Arlo Parks and slowthai announce Splendour in the Grass sideshows

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Arlo Parks and slowthai announce Splendour in the Grass sideshows

The sideshow announcements keep on coming with Arlo Parks and slowthai revealing a bunch of headline dates.

Arlo Parks and slowthai are heading to Australia this July for the 21st edition of Splendour In The Grass and now they’ve announced their highly anticipated sideshow details with dates in Melbourne, Sydney, Byron Bay, Adelaide and Perth.

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One of the singular voices of a generation, Arlo Parks will make her return to Australia and New Zealand this winter, with a bunch of headline shows to coincide with her Splendour appearance.

This time is a victory lap, the singer / songwriter returning with two Grammy nominations under her belt, as well as a Mercury Prize and BRIT Award. Parks’ ability to soundtrack and contextualise the labyrinthine emotions associated with her generation is her calling card, navigating queerness, COVID, trauma, climate anxiety, all at their complex intersection while navigating hers as well. On her new record My Soft Machine, out on 26 May, a problem shared is a problem halved.

Despite her brief touring hiatus, Arlo is back on the road and ready to share My Soft Machine with those who understand it. A beautiful and intentional merging of soundscape and songwriting, Arlo Parks is not to be missed this July.

Arlo Parks Tour Dates

Friday Jul 14, 2023 – New Plymouth, Night Light Festival
Monday Jul 17, 2023 – Melbourne, Forum
Thursday Jul 20, 2023 – Sydney, Sydney Opera House
Saturday Jul 22, 2023 – Byron Bay, Splendour In The Grass
Sunday Jul 23, 2023 – Adelaide, The Gov
Tuesday Jul 25, 2023 – Perth, Astor Theatre

Alongside Arlo Parks, slowthai has also dropped a round of headline dates.

No strangers to our shores, slowthai has unfinished business here. His live shows are a patient balance of tension and release that create moshes of uncompromising energy, with introspective and thoughtful moments as moving as the bangers slowthai has made his name for. A crowd control maverick, slowthai knows how to take on audiences and win, every movement intentional and mechanical.

His live experience paired with the intensity of UGLY is ready to raise roofs, shows designed to bring everyone into the fold creating a community under one banner: slowthai’s. His biggest shows in the country to date, slowthai is ramping up the momentum so hold on tight…

slowthai Tour Dates

Friday Jul 14, 2023 – Auckland, Powerstation
Saturday Jul 15, 2023 – New Plymouth, Night Light Festival
Monday Jul 17, 2023 – Perth, The Rechabite
Wednesday Jul 19, 2023 – Sydney, Enmore Theatre
Thursday Jul 20, 2023 – Adelaide, Hindley Street Music Hall
Friday Jul 21, 2023 – Byron Bay, Splendour In The Grass
Saturday Jul 22, 2023 – Melbourne, Forum

Tickets to all shows go on sale here Thursday, 4 May, 10am local time.