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1st May, 2006

Splendour In The Grass organisers have announced the first round of acts for this year's festival set to happen Saturday July 22 and Sunday July 23 at Belongil Fields, Byron Bay. Appearing on the bill are: Grinspoon, The Grates, Augie March, The Avalanches (DJ set), Youth Group, Paul Mac, Wolfmother, You Am I, Decoder Ring, The Presets, Clare Bowditch & Feeding Set, Brittle Fex; plus internationals Sonic Youth, DJ Shadow, Death Cab for Cutie, TV on the Radio, Atmosphere, Brian Wilson, Scissor Sisters, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Jose Gonzalez, Snow Patrol, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, The Zutons, and Matisyahu. To combat scalping the festival has implemented a new ticketing system this year where the name will be printed on the ticket and valid photo ID will be required for entry. Tickets go on sale from the official website www.splendourinthegrass.com on Monday May 15.

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