Kendrick Lamar, Lorde headline Splendour in the Grass
KENDRICK Lamar, Lorde, Khalid and Vampire Weekend headline a huge line-up for this year's Splendour in the Grass.
Vampire Weekend also return to Byron after playing Falls Festival in 2014.
Lorde told Triple J she was excited to be coming back to Splendour after being a last-minute addition to the festival five years ago.
"I am so excited. Last time was my first big festival show. Obviously Frank Ocean pulled out and they called me... it was so crazy," she said. "I'm very excited to be coming back to play."
Rising Australian hip hop star Baker Boy is amongst a stack of Aussie artists also on the bill, including Amy Shark, Angus and Julia Stone and The Avalanches.
He told the Northern Star he was over the moon to be on the same line-up as Lamar. The 21-year-old Arnhem Land native released just two songs so far - Marryuna and Cloud 9 - but Baker has already toured Australia in support of Dizzee Rascal and 50 Cent.
"I'm super pumped and I'm a bit nervous," he says. "I saw the line-up, it's so sick it's crazy... Kendrick Lamar - it's not normal."
Baker's upcoming single Mr La Di Da Di also provides the soundtrack to Splendour's official line-up announcement video.
"It's about being caught up in that fame, and just thinking you're rich because you got money, cars and all this bling and diamonds," he said of the new song.
"I just say how I stay rich is with my friends and family. That's the currency I understand."
The three-day music festival is now in its 18th year and has been held in the Byron Bay area all but two of those years, when it temporarily relocated to Woodfordia on the Sunshine Coast.
Splendour in the Grass will be held the North Byron Parklands from Friday, July 20 to Sunday, July 22. Tickets go on sale next Thursday, April 19 at 9am AEST via Moshtix.
The 2018 Splendour in the Grass line-up:
LORDE (ONLY AUS SHOW)
VAMPIRE WEEKEND (ONLY AUS SHOW)
KHALID (ONLY AUS SHOW)
GIRL TALK (ONLY AUS SHOW)
ANGUS & JULIA STONE
GANG OF YOUTHS
DUNE RATS & FRIENDS
BEN HARPER & CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE
THE AVALANCHES DJ SET
BALL PARK MUSIC
HENRY ROLLINS (ONLY AUS SHOW)
THE JUNGLE GIANTS
CARMADA BY L D R U & YAHTZEL
SAMPA THE GREAT
ALBERT HAMMOND JR
RITON & KAH-LO
ALL OUR EXES LIVE IN TEXAS
ALEX THE ASTRONAUT
NINA LAS VEGAS
SOCCER MOMMY (ONLY AUS SHOW)
ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER
THE BABE RAINBOW
AMYL & THE SNIFFERS
MADE IN PARIS
ANTONY & CLEOPATRA
TRIPLE J UNEARTHED WINNERS
PLUS: MIKE GURRIERI, LOVE DELUXE, LAUREN HANSOM , POOLCLVB, GODLANDS, NYXEN, EMMA STEVENSON and EBONY BOADU