It’s a really great time to be an American. Not only are we [the
freest motherfuckers in the entire world->], our winter is officially over, and citizens everywhere are preparing for another awesome summer. Hot sand and cold sno-cones, slow jams and fast cars, skinny jeans and fat joints, white people and black metal -- 2008 is going to be epic. (My condolences to the southern hemisphere right now, who are just gearing up for winter. Even the birds are flying north.)

Yet, for reasons I cannot/choose not to wrap my mind around, the curators of Splendour in the Grass have chosen to plan their music festival in Australia’s Byron Bay. They’ve even managed to sucker a few dozen artists into playing, such as Sigur Rós, Band of Horses, Vampire Weekend, Wolfmother, Cold War Kids, and Devo. Why go out for hamburgers when you’ve got steak at home, Mark Mothersbaugh? Regardless, the camping and music festival will take place August 2-3 at Belongil Fields in Australia’s easternmost city. Tickets go on sale May 22. Perhaps the organizers didn’t think America would accept them? It's completely normal to be nervous, but with that lineup, I’m sure we could work something out. Get back to me.

To see a complete list of artists and thumbnails of all participating artists
staring into a camera,
visit SITG's official site.

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