The event will mark the festival’s 20th anniversary, and if this first lineup drop is anything to go by, it’s sure to be a kickass year.
Splendour In The Grass is back with a bang, revealing three dazzling headliners for their 20th-anniversary edition, set to take place in July 2021.
Originally postponed from its July 2020 date to October, last month the festival was again rescheduled to July 2021 due to uncertainties surrounding the reopening of Australia’s borders. At the time, the festival organisers promised they would try and retain as much of the original lineup as possible, and it seems that so far they’ve been fairly successful.
Headliners The Strokes and Tyler, The Creator are set to return for next year’s event, however, local Flume has unfortunately dropped out. Lucky for us, his successor ain’t too shabby, being replaced by none other than British legends, the Gorillaz, who will be headlining the opening night, Friday, July 23.
The festival took to social media this morning to announce the news:
We are so excited to announce our headliners for #SITG2021 and we DARE you not to FEEL GOOD INC.
You’ll be spending next July with @gorillaz, @thestrokes & @tylerthecreator. Tickets and info at https://t.co/vSESWR9zIu pic.twitter.com/m3LqpiskhQ
— SplendourintheGrass (@SITG) July 12, 2020
So far, it’s been well received…
GUYS gorillaz just got confirmed for splendour in the grass 2021
— jagger (@superbitch____) July 13, 2020
i can’t believe gorillaz are one of the headliners at splendour next year ohmygod
— olivia ☾ (@malibusliv) July 13, 2020
https://t.co/rHjrDPUCBJ !!! SCREAMS!!!:>@”>!!!32’563l>%^$
— 😼 (@wlwnoodle) July 12, 2020
The Gorillaz have been dropping new music this year under their Song Machine project, a series of releases which promise to feature an “ever-evolving roster” of collaborators. Check out their latest Octavian-featuring track below.
Tickets to Splendour In The Grass 2021 are now on sale, grab yours here.