The Third Day of Splendour

Well, all good things must come to an end, right? It was another ripper day across the parklands for finale of Splendour In The Grass 2019.

All the way from WA, indie rockers Spacey Jane jangled their way though Sunday’s first slot. Pop group Erthlings opened the GW McLennan tent – the up and comers (and recent Future Classic signing) showed lots of promise with their breezy, harmonious stylings.

Cult favourites Slowly Slowly ripped up the Amphitheatre stage, as did New Zealand visitors The Beths not long after.

Production duo HONNE brought their live show to Australia for the first time and it was a festival highlight, tbh. Their smooth electro set the vibe high for the rest of the afternoon.

Charly Bliss made their Australian festival debut in sparkly, electric style – well and truly on brand for the New York 4 piece.

You can rely on Last Dinosaurs for a fun and at times nostalgic set. The festival veterans proved once again why they’re one of Australia’s most cherished indie rock bands.

Local Natives showed off their latest record Violet Street, while Matt Corby performed a transcendent set with some very special guests – most notably the reining pop queen herself, Tina Arena.

Instrumental wizards Tycho held down the Mix Up tent. Their crowd was enraptured, with every note an experience. The same could be said for James Blake at the Amphitheatre, the stage taking on a mellow vibe for an hour.

Local heroes Cosmos Midnight whipped up a Sunday night party under the Mix Up tent. Their show is driven by instrumentation and it’s so damn fun. Dancing is essential, sorry, I don’t make the rules.

SZA took the Amphitheatre by storm. You’d expect nothing less from the seasoned vocalist, collaborator and R&B vision, though.


Read Splendour day one and day two recaps.

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