Thousands of music lovers will descent upon Northern NSW this July for the annual Splendour In The Grass music festival. With nearly 100 names booked in for the revised three-day extravaganza at North Byron Parklands this July, Splendour is officially back.
The 2022 edition is absolutely stacked so deciding who to see can be a task in itself. To help sift through the massive 2022 lineup, we’ve shortlisted our top 10 acts you can’t miss at this year’s festival. From the headliners to the under-dogs, here are our best picks for Splendour In The Grass 2022.
For the last decade, Dillon Francis has barely stopped moving. Since he first broke out with a series of vibrant dance tracks, he’s maintained a whirlwind tour schedule, playing festivals and shows across the world. In between making hilarious music videos, designing his own clothing line, and writing a surreal animated TV show, he has, of course, issued a nearly countless number of electrifying cuts. His restlessness has made for otherworldly, overwhelming music and compelling art no matter what medium he’s working in. There are always new worlds to explore.
Francis has made head-spinning dance music, brash rap tracks, and breezy reggaeton, though all his best moments blur together all these worlds and more. Part of the fun of listening to Francis’ music has become that you never know exactly what you’re going to get.
The diversity of his catalog has always been a strength—his genre bending hit “Get Low” with DJ Snake was RIAA-certified platinum, “Coming Over” with Kygo [feat. James Hersey] was RIAA-certified gold plus topped the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart, “Sexo” with Residente was RIAA-certified Latin gold, and “Anywhere” [feat. Will Heard] went to #1 on Dance Radio Airplay. That’s to say nothing of tracks which have become underground hits at clubs and festivals around the world. And it all comes from following whatever sound or style caught his ear that day; his biggest singles and wildest experiments are linked by the unrestrained joy of always following his boldest impulses.