Here’s another bunch of bands you can rule out for Splendour in the Grass 2016

There haven’t been many leaks for the Splendour in the Grass 2016 lineup but thanks to the lineup announcements for a stack of overseas festivals its been possible to rule out a stack of possible contenders.

Festivals on the same weekend as Splendour include Panorama festival in New York, Block Party in Seattle, Canada’s WayHome Music & Arts Festival, The Newport Folk Festival, Detroit’s Mo Pop festival and the Secret Garden Party in England. And now you can add the Divide Music Festival in Colorado to the list of events competing with the huge Byron Bay festival for acts.

The lineup for Divide Music Festival has just been announced and appears to rule out several acts including past Splendour visitors Miike Snow who have just released their third album and seemed to be a likely contender following their appearance in 2012 and frontman Andrew Wyatt’s cameo during Mark Ronson’s set last year.

Passion Pit, who played at Splendour in 2010 and 2013 and who owe us a tour after the cancellation of plans to visit in August last year, are also part of the lineup for Divide Music Festival. Other acts on the bill include Bleachers, Kid Cudi, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and Blondie. Check out the full lineup below.


In addition to the Divide festival acts you can also pretty much rule out the chance of seeing LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire, Kendrick Lamar, The Last Shadow Puppets, Alabama Shakes, or Haim at Splendour this year.

Other acts with overseas festival commitments that look very likely to clash with Splendour include Caribou, Air, Primal Scream, Sufjan Stevens, Broken Social Scene, FKA twigs, A$AP Rocky, The National, Kurt Vile, Run the Jewels, Foals, Silversun Pickups, Anderson .Paak, Major Lazer, Wolf Parade, Savages, Haim, M83, Glass Animals, Father John Misty, Mac DeMarco, FIDLAR, Raury, Chvrches, Flight of the Concords, and My Morning Jacket plus Australian acts including Sia, The Temper Trap and Rufus.

It’s technically possible to play on the Friday at Splendour then jump on a longhaul, time-zone leaping flight to play at a festival on the other side of the globe but it’s also the sort of tour schedule that’s likely to cause a lot of problems if a flight is delayed or baggage goes missing.

The lineup for Splendour in the Grass 2016 will be announced next Wednesday, April 13.