Arlo Parks & slowthai Announce Splendour In The Grass Sideshows

Arlo Parks and slowthai announce Splendour In The Grass sideshows.

Today, they announce their highly anticipated sideshow details with dates in Melbourne, Sydney, Byron Bay, Adelaide and Perth

Pre-sale sign up: Tuesday, 2 May, 8:30am AEST
Pre-sale starts: Wednesday, 3 May, 10am local time
On sale: Thursday, 4 May, 10am local time

Arlo Parks
Presented by Astral People, Handsome Tours & triple j

One of the singular voices of a generation, Arlo Parks makes her return to Australia this July. Parks’ ability to soundtrack and contextualise the labyrinthine of emotions associated with her generation is her calling card, navigating queerness, COVID, trauma, climate anxiety, all at their complex intersection while navigating hers as well. On her new record My Soft Machine, out on 26 May, a problem shared is a problem halved.

My Soft Machine is mid-20s anxiety with a mid-20s anxiety soundtrack. Arlo’s shifted her focus to production while maintaining the songwriting charm she’s made a name for, collaborating with all the producers on the boards for her influences; Ariel Rechstaid (HAIM), Romil Hemnani (Brockhampton), Buddy Ross (Frank Ocean) and Carter Lang (SZA) all lending their hand to the artist’s vision.

Last year’s sold-out run of debut Australian shows welcomed adoring fans to experience her music as a collective, expelling the loneliness of COVID isolation in one strike. With her band at her side, seeing Arlo Parks live is the finest way to experience her music. Despite her brief touring hiatus, Arlo is back on the road and ready to share My Soft Machine with those who understand it. A beautiful and intentional merging of soundscape and songwriting, Arlo Parks is not to be missed this winter.

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Presented by Astral People, Handsome Tours & Laneway Presents
As one of the most polarising figures in UK music over the last few years, he’s faced the extremes of British and global attention, boiled down to 39 minutes of rap-rock rage on his third full-length album, UGLY. This July, he’s bringing it all back to Australia.

UGLY sees slowthai return to first principles, an exploration of the emotionally potent rock music he was raised on. Produced with longtime collaborator Kwes Darko, UGLY enlists Ethan P. Flynn, Jockstrap’s Taylor Skye, Beabadoobee guitarist Jacob Bugden and even Fontaines D.C., covering the new epoch of punk-rock in one fell swoop.

No stranger to our shores, slowthai has unfinished business here. His live shows are a patient balance of tension and release that create moshes of uncompromising energy, with introspective and thoughtful moments as moving as the bangers slowthai has made his name for. A crowd control maverick, slowthai knows how to take on audiences and win, every movement intentional and mechanical. His live experience paired with the intensity of UGLY is ready to raise roofs, with his biggest shows in the country to date, slowthai is ramping up the momentum so hold on tight…

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