Ah, its almost that time of year again when festival fanatics, music lovers and everyone in between head to the parklands of Byron Bay for one of Australia’s most anticipated events. Set to return in late July, Splendour in the Grass officially revealed its lineup this morning and along with an extensive list of local talent and rising stars, hip-hop moguls Childish Gambino and Chance The Rapper will also head Down Under.
Off the back of his recent foot injury forcing the rapper to cancel his Australian tour, Childish Gambino’s appearance will be highly anticipated. With a huge 2018, his alter-ego and real life persona Donald Glover had mentioned plans to step away from his stage career, but that appears to be on the back burner ahead of his next performance.
“I’m really appreciative of this [award] and I’m making another project right now, just, you know, to make,” he told Variety after receiving the Grammy for Best Traditional R&B Performance. “But I like endings and I think they’re important to progress. I think like, if a lot of things had death clauses in them, we wouldn’t have a lot of problems in the world, to be honest. So I think endings are good because they force things to get better.”
After enormous success with his politically-infused track This Is America, which won numerous awards in the past 12 months, as well as new track “Summertime Magic”, and “Feels Like Summer”, it seems that he isn’t slowing down anytime soon.
On the other hand, Chance The Rapper is full speed ahead as he looks to add Splendour to a list of already scheduled performances. Set to appear on the main stage on the Sunday evening rounding out the entire festival, he will also be seen headlining the newly announced Woodstock 50 festival in New York later in the year.
Homegrown talent including Tame Impala, Matt Corby, and breakout artist Dean Lewis will also take to the three-day event. For the full lineup visit here.
Tickets go on sale April 11 at 9am. We suggest setting an alarm because they tend to sellout quickly.