Polaroid Fame members (from left) Zoe and Frankie Kimpton and Damien Watts. Absent is Mitchell Hill and Geoff Green. The local band will perform at Splendour.
Polaroid Fame members (from left) Zoe and Frankie Kimpton and Damien Watts. Absent is Mitchell Hill and Geoff Green. The local band will perform at Splendour.

Byron Bay ready to rock

For Byron Bay band Polaroid Fame, their invitation to perform at this weekend's Splendour In The Grass is their biggest gig ever.

“We're really excited,” lead singer and guitarist Frankie Kimpton said.

“We're just bubbling with energy and frothing with excitement to be able to show the crowds what we can do,” he said.

The band, formerly the Frankie Band, was started about five years ago and will release its first album, 'We Live Your Life', in October.

Frankie describes their music as 'electric 80s pop and rock.

They will perform at Splendour at 12.15pm on Saturday. .

Polaroid Fame are among more than 50 artists who will perform at this year's sold-out festival to be held at Belongil Fields.

More than 17,000 people have purchased tickets to the festival, now in its ninth year.

Splendour In The Grass publicist Patti Revson said she was excited to now be on the countdown to the festival.

“I've been doing this now for nine years and I love it and this year's festival is going to be huge,” she said.

“We're now at the pointy end of all the organisation and I can't wait to see the tents go up.”

Patti said she hoped that everyone attending the festival would have a fantastic time, but also reminded festivalgoers to be respectful and courteous of their environment and community.

The Splendour line-up includes Bloc Party, The Flaming Lips, The Happy Mondays (in their only Australian show), Jane's Addiction, MGMT (also in their only Australian show), Hilltop Hoods, Grinspoon, Midnight Juggernauts, The Specials, Doves, Architecture In Helsinki, Sarah Blasko, You Am I, Augie March, Josh Pyke, The Beautiful Girls, Friendly Fires, Downsyde & Drapht, Little Birdy, Birds of Tokyo, The Gutter Twins, Kisschasy, Little Red, Bluejuice, Children Collide, Manchester Orchestra, Yuksek, Bob Evans, White Lies, Kram, Yves Klein Blue, Decoder Ring, Miami Horror, Lost Valentinos, Art vs Science, Dappled Cities, Dananananaykroyd, Paul Dempsey, Holly Throsby, Bridezilla, Jack Ladder, Leader Cheetah, The Middle East, Polaroid Fame, Deya Dova, The Glass Towers plus the Mixup stage with DJ sets from Cut Copy DJs, Shivers & Pablo Calamari, Yacht Club DJs, Canyons, Jack Shit and Daniel Webber.


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