The Splendour In The Grass ‘Mystery Act’ Has Finally Been Revealed

Didja guess correctly?

Splendour mystery act 2019 lineup photo

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Old mates Ocean Alley have had a fairly massive 12 months.

From their humble beginnings as a bunch of Northern Beaches reggae-heads, the six-piece have become some of the most hyped and radio-played acts in Australia. That’s thanks in no small part to their ‘Hottest 100’ topping tracking ‘Confidence’, a cruisy and jangly track that soundtracked the summer of triple j fans across the country.

To that end, Ocean Alley and Splendour In The Grass always seemed like ideal bedfellows. So, to be honest, it was rather a shock when the first Splendour lineup dropped and the band were conspicuously absent from it.

Well, surprise, surprise: turns out the six-piece will be hauling themselves to the festival after all, as they’ve been revealed today as the “mystery act” teased by the very first poster. That’ll make 2019 the second year in a row that the band have wowed punters at one of Australia’s biggest festivals.

For the record, a lot of punters guessed that Ocean Alley were the band in question — although some assumed that everyone from Midnight Oil to Lee Harding to the Australian Idol 2003 Top 12 were set to take to the stage.

Here then is the new, updated lineup for Splendour In The Grass 2019:

Chance The Rapper, Childish Gambino, Tame Impala, SZA, Foals, Catfish And The Bottlemen, James Blake, Ocean Alley, Santigold, The Lumineers, The Streets, Russ, What So Not, Courtney Barnett, Warpaint, Mystery Oz Act, Matt Corby, Wolf Alice, Friendly Fires, Broods, Dean Lewis, FIDLAR, Cosmo’s Midnight, Meg Mac, Ziggy Alberts, Hayden James, Dave, Dope Lemon, Dermot Kennedy, Allday & Friends, Little Simz, The Rubens, Maribou State, Winston Surfshirt, Tycho, Pond, The Teskey Brothers, Jacob Banks, Wolfmother, Tropical F*ck Storm, Kyle Hall, Local Natives, Mansionair, Odette, Ruby Fields, Mike Servito, Last Dinosaurs, Thelma Plum, Trophy Eyes, Harvey Sutherland (DJ set), K.Flay, Sam Fender, Slaves, Pub Choir, Seb Wildblood, The Beths, Set Mo, Hatchie, Honne, Kwame, The Nude Party, Nathan Micay, Slowly Slowly, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Kian, Kenji Takimi, Dear Seattle, Charly Bliss, Kaiit, Phony Ppl, A Swayze & The Ghosts, The Midnight, Channel Tres, Pist Idiots, MorMor, Suzanne Kraft, Erthlings, Telephones, Moaning Lisa, Thandi Phoenix, DJ Nett, Wax’o Paradiso, Andy Garvey, Tyne-James Organ, Lastlings Merve, Jennifer Loveless, Noise In My Head, Skin On Skin, Rebel Yell, triple j Unearthed Winners, Ninajirachi, Body Promise, Donald’s House, Casual Connection, DJ Klasik, Close Counters (DJ Set), Merph, Dameeeela, Lex Deluxe.

Try saying that three times fast, why don’tcha?

Splendour In The Grass hits North Byron Parklands from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 July.

Photo Credit: Jess Gleeson/SITG