Splendour in the Grass has just announced a stack of 2016 sideshows

Article image by Jack Toohey

Splendour in the Grass 2016 is totally sold out so unless you already have your hands on a ticket, you’re not going to get to see The Strokes, The Avalanches, Sigur Ros or James Vincent McMorrow. But plenty of the other big acts on the lineup have just announced a few extra dates for their visits to Australia in July.

The list of headline sideshows on offer includes James Blake, who’ll be touring his third album Radio Silence; the first Australian headline shows for At The Drive-In since 2001; and a pair of massive shows for The 1975.

There are also double bills featuring Jake Bugg and Blossoms; Jack Garratt and Kacy Hill; and Beach Slang and Spring King; plus headline dates for Snakehips, The Kills, Santigold, The Internet, Låpsley, Leon Bridges, Mark Lanegan Band, Fat White Family, Nothing But Thieves, and  Swedish indie crew Peter, Bjorn and John.

Check out all the announcements below.

James Blake

Tuesday, July 26 – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Wednesday, July 27 – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne
Thursday, July 28 – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Saturday, July 30 – HBF Stadium, Perth


Thursday, July 21 – Villa, Perth
Friday, July – Max Watt’s, Sydney
Sunday, July 24 – Max Watts, Melbourne

Crystal Fighters

Wednesday, July 20 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Sunday, July 24 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney

The Internet

Tuesday, July 26 – 170 Russell, Melbourne.
Friday, July 29 – Metro Theatre, Sydney.


Wednesday July 20 – Prince Bandroom, Melbourne
Friday July 22 – Metro Theatre, Sydney


Tuesday, July 26 – Howler, Melbourne
Wednesday, July 27 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney

Peter, Bjorn and John

Wednesday, July 20 – Metro Theatre, Sydney
Thursday, July 21 – The Corner, Melbourne

Leon Bridges with Ngaiire

Monday, July 18 – Enmore Theatre
Tuesday, July 19 – Forum Theatre, Melbourne

The Kills

Saturday, July 23 –  Forum Theatre, Melbourne
Tuesday, 26 July – Enmore Theatre, Sydney

Jake Bugg with Blossoms

Tuesday, July 26 – State Theatre, Sydney
Wednesday, July 27 – Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Friday, July 29 – Metro City, Perth

Note: Blossoms will not be performing in Perth

Mark Lanegan Band

Friday, July 22 – The Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne
Saturday, July 23 – The Factory Theatre, Sydney

At The Drive-In

Friday, July 22 – Forum Theatre, Melbourne
Sunday, July 24  – Enmore Theatre, Sydney

The 1975

Saturday, July 23 – Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney
Sunday, July 24 – Hisense Arena, Melbourne

Fat White Family

Saturday, July 23 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Sunday, July 24 – Yah Yahs, Melbourne
Monday, July 25 – Cherry Bar, Melbourne

Jack Garratt with special guest Kacy Hill

Wedneaday, July 20 – 170 Russell, Melbourne
Thursday, July 21 – Metro Theatre, Sydney

Beach Slang and Spring King

Wednesday, July 20 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Sunday, July 24 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne

Nothing But Thieves

Wednesday, July 20 – Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne
Thursday, July 21 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney