SPLENDOUR SUPPORTS YOUR CHOICE

3 months ago

Splendour in the Grass is a proud supporter of @yourchoiceau. We invite you all to join today's day of action by changing your profile pic to the @yourchoiceau logo to show everyone you also want inclusive, supportive, safe, fun spaces to see live music. For more info on this awesome initiative visit http://your-choice.net.au/ 
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Tips to camp like a boss at Splendour

3 months ago

TIPS TO CAMP LIKE A BOSS AT SPLENDOUR

If you’re spending your Splendour weekend in a tent, caravan, RV or camper trailer this info is for you!

It all starts with the planning so read up and get yourself sorted for all things camping!

First up, don’t forget your Camping Ticket! It’s separate to your festival entry ticket. Every person who wants to stay in the Splendour campgrounds MUST have a Camping Ticket as well as an Event Ticket. Check ✔️

Before you start to pack your gear, remember to read the IMPORTANT INFORMATION on the front and rear of your Camping Tickets, along with the information here. And when you arrive at Splendour follow the directions of one of our friendly camping marshals, who will get you tucked up into your camp spot in no time.

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Here’s your guide for Splendour camping newbies and pros alike.

PACK LIGHT AND THOUGHTFULLY
Splendour has virtually everything you need in the General Store and throughout the event - food, drinks, essential supplies and other cool stuff so no need to pack the kitchen sink. Stop and think before you go packing a couch into the back of your Ute, as sofas and other large items are not allowed. You’ll have a comfortable, but modest camping area so no reconstructing the Taj Mahal! Don’t be a space invader by cramping your neighbours’ style with big, OTT set ups.

Consider packing reusable cutlery and crockery. Think like Bear Grylls. Keep your bags tight and light and you’ll be alright.

NEW BAG SIZES
ANY BAGS (including backpacks) that are over 30cm (l)  x 20cm (w) will not be allowed into the event area so pack light and embrace the #bumbag or should we say #fannypack. Any bags larger than 30cm (l) x 20cm (w) must be stored at the Cloakroom prior to entering the festival. Campers – you can take larger bags to the campgrounds but not into the event area.

There is an exception to this. Baby bags, prams and bags to house essential medical items will be allowed into the event area, however these bags and items will be subject to a search each time you enter the event area. We thank you for your support and patience.

BAG AND VEHICLE SEARCH – PLEASE BE PATIENT
As usual there will be both bag and vehicle searches upon entry to the festival site and this process will likely cause some delays. Every vehicle headed to the campgrounds will be checked at some point during the entry process. Please be patient and make it an opportunity to say hello to the people next to you. If you’re waiting in your vehicle, crank up the tunes. These procedures are necessary for everyone’s safety so please take it in your stride and work with the event and security staff to make the process as easy and quick as possible. 

You can expect to see increased Police and security presence at the festival this year.  There will also be WANDING. This is just like walking through that metal detector thing at the airport only this time it’s a wand. It’s going to slow down the entry process so be prepared for some delays, so please be patient.

For more details on new security measures and other important info please read here.

ARRIVING AND SETTING UP
The Splendour campgrounds at North Byron Parklands open from 10:00am Wednesday 19 July, not earlier. PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE THIS TIME. On Wednesday, campers can arrive between 10:00am - 10:00pm and between 7:00am - 10:00pm on Thursday 20 July and Friday 21 July. If you’re arriving on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July 2017 you can check in from 8:00am – 8:00pm.  Please don’t arrive outside of the Campground operating times as we will not have staff available to admit you into the venue campgrounds and car parks during those hours.

Expect some delays when arriving and getting settled in. Vehicle and bag searches will be conducted at the vehicle processing area and in the Venue campgrounds.

BANNED ITEMS
Some things just don’t belong at Splendour. In order for us to ensure general safety and your overall comfort, please get across the Banned Items list so you can be good Splendour citizens, keeping yourself, and those around you safe.  It’s a really important list that covers everything from drones and alcohol to weapons of any kind and pets. Please click here for the full list of banned items.

LOOK AFTER YOUR FRIENDS AND LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR
You’ll be pretty cosy with your camping neighbours’ so show them the love. Know that unruly behaviour won’t be tolerated and may result in your removal from the site. There is no noise permitted in the campgrounds between midnight and 8:00am. This is a designated quiet period for the benefit of both local residents and campers. Leave the music to the stages. If you have a friend or neighbour in need please be sure to notify your closest camping marshal or contact the Patron Safety Hotline 1300 940 928.

Please note the Patron Safety Hotline will not be operational until Wed 19 July at 10:00am.

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TAKE YOUR SH#T WITH YOU
There’s really no polite way of saying it. What comes in to Splendour must leave with you. When you’re packing up your gear at the end of Splendour be sure that tents, pegs, mats, ropes are packed away and that all rubbish, packaging or broken camp items are disposed of correctly in the clearly marked bins and bags provided. If taking your tent home is not possible, please take it to the Camping Marshals stations located throughout the campgrounds, which are clearly signed throughout the campground. Our friends at Social Futures will take your clean tents and sleeping bags and gifts them to peeps in need. Social Futures are a not-for-profit group of legends based here in the Northern Rivers who are all about promoting fairness and social inclusion.

SPLEXIT
Departing is such sweet sorrow. All campers must depart North Byron Parklands by 5:00pm Monday 24 July. NO EXCEPTIONS! But here’s the reality. Everyone wants to leave at once, usually first thing in the morning after the festival has ended and this IS NOT POSSIBLE. Please allow ample time for your departure on Monday from the venue campgrounds and car parks, as lengthy delays of up to 4 hours are expected and are consistent with camping festivals all around the world. If you have a flight to catch ensure you prepare to depart with plenty of time, as no responsibility will be accepted by the event for missed flights. Exit from the campgrounds on Sunday night will be restricted between 11:30pm – 1:30am to allow for day patrons and buses to leave the site.

