After months of speculation, the line-up for the 2011 Splendour in the Grass was officially announced today.
SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS – 2011
COLDPLAY (only Australian show)
KANYE WEST (only Australian show)
THE LIVING END
THE MARS VOLTA
REGINA SPEKTOR (only 2011 show…anywhere)
BLISS N ESO
MOGWAI (only Australian show)
THE MIDDLE EAST
NOAH AND THE WHALE
ISOBEL CAMPBELL AND MARK LANEGAN
BLACK JOE LEWIS & THE HONEYBEARS (featuring THE RELATIVES)
ARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI
FOSTER THE PEOPLE
BOY AND BEAR
DOES IT OFFEND YOU, YEAH?
FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS
BRITISH SEA POWER
TIM & JEAN
SEEKER LOVER KEEPER (Holly Throsby, Sally Seltmann, Sarah Blasko)
THE BLACK SEEDS
YOUNG THE GIANT
HUNGRY KIDS OF HUNGARY
CUT OFF YOUR HANDS
WORLD’S END PRESS
D-CUP (WE NO SPEAK AMERICANO)
AJAX (MEGA JAM SET)
HOODRAT & DANGEROUS DAN
TONI TONI LEE
“You know how I know you’re gay?… you like Coldplay…”
OK so they’re not that bad – in recent years we’ve had a bit of a falling out but they still go alright… I guess…
All in all it’s a decent mix of artists across the musical spectrum – especially keen on Kanye (Homecoming with Chris Martin is pretty much a given), the Hives (NOBODY SHUTS THE POWER ON THE HIVES!), Mars Volta, Modest Mouse, DJ Shadow, Friendly Fires, Jebediah, Gomez and Grouplove …. But then again it’s not particularly an amazing must-see lineup either. With a few artists listed to drop albums in the coming months hopefully this lineup will spice up more over time…
But that’s just me – what do you think? yay? nay? Coldplay gay? leave your comments below
Tickets will cost $390 (inc gst) Event + $120 (inc gst) Camping + booking fees, which gains entry to the festival for 3 days, from Friday 29 July to Sunday 31 July (the actual date of Coldplay’s show is yet to be announced). They go on sale at 9am AEST on Thursday 5 May through Moshtix or by phone on 1300 GET TIX (438 849).
The festival goes down from July 29-31 at Woodfordia, Woodford in southern Queensland.
Check out more details at the official Splendour website.