The lineup announcement for Canada’s WayHome Music & Arts Festival has ruled out a long list of acts from making an appearance at Splendour in the Grass 2016, FasterLouder reports, as the two events will be held over the same weekend – July 22-24.
LCD Soundsystem played at Splendour in the Grass back in 2010 and looked like a strong chance for a return this year after announcing that they were reuniting to headline Coachella and a bunch of other festivals, including Primavera Sound, Bonnaroo and Roskilde. But sadly that dream has now been dashed with the confirmation that they’re set to headline WayHome alongside Arcade Fire and The Killers.
Other acts now ruled out for Splendour 2016 include Chet Faker, FKA Twigs, The Last Shadow Puppets, Foals, AlunaGeorge, Wolf Parade and Savages. The WayHome festival bill also features several acts that had been ruled out for Splendour by the recent announcement of the lineup for Detroit’s Mo Pop festival, which also features Haim, M83, and Glass Animals plus recent Falls festival visitors BØRNS and Mac DeMarco.
Meanwhile, Chvrches, Vince Staples and FIDLAR – who are all in Australia now as part of the lineup for Laneway – will also be too busy at WayHome to make a return for Splendour.
Check out the full lineup for WayHome below and ponder who’ll be on the Splendour lineup when it drops in the coming months.