Whenever the lineup for the annual Splendour in the Grass festival lands, there are two thoughts going through our heads. One, how good is it to be hanging with a couple thousand of your friends out in the middle of nowhere, rugged up, bevvie in hand and soaking up some incredible music for a couple of days. The second, holy hell, there are going to be some insane sideshows just around the corner from my place.
The second option is screaming at us and something we’re going to dive at, more so with the announcement of Duke Dumont, Mura Masa and Dillon Francis sideshows.
English producer Duke Dumont needs little to no introduction with his brand of uplifting house getting the tick of approval from a global audience. One of many breakthroughs was his 2015 “Ocean Drive” set things in motion and really, there’s no stopping the guy! Sydney show this Friday, with Perth on Saturday and Melbourne July 22nd. Special guests will be Torren Foot & TSEBA.
DUKE DUMONT feat Torren Foot & TSEBA
Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – July 15th [LIVE]
Metro City, Perth – Jul 16th
PICA, Port Melbourne – Jul 22nd
Another Brit we’ve been long-time fans of is Mura Masa. He’s comfortable popping up here and there due to consistently delivering every single god damn time with those ploddy chords and head-bopping goodness.
He broke through around 2015 with “Firefly” but has since collaborated with the who’s who of modern music with features from A$AP Rocky, Clairo, slowthai and Charli xcx. The chances of heads exploding when “Love$ick” gets played is high, very high.
MURA MASA feat DAINE
170 Russell, Melbourne – Jul 22nd
Enmore Theatre, Sydney – Jul 23rd
We’ll tell you what, Dillon Francis has some staying power and in an industry and society that very quickly moves on to the next thing, is a big co-sign. Legit, with a career tipping past a decade now but back to back to back hits that range from club bangers to more radio-friendly stuff, he must be doing something right.
Just two dates on the East Coast for big Dilly with Melbourne on the 21st and Sydney come July 23rd.
DILLON FRANCIS feat BENSON
170 Russell, Melbourne – July 21st
Roundhouse, Sydney – Jul 23rd
So now… which show do you pick? Better still, why not all of them??