The green fields of Splendour in the Grass will once again be graced by some of the best of local and international acts in underground electronic music, courtesy of the Red Bull Music Academy. An mpressively long list of international talent will be flying in for the three-day festival as well as some excellent home grown local talent.
Last year’s event was Japanese-themed, with lanterns and other decorative items. This year, the stage will be bathed in a French theme in a cutting-edge creative space. This coincides with the actual Red Bull Music Academy events, which took place in Tokyo last year, and will be in Paris later this year.
This year the festival has managed to nab Los Angeles DJ Nosaj Thing, who has just dropped a new record, and, impressively, has who has impressively written for Kendrick Lamar and Kid Cudi. Joining him on the Friday night is Sydney’s upcoming electronic producer Deutsch Duke, Triple J Unearthed’s Charles Murdoch, Perth’s Catlips, along with Mark Maxwell and a host of local acts. Most excitingly of all, renowned house producer Motez is closing the first night.
Ripping into Saturday night will be Jay Electronica, followed by Melbourne rapper Baro, the stunning productions of Melbourne’s Lucianblomkamp, live ensemble Kirkis, Sampology and the genre defying Frank Booker.
Wrapping up the festival on Sunday is multi-talented JMSN, Melbourne’s Total Giovanni (who we also interviewed recently), who will be playing a live show. The biggest drawcard of the event is Shlohmo, who is not only playing a full live set at one of Splendour’s main stages, but will be gracing the RBMA tent with a DJ set. Shlohmo, who we recently interviewed, has the distinct honour of not only closing the Red Bull Music Academy stage but in fact the entire festival.
While tickets for Splendour sold out long ago, the stage is running a competition for a last shot at getting tickets. Head HERE to try your luck.