Uncorroborated Splendour In The Grass Lineup Looks Ridiculous

Last night a tipster sent us what is apparently the poster and lineup for Splendour In The Grass 2011. Awesome. I really like the rainbow tree and the collection of bands they have chosen. Apparently this year’s event will take place in heaven where Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, The Cure, Sonic Youth and The Avalanches will headline the main fantasy stage and The Decemberists, The Presets, Weezer, PJ Harvey and The Church will play the adjacent photoshop mix-up tent.

Splendour are yet to confirm/deny the bill which was chanced upon by the shame cauldron’s brethren at the Faster Louder forums. Explains the original poster: “in my friend’s office, who is in same building as designers of this year’s splendour artwork + website. i have seen the 80% lineup confirmed and tried to take a picture.”

This is the lineup on the poster…

Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, The Cure, Sonic Youth, Fleet Foxes, Arctic Monkeys, The Avalanches, The Decemberists, The Presets, Weezer, PJ Harvey, The Church, Santigold, Robyn, Missy Higgins, Foster The People, The Black Keys, Bag Raiders, The Jezabels, Itch-e And Scratch-e, Tim And Jean, Big Scary, Jinja Safari, Wagons, Paul Simon, Pnau, The Living End, The Hives, Birds Of Tokyo, Battles, M83, Gotye, Ellie Goulding, The Panics, Janelle Monae, The Vacines, Royksopp, The Grates, Surfer Blood, Drapht, Grouplove, Tennis, James Blake, Panda Bear, Freelance Whales, Akron/Family, Sparkadia, Delta Spirit, The Naked & Famous, Esben & The Witch, Grace Woodroofe, Elbow, Seagull, Snowman, The Honey Month, Ball Park Music, Oh Mercy, Guineafowl, Seekae.

Unless Splendour have significantly boosted their 2011 budget this lineup feels too good to be true. Still, it feels vaguely plausible if organizers have set out to usurp Big Day Out as the “biggest” festival in Australia. So what is it? Best local lineup since the last time Splendour rolled around or some dude testing the gullibility of Australian media outlets? We don’t even know anymore. What do you think people with music industry bullshit meters? Could this be a 2011 possibility or is someone taking Radiohead’s name in vain?

Title Image by Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty