Childish Gambino announces Splendour sideshow

Childish Gambino was a late addition to the lineup for Splendour in the Grass – where he’ll play alongside Outkast, Interpol and Kelis on the opening day of the festival – and now he has confirmed his own sideshow in Sydney.

Put Donald Glover’s name into the Wu-Tang Name generator and you transform the comedian and star of Community into Childish Gambino. Put Childish Gambino on stage and you get a set of sharp wordplay, pop-culture references and indie samples from Grizzly Bear, Sufjan Stevens, Animal Collective, Sleigh Bells, and Vampire Weekend. The actor/rapper made his major label debut in 2011 with Camp and followed it up with Because The Internet late last year. His second album features guest spots from Azealia Banks and Chance The Rapper as well as production from Thundercat and Ludwig Goransson (who composes all of the music for Community).


Childish Gambino sideshow

Sunday, July 27 – Luna Park, Sydney

Tickets on sale Monday, May 12