Be smart when planning your Splendour exit strategy.  Stay back, reminisce over your social feeds with your buddies. There’ll be food stalls open in the campgrounds so enjoy a coffee or chai and catch up on the news with the The Daily Splendour.

PATRON SAFETY HOTLINE
There will be a Patron Safety Hotline you can call regarding safety, medical or security matters. This number will be on display around the campgrounds and event area. First Aid services will also be available. The hotline number is 1300 940 928.

Please note the Patron Safety Hotline will not be operational until Wed 19 July at 10:00am.

CUSTOMER SERVICE TEXT LINE
Text us and let us know if there is no toilet paper, dirty showers / toilets, bins are overflowing, or anything around the site that may need fixing or require our attention. This number is 0429 869 832. 

*Please note the Customer Service Text Line will not be operational until Wed 19 July at 9:00am.

FINAL CAMPING OPTIONS
If you have your camping and event tickets but have left your planning to the last minute you can try Tent City and Flash Camp for final camping options or check out our other campgrounds options. Last chance!

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PAY IT FORWARD WITH ORANGE SKY LAUNDRY

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Want to help homeless people AND get your laundry sorted at Splendour? Orange Sky Laundry has the perfect solution. These guys operate free mobile laundry, mobile showers and facilitate non-judgemental conversation for our homeless friends. They’re bringing their mobile laundry to Splendour where for $18 (wash and dry) you can get one load of laundry done. Orange Sky Laundry will then pay it forward to 2 homeless people to gain access to the Laundry across Australia. Orange Sky Laundry will be located next to the General Store in the Campgrounds. Clean clothes on the outside, feel good on the inside.

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 BUSK-ER MOVE!

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The Splendour Buskers Stage returns to fill the air with good vibes! 

Yep, handpicked by us here at Splendour we are set to present the most awesome acoustic talent the Northern Rivers (and those who have chosen to settle here) has to offer! From sibling acts and former French rockers to musical child prodigy’s, all of the acts performing on the Splendour Busker Stage are sure to delight.

So, roll out the barrel please for the legends who make up the 2017 lineup: Leeli, Luke Bennett, Maple, Blue M, Josh Lee Hamilton, Tom and Charlie, Val Ockert and Friends, Hannah Parrington andGiorgia-May.

Be sure to check out these totally awesome troubadours who are set to shine on the Busker Stage which will operate at Splendour on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

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 CHARGESPOT

Imagine bumping into your fave artist at #SITG2017 and you couldn’t even take a photo because your phone was dead! Well, don’t stress! Our pals at Chargespot will sort you out while you’re at Splendour! Get organised and pre-book your phone charging station today via www.chargespot.com.au/#prebookings!

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THE DAILY SPLENDOUR RETURNS!

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Get a copy of our very own newspaper, The Daily Splendour presented by Monster Children, which will come out everyday- Friday, Saturday & Sunday (plus a bonus in Sunday's edition for Monday)! It's available at The Daily Splendour newsstand near the main entrance, throughout the festival, the campgrounds, and in shops and cafes around the Byron Shire. Get ready for all the latest festival gossip, photo’s from the day before and cool shit you won’t hear about otherwise. Plus, Willy Wonka style – there are 3 golden tickets up for grabs for #SITG2018!

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REMINDERS

OFFICIAL TICKET RESALE FACILITY
The Official Splendour Resale facility is now open via moshtix.com.au. Splendour’s Official Resale facility is the only place where you can purchase legitimate tickets for Splendour 2017.

VEHICLE PASSES
Vehicle Passes are on sale now through moshtix.com.au. For more information visit the Splendour website.

SPLENDOUR COMMUNITY STALLS
Splendour is home to a number of campaigns, charities, national and local community groups and non-profit organisations who are on hand to spread the good word and help fight the good fight. Make sure you check them out in between watching your favourite act.  Click here to check out the organisations who will create awareness, help the planet, make us think and keep us safe.

 BUS AND SHUTTLE SERVICES
The bus timetable for Splendour 2017 is now finalised! For info on bus routes and shuttle services please click here. For other transport info head to our Getting There page!

GET THE SPLENDOUR 2017 MOBILE APP!
Your festival BFF, the Official Splendour in the Grass Mobile App for iPhone iOS & Android  is available to download right now!  

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Important Security Changes and Final Tips

3 months ago

IMPORTANT SECURITY CHANGES AND FINAL TIPS

Fasten your seatbelts Splendourites! The Splendour 717 is about to take off.

North Byron Parklands is a hive of activity and we can’t wait until you land here in just a few days’ time.

But before you buckle up, here is some important info we need you to read that will help keep you safe and comfortable during your stay at Splendour in the Grass.

Our top priority is always your safety so, in light of recent events around the world, we have been reviewing our festival policies in consultation with Police and security. We’ve made some changes that will assist with event safety and simultaneously open up some new fashion options for you.

These new security measures are no more invasive than you’ll experience at any airport around the world. So please, get on board, and before setting off, read the safety info below so you’re up to speed and festival ready.

BAG SIZES
All Backpacks and any bags over 30cm (l)  x 20cm (w) x 5cm (d) will not be allowed into the event area so pack light and embrace the #bumbag or should we say #fannypack. Any backpacks and any bags larger than 30cm (l) x 20cm (w) x 5cm (d) must be stored at the Cloakroom prior to entering the festival. Campers – you can take larger bags to the campgrounds but not into the event area.

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BAG AND VEHICLE SEARCH – PLEASE BE PATIENT
As usual there will be both bag and vehicle searches upon entry to the festival site and this process will likely cause some delays. Every vehicle headed to the campgrounds will be checked at some point during the entry process. Please be patient and make it an opportunity to say hello to the people next to you. If you’re waiting in your vehicle, crank up the tunes. These procedures are necessary for everyone’s safety so please take it in your stride and work with the event and security staff to make the process as easy and quick as possible.  

