Three more acts have been added to the Splendour in the Grass line-up.
Childish Gambino, Adelaide’s Hilltop Hoods and Sam Smith will play the three-day event in July, the festival’s organisers announced on Monday.
“We didn’t get these three confirmed in time for the line-up announce(d) last Wednesday – too many cocktails over Easter – so we have a special edition announce(ment) for you! Hilltop Hoods, childish Gambino and Sam Smith will be playing Splendour 2014. Better late than never!” said co-producers Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco in a statement.
Headliners, hip-hop duo Outkast, inadvertently leaked on their website they would be playing the festival days before the official announcement.
However, organisers weren’t too perturbed, as Piticco explained the slip-up helped generate more excitement for Splendour.
“I think that actually if anything it kind of built the anticipation towards the festival a little bit so I don’t think it was a bad thing,” Pittico told AAP.
“I think everybody’s pretty happy that Outkast are playing, so no harm, no foul.”
Rapper Childish Gambino may also be known as his actor alter-ego, Donald Glover, who starred in TV series Community.
The Hilltop Hoods will join other local acts Angus and Julia Stone, Triple J’s Top 100 winner Vance Joy and The Preatures.
English singer Sam Smith adds to the already eclectic international line-up which includes Lily Allen Interpol, Two Door Cinema Club, London Grammar, Kelis and Foster the People.
* Splendour in the Grass takes place July 25-27, Byron Bay.