The Splendour 2019 Line-up Drops Today - Here's Who We Hope Is On It

2 April 2019 | 4:09 pm | Lauren Baxter

Splendour is coming...

Down your breakfast tequila and get on the group chat, we’re just a few short months away from Splendour, baby! Now the official line-up is under lock and key until 8am tomorrow morning but that hasn’t stopped us from wildly speculating about who we want to see grace the Byron stages as any true music lover should do.

So without further adieu, here’s our hot tips so you can put your money where our mouth is. Results not guaranteed. 

Tame Impala

Ol’ mate Kevin Parker has been a busy boy between sidling up with Gaga and Mark Ronson, he's got a new album on the way, killed a performance on Saturday Night Live and locked in a Coachella headline slot. There’s a bunch of tour dates throughout North America in the diary, along with an appearance at Lollapalooza Chicago in early August, but nothing for July, so we reckon KP and co will be back to slagging off Trevor on home soil come Splendour time. Cruisey yacht rock vibes in the amphitheatre - let's get nautical pals.


Everyone’s fave producer Flume returned last month with a brand new mixtape, going as far as to post, “Damn it feels good to be back,” on Twitter. We concur. He brought a star-studded cast to his set in 2016 and the timing seems right to announce his return. 

The Smashing Pumpkins

Say what you want about Billy Corgan, Splendour sure loves a legacy act and Siamese Dream is a god damn masterpiece. They’ve announced a North American and European summer tour but with nothing in their diary late July, it could be a match made in heaven. Side note, there’s a meme currently circulating of Corgan on a rollercoaster so stop what you're doing and watch it. It's genius. 

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Childish Gambino

Gambino it’s time to face up to the fact that you have wronged us. Cancelling your Australian tour last year but still playing New Zealand... it hurts, alright. Add that to the fact Donald Glover has confirmed his current world tour will be his last under the Childish Gambino moniker and Splendour seems like the perfect place for him to say goodbye to Australian fans. Wonder what he’s whippin’ up?

The Chemical Brothers

The Chemical Brothers are back on the airwaves with their first album in four years set to drop this month. They’re taking it on the road and there’s a nice Splendour sized hole in their tour schedule. The duo are also set to headline Fuji Rock Festival which has a history of sharing artists with Splendour so take from that what you will party people.

Janelle Monae

There’s a serious love affair going on with Australia and Janelle Monae but sadly it has been unrequited, her last tour Down Under in 2012. Overdue and on the back of one of the most powerful albums of 2018 - a Monae set will be, without a doubt, game changing and we can only hope we are considered worthy.

Courtney Barnett

CB has been doing the festival rounds thanks to 2018’s excellent Tell Me How You Really Feel and we think it’s high time for a Splendour reunion after her 2016 set impressed. Another artist with a big ol’ gap in their tour schedule, although she might be right in saying nobody really cares if you don’t go to the party, we reckon it won’t be the same without her.

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Catfish & The Bottlemen

Ok if The Wombats can’t be here, it’s gotta be another UK band with roots Down Under. New album - tick. Gap in schedule - tick. Affinity for Australia - DING DING DING. We have a winner.

The official 2019 Splendour In The Grass line-up drops tomorrow morning at 8am. Keep an eye on for all the details.