POLICE AND SECURITY
Splendour is a large town in its own right and a town needs policing.  You can expect to see increased Police and security presence at the festival this year.  There will also be WANDING. This is just like walking through that metal detector thing at the airport only this time it’s a wand. It’s going to slow down the entry process so be prepared for some delays, so please be patient.

If you have any concerns or see anything that you are not sure about, please do not hesitate to speak to them or call the Patron Safety Hotline on 1300 940 928. This number is specifically for those at the festival to call regarding any safety, medical or security matters and will be on display around the site.

*Please note The Patron Safety Hotline will not be operational until Wed July 19 at 9:00am.

DRUG DOGS
As in the past, there will be Police drug detection dogs at Splendour this year. Anybody found with illicit or illegal substances will be denied entry to the event and subject to Police action. You have been warned!

BANNED ITEMS
For the full rundown on what you can’t bring to Splendour in the Grass check the Banned Items page on the website.

VEHICLE PASSES
If you’re driving, don’t leave home without your valid 2017 pre purchased vehicle pass. To find out what vehicle pass you need for your rig, click here. For goodness sakes, don’t drive if you’re tired or intoxicated. Organise a designated driver or catch a bus instead.

BUS TRAVEL AND RIDE SHARING
Splendour has an extensive festival bus network in operation during the event. Fares and bus schedules can be found here.  For other transport options please click here. And if ridesharing is your thing make sure you head to Northern Rivers Carpool - a car pooling initiative hosted by Byron Shire Council alongside our neighbouring Councils. Miler is a cool, Byron-made mobile app connecting passengers with drivers with a spare seat. You can post your ride to Splendour, share the costs and reduce traffic. For more info on Miler click here. Or you can check out Ridevu  for another Splendour ridesharing hook up!

DROP OFF / PICK UP
The Splendour Drop Off / Pick Up point is clearly signed and just inside the main entrance of North Byron Parklands on Tweed Valley Way. If you are getting dropped off or picked up after the show, please follow the signs to this secure and designated waiting point at Parklands.

If you are a driver please DO NOT Drop Off / Pick Up patrons along Tweed Valley Way or surrounding areas. This is dangerous, not only for pedestrians and vehicles, but also causes traffic delays. Fines will apply.

Dropping off on local roads will leave you with a long dangerous walk to get to the event entry gate. Not only that, but working out where to be picked up is even harder, leaving you waiting on the road side whilst your lift tries to negotiate the changed traffic conditions put in place to assist the exiting traffic.

Be sensible: Catch the shuttle bus or, if you are getting dropped-off, follow the clearly marked signs to the designated Drop Off/Pick Up point just inside the main entrance at North Byron Parklands. 

ROAD SAFETY AND PARKING
Don’t be a lead foot. Please drive carefully both to and within North Byron Parklands. Please observe internal speed limits and take regular breaks on the highway. Do not enter or leave the venue on foot. Those riding pushbikes should leave them in the bike parking area located in the northern carpark and proceed on foot to and from the festival entry. If you’re a day parker, please park only in designated car parks, not by the side of North Byron Parkland’s internal roads hoping we won't notice.

BE COOL TO OUR NEIGHBOURS
Parklands is surrounded by townships with residents and small business most of whom graciously welcome you with open arms, so please be cool! Be sure to observe traffic plans and don’t speed through neighbourhoods. Please don’t litter or pee in people’s front yards hoping you won’t get caught. If you’ve decided to set up camp illegally on the street the Byron Shire Council Rangers will find you, and slap you with a sizeable fine for your trouble. For tips on how to show our neighbours some love, please click here.

RESPONSIBLE SERVICE OF ALCOHOL
The responsible service of alcohol is integral to providing an enjoyable, safe event for all patrons and staff. Liquor will not be supplied to disorderly or intoxicated patrons or to anyone who is under 18 years of age or who does not have the requisite ID.
The festival is a licensed area and you will need to show ID to purchase alcohol. For more info on which forms of ID are acceptable please click here.

DOWNLOAD THE APP AND GET COSY WITH OUR FAQ’S
The Splendour App (Powered by Optus) will literally have you covered for all your festival needs. Your go-to for all things Splendour, the app is available to download right now on Android and iPhone iOS. Get busy and install or update, so you’ve got all the handy hints at your fingertips! If you need info beforehand be sure to hit up the Splendour website and read the FAQ’s.
They’re called Frequently Asked for a reason! If you’ve got a Splendour question, chances are it’s already been answered on our very comprehensive website and FAQ’s section. So please check there before you hit the panic button.

SPLENDOUR 2017 – NOW ACCEPTING CASHLESS PAYMENTS AT ALL BARS!
We’re ditching the drink tokens! You can now use any card with a chip or mobile pay over the counter at all Splendour bars. So no need to buy drink tokens this year. Just get your card or phone out and buy yourself a drink.

VISA payWave
Visa payWave is convenient, fast and secure. For transactions under $100, simply wave your Visa payWave enabled card or device at the bar and you’re done! For Visa payWave transactions over $100 you just need to enter your PIN. You can now also use Visa payWave for mobile. Eligible devices allow you to wave and pay with any Visa payWave enabled mobile app. Plus, because it’s Visa, you’re also protected by Visa’s Zero Liability Policy which covers you for any fraudulent transactions.

CROWDFIND – SET TO MAKE LOST AND FOUND A WHOLE LOT EASIER!
Lost your phone, car keys or other important ‘stuff’ while at Splendour? If you’re a serial ‘loser’ then you’re gonna love Crowdfind. This new web based platform will allow you to easily log your lost item and make enquiries about that item.

Look for ‘Lost & Found’ under Event Info in the Splendour Mobile App or head here.

