[31-July-2011] Coldplay @ Splendour In The Grass festival, Australia

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Coldplay to headline Splendour In The Grass
12 April 2011 9:52 pm
Band to play Australian festival in July


Good evening (or morning, if you're down under). We're pleased to report that Coldplay will headline this year's Splendour In The Grass festival in Queensland, Australia.

Tickets will cost $390 (inc gst) Event + $120 (inc gst) Camping + booking fees, which gains entry to the festival for 3 days, from Friday 29 July to Sunday 31 July (the actual date of Coldplay's show is yet to be announced). They go on sale at 9am AEST on Thursday 5 May through Moshtix or by phone on 1300 GET TIX (438 849).

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ps - The festival takes its name from a line in a William Wordsworth poem, which you can read here.
Thought some Aussies might be interested in this..

Don't know if it's true or not.. I have my doubts.

http://themusic.com.au/newsletter/first-splendour-acts-revealed

Daily SPA has discovered the first confirmed acts for the Splendour In The Grass line-up, with a reformed Pulp set to be one of the event’s headliners. It is also understood that festival fodder Coldplay and Elbow are on the bill.

Along with these three names, in a recent interview with a Street Press Australia magazine, Noah & The Whale were asked if the rumours that they were playing the festival were true. “I couldn’t possibly comment, but we do aim to come out to Australia very soon, so keep your eyes peeled,” the interview subject said.

Pulp announced that they would be reforming for 2011 dates in November last year. The Jarvis Cocker fronted band have already been confirmed to play Scotland’s T In The Park Festival as well as Spain’s Primavera.

Coldplay, meanwhile are currently recording, with the new album expected for the Australian spring. It is likely a new single will be released prior to their Splendour visit.

Elbow had revealed their intentions to tour this July in interviews and then a TV advertisement, while other heavily rumoured acts include The Vaccines, who’ve been reported across a range of media and The Kills.


Splendour rumours: Kanye West, Coldplay, Pulp and more


With promoters dropping the official decree next Wednesday (April 13), the Splendour in the Grass rumour mill is already running rampant online.

Overnight, the SPA website reported three “confirmed” acts for the festival including Coldplay, Elbow and the recently reunited Pulp. While they don’t cite specific sources, TMN’s own reinforced this is definitely on the money. Coldplay are in the neighbourhood performing at Japan’s Fuji Rock the same weekend and as Fasterlouder noted, Elbow’s TV ads have already mentioned the band will be here in July.

But the monster rumour doing the rounds is that hip hop superstar Kanye West will be gracing Splendour with his presence this year in a one-off show. While the idea of West rocking the Woodfordia amphitheatre might seem a little incongruous at first, industry sources have told TMN it’s all but officially announced.

Other acts that have confirmed themselves include The Kills (via an interview with Pedestrian TV), Friendly Fires (via an interview with NZ site Under The Radar) The Vaccines (via Adelaide street press Rip It Up) and Cornershop (via Twitter).

Other bands playing Fuji Rock include Arctic Monkeys, Mogwai, Wilco, Big Audio Dynamite and Funeral Party so you can no doubt expect some of those names to drop Down Under for a visit. Arctic Monkeys played Splendour in 2007 and have a new album Suck It And See out in June. Worth betting on.

Incidentally, Japan's Summersonic festival takes place two weeks later and features Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Strokes, Public Image Limited, Suede, Mars Volta, (recently reformed) Death From Above 1979 and Cage The Elephant among others.

Splendour takes place at Woodfordia, near Woodford in south-east Queensland and Friday July 29 to Sunday July 31.

http://www.themusicnetwork.com/music-news/live/2011/04/07/splendour-rumours-kanye-west-coldplay-pulp-and-more/
 

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Im trying Really really hard not to wee in my knickers with excitement. I hope this is true....
 

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Mind you, it doesnt actually say they are playing, only that they are recording?
 

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it mentions they're 'on the bill' for the festival.
 

Cobalt

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I kinda doubt that they'll make it, I'd be very surprised if they did.
 

lucyb

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Will you go if they do, though?
 

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I hail from the far south. Not like it would be an easy feat, when I could just wait a year.
 

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Splendour rumours: Kanye West, Coldplay, Pulp and more



Splendour rumours: Kanye West, Coldplay, Pulp and more


With promoters dropping the official decree next Wednesday (April 13), the Splendour in the Grass rumour mill is already running rampant online.

Overnight, the SPA website reported three “confirmed” acts for the festival including Coldplay, Elbow and the recently reunited Pulp. While they don’t cite specific sources, TMN’s own reinforced this is definitely on the money. Coldplay are in the neighbourhood performing at Japan’s Fuji Rock the same weekend and as Fasterlouder noted, Elbow’s TV ads have already mentioned the band will be here in July.

But the monster rumour doing the rounds is that hip hop superstar Kanye West will be gracing Splendour with his presence this year in a one-off show. While the idea of West rocking the Woodfordia amphitheatre might seem a little incongruous at first, industry sources have told TMN it’s all but officially announced.

Other acts that have confirmed themselves include The Kills (via an interview with Pedestrian TV), Friendly Fires (via an interview with NZ site Under The Radar) The Vaccines (via Adelaide street press Rip It Up) and Cornershop (via Twitter).

Other bands playing Fuji Rock include Arctic Monkeys, Mogwai, Wilco, Big Audio Dynamite and Funeral Party so you can no doubt expect some of those names to drop Down Under for a visit. Arctic Monkeys played Splendour in 2007 and have a new album Suck It And See out in June. Worth betting on.

Incidentally, Japan's Summersonic festival takes place two weeks later and features Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Strokes, Public Image Limited, Suede, Mars Volta, (recently reformed) Death From Above 1979 and Cage The Elephant among others.

Splendour takes place at Woodfordia, near Woodford in south-east Queensland and Friday July 29 to Sunday July 31.

http://www.themusicnetwork.com/music-news/live/2011/04/07/splendour-rumours-kanye-west-coldplay-pulp-and-more/
 

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I've already told Grace up in Queensland she's taking me with her.

IT WILL HAPPEN
 

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Fuji Rock is that same weekend, it's kind of close by
 

lucyb

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We should all deffo meet up! Im already going with a couple of Coldplayers IF they confirm!
 
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