FEATURE: Our Ten Favourite Artists From Splendour In The Grass 2015

Monday, July 27, 2015
Photo by Bianca Holderness 

After three days and hundreds of acts, this years Splendour In The Grass festival in North Byron Parklands has come to an end. We witnessed some magic and also some artists we hope to never catch again. Below are ten artists that wowed us at this years festival - in no particular order of course.

Harts brought his psychedelic rock-sounds and shredded his way to the top as one of the best acts to appear at this years festival. the energy for his entire set was electric, and though his set was early on day one, it's was still was one of the best of the the three days. Watch out for his name, he's going to be everywhere in a matter of time.

Photo by Justin Ma 

These Brit-pop legends haven't been on Aussie shores for over 18 years, they're appearance last night certainly made up for it. Though Damon Albarn was off to a shaky start - probably too much partying from his end - they dominated their set once they picked things up.

Photo by Steven Booth

Palma Violets:
Palma Violets are the surprise from this years line-up. Though I expected them to be exciting, certainly not at the level they presented. They were everything you want rockstars to be - confident, talented, and electrifying. 

The Vaccines:
It was the British acts who dominated Splendour this year - not that we're surprised at all. It's obvious that The Vaccines love being on stage and their enthusiasm translated impeccably. Their fans and the rest of the festival-goers in the crowd couldn't help but be excited with them. 

Photo by Stephen Booth

Ryan Adams:
If you weren't at Ryan Adams' set, where were you? He literally couldn't give anymore then he did. The 90's icon had the most interesting set-design at the festival, and it was difficult not to become absorbed in every song he sang. 

The Marmozets:
Perhaps one of the heavier acts on this years bill - they absolutely owed the Amphitheatre stage. Perhaps they would have received a bit more attention if they appeared on Soundwave's line up. I look forward to seeing them grow more within the next few years. 

Photo by Stephen Booth 

Johnny Marr:
This guy is legendary, and it was a shame he couldn't round a massive audience - perhaps everyone was at The Rubens? At 51 years old he still has it. He should never be written of as 'that guy from The Smiths', his solo stuff is just as special.

Photo by Stephen Booth

San Cisco:
Perth indie-pop quartet rounded up a large crowd for their early evening set. They've been local favourites for a while now and it's easy to understand why. They're overall vibe on stage is relaxed and that crowd definitely felt it too. The crowd went absolutely nuts, and it obvious at the end they were hanging for an encore - unfortunately festival time limits couldn't make it happen. 

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Art Of Sleeping:
These lads have been gaining a reputation for their live performances, which has seen them gather fans from all corners of the country. Playing an early set at the festival is always a hard ask, but that didn't faze them at all, they packed out the tent. In recent times, they've been experimenting with different sounds and rhythms on their tracks, which transform into absolute magic live. 

Photo by Ian Laidlaw

Dune Rats:
These guys are absolute legends - it's hard not to love them. Under all that attitude and fun they have on stage, they're also decent musicians. They know how to help their fans have a good time, whilst providing them with with killer tunes in the process. 

Photo by Stephen Booth