For collection, the Lost and Found tent is located onsite at the Splendour Info Booth and will be operational on Friday 21 July from 9:00am to midnight and on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am until 2:00am.  Crowdfind is set to revolutionise the way you lose (and find) items as well as reducing the associated angst! But please remember, don’t bring your valuables and precious heirlooms to Splendour!

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 STREAM YOUR HEARTS OUT WITH OPTUS

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Whether you're road tripping to Splendour in the Grass or cruising down memory lane, stream your favourite #SITG2017 artists data free with Optus. Eligible plans can stream to their hearts content, including monthly playlists, exclusive releases and curated content on Spotify, Google Play Music and iHeartRadio data free. Want in? Click here for more info.

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DRINKWISE

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Drink a little less, enjoy a little more and stay classy. You won’t miss a moment if you Drinkwise. 

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THE DAILY SPLENDOUR RETURNS!
Extra, extra, read all about it! Yep, those legends from Monster Children are back with The Daily Splendour!!! These hot scribes will bring you all the scoops with the best interviews, features, photos and breaking news direct from the festival frontline. The Daily Splendour is jam-packed with festival goodness. Be sure to grab your copy around the festival Friday to Sunday, including a special section in the Sunday edition you need to save for when you’re leaving on Monday.

SPLENDOUR RESALE FACILITY CLOSES MONDAY 17 JULY!
Those wanting to BUY a ticket have the opportunity to do so, subject to availability, but only until midnight AEST Monday 17 July at moshtix . Tickets offered for resale will be made available at the regular, advertised price. Last chance to dance peeps! Buy now through moshtix.com.au or phone 1300 GET TIX (438 849). For those wanting to SELL unwanted Splendour tickets, the resale facility for sellers has now closed.

See you in a few sleeps!

Love
Team Splendour xo

 

Playing Times + Event Map + Lineup Change

3 months ago

And you thought waiting for the next season of Game of Thrones was tough! Yep, they’re here. Your Splendour 2017 Playing Times and Event Map have landed!

Splendour in the Grass has also received word that sadly, due to unforeseen scheduling issues, George Ezra is unable to make it to Australia this month. He sends his apologies to all his Australian fans.

“I'm gutted to have to do this at such short notice and apologise to all of you that have bought tickets and were looking forward to it. This was a shit decision to have to make. I hope you understand and you'll still be there when we come back. George x”

In light of George’s cancellation, Peking Duk will now take to the Amphitheatre stage on Friday instead of Sunday. That means more bangers on Friday!

And on Sunday both LCD Soundsystem and Sigur Rós will be treating us to extended sets on the Amphitheatre stage, so you’ll have way more time to Dance Yrself Clean. Win win!

George Ezra die hards who no longer wish to attend Splendour 2017 can offload their tickets via the Resale Facility before 5.00pm on Wednesday 12 July.

Fans who purchased tickets to George’s Sydney and Melbourne sideshows will be contacted directly by Secret Sounds shortly. Options to reschedule the sideshows as soon as possible are currently being explored and there will be a further announcement made on this next week.

Get comfy because it’s time to ‘Splendour in the Grass mobile app and Chill’. Download our official app (presented by Optus) for either iOS or Android, schedule the shit out of your playing times using the Festival Planner and say hello to a clash-free festival experience. 

During the event, the Splendour mobile app puts the festival guide in your pocket, keeping you in the loop with important news and alerts. Customise your day using the Festival Planner and never miss a set with the most up-to-date playing times.

Want to keep the festival feels going after the party is over? Three of our sponsor buddies will be offering a ‘virtual’ goodie bag via the Splendour mobile app to keep the good vibes rolling. Your go-to for all things Splendour, the app is available to download right now on iPhone iOS  and Android.

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SAMSUNG’S #TOTHEMAKERS COMES TO SPLENDOUR! 

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Samsung Mobile is proud to support a community of doers, creators, thinkers and talkers! People who see the opportunities in their ideas and make them a reality, no matter how many times they’re told ‘no’.
Samsung’s #ToTheMakers project is a celebration of anything and everything that expands the horizons of what’s possible. Join us at this year’s festival as we collaborate with Splendour in the Grass alongside visual artist Brooklyn Whelan. We’ll transport you from the real world to a virtual world with the latest Samsung technology. Here’s to an unforgettable festival of incredible talent!

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REMINDERS

OFFICIAL TICKET RESALE FACILITY
The Official Splendour Resale facility is now open via moshtix.com.au. Splendour’s Official Resale facility is the only place where you can purchase legitimate tickets for Splendour 2017.

VEHICLE PASSES
Vehicle Passes are on sale now through moshtix.com.au. For more information visit the Splendour website.

 BUS AND SHUTTLE SERVICES
The bus timetable for Splendour 2017 is now finalised! For info on bus routes and shuttle services please click here. For other transport info head to our Getting There page!

GET THE SPLENDOUR 2017 MOBILE APP!
Your festival BFF, the Official Splendour in the Grass Mobile App for iPhone iOS & Android  is available to download right now! 

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The Forum and Comedy Club + Introducing The Science Tent

4 months ago

THE FORUM AND COMEDY CLUB + INTRODUCING THE SCIENCE TENT

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Purveyors of podcasts, digesters of documentaries, lovers of laughs and slayers of science, gather round!

The Forum is back for another stimulating stint at North Byron Parklands in 2017, serving up three jam-packed days of brain-broadening entertainment.

Drop by The Forum tent between 10:00am - 4:00pm and prepare to rub shoulders (and minds) with some of the coolest and most remarkable personalities to hit Australia, as they tackle topics from all corners of the social spectrum.


From computer worms called WannaCry and election hacking, to understanding indigenous youth and deciphering what really matters in life… or is it all just #FakeNews? Ponder all this and more at the Forum!

This year you can calm your qualms in-between sessions with our newly appointed Splendour Forum Artist-in-Residence, Shannon Doyle, who’ll be painting up street art panels on stage daily. You’re welcome!

