If you’ve been to Splendour In The Grass before, chances are you might have been lucky enough to have attended one of the legendary pre-parties at Byron Bay’s institutional The Northern.
Just announced today, this year’s edition promises to be quite possibly the largest in pre-party history, with homecoming heroes The Avalanches set to headline the event. The trio have just released Wildflower (read our review), their first record since Since I Left You a whopping 16 years ago, and Splendour In The Grass marks their triumphant return to the stage.
With their headline slot at Splendour having previously been their only Australian show this year, you can expect The Northern to be an absolute sardine tin as people try and catch them.
Joining The Avalanches on the night will be power duo and another huge name in The Kills. They too have a brand new album out in the rollicking Ash And Ice to unleash upon their many Australian fans, the first time they’ve seen them in five years.
Perth trio Methyl Ethyl are on the bill as well. Fresh home off a jaunt in Europe and with their star shooting skyward off the back of their debut LP Oh Inhuman Spectacle and its massive singles Rogue and Twilight Driving, expect a blinder of a reception for one of Australia’s best young bands when they take to the stage.
Rounding out the onstage talent will be the Prince-endorsed Harts out of Melbourne. Insanely talented on each one of the many instruments he’s capable of playing, he’ll be turning the classic funk vibes all the way up.
With a DJ set from Melbourne duo Kllo in there as well, the 2016 Official Splendour In The Grass Pre Party is looking absolutely off the wall. As you can imagine given all this talent squeezed into one limited capacity venue, tickets are going to sell out like crack-flavoured hotcakes.
If you want in to this extravaganza then you’ll need to have your fingers hovering over your keyboards for either presale tickets available this Wednesday at 9am or general tickets, on sale Thursday from 9am as well. Head to secretsoundstouring.com for more information.
If you’re in Brisbane and can’t make it to Byron then you’re covered as well, tickets to the after party at The Triffid (featuring Years And Years, Lido, Moonbase Commander and Twinsy) are on sale now.
Splendour in the Grass is taking place from Friday July 22 – Sunday July 24. Full details can be found here.