Australia’s 20-year edition of Splendor In the Grass is more than a year away, although festival fans have enjoyed what lies ahead.
On Monday, organizers confirmed that Tyler, The Creator and The Strokes signed up for Splendor’s rescheduled dates, now set for July 23 and 25, 2021.
In addition, British virtual band Gorillaz will top the list. The project led by Damon Albarn replaces Flume, which was originally reserved for the 2020 edition of Splendor, but is not available for new dates in 2021.
It is a kind of development of “Feel Good Inc” by Splendor producers Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco, who tried to postpone this year’s show for three months until October 2020 due to the pandemic. Last month, Ducrou and Piticco admitted that the plans did not work and the popular three-day festival was postponed for an entire year.
“We have been monitoring the situation closely in recent months and, while Australia is entering the recovery phase, there is still no timetable for opening international borders,” said Ducrou and Piticco, co-CEOs of Secret Sounds, in a statement currently issued.
As a result, and “with public interests at the forefront,” the message continues, “we need to announce the rescheduling for 2021 now.”
A bill loaded with local and international acts was originally announced for 2020, including Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Midnight Oil (The Makarrata Project), Glass Animals, Denzel Curry, Duke Dumont Live, Violent Soho, Mura Masa and King Krule.
There is no real clarity about when the travel restrictions will be lifted, although Ducrou and Piticco said that they “intend to reschedule” as many artists as possible and have started to work on that process.
The rest of Splendor in the Grass’s schedule will drop in early 2021. Tickets are available at Moshtix.