More “proof” that Outkast and Foster the People will be at Splendour 2014
Lorde, of course, played at Splendour in 2013 as a last-minute replacement for Frank Ocean and Foster The People have already confirmed to FL that they’ll tour Australia later this year off the back of their second album Supermodel. Other new additions to the Fuji lineup include Blur frontman Damon Albarn, Kelis and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart.
Both Splendour and Fuji festivals will take place from July 25 – 27 and have been known to share several draw-card acts in recent years. The first round lineup for this year’s Fuji festival features headline acts including Kanye West, Jack Johnson, Franz Ferdinand, Basement Jaxx, Manic Street Preachers. But there are also several other acts on the lineup that appear to be strong contenders for a place on the Splendour bill including English indie favourites Bombay Bicycle Club, SBTRKT, Jungle, recent Laneway festival visitors Parquet Courts, and Irish “savours of rock” The Strypes. London Grammar – who have strongly hinted at a return to Australia for Splendour – are also included on the Fuji lineup.
While none of last year’s Fuji headliners – Nine Inch Nails, Bjork and The Cure – made the trip down to Byron Bay but the two festivals did share several acts including Mumford & Sons, Of Monsters And Men, Haim, Portugal The Man and Daughter. In 2012 the two festivals both featured sets from Jack White, At the Drive-In, The Kooks, Gossip, The Shins, Django Django, Michael Kiwanuka, and Explosions in the Sky.
Japan’s other major summer music festival Summersonic, which runs just a few weeks after Splendour on the weekend of August 16 – 18, has also announced many of the acts for its 2014 lineup including Arctic Monkeys, Phoenix, Kasabian, Pixies, Robert Plant, Azealia Banks, The 1975 and Metronomy. Last year Splendour and Summersonic both featured sets from Jake Bugg, FIDLAR, Alt-J, Klaxons, Jagwar Ma, and Palma Violets.
Other artists on the ever-growing Splendour rumour mill include James Vincent McMorrow, Max Frost, and Sky Ferreira.