Splendour In The Grass - Day Two (Saturday)

 Mallrat & DJ Denim by Jess Gleeson

Mallrat & DJ Denim by Jess Gleeson

 Vallis Alps by Charlie Hardy

Vallis Alps by Charlie Hardy

Day two at Splendour In The Grass was when things really kicked off… The sky was clear, and the punters were out and about ready for some live music!

The marvellous Mallrat and DJ Denim opened the Mix-Up stage at the bright and early time of midday. Mallrat is truly the rising star of the rap game; mixing the best of indie pop, electro, PC vibes, and rap into a hybrid of hyperreal beauty. Special guest, Oh Boy joined the pair out on stage curating pure unadulterated fire… The crowd loved it! Over the past year, Mallrat has exploded both locally and internationally, featuring on a google advert as part of pride month. Myself and the team at Futuremag Music are super excited to see where she heads next. We highly recommend checking out her live show whenever she’s in your area.

Bag Raiders provided the goods with their signature feel good vibes. Of course, they closed out their set with their colossal hit ‘Shooting Stars’, which shot back into fandom after a series of memes took hold of the internet earlier this year.

Phenomenal vibes of 80’s influenced synth pop boomed from Vallis Alps as they took the stage. The Canberra/Seattle electronic duo blended their trademark piano driven melodies with turbulent trap beats and bonhomous vocals to construct a stunning soundscape.

A short meander down a hidden trail diverted me away from the main festival grounds delivering me, #ToTheMarkers party hosted by Samsung. It was a revitalising change of scenery compared to the hustle bustle of the main festival grounds.

Returning to the festival grounds, Perth legends SLUMBERJACK packed out the Mix-Up tent with their abstract bass. Morgan and Fletcher (SLUMBERJACK) invited KLP and Vera Blue onto stage to perform an ensemble of tunes from the Fracture EP. SLUMBERJACK continue to prove that they’re a force to be reckoned with!

The first couple of days of SITG 2017 were magnificent, stay tuned for the Splendid day three (Sunday).

 SLUMBERJACK (Morgan) by Mitch Lowe

SLUMBERJACK (Morgan) by Mitch Lowe