The Second Day of Splendour

Throughout the morning and mid afternoon there were dusty heads aplenty across North Byron Parklands. Though for day two of Splendour In The Grass, what else would you expect?

Moaning Lisa opened the GW McLennan tent and their fierce queer energy cleansing, tbh. Over at the Amphitheatre Dear Seattle landed on stage with ear-to-ear grins before launching into a career affirming set.

Back for another round at Splendour (his last visit in 2018 after winning triple j Unearthed’s opening act competition) Kwame let loose on the Mix Up stage. 

Pond cast a spell over the Amphitheatre audience, with frontman Nick Allbrook getting up close and personal with the crowd moments after arriving on stage.

Ruy Fields went down a treat at the packed GW McLennan tent, with The Drones / MOD CON / High Tension supergroup Tropical Fuck Storm also tearing up the stage in the slot just after.

There’s no doubt: Wolf Alice are an indie rock class act and their Splendour set was no exception. Shredding and singalongs – it was a thing of sheer beauty.

Over at the hectic Mix Up tent, Allday brought along many friends. His backing band was star studded with Japanese Wallpaper, one half of Kllo and Memphis LK on the keys. Asta, NYNE, Mallrat and the bloody Veronicas also jumped up on stage to lend their vocals.

Catfish and The Bottlemen plus fellow UK stalwarts The Streets rounded out the evening before crowds flocked into the amphitheatre once more for the enigmatic Childish Gambino. Tracks off 2016’s Awaken, My Love! proved to be a consistent fixture of the set, however old cuts from because the internet made an appearance, as did arguably the biggest track of 2018 – This Is America.

IMAGES BY ROCHELLE FLACK

Read Splendour day one and day three recaps.


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