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At long last, Splendour in the Grass finally announces full lineup

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Almost 100 international and local acts join headliners The Gorillaz, The Strokes, and Tyler, The Creator for the chronically rescheduled Splendour in the Grass festival going ahead in July 2022.

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The Festival has been regularly postponed over the past two years, keeping the same headliners throughout, and has today announced the remaining lineup for the 20th anniversary festival.

A huge host of international artists will fly into Byron Bay in July 2022, including Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Liam Gallagher, Glass Animals, Parquet Courts, and Kacey Musgraves.

Homegrown talent DMA’s, Violent Soho, Tim Minchin, The Jungle Giants, Genesis Owusu, Amyl and the Sniffers, and King Stingray will also perform.

The co-founders Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco had to delay the festival from July 2020 to July 2022, asking the public to get vaccinated so that live music could return in full force.

“We want to express how deeply grateful we are to our Splendour community for sticking with us during what has been an intensely challenging time for our team and for the whole of the live music industry,” they said.

“Your support means the world and we’re so excited to be heading back to Parklands with you all for one next level reunion.”

Splendour in the Grass could welcome up to 50,000 gum-booted revellers in the Festival atmosphere that has eluded the east coast for so long.

Friday will welcome Damon Albarn’s virtual electro virtuoso’s The Gorillaz as headliners, alongside indie royalty Yeah Yeah Yeahs, country sensations Kacey Musgraves and Orville Peck, and UK indie up-and-comers Wet Leg.

New York City’s finest The Strokes will lead the charge on Saturday, with Hottest 100 winners Glass Animals, American rapper Jack Harlow, Brisbane legends The Jungle Giants, and punk outfits Pup and The Chats.

Rounding out the Festival on Sunday is Tyler, The Creator, loudmouth Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher, Aus punk pioneers Amyl & The Sniffers, as well as UK hip hop artist Aitch, the post-punk Parquet Courts, and ARIA hoarding electronic artist Genesis Owusu.

Splendour in the Grass will also host a heap of DJs at the art-filled Tipi Forest, there will be yoga, workshops, and poetry slams in the Bohemian Lounge, and laughs at the Splendour Comedy Club.

2022 will also see the arrival of a new LGBTQI+ party space the Rainbow Bar, as well as talks from academics and politicians at the Splendour Forum over the course of the weekend.

The Festival heralds a return to the real, having staged a virtual Splendour in July 2021.

Splendour XR saw heavy hitters such as Khalid, Denzel Curry, Chvrches and The Killers play digitally for punters.

Splendour will honour tickets bought over the past two years, and for those who can’t make the new dates, resale of select tickets will go ahead on 6 December.

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