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On Friday 21 July, The Forum will present a panel on Why The Future Is Better Than You Think. Dr Karland leading cybersec experts will show you how to step up your own cyber security. Australian songwriters Julia Jacklin, Airling, Luca Brasi’s Tyler Richardson and Patrick Marshall will chat to ABC broadcaster Robbie Buck about the song writing craft. And you’ll also find out if we are really getting the governments we elected.

Marieke Hardy’s Women of Letters: Splendour Edition VIII, will return on Saturday 22 July with A Letter to the Song I Wish I’d Written. SBS VICELAND Presents: Young and Black where a panel will explore what it’s really like if you’re young and black in 2017. And Dr Karl returns with to talk about Great Moments in Science.

On Sunday 23 July, all the big questions will be tackled when The School of Life’s Peter Singer asks What Really Matters? The Go-Betweens founder Robert Forster will sit in conversation with ABC broadcaster Richard Fidler to discuss the new doco The Go-Betweens ‘Right Here’. And Q&A returns, this year hosted by ‘hard chat’ interrogator Tom Gleeson. Featuring special guests Anthony Albanese (ALP), Greens Leader Senator Richard Di Natale, politics and tech blogger Marcy Wheeler (US) and more, if you’d like to ask a question, email [email protected] or tweet using #qandasitg

 

For the full lowdown on The Forum click here

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THE SCIENCE TENT 

Music? Check. Art? Check. Science. Check! Splendour in the Grass is excited to mix science into the festival experience this year! The inaugural Science Tent is set to go off in an explosion of imagination, curiosity and cool shit because #SCIENCE.

We've teamed up with Future Crunch, Inspiring Australia and some of the country’s best communicators to create the ultimate detour into the far reaches of the imagination. Connect with science in fresh ways through awesome presentations, musical performances and interactive experiences across Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Think zombie outbreaks, the science behind BDSM, how to eat insects and avoid sharks, and so much more. Expect the unexpected and consider your mind = BLOWN at The Science Tent! Here’s just a few highlights…

SOLAR SUN POWERS MUSIC / SOLAR ACOUSTICS with Barry Hill
Learn how mobile solar powered generators can be used to power sound systems at festivals and how festivals and artists have a role in educating the community about sustainable power systems.

SHARKS IN MY SWIMMING POOL with Danny Bucher
For marine biologist Danny Bucher, the biggest myth about the shark debate is that this is a people versus animal argument. There are more effective methods of reducing the risk to beachgoers that do not involve lethal approaches.

BEARDS ON! with James Stanton-Cooke
The beard represents a healthy thriving ecosystem - natural, organic, sustainable and healthy. Males and females are encouraged to go #HalfCut showing the devastating impacts of deforestation, with 48% of the world’s forests destroyed. A fun challenge highlighting the effects human activity is having on our planet.

ZOMBIE OUTBREAK AT SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS with Kelly Simpson
What would happen if there was an outbreak of a zombie virus at Splendour in the Grass? Help design your own zombie virus (or bacteria or fungus) and interact with a simulation to watch how the epidemic would spread. Then go back in time and use clues to find out which festival headliner is patient zero.

 

 Plus, so much more! Check here for the full program plus dates and times. The Splendour Science Tent would not be possible without the support of Inspire Australia.

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COMEDY CLUB

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Before there were memes and gifs, there were real life funny people tasked purely with the job of bringing the LOL’s to life! The Splendour Comedy Club is back in 2017 with the country’s finest comedic geniuses bringing you real, unadulterated and raucous rolling-on-the-floor moments across each evening in the Forum tent.

Start and finish your weekend right with triple j alumni Matt Okine. He’ll be jumping onstage both Thursday and Sunday nights with his award-winning stitch-inducing stand up!

International comedy phenomenon The Umbilical Brothers, known for their wicked mix of theatre, slapstick and stand-up will take on Friday night, with the likes of Mel Buttle, Dave Callan, Gen Fricker and Tom Gleeson keeping you in stitches across the weekend.

Get your recommended daily intake of LOLS at the Comedy Club:
Thursday 6:00pm  9:00pm COMEDY CLUB feat. MATT OKINE, MICHAEL HING, BECKY LUCAS & more
Friday 5:00pm – 7:30pm COMEDY CLUB feat. UMBILICAL BROTHERS, DAVE CALLAN, FREUDIAN NIP & more
Saturday 5:00pm – 7:30pm COMEDY CLUB feat. MEL BUTTLE, TOM GLEESON, AARON CHEN & more
Sunday 5:00pm – 7:30pm COMEDY CLUB feat. MATT OKINE, GEN FRICKER, DAVE CALLAN & more

 

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A BIT ON THE SIDE? SPLENDOUR SIDESHOWS SELLING FAST!

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Our pals at Secret Sounds are selling out sideshows quicker than ice-cream on a hot summer day! So, if you can't make it to Splendour, or if you just need a double-dose of our all awesome Splendour 2017 artists click this link quick to get your mitts on tickets to Sigur Rós, Two Door Cinema ClubCatfish And The Bottlemen, Maggie Rogers, Bag Raiders, Bishop Briggs, LANY and many more!  

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SHOUT OUT TO THE SAE CREW WORKING AT SPLENDOUR

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While you're soaking up the fun at this year's Splendour, students from Splendour's Education partner, SAE Creative Media Institute, will be putting their skills to the test behind the scenes. As part of their studies, these super-talented students will be filming event highlights and working the sound desks over three jam-packed days. Find out how you could join the SAE Crew at their Open Day, happening across the country on Saturday 5 August. Register here.

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GET YOUR SPRITZ ON WITH JACOB’S CREEK!

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This year we're welcoming Jacob's Creek to the Splendour family. They will have all your Spritz craving's covered with their Jacob's Creek Prosecco Spritz Garden Bar at The Winery!  Swing by to taste their newly launched Prosecco Spritz, a refreshing summer classic that's ready to pop and pour over ice!

