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Splendour Acts We’re Tipping To Be Announced Next Wednesday

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Months of speculation about the 2016 SITG line-up has mainly resulted in a lot of us crying over artists like LCD Soundsystem, The Killers, Arcade Fire and the Alabama Shakes being ruled out through various overseas commitments.

There are however still many acts with Splendour-sized gaps in their touring schedules who we suspect will be featuring at somewhere on the 2016 Festival poster.

Here are a few acts who we feel are most likely going to be announced out when the line-up finally is revealed on Wednesday 13th April.

Violent Soho
Violent Soho can be considered Splendour veterans after three appearances, in 2010, 2013 and 2014. Having their new album ‘WACO’ shooting right to the top of the ARIA charts with and a near sold-out upcoming national tour, the Brisbane rockers  surely are shoe-ins for this year’s SITG. Hell F*ck Yeah!

The 1975
Having just released their highly anticipated (and lengthy titled) sophomore album ‘I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It’, the 1975 said they’ll be returning to Australia around July, which gives strong hints of a Splendour appearance…

James Blake
The English producer has made two previous Splendour appearances in 2011 and 2013. Already having a big stack of huge international festivals like Fuji Rock, Primavera, Sasquatch, and Pukkelpop locked in, it’s very likely that James Blake will make his third Splendour appearance this July.

Two Door Cinema Club
After a few years of silence, Two Door Cinema Club confirmed a new album, the follow-up to their 2012 album ‘Beacon’ and have announced a few shows amongst which Lollapalooza. After cancelling their 2014 Splendour performance due to lead singer Alex Trimble’s inconvenient stomach complaints, the Irish trio surely owe us a Splendour appearance, why not this year’s?  They’re currently free in late July. Coincidence? We think not!

The Kills
Partners in crime Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince are set to release their new album ‘Ash and Ice’ in June, and have shows planned across America and Europe following the release. A convenient gap on their schedule in July might suggest the indie rockers might be coming to Australia for a few shows…

Make sure to tune into triple j next Wednesday to put yourself out of misery and find out who the heck will be playing #SITG2016