Next Friday, 26th July, The Modern Gay will be travelling to the beautiful beachside town of Byron Bay on the North Coast of New South Wales in Australia for “Splendour in the Grass“, a three-day music festival extravaganza. The line-up is basically a soundtrack to my Modern Gay Life from 1998 until today and includes:

Frank Ocean, The National, Mumford and Sons, Empire of the Sun, Klaxons, The Presets, Flume, Passion Pit, James Blake, Flight Facilities, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Cold War Kids, Haim, Sarah Blasko, James Blake, MS MR, Of Monsters and Men, Chet Faker, Birds of Tokyo, Vance Joy, Mitzi and many others.

Amongst the aforementioned artists is The Polyphonic Spree, a choral symphonic psychedelic pop rock band that produces music that would most definitely be enjoyed by members of a new-age cult that worshiped the rainbow dragon and believed that “love” was the only law to follow. Here’s my favourite song, “Hold Me Now”, which only confirms my willingness to be part of such a cult.

If you’re attending Splendour in the Grass then make sure you tweet me @joshvansant and we can schedule a Modern Gay dance off.


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  1. Ross says:

    Are you on Spotify? I search for these guys and stumbled across a live album of Rocky Horror Picture Show tracks by them.

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