Knxwledge to replace Jay Electronica at Splendour

Splendour in the Grass is right around the corner. And with every festival, comes the unfortunate but inevitable artist cancellation. So far this year hip hop artist Jay Electronica is the only cancellation to date, and and it’s just been announced that his replacement on the Red Bull Music Academy stage will be none other than the wonderful Knxwledge. 

Knxwledge, who produced for Kendrick Lamar and Joey Badass on their 2015 albums, has also recently released his first album under the legendary label Stones Throw, and will be making a welcome return to Australia. He was last supposed to visit us in 2013 for OutsideIn Festival, but cancelled himself before the event.

He’ll be performing at the RBMA stage on Sat July 25.

In other news, the RBMA Splendour pre-party lineup has also been announced! The event kicks off on Thursday July 23, at the Byron Bay site, and will be headlined by LDRU, KLP, Yahtzel, Just A Gent, Swick and more.

As always, the RBMA stage is sure to be a glistening highlight of the festival. Here’s the full lineup:

Thurs July 23

Elk Road, Just a Gent, FLP (DJ Set), Slumberjack, Swick & Lewis Cancut, Yahtzel (DJ Set)

Fri July 24

Astral People DJs, Catlips, Charles Murdoch, Deutsch Duke, Klo, Mark Maxwell, Motez, Nosaj Thing, Queen Magic, Silentjay & Jace XL, Willow

Sat July 25

A Love Supreme DJs, Baro, Frank Booker, Hau, Kirkis, Knxwledge, Lucianblomkamp, M5K, Okenyo, Sampology, Tuka

Sun July 26

Eleventeen Elston, HWLS, JMSN, Sable, Shaolin Afronauts, Shlohmo (DJ Set), Thandi Phoenix, Total Giovanni (Live), Wildlife Recordings