Another day done. Here are some of the best things Splendour had to offer on day two.
A few of the acts really stepped it up in terms of fashion on stage today.
Wave Racer’s desktop wallpaper shirt was next level.
Sticky Fingers’ use of mink coat, no shirt, huge moustache and short shorts was to be admired.
Sky Ferreira just looked amazing. She couldn’t make up her mind about whether she’d keep her sunnies on or off though.
Samuel T. Herring from Future Islands kinda looked like a preacher.
This was the best the audience could come up with…
Awesome songs can be enough to make for a great set. But when you add in spectacular onstage antics, then it becomes incredible.
James from Violent Soho stabbed his amp with his guitar.
Samuel T. Herring from Future Islands was the best frontman of this festival so far.
Art Vs Science know how to create, then destroy their audience.
AUSTRALIA: THE CENTRE OF THE SPLENDOUR UNIVERSE
City and Colour and Foals may have been the headliners on day two, but the Australian showing today was a beautiful reminder of just how damn good this country’s scene is right now.
There was the madness of Violent Soho, Sticky Fingers and 360 on the main stage. The charming folk of Dustin Tebbutt, Gossling and Vance Joy at the GW McLennan Tent and the brilliant electro of Art Vs Science, Wave Racer, Touch Sensitive and RÜFÜS in the Mix Up Tent.
You know what’s good to do if you need a break from seeing bands? Looking at cool, weird shit.
Splendour has really come to the party on that front this year, with a whole heap of wild props littered around the site to make you laugh, freak you out or just take your mind somewhere you weren’t expecting it to be.
A giant, inflatable whale with ten breasts, a giant Lionel Richie head and a terrifying, bloody mouthed shark among the highlights.
There were some pretty sweet onstage props as well.
Art Vs Science had tall crystal topped pillars onstage that Zan Rowe said looked like “kind of a cross between Stonehenge and the Labyrinth”. While 360 had a confetti cannon that looked like a machine gun (though he reckons it ended up being more like a baby farting than some kind of sweet gangster prop).
Punters at Splendour are here to party and to see some killer live music. When that’s your goal for the weekend, it’s no wonder the mood is so good.
From the moment we saw (and heard) the swarm of people bolting down the hill to catch local triple j Unearthed winners Tora first thing this afternoon, we knew it’d be a special day.
They come out in droves to dance and scream along to great bands and DJs.
They have no problems helping a robot Mayor feel on top of the world.
They share when it gets rainy.
Some people even make their own toilets (actually, that’s kinda gross).
See ya tomorrow.