SPLENDOUR XR: NORTH AMERICAN SET TIMES ANNOUNCED FOR THIS WEEKEND

With T minus 4 days left between you and the inaugural Splendour XR it’s time to get your ticket, create your Sansar account, sort out your screen, go ham with a highlighter and work out your game plan!

No matter what kind of screen set up you have, you can experience Splendour XR. It’s available for viewing on phone, tablet, browser, desktop and VR for full immersion. For those watching in North America, all video content will be available as video on demand (VOD) for 7 days after the event. It will be available via the web and mobile versions, the virtual world will not be accessible.

Still trying to get your head around Splendour XR? How about a sneak peek before the whole thing kicks off? From midday AEST Friday 23 July to midday AEST Saturday 24 July (just before gates open) Splendour XR will be throwing the virtual gates open to its front entrance space where you’ll find market and info stalls, a medical tent, the obligatory police presence and more. To access this free preview you just need to sign up to Splendour’s mailing list then wait for the instructions to hit your inbox. Easy.

LINEUP CHANGES

2manydjs LIVE and Skegss are in 🙂 / Violent Soho is out 🙁

Splendour XR is stoked to announce the addition of two new acts, Belgian maestros of mash ups and SOULWAX fame, 2manydjs LIVE and Australian surf garage legends Skegss!

Yes, Soulwax’s famed Dewaele brothers are preparing something special for Splendour XR. Renowned for their ability to turn impossible genre clashes into magnificent mixes, 2manydjs hugely influential ‘As Heard on Radio Soulwax’ series started a mash-up movement and led them to work with the likes of Gorillaz, LCD Soundsystem and Daft Punk.

2manydjs ‘Under the covers’ LIVE show sees them using their magic mixing skills across both audio and animated visuals that have been created specifically for each track and based on the record’s artwork.

Byron Bay faves Skegss are also joining the party! Hot off the release of their massive sophomore album, Rehearsal, which debuted at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart, the trio is ready to take you on a thrill ride through their sun-kissed garage rock. Skegss are on the cusp of world domination with their riotous sound that has sparked circle pits and stage dives the world over. Don’t miss it when they bring their raucous live show to a screen near you for Splendour XR!

Unfortunately, Violent Soho has withdrawn from Splendour XR.

Good times are ahead! Make sure you add 2manydjs LIVE & Skegss to your watch list!

FUNDRAISING

Support Crew Workers by Donating at the Splendour XR Giving Trees

Splendour XR has teamed up with the legends at Support Act, Australia’s only dedicated music industry charity, to support the Splendour crew workers that have been impacted by Covid-19. Support Act raises funds for people in the music industry when a crisis impacts on their ability to work in music.

That crisis is here. It’s no secret that the music industry globally has been devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic and it continues to have a massive real-life impact for all our crew and suppliers – from sound people, tour managers and lighting techs to event staff, publicists, security, stage builders and all the companies we hire our festival equipment from.

Across the Splendour XR weekend, you will have a chance to offer some financial support for the most affected of our Splendour crew, by donating at any of the virtual giving trees dotted around the site. Or you can donate now here.

All donations over $2 made in Australian dollars are tax deductible. PLEASE help our Splendour family stay in the industry they love.

MERCH + ‘VERCH’ (VIRTUAL MERCH)

Look your best festival self IRL and online with Splendour XR merch and verch!

All your fave merch items are available – tshirts, sweats, trackies, stubby holders, teatowels. You name it, we’ve wacked some sick Splendour XR artwork on it! Available nowhere.

And your avatar can look the biznis too with our special Splendour XR verch. Hit up the merch stall in-world to purchase.

With 50 acts playing across the Amphitheatre, GW McLennan and Mix Up stages plus so much more to explore at the Forum, Global Village, Little Splendour, Comedy Club and Tipi Forest, Splendour XR will keep the party vibes flowing all weekend.

DAY 1 – KHALID

CHVRCHES. DENZEL CURRY. DUKE DUMONT. TASH SULTANA. MASKED WOLF. RUSS MILLIONS. BAND OF HORSES. PHOEBE BRIDGERS. LITTLE SIMZ. AURORA. DUNE RATS. SKEGSS. PINK SWEAT$. VERA BLUE. CLIENT LIAISON. GRIFF. POND. TAYLA PARX. METHYL ETHEL. THE CHATS. TRIPLE ONE. CAT & CALMELL. KING STINGRAY. THE SOUTHERN RIVER BAND

DAY 2 – THE KILLERS

CHARLI XCX. VANCE JOY. THE AVALANCHES. 2MANYDJS LIVE. GRIMES METAVERSE (SUPER BETA). OF MONSTERS AND MEN. KAYTRANADA. JUNGLE. BLACK PUMAS. WHAT SO NOT. HOT DUB TIME MACHINE. MILLENNIUM PARADE. THE JUNGLE GIANTS. OCEAN ALLEY. KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD. SINÉAD HARNETT. HOLLY HUMBERSTONE. SPACEY JANE. CROOKED COLOURS. AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS. WAFIA. AVIVA. THE SNUTS. BAND-MAID. ZIGGY RAMO. GRETTA RAY

Splendour XR will hit your screen of choice from

Saturday, July 24 & Sunday, July 25.

Available on mobile, tablet, browser, desktop and VR.

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW – BUY HERE

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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