Splendour in the Grass line-up

GOTH rocker Jack White and alternative rockers Smashing Pumpkins will headline this year's Splendour in the Grass.

The three-day music festival returns to Byron Bay's Belongil Fields this year with an impressive line-up including British acts Bloc Party and The Kooks and American post-hardcore band At The Drive-In in their only Australian shows.

Today's first line-up announcement also included international indie darlings The Shins, Lana Del Rey, Gossip and Miike Snow.

Joining the visitors on the bill is an equally impressive contingent of Aussie acts including Hilltop Hoods, 360, Kimbra, Wolfmother, Angus Stone and Tame Impala.

"The show has grown over the past few years with the addition of an extra day," said Splendour co-producers Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco.

"We have a bunch more bands on the line-up and new venues like The Forum, the Very Small Mall and Day Spa etcetera, plus we've got some surprises in store this year.

"It will definitely be the best Splendour ever staged in Byron Bay."

The festival spent two years at Woodford in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland as organisers searched for a larger site outside Byron to expand the event.

To accommodate more punters at Belongil Fields, this year's camping will be offsite at Byron's North Beach Campground.

Tickets for the twelfth annual festival, which runs from July 27 to 29, go on sale Friday April 27 at 9am through Moshtix.


First 2012 Splendour in the Grass Line-Up Announcement

  • Jack White
  • Bloc Party (only Australian show)
  • Smashing Pumpkins
  • At The Drive-in (only Australia show)
  • The Shins
  • Hilltop Hoods
  • The Kooks (only Australian show)
  • Gossip
  • Miike Snow
  • Dirty Three (only Australian show)
  • Lana Del Rey
  • 360
  • Azealia Banks
  • Tame Impala
  • Explosions In The Sky (only Australian show)
  • Band of Skulls
  • Ladyhawke
  • The Afghan Whigs
  • Missy Higgins
  • Wolfmother
  • Metric
  • Kimbra
  • Mudhoney
  • 50 Years of Dylan
  • Spiderbait
  • Django Django
  • Gypsy & The Cat
  • San Cisco
  • Last Dinosaurs
  • Electric Guest
  • Muscles
  • Angus Stone
  • Dz Deathrays
  • Howler
  • Lanie Lane
  • Fun
  • Big Scary
  • Michael Kiwanuka
  • Seekae
  • Friends
  • Yacht club dj's
  • Bertie blackman
  • jinja safari
  • Blue King Brown
  • Youth Lagoon
  • Pond
  • The Beautiful Girls
  • Yuksek
  • Tijuana Cartel
  • Ball Park Music
  • The Rubens
  • Ben Howard
  • Bleeding Knees Club
  • Zulu Winter
  • The Medics
  • Shihad
  • Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
  • Husky
  • Kate Miller-Heidke
  • Father John Misty
  • Emma Louise
  • Chet Faker
  • here we go magic
  • Parachute Youth
  • Mosman Alder
  • The Cast of Cheers
  • Wolf & Cub
  • Gossling


Plus DJ sets by:

  • Beni
  • Sampology (AV/DJ show)
  • Canyons (DJ set)
  • Nina Las Vegas
  • Danny T
  • Alison Wonderland
  • Nice and Ego (AV/DJ set)
  • Flume
  • Gloves
  • Luke Million
  • Harris Robotis
  • Alley Oop

Topics:  music festival splendour in the grass

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Dinner with a twist

TOP SHELF: Dirty Dick's theatre restaurant is coming to Proserpine Entertainment Centre.

There is no award Dirty Dick's can't lay claim to.

Festival's attracting the best

ROCKSTAR: International ambassador of Airlie Beach Festival of Music 8 Ball Aitken will take to the stage.

Airlie Beach festival is where it all started for 8 Ball Aitken.

Jake is having a ball as new cruise ambassador

CUTE: Whitsunday Cruise Ambassador Gay Bowden with grandson Jake Bull.

The youngest cruise ship ambassador.

Local Partners

Help this Whitsunday man who lost both hands and feet

A GoFundMe Page has been started for Whitsunday man Nick Marsionis who contracted meningococcal septicaemia in September.

Community garden set for Palmwoods

Kay Nixon at the Palmwoods Community Gardens will be hosting a launch day and inviting the ecommunity to come along and sign up.

Parcel of land to supply sustainable gardening for community

Barry Gibb is coming to Bluesfest 2017

FANS: Barry Gibb talks to a fan next to a cardboard cutout of his young self.

Aged 70, Gibb has re-launched his solo music career with a new album

Tim Finn headlining at Airlie Beach Music Festival

Music veteran Tim Finn from New Zealand will headline the Airlie Beach Music Festival.

Tim Finn: "It's the kind of festival that artists love"

Kristie doesn't mind being the third wheel in Survivor final

Kristie Bennett in a scene from Australian Survivor.

SOLO player will take on Survivor's power couple Lee and El tonight.

Scary hoping Posh and Sporty will re-join The Spice Girls

Mel B

Mel B hoping Victoria Beckham, Mel C will re-join The Spice Girls

REVIEW: Michael McIntyre has Brisbane in stitches

Michael McIntyre in a scene from his TV series Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow.

BRITISH comedian is in the country on his Happy and Glorious Tour.

Cliff Richard doesn't need Rod Stewart's help with legal bills

Sir Cliff Richard

"'Don't worry, I'm loaded. I won't keep you to it.' "

Bindi Irwin named in MAXIM HOT 100 list

Wildlife Warrior named among Australia's most beautiful women

Look at me! Kath and Kim home up for sale

Kath and Kim from the iconic Aussie TV series.

'Crack open the Baileys and grab a box of BBQ Shapes'

How to fit 100,000 new homes on the Coast

Property, real estate, housing, suburb,  August 2016

Fitting 2m extra people in south-east Qld in 25 years a balance

Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

UNREAL: This Maleny estate is incredible.

12-bedroom hinterland horse stud still available

Hit songwriter's Noosa mansion on market

SPECIAL PLACE: The Cintamani estate is going to tender, marketed by Tom Offermann Real Estate.

Is this Queensland's best property?

Kiwi siblings snap up Dotcom mansion for $32.5m

The new toy company owners of the Coatesville mansion want replace any controversy with positivity and fun. Photo / Barfoot and Thompson

The trio paid $32.5 million for the property in June

New $200 million development will create 580 jobs

Cassie And Josh with baby Alfie and daughter Andee. They have bought at new Lennox Head development Epiq.

Majority of new positions will be given to Northern Rivers locals