We are into the countdown. The countdown until the 2019 Splendour In The Grass lineup is revealed. You could wait until April, but, with a little bit of assistance from us, you might get ahead of the game. We have deep dived into the schedules of the acts announced for Fuji Rock for 2019, as history has proven there is some substantial cross overs.
In case you forgot, Splendour is scheduled for the 19th, 20th and 21st of July this year.
Let's get into it.
The boys have a gap in their European leg of their album tour. They perform on the 5th of July in Barcelona, and then nothing until July 26-28 when they play Low Festival (also in Spain). So unless they are planning a super long Spanish holiday (or just a break in general - which would be well deserved I'm sure), we might catch a glimpse of them at the Splendour Amphitheater. They haven't played Splendour since 2014 when they replaced Two Door Cinema Club after they had to withdraw from the show.
2. Catfish and The Bottlemen
Like Foals, Catfish have a gap in their tour while gallivanting around Europe. They play Spain on the 14th of July, then nothing until the 21st in Hungary. Will they trek all the way to Byron in the break? Let's hope so. Mind you, Catfish were last here only in 2017 so they may give it a hard pass.
3. Chemical Brothers
More English folk! Like Catfish, The Chemical Brothers have a gap in their tour between the 14th of July in Spain (apparently Spain goes off in July?) and the 21st in Germany. Even with the small gap, they are only play festivals this time around so fingers crossed.
4. Death Cab For Cutie
Though they are coming to Australia in early March, Death Cab are not playing a Queensland show. There is also a suspicious break between July 13th for a Canada show, and then Fuji Rock which is 26th July to 28th July. It has been a long four years since Death Cab last played Splendour in 2014.
5. James Blake
Blake has a super open July. At this stage his schedule is only Germany on the 5th and then Fuji Rock afterwards. Here's hoping! Blake's last trek to Byron for Splendour was back in 2016.
6. Janelle Monae
Like Blake, Monae has a pretty open July schedule at this stage. other than Fuji Rock, she has nothing penciled in after the 9th of July. We have a feeling her stage presence would be phenomenal so lets hope Splendour and Monae pair up.
Unfortunately, The Cure and Red Hot Chilli Peppers are both probably out for this years Splendour. Red Hot Chilli Peppers are still finishing the rounds of their huge stadium tours, so it seems unlikely they would make their way back for the festival.
The Cure are locked into tour dates in Europe in July. They are playing the Czech Republic on the 18th to the 20th, and Romania on the 22nd.
Among the slew of big international names, lets not forget the Aussie legends that can sometimes pull just as big crowds. Even if its at 4pm in the arvo. Below is a list of some currently touring Aussies (most off the backs of new music) so we wouldn't be surprised if they made an appearance.
I Know Leopard
Ball Park Music
Let us know if you have any more ideas of who might play!
And may the ticket scoring odds be ever in your favour.