Sure, weve got Coachella and Bonnaroo and all those great American festivals over here. Englands got Glastonbury and Bestival, etc. Australias got its share of great fests, as well, and Splendour in the Grass is one of the best. Last year saw the Pixies, The Strokes, and Mumford and Sons atop a massive lineup, and this year looks to be equally epic.
Coldplay, Kanye West and Janes Addiction will headline the 11th incarnation of the three day festivities at Woodfordia in Queensland. Seventy-nine other acts are under them, and the names are just as exciting. The Hives, the reunited Pulp, The Living End, The Mars Volta, The Kills, Pnau, and Regina Spektor are all on the bill.
Glasvegas, Modest Mouse, The Middle East, Mogwai, DJ Shadow, and Kaiser Chiefs will also be in attendance, as will James Blake, The Vines, Noah and the Whale, and Thievery Corporation. Further acts include Cut Copy, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears (featuring The Relatives), Foster The People, Friendly Fires, Gomez, and Does It Offend You, Yeah?.
Want more? Warpaint, Fitz and the Tantrums, Young The Giant, Bliss N Eso, The Grates, Kele, Elbow and Eskimo Joe add to the mix. Theres also Devendra Banhart and The Grogs, Children Collide, Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanega, Blue Juice and Marques Toliver. The impressive list is just too long to jam in here, so check out our Festival Outlook page for the complete lineup.
Tickets for the July 29th-31st event range from AUD$401.50 to AUD$525.60 (thats about $421.55 to $551.83 USD. Plus, ya know, travel expenses), depending on your method of purchase and if you choose their carbon offset option. For more information, check the festivals website.