Splendour In The Grass 2009 line-up
Tue 21st Apr, 2009 Newsin
Never before has the rumour mill spun as feverishly in anticipation of a line-up announcement as it has done for Splendour in the Grass 2009. With only three months to go until the biggest bash of winter returns for its ninth year, we finally have the official word.
Jane’s Addiction are the ultimate purveyors of sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll. When they disbanded in 2003 for the second time in their tumultuous history, no one expected to see them play live again – let alone reform with their original line-up. Get ready for all the safari suit, red wine swilling, Dave Nevaro posturing you could possible handle, because the original four egos will be landing in Byron come July.
Hot of the back of their much-hyped third album Intimacy, Bloc Party will be returning to Splendour in their only Australian show for the year. Joining them in shaking the foundations of Belongil Fields will be the kids with the feathers and the electric feel (or was that eel?) MGMT, who are making their highly anticipated return to Oz. Our crossed fingers and toes must’ve worked, because those mad scientists The Flaming Lips are also coming to the party – rounding out the top four.
Don’t exhaust all your excitement, ‘cause there’s more where that came from. As previously speculated, The Gutter Twins will bring their formidable experience to the table. The international guest-list also features ska legends The Specials, Atlanta indie troupe Manchester Orchestra, brooding UK outfit White Lies, new-wavers Friendly Fires and electro dude Yuksek. As always, the home team has plenty to barrack for too. Splendour alumni Grinspoon are joined by Midnight Juggernauts, Birds Of Tokyo, Augie March, Bob Evans and plenty of others.
So here’s who you’ll be seeing at Splendour In The Grass 2009.
Bloc Party (in their ONLY Australian show)
The Flaming Lips
MGMT (also in their ONLY Australian show)
Birds Of Tokyo
The Gutter Twins
Yves Klein Blue
The Middle East
All tickets will be sold online through www.qjump.com.au. As part of its support for the high demand event, Qjump has implemented innovative ticketing technologies, increased staffing support levels and introduced Westpac as its merchant partner – all aimed at improving the customer experience.
In addition, Qjump has developed new technology that enables the legal resale of tickets, allowing any festival ticket purchaser who is unable to attend the event the chance to secure a refund via a secure online facility. All such tickets are then re-sold at face value online to deter ticket scalping.
Splendour In The Grass
Saturday July 25th and Sunday July 26th
Tickets go on sale at www.qjump.com.au from 9am on Thursday 14th May.