Check out the line-up for the huge pre-Splendour party in Byron

It’s time to start getting excited about Splendour. Hell, who are we kidding. That time was ages ago. But now it’s time to get super excited about Splendour. We’ve got the set times, and now we have the announcement of an absolute blinder of a pre-Splendour party.

Headlining the night will be The Avalanches, who will reportedly be premiering their brand new live show (their first since 2001) on the night. Which is a pretty big deal. Also hitting the stage will be international guests The Kills, along with Perth champs Methyl Ethyl, Melbourne virtuoso Harts, and a DJ set from rising duo KLLO.

It takes place at The Northern on the Thursday of Splendour week. Tickets go on presale this Wednesday, with general release on Thursday. Full deets right here.

There will also be an official pre-party in Brissie on the Thursday, featuring Years and Years, Lido, Moonbase Commander and Twinsy at The Triffid. Tickets on sale now.