presenting ‘The Kick On’ every Sunday morning from 1-6am, and will be hitting the road again next year. As a DJ, Shantan has proved to be one of the most versatile on the circuit. He has created some of Sydney’s most successful party nights across a wide range of genres. Through brands such as ‘Dutty Dancing’ and ‘Player Haters Ball’, he has built a reputation for fun parties turning even the darkest and dankest of rooms into a ‘queue-around-the-corner’ night club. With an arsenal of hip-hop, R&B, trap, afro, throwback pop anthems and more, his sets well and truly hype up the dance floor.
Shantan has toured with Rich Brian as his touring DJ, and has supported Anderson Paak plus is a welcomed regular on the festival circuit.
Getting her start with Sydney’s FBi Radio, Madi Carr quickly began playing clubs and festivals around Australia under DJ SPORTS – fast becoming known for her raucous energy behind the decks and a penchant for excellent selection in the realms of break-beat, house & UK styles. A passionate radio host, selector and pioneer for womxn in the industry Madi quickly moved to producing her original music. Now going by AK SPORTS with singles on Of Leisure Records, Tooflez Musik (Berlin) and Start Local Records – 2020 sees AKS continue her impassioned work as a music producer with the release of her stellar debut EP ‘Polarize’ on Gallery Recordings, distributed by Lobster Theremin just on the horizon. Catch AK SPORTS monthly residency on Balamii radio at her new home in London amongst the likes of George Fitzgerand, Ross From Friends & DJ Seinfeld.