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REMINDERS

OFFICIAL TICKET RESALE FACILITY
The Official Splendour Resale facility is now open via moshtix.com.au. Splendour’s Official Resale facility is the only place where you can purchase legitimate tickets for Splendour 2017.

VEHICLE PASSES
Vehicle Passes are on sale now through moshtix.com.au. For more information visit the Splendour website.

 BUS AND SHUTTLE SERVICES
The bus timetable for Splendour 2017 is now finalised! For info on bus routes and shuttle services please click here. For other transport info head to our Getting There page!

GET THE SPLENDOUR 2017 MOBILE APP!
Your festival BFF, the Official Splendour in the Grass Mobile App for iPhone iOS & Android  is available to download right now! 

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Environmental Initiatives

4 months ago

BE A SPLENDOUR ENVIRO UNF$%KER!

We all watched #WarOnWasteAU  (if you didn’t, you should!) so we know how critical it is to be a good environmental citizen.

Splendour in the Grass is committed to efforts that contribute to the betterment of our environment. And this extends to your Splendour digs at beautiful North Byron Parklands.

Back once again will be the ECO COPS,WASTE WARRIORS,GREEN TEAM our TREE PLANTING PROGRAM as well as our waste, composting and recycling programs.

Our mates fromBE AN UNF$%KER will return with some ‘tell it like it is’ messages to remind you to plant it, sort it, bin it and  BE AN UNF$%KER at Splendour 2017! And this year, we introduce the SPLENDOUR PLEDGE WALL (#pledgeinthegrass) where we invite you to show your commitment to making cool environmental choices at Splendour and beyond.

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HERE’S 9 SIMPLE WAYS YOU CAN UNF$%K SPLENDOUR>

SPLENDOUR MAKE A PLEDGE
Our Splendour Pledge Wall will be located right near the main entrance so you won’t be able to miss it. By adding your personal promise to our pledge wall you are committing to making smart environmental choices at Splendour and in your life. Pledge to pack up your tent and belongings and take them home with you. Pledge to use the waste facilities correctly. Pledge to use the Boomerang bags on site. Pledge to not pee in the bush blocks and so on. Friends don’t let friends make bad environmental choices. Get your BFF’s on board and leave your message on our pledge wall to show your commitment to unf$%king Splendour!
#pledgeinthegrass

AIM FOR THE RIGHT BIN
This split-second decision will be the difference between something being recycled or facing a long, slow death in landfill. Make a pledge to read the clearly marked signage carefully and please, please don’t litter. It’s so last century to be a tosser. Mother Earth will thank you.

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TAKE YOUR THINGS WITH YOU
Make a pledge to leave no trace behind when Splendour is over. Treat it like you would your Grandmother’s home. Pack light and take your camping items home with you. However, if taking it home ain’t an option, please donate your CLEAN tent and sleeping bags to our friends at Social Futures. Keep in mind, don’t give us anything you wouldn’t want yourself or give your grandma. Drop it off at the well signed Camping Marshall depots in the camping grounds – THANK YOU!

BOOMERANG BAGS
Boomerang Bags provide a free, fun, sustainable alternative to plastic bags. Look out for the Boomerang Bag crates available around the festival (including the Very Small Suburb) for your convenience. Make a pledge to less plastic and more fantastic! Otherwise bring your own tote bag for all the extra shopping you might do.

USE OUR AWARD-WINNING LOOS FOR YOUR NUMBER ONE'S AND TWO’S
When you are heading to the throne, know that you’re sitting on some pretty impressiveloos. At Parklands’ we have Australia’s largest number of composting toilets (a compost toilet is a water free toilet which is kinder for the environment) on any one site with 246 in full use. They’re so good they’ve even won an award! Also, please don’t wee in the bush blocks!  Make a pledge to stick to the loos  for your one’s and two’s.

LO-FLO SHOWERS
Make a pledge to keep ‘em short and sharp.

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PLANT A TREE (OR TWO)
Our hugely successful tree planting program returns! Running over two mornings (Sat 22 July and Sun 23 July) between 10:00am and 1:00pm, our annual tree planting will be staffed by some of the finest bush regen crew the north coast has to offer.  So, throw on the appropriate closed toe footwear, and get those green thumbs out. To register your interest and get location info email our Enviro Manager at [email protected] and pledge to plant a tree or two.

CATCH PUBLIC TRANSPORT OR RIDE SHARE
Pledge to leave the wheels at home and catch a bus! Visit theBus Information page for all routes, fares and timetables. Or if ride sharing is your thing, head to Northern Rivers Carpool - a car pooling initiative hosted by Byron Shire Council alongside our neighbouring Councils. Miler is a cool, Byron-made mobile app connecting passengers with drivers with a spare seat. For more info on Miler click here. Or you can check out Ridevu for another Splendour ride sharing hook up!

GET EDUCATED BY THE ECO COPS
Get ready for a good old-fashioned shake down! They are beyond reproach and immune to the temptations of the seedy underbelly of environmental faux pas. Yep, the Eco Cops are back and hungrier than ever to spread the word of environmental responsibility at this year’s Splendour in the Grass! Be sure to visit them at their stall located at the festival entrance and make a pledge not to get caught by the fuzz!

You have a choice. Spread the environmental good vibes and lead by example!

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REMINDERS

OFFICIAL TICKET RESALE FACILITY
The Official Splendour Resale facility is now open via moshtix.com.au. Splendour’s Official Resale facility is the only place where you can purchase legitimate tickets for Splendour 2017.

VEHICLE PASSES
Vehicle Passes are on sale now through moshtix.com.au. For more information visit the Splendour website.

 BUS AND SHUTTLE SERVICES
The bus timetable for Splendour 2017 is now finalised! For info on bus routes and shuttle services please click here. For other transport info head to our Getting There page!

