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    Coldplay's headline slot at 'Splendour in the Grass' is confirmed

    festival.jpgSplendour in the Grass organisers and Coldplay's official site have put the rumour mill to bed and announced Coldplay will be headlining the July festival's 2011 line-up. In their only Australian show confirmed to date, Coldplay will lead a slew of other UK-based artists in what will be a Britrock-dominated festival.


    The event will be held at Woodfordia in Queensland's Sunshine Coast hinterland between July 29-31. Going? The latest discussion on the now-confirmed Splendour In The Grass date is at the Coldplay Live forum now [thanks njshaw, Natascha, SueDeNimes, I_saw_sparks_87]

    Here's the confirmation from Anchorman: Good evening (or morning, if you're down under). We're pleased to report that Coldplay will headline this year's Splendour Tn 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).


    Coldplay’s place on the festival lineup had been a persistent rumour ever since they were announced on the Fuji Rock lineup back in March. Earlier this week Herald Sun music journalist Nui Te Koha also declared on Twitter that “Coldplay [are] coming for splendour in the grass. no side shows” so the rumour certainly seems to be gathering steam. But leading the US contingent will be Kanye West to promote his much-hyped latest album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Splendour will also be his only Aussie show. On-again, off-again veteran rockers Pulp are on the bill after announcing their reunion in January and will be warming up for Splendour at the Isle of Wight festival in June before heading Down Under.


    Speaking of on-again off-again rock veterans, Jane's Addiction will take care of alternative music fans' needs, along with Swedish punk rockers The Hives and Melbourne punk mainstays The Living End. Californian indie rockers Grouplove are also heading over, along with Grammy Award-winning prog rockers The Mars Volta.


    There to mellow the mood for her only 2011 show anywhere in the world will be Russian indie-folk angel Regina Spektor. Other Britrock acts making an appearance are indie rock duo The Kills, Gomez, Elbow and The Vaccines. Indie group Glasvegas are coming from Scotland, while Friendly Fires and Cornershop will also be there.


    There are plenty of local acts on the bill, including Melbourne pop group Architecture in Helsinki, ARIA award-winning hip hop outfit Bliss n Esso, The Panics, Cloud Control, Gotye, Boy and Bear and The Middle East. Last year's triplej Unearthed winners Jinja Safari will be there, along with this year's winners which will be announced before the event.



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