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Is Splendour About To Lose Another International Act?

13 July 2023 | 8:56 am | Ellie Robinson

One festival-exclusive act has cancelled a run of European tour dates, but the status of their trip Down Under is still unclear.

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Splendour In The Grass (Source: Supplied)

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Hyperpop stannies, prepare to pour one out (“one” being your daily Monster Ultra Rosa) for 100 Gecs: it looks like they might be axing their trip Down Under for Splendour In The Grass.

Earlier this week, the Stupid Horse hitmakers cancelled their tour of Europe and the UK, a 14-date stint that was scheduled to run over October 8-28. In a brief statement shared on social media, the duo – comprising singer-producers Laura Les and Dylan Brady – explained, “We’re sorry to cancel our upcoming shows, but we’re physically and mentally worn out. We’ll be back soon.”

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At the time of writing, 100 Gecs are still scheduled to perform at Splendour In The Grass next Sunday (July 23), as well as Auckland, New Zealand the following Tuesday (July 25) and Niigata, Japan the Sunday after (June 30). The duo were booked for Splendour as a festival-exclusive, with no shows announced beyond these three.

It’s unknown whether these shows will meet the same fate as the European/UK tour. TheMusic has reached out to representatives of 100 Gecs, and the Splendour team, for comment and clarification.

This year’s Splendour In The Grass has faced a handful of lineup issues thus far, first with the removal of Slowthai in May, then Rainbow Kitten Surprise and Lewis Capaldi last month. They’ve since been replaced with Danny Brown, Thelma Plum and Ocean Alley. The festival will run over July 21-23 this year, with set times and maps available on its website – you can plan your weekend here.

100 Gecs last toured Australia back in February, appearing at the Laneway festival and performing a suite of their own headline shows. They released their long-awaited second album, 10,000 Gecs, the following month.