All hope is not lost, my friend.

Words by

James Di Fabrizio

If you managed to get a ticket to Splendour before it sold out, then congratulations you lucky bastard. If not, Splendour in the Grass 2016 has lifted the lid off a bunch of sideshows to keep you satisfied. 

Mercury Prize-winning artist James Blake is coming to Australia ahead of his upcoming album, Radio Silence. He'll be hitting Margaret Court Arena on Wednesday July 27. 

Texan post-hardcore heavyweights At The Drive In are officially back, marking one of the most hotly anticipated bands of the Splendour lineup. They've just locked in a show at The Forum on Friday July 22.  

The 1975 sold out their January Australian tour in a matter of hours. They're poised to do it all again with a show at Hisense Arena on Sunday July 24. 

English rocker Jake Bugg makes his return to Australian shores for Splendour ahead of his forthcoming album, On My One. He'll hit the Palais Theatre on Wednesday July 27. 

London-based singer and producer Jack Garratt has been taking over festivals across the globe with his club-ready anthems. He's locked in a show at 170 Russell on Wednesday July 20. 

Whistling Swedish trio Peter Bjorn and John - artists behind the hit Young Folks - are back with their first taste of new music with High Up (Take Me to the Top). They'll hit The Corner on Thursday July 21.

LA-based collective The Internet will take over 170 Russell on Tuesday July 26 off the back of their Grammy-nominated album Ego Death. Crystal Fighters will hit The Corner Hotel on Wednesday July 20 while Santigold will make her long awaited Australian return with a show at Prince Bandroom on Wednesday July 20. 

Fresh from their headline slot at Coachella, Brixton duo Snakehips will be playing their first Australian headline shows in three years. You can catch Snakehips at Max Watts on Sunday July 24.

Mark Lanegan Band - helmed by the former frontman of seminal '90s band Screaming Trees - will hit The Croxton Bandroom on Friday July 22. Rounding it out, Beach Slang and Spring King will play The Corner on Sunday July 24; Lapsley will play Howler on Tuesday July 26; Nothing But Thieves will hit Ding Dong on Wednesday July 20 and Fat White Family will take over Yah Yahs on Sunday July 24 and Cherry Bar on Monday July 25. 

Pre-sale tickets go live on Tuesday April 26 at 10am, with general sales going live on Wednesday April 27 at 9am via Secret Sounds Touring

This article was originally published in Beat.

Image courtesy of Lester Jones Photography.

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