Your Splendor gig guide
Welcome to Sydney’s BIGGEST music month of the year...Splendour In The Grass side show July! If you’re like us and missed out on tickets to the three-day festival in Byron Bay this month, all is not lost, as we’ve shortlisted the best shows happening in this one-stop gig guide where tix are still available and won’t break the bank. Enjoy!
If you’re like us and can’t get enough of Sydney-based, Papua New Guinean songstress Ngaiire, the wait is over as she’s embarking on her first national headline tour in three years! Catch her in this intimate setting before she finishes up at Splendour without the festival hassle.
Friday 8 July 2016
Oxford Art Factory
LA based, New Zealand duo Broods is returning to Sydney to celebrate the release of their new album Conscious, which has seen their single Free get more than two million streams on Spotify since it’s release two weeks ago. Besides absolutely killing it online already, catch one of the most celebrated brother-sister duo fresh off a series of US arena dates they’ve just done with Ellie Goulding at our Enmore Theatre while you still can!
Saturday 9 July 2016
One of my favourite up-and-coming bands are back to give us a first taste of their new music this year and returning for a string of east coast tour dates which includes Sydney this weekend. Pushing out their new single Impact marks a bold step for this promising Brisbane outfit that continues to deliver their joyously loud indie nostalgic sounds with this new record. Watch them for a just $15 a ticket!
Saturday 9 July 2016
Newtown Social Club
Peter, Bjorn and John
The effortless sounding pop trio behind the catchiest whistling tune of all time Young Folks, Peter Bjorn and John are back in the country for a Splendour side show to showcase their forthcoming LP Breakin’ Point. Released through their own label INGRID, this will be their first since their much acclaimed 2011 Gimme Some album. Like its predecessor, Breakin’ Point its sure to thrill fans filled with big, catchy pop tracks from the Swedish pop rockers.
Wednesday 20 July 2016
Making her much anticipated return to Oz for her appearance at Splendour this month, American singer and producer Santigold locks in a side show and will be stepping out armed with a brand-new album and her classics alike, which is good news for those who missed out on tickets to Splendour this year.
Friday 22 July 2016
A band that needs no introduction, 80s rock stalwarts The Cure are returning to our shores for the first time in five years and we’re greeting them with open arms. Here as one of the biggest drawing cards of this years’ Splendour line-up, there are still great tickets available to catch this iconic British band that have influenced the masses for over three decades! Their two-hour set is expected to take a full look back at the band’s 37-year history playing the crowd favourites as well as a new stage production.
Monday 25 July 2016
Qudos Bank Arena
Another prodigiously British artist gracing our shores to compliment his Splendour appearances is the incredibly talented Jake Bugg. At the tender age of only 22 and already labelled the ‘Bob Dylan of our generation’, this young lad is no where near done with three studio albums already to his name, including On My One that was released last month. Teaming up alongside Manchester five-piece Blossoms. Catch them at the iconic State Theatre.
Tuesday 26 July 2016
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