GET THE SPLENDOUR 2017 MOBILE APP!
Your festival BFF, the Official Splendour in the Grass Mobile App for iPhone iOS & Android  is available to download right now! 

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The Very mall Suburb + Tasty Delights!

4 months ago

 

THE VERY SMALL SUBURB

Paris. New York. London. Milan. Splendour in the Grass. The Very Small Suburb returns to North Byron Parklands in 2017, bringing you all the best names in fashion, beauty and food in one cool as f*#k location - no passport needed.

Whether you’re born with it or need a helping hand, world-class beauty guru’s like Rimmel will be on hand to contour-away your hangover. There’ll be festival fashion galore, meaning you’ve officially got no excuse to be seen in the same outfit twice, plus tasty treats from the likes of Gelato Messina, the Unicorn Hotel and our killer food trucks who’ll be keeping all your #foodporn ‘grams on-point.

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RIMMEL
Swing past the ‘Rimmel Recharge Room’ to RECHARGE your festival look with FREE makeovers, free product and free mobile device charging.

 

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KIEHLS
Kiehl’s Since 1851 returns to Byron offering luxurious treatments! Enjoy complimentary, personalised 15-minute skin consultations and delicious ingredient experiences at the Kiehl’s Skin Retreat!>

 

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L’OREAL COLORISTA
Experience the latest innovation in hair colour set to shake up the norm. Visit the Colorista Hair Colour Bar for free temporary or semi permanent hair colour applications and match your colour with your mood, your outfit or your squad!

Want to be ahead of the pack? Check in with your festival BFF, the official Splendour app (presented by Optus), to make your beauty bookings for Kiehl’s Skin Retreat, Colorista Hair Colour Bar and The Rimmel Recharge Room! 

STICKS & STONES

Felt fedora and kimono combo feeling a bit A/W 2014? We’ve teamed up with badass style legends Sticks & Stones Agency to give you a taste of our Very Small Suburb fashion choices. Check out the spread here to keep your street-style cred at an all-time high during the fest. 

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Hit the ‘burb for serious fashun pop ups by SPELL & THE GYPSY COLLECTIVE, AFENDS, AUGUSTE THE LABEL, MR SIMPLE, FALLEN BROKEN ST and BLUNDSTONE.

Plus make sure you own the limited addition SATIN BOMBER JACKET by Splendour merch kings the Love Police It looks as good as it sounds! Splendour’s take on the must have fashion item of the season is coming your way but you’ll have to get in quick cause these bad boys are strictly limited!

TASTY DELIGHTS

The crew from legendary Sydney pub THE UNICORN are back with their special brand of Aussie pub food to warm your loveable little souls! With a focus on Aussie BBQ food, there will be chargrilled chook with bread sauce, steak with garlic butter and roasted cauliflower with capers and herb butter. Beat the rush and head to the Splendour app to make your bookings for lunch and dinner.  GELATO MESSINA is once again packing cones and returning to open 'Mini Messina’ and will be designing specially crafted pun tastic Splendour flavours! Plus coconut water cool kids FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH and top shelf coffee by ALLPRESS. Let the people-watching begin!

If food is on your mind, you’ve come to the right joint! At Splendour 2017, prepare for double helpings of everything your hungry heart desires! There’s so much good eating this year that we’ve broken it down into bite sized chunks.

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GRILL’D
The Grill’d Burger Park will be in full swing serving up healthy burgers for breakfast, lunch and dinner. If burgers aren’t your thing you can make friends with salad!

 

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TRUCK STOP
These hand-picked truckers are the cool kids of the food world!  Swing by the Truck Stop on your way to and from the Main Stage and pick up everything from tacos to pizza, and burgers and icecream. All killer, no filler.

 

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SPLENDOUR FOOD HALLS
Hit the food halls with your squad to sit down, regroup and refuel. Some of our finest foodies are located in these comfy havens, including  SITG16 Best in Show Winner – BRAZZA BBQ - back in prime position in Food Hall Number One.



INTERNATIONAL STREET EATS
NEW TO SPLENDOUR THIS YEAR!

Wander past the World Stage towards Tiny Dancer and you’ll find lovingly prepared authentic street food from around the world, brought up to date in cool food trucks….

 

  • Like no other granny we know, Nonna Piadina recalls the Italian food tradition of Emilia Romagna region of Italy in the shape of divine piadina.  Did someone say prosciutto, stracchino cheese and rocket?
  • Montanita – Spanish delights such as paella, croquettes, chorizo… muy delicioso…!
  • Foods of The Realm – bite sized treats from every corner – empanadas, celylonadas (a crunchy Sri Lankan roll), churros and pumpkin soup!
  • Tsuru Japanese yumminess includes pork belly, chicken teriyaki or Bites on Wheels – Poland’s finest street fare.  If you’re brave, try their signature dish – the Hungry Polak! This is a sometimes food.
  • Greek Street.  It’s Greek Street food straight from the Gods…slow cooked pulled lamb shoulder or chicken, fetta, slaw, Spanish onion, tzatziki served on brioche buns or in a wrap with hot chips and more fetta…you had me at slow cooked….

 This tasty new area is open 9:00am – midnight on Thursday and from 9:00am – 2:00am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

CAMPGROUNDS FARE
Don’t get fungry – get breakfast! We’ve got you campers covered with loads of coffee, bacon, pies, falafels, burgers, pizza, healthy eats, juice and more.  There are two food pods in the campgrounds so you’re always just stumbling distance to the nearest nosh at any time of the day or night.  Open from Wednesday morning all the way through until Monday arvo.

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CAPTAIN MORGAN
Make sure ye head straight to the Captain Morgan bar once you've dropped your anchors at Splendour. From a pair of back flipping grannies to ballerinas on fire, the Captain and his crew of crazy misfits will be eagerly awaiting you.



