Splendour clues in Fuji lineup?

The first twenty seven acts have been announced for Japan’s Fuji Rock festival which falls on the same weekend as our beloved Splendour in the Grass festival.

Fuji Rock runs from July 31st to August 1st; while Splendour will cover the three days from Friday 30th July to Sunday 1st August.

So who can we start adding to our list of possible RSVP’s for Splendour? Well, Fuji has snaffled the likes of Yeasayer, Broken Social Scene, Belle and Sebastian, Flogging Molly, Air, Foals, Hot Chip, Kitty Daisy and Lewis, Ian Brown and LCD Soundsystem.

Fuji also includes a few tourists from the Australian summer including Muse, The Cribs, Vampire Weekend, Z-Trip, Massive Attack and Them Crooked Vultures.

While last year’s Fuji lineup didn’t share much love with Splendour, previous years have seen acts playing both festivals and there are a few extra reasons to suspect that some Fuji acts will venture to Queensland this year.

For the first time this year’s Splendour will run over three days, giving the acts a little more time to get down here and of course the move north from Byron Bay to its new home at Woodford means the festival will be a little closer to Japan.