Arguably Australia’s most loved music festival, Splendour in the Grass, is right around the corner. So Spotlight Report complied a list of the top 5 acts to see during the weekends festivities. Don’t worry if you can’t make to Byron, there are always plenty of Splendour sideshows that you can go to.
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Having just come off a recent gig headlining Glastonbury Festival in the UK, lead singer Florence Welch proves that she can do wrong. Understandably, having to replace the Foo Fighters last minute can be quite a daunting task with the amount of pressure in doing so but oh boy did she deliver? Hopefully she brings that same energy with her down under to equally wow audiences across Australia in her sideshow and at the festival itself.
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Rockers Royal Blood are no strangers to Australian music festivals, so it comes as no surprise that they are back for more. Despite being a band of two, these festival favourites, both on and off stage, have a sound that is loud and explosive which makes it hard to believe that that high energy set and sound can come from just two people. It’s pretty impressive!
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Where do we even begin when talking about Jarryd James? While his name hasn’t been a household name for a long time, Jarryd James’ set is definitely a must see! This emerging artist has the vocal range that once he starts singing you can hear a pin drop. His R&B sensibilities and style will most likely have you grooving around.
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This year’s Splendour in the Grass line up boasts a range of up-and-comers that are worth looking out for. Wolf Alice is another example of that. Having just released their impressive debut album which was labelled by NME as the debut album of the decade, you can probably expect that incredible album will translate well live and in a festival atmosphere. We spoke to band member Joff about what he was looking forward to the most about the festival and coming back to Australia, you can read what he had to say here.
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BBC Sound of 2015 winners Years & Years have taken the world by storm with their pop meets dance anthem King and follow up single Shine which topped the charts both here and the UK. This dance pop trio are most definitely going have the crowd dancing enthusiastically to their hits.
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