Cornershop confirmed for Splendour
The Splendour in the Grass promoters told us today that they’ll make the full lineup announcement sometime before Friday 22nd April, but following the confirmation that The Kills are playing at Woodfordia and at Fuji Rock many eyes have turned to the Japanese festival’s lineup to ponder which other acts might be playing at both festivals on the last weekend of July.
The lineup includes many likely candidates – we’re betting that quite a few will play at both festivals – but FasterLouder member Starlsy was (strangly) concerned that Cornershop might end up playing at Splendour and announce on Twitter that “If Cornershop end up playing Splendour I’m definitely boycotting.”
The folks over at CornershopHP quickly responded with “ah, sorry bout that @Starlsy pls start boycotting now”, which we’ll take as a confirmation that we’ll be getting a brimful of tunes from the band in Woodfordia.
Unlike Starlsy, FasterLouder is very happy to welcome the band to the growing list of confirmed Splendour acts, but we are a little concerned by rumours that the Fuji Rock festival might be affected by the disasters that have recently hit Japan.
Obviously this is a minor concern in the overall scheme of things, but some punters are worried that a cancellation for Fuji might affect plans for bands also planning to play in Australia. (We’ve already seen the disaster affect the Australian tour plans for the White Lies )
However the Japanese promoters haven’t given any indication that the festival will be affected. They announced the second round lineup of bands for the festival after the earthquake and issued a statement last week to announce that: “We are monitoring all sources of information, domestic and international, from both the authorities and those reporting on the ground, and following updates on the situation as they emerge. We would encourage those abroad to do the same, as there has been some misinformation in international news reports. Tokyo was left relatively unaffected, and Naeba, the site of Fuji Rock Festival, which lies further to the west, was also unaffected. As a new week begins, people are returning to work and trying to regain some sense of normality. A strong sense of national solidarity can be felt, and we are all proceeding without panic.”