The Splendour 2017 Lineup in 20 Epic Photos


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The 2017 Splendour lineup has finally dropped and, as always, it’s totally stacked with incredible acts from all across the world. In order to make the wait *slightly* more bearable, we’ve gone through and picked our favourite photos of artists on the lineup, to give you a taste of what to expect when July rolls around.


The XX‘s latest album was a glorious blend of indie rock and alternative dance, and should make for an epic late night boogie.
Queens of the Stone Age’s 2014 tour was one of our favourite ever live shows and featured, dare we say it, their best band lineup since Songs for The Deaf. We can’t wait to see what they’ve got in store this time around.
Surely the two punch of Royal Blood and QOTSA is worth the price of admission alone?! The hard-hitting two-piece have been busy working on their second album, so here’s hoping we’ll hear a few new cuts.
As we said of Sigur Ros‘ performance at last year’s Splendour, “Even the most stable minds go tumbling down an existential rabbithole when listening to the band”. Get ready to ponder the meaning of existence during this set!
If you’re wanting to feel bad about your own inferior music skills, then look no further than Tash Sultana and her perfect command of the looping pedal.
Calling it now; Dune Rats will be the loosest set of the weekend. Get your tinnies ready for this one!
Although King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard could be a close second! With 5 albums coming out this year, we think it’s safe to say they’ll have plenty of new material to pull from.
Best bring your tissues for this one. Julia Jacklin never fails to get the tears rolling with her beautiful indie rock and country stylings.
Prepare to get freaky during Pond‘s set. If their new singles are anything to go by, the band’s upcoming 7th album will be just as trippy as their last efforts, and we can’t wait to experience it live.
Although they’ve only released a handful of tracks so far, Middle Kids are already taking Australia and the world by storm, especially after a performance on Conan earlier this year. Make sure you see what all the hype is about for yourself.
Future Islands
If you’ve never seen Future Islands live before, you’re in for a real treat. There are literally no words to describe frontman Samuel T. Herring’s dance moves. Trust us, you’ll see what we mean as soon as the band swagger onto stage.
A.B. Original’s debut Reclaim Australia has to be one of the most important Australian albums in recent years, and we can’t wait to see everyone headbanging in unison to this one and saying fuck you to racism.
Wil Wagner, frontman of The Smith Street Band, never fails to give an incredibly passionate performance. And he always rocks rad t-shirts.
What’s a good festival without a rad dance party? Peking Duk have got us covered this year.
Royal Blood may be one of the world’s favourite rock duos at the moment, but in Australia, Hockey Dad are quickly closing in on them. The band are currently in the states smashing out a new album, so hopefully we’ll be hearing a bunch of fresh new cuts from the boys.
Does Bernard Fanning really need an introduction?! The bona-fide Aussie legend has promised that his Splendour set will “lay some new stuff from upcoming Brutal Dawn and a few old chestnuts for good measure”. Here’s hoping for a mass ‘These Days’ singalong!
Big Scary are just about to finish up their Animal album tour, but lucky for us it involves one last stop at Byron Bay. It’s easily our favourite album from the duo, so we can’t wait to hear it live one last time.
Every festival needs at least one hard-hitting punk set, and Luca Brasi are holding down the Splendour fort this year. Get ready for some intense head-banging.
Thundamentals really pushed themselves into new directions musically and conceptually on their latest album Everyone We Know and we can’t wait to hear all its varied tracks and styles live.
D.D Dumbo is definitely the Aussie up-and-comer to watch right now. If you haven’t had the pleasure of listening to his incredible (and J-Award winning) debut album Utopia Defeated do so right now. Then tell me you aren’t super pumped to hear it live at Splendour.

Check out the full lineup and all the details here.

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