Splendour in the Grass sold out in just 90 minutes, so it’s not surprising the official sideshows are following suit…If you were planning on seeing Jack Garratt in Sydney and Melbourne or theMark Lanegan Band in Melbourne, we feel bad for you son, those shows are now sold out!

Splendour in The Grass are also pleased to announce that Hein Cooper will be joining Peter, Bjorn and John as guest support on their Sydney and Melbourne sideshows. Fresh off touring the world and playingThe Great Escape Festival in the UK, Cooper has just released his stunning debut album ‘The Art of Escape’, and is this week’s triple j Unearthed feature artist. The album has been received with great acclaim worldwide and the young Sydney-sider has been dubbed by Richard Kingsmill as a ‘rising folk star worth checking out’.

Watch ‘The Art of Escape’

Take note to follow the Splendour in the Grass official Snapchat (snapinthegrass) on Tuesday(Tunesday) June 7th, Kacy Hill will be taking over from 11am – 4pm, giving you an insight into what it is like to be one of the hottest young thangs in music right now!

JACK GARRATT with special guest Kacy Hill (USA) – SOLD OUT

London-based singer/producer/multi-instrumentalist Jack Garratt combines electric guitar, drum machines, keyboards, and an R&B-friendly falsetto to fashion smooth, club-ready electro-R&B anthems. Garratt released his self-written, self-performed, self-recorded, and largely self-produced debut album Phase in February to critical acclaim and was awarded triple j’s feature album. The beardy multi-instrumentalist has been dubbed ‘one to watch’ thanks to a support slot with Mumford & Sons, festival appearances at the Apple Music Festival and Radio 1’s Future Festival, sold-out shows in the UK and US and his breakout single ‘Weathered’, which was a favourite of Beats 1 host Zane Lowe and triple j. Garratt was the winner of the critics choice category at the 2016 Brit Awards and BBC Music Sound Poll of 2016.

Watch ‘Worry’

Critically acclaimed new singer / songwriter Kacy Hill, hit the Top #5 on Spotify’s Global Viral Top 50 chart with her single Foreign Fields. Kacy wrote the stripped down, airy tune with British producer and artist Jack Garratt…props to famed producer and Def Jam co-founder Rick Rubin for introducing them to each-other in the studio! Kacy characterized the song as about “exploring new space in your life and surrounding yourself with people that encourage you to push past a comfort zone.” As a member of the Vanessa Beecroft-curated performance troupe for Kanye West’s Yeezus tour, later signing with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. music label, was named as one of Dazed & Confused’s most exciting creative artists for 2015 and was recently listed as one of VOGUE 44 stars-to-watch in 2016.

Watch ‘Experience’

Wed 20 Jul – 170 Russell, Melbourne                    SOLD OUT
Thu 21 Jul – Metro Theatre, Sydney                       SOLD OUT

PETER, BJORN and JOHN with special guest Hein Cooper

Peter Bjorn and John, the Swedish trio behind the catchiest whistling tune of all time ‘Young Folks’, are back to wow us with their musical talents after taking a well earned break to build their own studio, start their own record label and perfect their effortless sounding pop music.

In April 2015, Peter Bjorn and John released their first new music in four years with one-off single ‘High Up (Take Me to the Top)’ on INGRID Volym 2, a Record Store Day exclusive double-LP of which there are only 500 copies. In July of the same year, the band debuted two new songs before officially announcing a forthcoming LP Breakin’ Point with the lead single ‘What You Talking About’. Due for release June 2016, their seventh album is a reflection of the band’s newfound search for (yet another) career high.

Watch ‘Breakin’ Point’

Guest support at both shows is the talented singer/songwriter Hein Cooper, who is fresh off touring the world and playing The Great Escape Festival in the UK. Cooper has also just released his stunning debut album ‘The Art of Escape’, and is this week’s triple j Unearthed feature artist. The album has been received with critical acclaim worldwide and the young Sydney-sider has been dubbed by Richard Kingsmill as a ‘rising folk star worth checking out’.

Wed 20 Jul – Metro Theatre, Sydney
Thu 21 Jul – The Corner, Melbourne


Mark Lanegan, the former frontman of iconic US 90’s band Screaming Trees, has redefined the blues with his signature combination of growling baritone vocals and electro, new romantic swagger. “Lanegan sings about heartbreak and salvation and stakes his claim as the Leonard Cohen of the alt-rock moaners” said Rolling Stone when referring to his ninth studio solo albumPhantom Radio (2014). Fifty years of age and almost fifty albums in his discography, thanks to his awe-inspiring work ethic and passion for collaboration.

His collection boasts 9 studio albums under his own name, guests spots with Queens Of The Stone Age, and Mad Season (the mid-‘90s Seattle super group that featured members of Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam and Screaming Trees), collaborations with Isobel Campbell, Duke Garwood, and Greg Dulli (as 50% of the Gutter Twins), and of course the work of his legendary first band Screaming Trees. That’s not to mention the many one-off collaborations as the singer on records by the likes of UNKLE, Martina-Topley Bird, Moby, Soulsavers, Melissa Auf der Maur and Creature With The Atom Brain. No mean feat for a troubled kid from Washington State, whose personal life was peppered with addiction and stints in jail for theft and drug dealing!

Somewhere within that release schedule he manages to find time to tour the globe, gaining a reputation for dark, tight, mood driven shows with little talk, that are totally badass! Get a taste of what to expect this July with this 4AD live session. 

Watch ‘Ugly Sunday’ 


Sat 22 Jul – The Croxton Bandroom Melbourne  SOLD OUT                                                            Sat 23 Jul – The Factory Theatre, Sydney


Presented by Frontier Touring, I OH YOU and Secret Sounds

Tues 26 Jul – Howler, Melbourne SOLD OUT
Wed 27 Jul – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney


Presented by XIII Touring and Secret Sounds

Wed 20 Jul – Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne SOLD OUT
Thu 21 Jul – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney


Presented by XIII Touring and Secret Sounds

Sat 23 Jul – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Sun 24 Jul – Yah Yahs, Melbourne
Mon 25 Jul – Cherry Bar, Melbourne

Tickets are on sale now
Visit secretsoundstouring.com for details


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