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Alright, you’ve undoubtedly seen the Splendour set times and yes, it’s okay to panic – everyone’s panicking.

That being said, there are ways to see all the bands you’re keen on. Granted, you may miss a few minutes at the beginning or end of an act, but if you’re familiar with the musicians’ work, you’ll know what you can and can’t miss. For example, if you weren’t a fan of DMA’s ‘Like a Version’ of Believe (you’re wrong and I hate you but okay), you could probably afford to miss the end of their set in favour of SAFIA’s full set. Put down your pitchforks, it’s called balance people. I never said navigating SITG was going to be easy.

Anywho, I’ve put together a pretty bangin’ itinerary to help you get to all of my must-see acts, so if you have a slightly different taste in music I’m afraid we’ve come to a crossroads. If not then perfect, welcome to SITG heaven.

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12:30 – 1:15pmDidirri (GW McLennan Tent)
1:50 – 2:30pmMarmozets (Amphitheatre)
2:45 – 3:30pmRiton & Kah-Lo (Mix Up Stage)
4:00 – 4:45pmBaker Boy (Mix Up Stage)
5:00 – 5:50pmManu Crook$ (Tiny Dancer Stage)
6:15 – 7:15pm*DMA’s (Amphitheatre)
7:00 – 8:00pm*SAFIA (Mix Up Stage)
8:00 – 8:45pmMike Gurrieri (Mix Up Stage)
8:45 – 9:45pmThe Presets (Mix Up Stage)
10:45 – 12:00amLorde (Amphitheatre)

*The 15-minute overlap between DMA’s and SAFIA will mean cutting down on one. Choose wisely.


12:15 – 1:00pmHaiku Hands (Mix Up Stage)
1:45 – 2:30pmWaax (GW McLennan Tent)
2:45 – 3:45pmSuperorganism (Mix Up Stage)
4:45 – 5:45pmMethyl Ethel (Amphitheatre)
6:15 – 7:15pmGang of Youths (Amphitheatre)
7:30 – 8:00pmTay Oskee (The World Stage)
8:30 – 9:30pm*The Jungle Giants (GW McLennan Tent)
9:15 – 10:15pm*CHVRCHES (Amphitheatre)
10:30 – 11:30pmHilltop Hoods (Mix Up Stage)

*Will lose approx. 15 mins of either The Jungle Giants or CHVRCHES.


12:00 – 12:45pmAmyl & The Sniffers (Amphitheatre)
1:00 – 1:45pmYungblud (Amphitheatre)
1:45 – 2:30pm Soccer Mommy (GW McLennan Tent)
4:00 – 4:45pmMallrat (Mix Up Stage)
5:15 – 6:15pm*Crooked Colours (Mix Up Stage)
6:15 – 7:15pm*PNAU (Amphitheatre)
7:45 – 8:45pmMGMT (Amphitheatre)
9:15 – 10:15pmThe Wombats (Amphitheatre)
10:45 – 12:00am  Kendrick Lamar (Amphitheatre)

*Weigh up your options – will PNAU kick off their set with a bona fide banger? Probably.

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Okay, alright, I know that this isn’t really an actual plan for the Sunday as much as it is a suggestion that you stay at the Amphitheatre for six straight hours but can you blame me? If you miss PNAU, MGMT, The Wombats or Kendrick Lamar, did you even go to Splendour?

If you’re fuming that your faves aren’t on the list, the beauty of a SITG itinerary is that they’re flexible and you can and should go to see your bands/DJs/comedians of choice. But also, just follow mine – I’ve got it on lock. I even left time in each day to allow for food/drink/refuelling breaks.

Full disclosure, I’m fully aware that the Amphitheatre and the Mix Up Stage are on completely opposite sides of Splendour, so I’ve tried to allow enough time to get there and back without pulling a hammy.

You’re so welcome.

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