Splendour in the Grass adds Danny Brown, Ocean Alley and Thelma Plum to lineup, announces set times

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Splendour in the Grass adds Danny Brown, Ocean Alley and Thelma Plum to lineup, announces set times

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A few last-minute changes have been made to the Splendour in the Grass 2023 lineup.

Splendour in the Grass has filled out its 2023 lineup with three freshly-announced acts following the sudden cancellation of the widely-beloved Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi earlier this week.

Psychedelic rock six-piece Ocean Alley will be filling the headlining spot, set to play the Amphitheatre stage on the first night ahead of J Balvin and Lizzo.  Beloved for their cruisy, laidback sound, the band has been a mainstay on Aussie festival stages throughout the years.

Splendour in the Grass 2023

  • The festival has made a few switches to its lineup following the unforeseen drop-offs of Lewis Capaldi, Slowthai and Rainbow Kitten Surprise
  • Filling their places will be Ocean Alley, Danny Brown and Thelma Plum
  • The daily lineups and set times have also been announced

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Aboriginal Australian singer Thelma Plum and American experimental rapper Danny Brown have also been added to the mix, filling the gap left behind by British rapper Slowthai and American indie group Rainbow Kitten Surprise.

Slowthai was quietly removed from the festival lineup after being charged with sexual assault last month, while Rainbow Kitten Surprise cancelled their tour due to a member facing medical issues.

Danny Brown is set to deliver his only Australian performance on Splendour’s Mix Up stage on Friday evening. Best known for his fast flow, edgy production style and energetic live performances, the rapper hasn’t been in the country since his 2016 tour.

Thelma Plum will perform the festival’s closing day on the GW McLennan stage. After springing into success by winning Triple J’s first National Indigenous Unearthed Music competition, she has grown a significant fan base thanks to her powerful voice and politically-charged songwriting.

Alongside the new artist announcements, the festival has also released set times for the upcoming event, scheduled to run from July 20 to 23 at the North Byron Parklands.

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