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Splendour 2008 artists announced

Author: Bloom
Wednesday, 23 April 2008
That's right.

Those nice folk in Byron Bay have released the first of the artist line-ups for this year's event, with pot-headed Devo making a triumphant return to headline the Aussie institution that is Splendour.

Wolfmother will prove the rumour-mongers wrong by putting in an appearance (rather than breaking up as every music rag has reported recently), while the Fratellis and Cold War Kids are also on the bill.

Dance grooves will be provided by Pnau, Tricky and The Presets, but if you're up for some softer beats try Lightspeed Champion, Sigur Ros and Laura Marling (or the new Joni Mitchell if you believe the hype).

There are a few pieces of Aussie furniture being wheeled out; namely The Living End and Ben Lee, but that's offset by performances from The Panics, The Music and Scribe.

Here's the list in full;

Sigur Ros
The Living End
The Presets
Vampire Weekend
Ben Lee
Cold War Kids
The Fratellis
The Wombats
Laura Marling
The Vines
The Grates
Operator Please
Band of Horses
Van She
The Panics
Lightspeed Champion
The Brown Birds From Windy Hill
The Music
The Gin Club
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