James Blake returns to Australia for the first time since playing at Splendour in the Grass 2013 and is set to play material from his upcoming third album.
July 26 – Horden Pavilion, Sydney NSW
July 27 – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne VIC
July 28 – Thebarton Thearte, Adelaide SA
July 30 – HBF Stadium, Perth WA
AT THE DRIVE IN
Post-hardcore hasn’t seen a band anywhere near the level of At The Drive-In and after reuniting to play Coachella in 2012, the Texan outfit are back again with confirmation that they are working on new material.
July 22 – Forum Thearte, Melbourne VIC
July 24 – Enmore Thearte, Sydney NSW
The 1975 have confirmed themselves as a must have for bookers on the festival circuit, with slots on the Coachella and Glastonbury bill. Australian fans will be treated to their charismatic live shows this July.
July 23 – Show Grounds at Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney NSW
July 24 – Hisense Arena, Melbourne VIC
Having released three albums by the age of 21 is a remarkable feat. Jake Bugg is undoubtedly a huge talent, his new album, On My One, shows the depth of his song writing prowess as he skips from blues music to rap, soul and folk.
July 26 – State Thearte, Sydney NSW
July 27 – Palais Thearte, Melbourne VIC
July 29 – Metro City, Perth WA
Jack Garratt will be bringing his club-heavy R&B anthems down under this year, and after supporting Mumford and Sons, the multi-instrumentalist has strengthened his position as an emerging international artist.
July 20 – 170 Russell, Melbourne VIC
July 21 – Metro Thearte, Sydney NSW
Having made a big impression during a recent tour in January this year, Leon Bridges is being brought back by popular demand. Bridges and his six-piece band will be playing their distinctive blues-soul-gospel music to audiences at Splendour In The Grass, Sydney & Melbourne.
July 18 – Enmore Thearte, Sydney NSW
July 19 – Forum Thearte, Melbourne VIC
After selling out their debut tour of Australia, The Internet knew they’d have to come back sooner rather than later. The six-piece groove ensemble are confirmed for Splendour In The Grass along with two dates in Melbourne Sydney.
July 26 – 170 Russell, Melbourne VIC
July 29 – Metro Thearte, Sydney NSW
Fresh from a headline slot on the infamous Coachella line-up and the global success of their platinum single ‘All My Friends (ft. Tinashe and Chance The Rapper)’, the Brixton duo’s latest EP ‘Money on Me’ is full of their signature bright melodies, 808 kicks and coveted feature artists, and looks set to warm up a host of headline shows across Australia this winter.
July 21 – Villa, Perth WA
July 22 – Max Watts, Sydney NSW
July 24 – Max Watts, Melbourne VIC
PETER, BJORN & JOHN
Swedish whistling sensationalists are heading to Splendour in the Grass this year, and in anticipation for their 7th studio album, are hitting up Sydney and Melbourne for sideshows.
July 20 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC
July 21 – Metro Thearte, Sydney NSW
Minimalist Rock ‘n’ Roll revivalists The Kills are finally returning to our shores for Splendour In The Grass 2016. About to drop their fifth album, Ash & Ice, the band have also got sideshows confirmed, playing in Sydney and Melbourne.
July 23 – Forum Thearte, Melbourne VIC
July 26 – Enmore Thearte, Sydney NSW
MARK LANEGAN BAND
Alt-Rock crooner Mark Lanegan is an iconic figure of 90’s rock thanks to his days fronting Screaming Trees. Since then he has gone on to collaborate with Queens of the Stone Age, PJ Harvey and even Moby. He will be brooding over audiences in both Melbourne and Sydney.
July 22 – The Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne VIC
July 23 – Factory Thearte, Sydney NSW
BEACH SLANG + SPRING KING
New on the international touring scene are Beach Slang and Spring King. Beach Slang are a gang of Philadelphia pop punks making their Australian debut since releasing two critically acclaimed 7″. Spring King are the latest darlings of Brit-Pop, being championed by NME, Stereogum & The Guardian and touring with the likes of Fidlar, Slaves and our very own Courtney Barnett. You can catch this double headlining show in both Melbourne and Sydney.
July 20 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney NSW
July 24 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC
Lapsley will bring her unique talents down under this year. Her evocative electronica is all the rage at the moment and now we too can see what all the fuss is about.
July 26 – Howler, Melbourne VIC
July 27 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney NSW
NOTHING BUT THIEVES
Nothing But Thieves take their influences from Arcade Fire, Jeff Buckley and Led Zeppelin. If they sound half as good as any of those acts then they are definitely worthy of your time.
July 20 – Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne VIC
July 21 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney NSW
FAT WHITE FAMILY
We’ve heard rumours that this band rode a donkey into a pub, often perform naked and through pig heads into crowds. Need I say more?
July 23 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney NSW
July 24 – Yah Yahs, Melbourne VIC
July 25 – Cherry Bar, Melbourne VIC