Well the countdown to Splendour has officially commenced and gaddayyum have we been #blessed. It’s safe to say that the beauty of the lineup caused our eyeballs to water up in the best way. For months, there’s been speculation around whose snazzy kicks would step forth onto the amphitheatre stage (we may have had something to do with that..), and as of now, we have permission to salivate. GET KEEN and make sure you follow our Splendour 2018 Spotify playlist below for all of the bangerz.
Kendrick.. KENDRICK! OMFG Jesus take the wheel because heads have rolled and limbs are flailing. How the bloody hell those Splendour fellas managed to pull this one off is beyond me, but let’s not second guess ourselves now. We’ve waited for this like the good girls and boys we are and we now reign victorious. Gone are the circa 2017 Humble covers by every artist, we get to lose our sanity over the legitimate thing.
The Kiwi Kween Lorde is back from across to ditch to slay Splendour. Her set at Spilt Milk 2017 was a huge big ball of fun, and we’re so bloody excited to see her swoon the amphitheatre.
Seriously, we were satisfied with Vampire Weekend, Khalid + The Wombats, and they’ll all have strong vibes. But who are we, as mere mortals, to complain about the additional music Gods gracing our presence?! Soak it up people, and prepare to fight ’til the death for tickets.
These big boys are rounded off with Chvrches, Miguel and indie rockers Franz Ferdinand.
The Pack & Locals
The best of the pack is lead by Electric Feelers MGMT and Gang Of Youths, the Aussie roster mind you is BLOODY BANGIN’. Like actually just sit down for a second and take this in. Aussie hip hop royalty Hiltop Hoods will be there, along with Angus & Julia Stone, Touch Sensitive and PNAU providing the support, plus you also get Ball Park Music, SAFIA and The Jungle Giants.
Gracing us as well are overseas legends Girl Talk, UK faves Superogranism and Ben Howard.
But who we’re really bloody pumped for is Alice Ivy. She’s been on a snowball ride the last 12 months and we can’t wait to see her bring her dynamically fun set (sure to feature a few surprise guests, well hopefully anyway.)
We are so shocked and surprised to see Dune Rats back, Middle Kids return for consecutive years, and DZ Deathrays + Hockey Dad bring some mosh-pit worthy vibes.
The Dark Horses
It’s pretty easy to just look straight at the headliners, but there are some acts (both local and international) that didn’t get a direct mention on triple j this morning which you need to lock in. Funk lawds Chromeo are absolutely unmissable, they’re actually quite popular overseas and have a strong discography.
Wafia is coming off a debut album, and should no doubt bring that chill (yet damn powerful) set to Splendour. Aussie duo LDRU and Yahtzel team up to bring Carmada to life again, and if you’re hanging for a filthy drop these lads will sort you out real good.
It’s also worth adding Manu Crook$, Baker Boy and Love Deluxe to your shortlist of acts to see, because they’re sure to bring a sneaky vibe to the smaller stages.
Great, Now How Do I Fkn Get Tickets?
Holy Kunta we’re keen AF. Now all there’s left to do is prepare ourselves for the ticket sale. Yes, cue the nervous sweating. Tickets sell out quicker than it takes you to scoff down Maccas after a night on the juice. So be ready. They go on sale at 9:00am sharp AEST on Thursday 19 April through moshtix.com.au or phone 1300 GET TIX (438 849). But if you’re skilled, Visa have got a ‘lil presale from Wednesday 18 April from 9am to 9pm AEST or until sold out, check it here.
A 3-Day Pass will set you back $399 + fees, with single day tickets at $179 + fees and camping at $129 + fees. Look just set aside a good $1,000 – you’ll be lucky if it costs less. All that’s really left to say is, good luck, and God speed, fellow Splendourites.
The Full Splendour 2018 Lineup:
PLUS MIKE GURRIERI • LOVE DELUXE • LAUREN HANSOM • POOLCLVB • GODLANDS • NYXEN • EMMA STEVENSON • EBONY BOADU