Legendary Detroit rock band the MC5 and British singer songwriter PJ Harvey will perform at this year's Splendour In The Grass festival, held July 24-25 in the northern New South Wales coastal town By

Legendary Detroit rock band the MC5 and British singer songwriter PJ Harvey will perform at this year's Splendour In The Grass festival, held July 24-25 in the northern New South Wales coastal town Byron Bay.

The original MC5 broke up in 1972. The surviving members of the band reunited in March 2003 for a one-off live London date, where guest musicians took the place of original vocalist Rob Tyner and guitarist Fred "Sonic Smith," who died in 1991 and 1994 respectively.

In March this year, the three survivors (guitarist Wayne Kramer, bassist Michael Davis and drummer Dennis Thompson) announced they would play summer dates in the United States, Europe, Japan and Australia as DKT/MC5 with a "rotating cast" of guest musicians. The band's Splendour In The Grass show will feature former Lemonheads frontman Evan Dando, Mudhoney singer Mark Arm, and Deniz Tek, frontman of Australian punk pioneers Radio Birdman.

Local promoters Village Sounds and Secret Service have also confirmed such international acts as Franz Ferdinand, Ash, Jurassic 5, Ozmatli and Money Mark, and Australian acts Pete Murray, Spiderbait and 1200 Techniques.