Splendour In The Grass Sideshows Announced
Calling all music fans! Mark your calendars and alert the group chat, because today Secret Sounds reveal the huge lineup of Festival Sideshows hitting the country this July, featuring some of the best and brightest names from Splendour in the Grass 2023!
From indie-rock royalty and visionary songwriters, to leading names in hip-hop, boundary defying pop-punk artists and electrifying vocalists. You’ll be booked and busy this July as you spend your time with…
The list of dates include long-awaited headline shows from legendary trio Yeah Yeah Yeahs, set to hit Melbourne and Sydney with support from explosive LA rockers Automatic. Yeah Yeah Yeahs will arrive hot off the release of their fifth studio album, Cool it Down. A landmark in their catalogue, the record is an expert distillation of their best gifts that impels you to move, and cry and listen closely. The makers of iconic indie hits Heads Will Roll, Date with the Night, Maps, Sacrilege and Burning are well and truly ready to return down under. Don’t miss the alchemy and transformative magic as they take the stage with their high energy performance! British songwriter Sam Fender will perform a headline show in Perth, with his euphoric, hard-hitting guitar anthems in tow. Fender’s 2021 album Seventeen Going Under sent the Newcastle artist stratospheric, reaping a clutch of awards (including BRITs, NMEs, Ivor Novellos and a first Mercury Prize nomination). Sam Fender is one of Britain’s most celebrated and successful musicians of a generation and Western Australians will get to see why in July.
That’s as British rapper, singer and actress Little Simz lights up stages in Melbourne and Sydney. Little Simz released her fourth album Sometimes I Might Be Introvert in 2021 to widespread critical acclaim, going on to win the 2022 Mercury Prize and earning her the 2022 Brit Award for Best New Artist. Simz released her fifth album NO THANKYOU in December, we can’t wait to see it live when she hits Australian shores! With quintuple-platinum hit Habits (Stay High) and double-platinum Talking Body, Tove Lo will be performing headline shows in Melbourne and Sydney with support from dreamy 3-piece Blusher! Tove Lo made waves worldwide with her platinum-certified 2014 full-length debut Queen of the Clouds and has collaborated on anthems with Nick Jonas, Flume, Alesso, Coldplay, Martin Garrix, Charli XCX, Sean Paul and more. Get ready as she arrives Australia with her latest single Borderline.
Then catch a dynamic show from multi-platinum selling, chart topping rising star iann dior when he performs in Melbourne and Sydney! dior’s feature on the heavy-hitting 4 x platinum Mood with 24KGoldn reached the Top 10 and remained there for 10 weeks. Early 2022 saw him release album on to better things, which amassed over 180 million streams and received acclaim from NPR, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and NME. Rainbow Kitten Surprise will also be gracing stages in Sydney and Melbourne, weaving together lyrical poetry, hummable melodies and a rush of instrumental eccentricities. Boasting over 1 billion global streams across platforms, the band have earned widespread praise from Billboard, TIME, Vice and NPR. You may have caught yourself humming along to their tracks It’s Called: Freefall and Cocaine Jesus which recently went viral on TikTok resulting in over 11 million weekly streams for the band.
Noah Cyrus’ powerful live performance will stay with you long after her show. The GRAMMY nominated, multi-platinum singer and songwriter will bring her 2022 debut album The Hardest Part to Australia, lighting up stages in Sydney and Melbourne with her pop spirit, folk eloquence and country soul. Cyrus will be supported by her friend and collaborator PJ Harding. Then catch the unique blend of R&B, traditional African music and experimental electronic sounds of multi talented singer-songwriter and violinist Brittney Denise Parks AKA Sudan Archives. What began as a solo endeavor, the Sudan Archives project has expanded to include a full band, praised for its genre-defying sound and socially conscious lyrics with Parks drawing inspiration from her own experiences as a black woman in America. The band has performed at Coachella, Glastonbury and the Hollywood Bowl. Now it’s time for the project to take Sydney and Melbourne!
Then it’s time to see Del Water Gap as he takes over stages in Melbourne and Sydney! Since releasing the Don’t Get Dark EP in 2019, Del Water Gap has put out a series of singles, including Ode to a Conversation Stuck In Your Throat, deemed an “ear-worm track” by Vogue UK. Del Water Gap released his self-titled debut album in 2021, finding critical acclaim across leading publications including NPR, GQ, MTV, and Esquire.
We told you July is going to be busy! See below for the low down on dates for each tour. Vodafone customers can be among the first to secure tickets during an exclusive presale, starting Thursday 4 May 9am local. Head to http://www.vodafone.com.au/ticket. Secret Sounds presale for all shows starts Monday 8 May 9am local, sign up to get access. General on sale kicks off Tuesday 9 May, 9am local.
Secret Sounds Festival Sideshows
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Supported by Double J
Thursday 20 July 2023 – MCA, Melbourne
Monday 24 July 2023 – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Thursday 20 July 2023 – HBF Stadium, Perth
Supported by triple j
Wednesday 19 July 2023 – MCA, Melbourne
Friday 21 July 2023 – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Wednesday 19 July 2023 – Forum, Melbourne
Tuesday 25 July 2023 – Roundhouse, Sydney
Co-Presented with Live Nation
Supported by Double J
Saturday 22 July 2023 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Tuesday 25 July 2023 – Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide
Thursday 27 July 2023 – Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Supported by triple j
Wednesday 19 July 2023 – 170 Russell, Melbourne
Saturday 22 July 2023 – Metro Theatre, Sydney
Rainbow Kitten Surprise
Thursday 20 July 2023 – Metro Theatre, Sydney
Friday 21 July 2023 – 170 Russell, Melbourne
With PJ Harding
Sunday 9 July 2023 – Metro Theatre, Sydney
Sunday 16 July 2023 – 170 Russell, Melbourne
Saturday 22 July 2023 – Liberty Hall, Sydney
Tuesday 25 July 2023 – 170 Russell, Melbourne
Del Water Gap
Friday 21 July 2023 – Howler, Melbourne
Saturday 22 July 2023 – Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney
With Noah Cyrus
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Friday 7 July 2023 – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney sold out
Saturday 8 July 2023 – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney sold out
Tuesday 11 July 2023 – RAC Arena, Perth
Thursday 13 July 2023 – Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide sold out
Friday 14 July 2023 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne sold out
Saturday 15 July 2023 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne sold out
All tickets on sale Tuesday 9 May, 9am local
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