 

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FAT YAK
There is nothing more spectacular than a dancing Yak. That’s why Yak Ales never miss Splendour and this year is no exception! We’re serving up all the herd ice cold on tap near the GW McLennan tent plus plenty of yak-tivities for when the mosh gets too much. 

 

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LITTLE GREEN
The Little Green Apple Cider Bar , complete with a roof-top viewing deck, is the perfect place to check out the action from the GW McLennan tent, while enjoying a juicy and refreshing cider.

 

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CARLTON DRY
Cold beer ready to go, big screen for ultimate viewing plus arcade games! Carlton Dry> is the place where you and your mates can simply belt one out, no holds barred, with a few frosty Drys in hand, sharing one legendary festival weekend.

 

SPLENDOUR BEST IN SHOW
Want a chance at winning $100 worth of free food at any stall at Splendour in the Grass 2017?? Show appreciation to your faves by awarding them with ‘Best in Show’ honours.  Visit the food and market stalls at Splendour and sample their wares.  If you love one the most, give them the thumbs up on the Splendour App where you’ll find them all listed. Whichever stall gets the most votes wins! Voting opens from 10:00am Wednesday 19 July and closes at 11:00am Saturday 22 July. ‘Best in Show’ winners will be announced at 12:00pm on Saturday 23 July.

 

REMINDERS

OFFICIAL TICKET RESALE FACILITY
The Official Splendour Resale facility is now open via moshtix.com.au. Splendour’s Official Resale facility is the only place where you can purchase legitimate tickets for Splendour 2017.

VEHICLE PASSES
Vehicle Passes are on sale now through moshtix.com.au. For more information visit the Splendour website.

 BUS AND SHUTTLE SERVICES
The bus timetable for Splendour 2017 is now finalised! For info on bus routes and shuttle services please click here. For other transport info head to our Getting There page!

GET THE SPLENDOUR 2017 MOBILE APP!
Your festival BFF, the Official Splendour in the Grass Mobile App for iPhone iOS & Android  is available to download right now! 

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Tipi Forest, Global Village, Red Bull Sound Select & Smirnoff Lodge Lineup’s

4 months ago

It’s not just about the main stage!  From the sonic mash up that is the TIPI FOREST to the world music feels of the GLOBAL VILLAGE, get ready to sharpen your senses (and your chakras) with these amazing offerings.

Splendour has also got you covered with specially curated dance party soirees in the SMIRFNOFF LODGEand a Thursday night takeover of the Mix Up stage courtesy of RED BULL SOUND SELECT. It’s all happening!

TIPI FOREST

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An iconic destination on the Splendour journey, the TIPI FOREST is back to expand your festival experience!  Representing our exceptional alternative culture, the Tipi Forest is a treasure of interactive creativity, with musical producers, DJ’s, performers, visual, light and video artists collaborating to share with you a unique environment to connect, create and celebrate. Dance on in and enjoy an extraordinary sonic journey with these amazing music producers and DJs presenting a musical mash up, including…… techno, progressive trance, glitch hop, minimal tech, break beat, hip hop, jungle, ghetto funk, drum and bass, psychedelic trance, dub step, deep house, funk, glitch, trap, roots and dub. Phew!

On Thursday, campers are in for a treat as the TIPI FOREST dance floor opens in the afternoon to preview sets from some of the lineup’s finest performers. Be sure to check out the TIPI FOREST program here, and sample an audio taste via our artist’s soundcloud bytes in preparation! Express yourself, dance like you never have before and be transformed by your connection to everything, everywhere and everyone. See you on the dance floor!

GLOBAL VILLAGE

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The 2017 edition of the GLOBAL VILLAGE is the place to delve into world music, daily yoga, dance workshops, creative circus tricks, cabaret and dance performances. And that’s just before breakfast! Get centred at the morning meditation or stay up for the late-night jam sessions. Shop at THE VILLAGE MARKETS, connect with the wisdom of our original custodians, get pampered or lose yourself in the ELECTRIC GARDEN SILENT DISCO! After making its successful debut last year, the WORLD STAGE returns to present another diverse array of world class music. The BOHEMIAN LOUNGE is back with a variety of workshops by day and poetry jams and jazz journeys by night. Check out circus performances inTHE VILLAGE GREEN and introduce yourself to some of Byron's most skilled and gifted healers, massage therapists and tarot readers at THE HEALING SANCTUARY.

The GLOBAL VILLAGE will open at 3:00pm on Thursday 21 July, with a traditional Welcome Ceremony by local Minjungbul Song Man, MAGPIE, followed by a night of music and celebration. The perfect way to start your Splendour weekend!x

RED BULL SOUND SELECT

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RED BULL SOUND SELECT will make its Byron debut at Splendour in the Grass for a Thursday evening, first-night-fever party like no other!  Taking over the Mix Up stage for one night only, RED BULL SOUND SELECT will deliver an unforgettable start to the three day event. Early Splendour campers will be treated to performances from some of Australia’s brightest names bubbling up at home and abroad, including globe-trotting three piece Mansionair, Zambian-born, Melbourne-based poet and songwriter Sampa The Great, shining new-disco winners GL, South West Sydney MC B Wise, sensory electro duo Alta and electro boogie trio Broadway Sounds.

RED BULL SOUND SELECT adds North Byron Parklands to its list of worldwide locations alongside North America, Canada, Europe, New Zealand, Sydney and recently Melbourne. Prepare to experience moments of musical mayhem when the country’s brightest names perform at Red Bull Sound Select’s debut at Splendour in the Grass 2017. For more on the RED BULL SOUND SELECT lineup for Splendour click here.

SMIRNOFF LODGE

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Everyone is welcome at the SMIRNOFF LODGE, the perfect place to party through the day and night! Kick back and enjoy the outdoor DJ's while you’re waiting for the party to start! Forge new friendships over a drink as you settle in upstairs at the Lodge, and get ready to hit the dancefloor as the sun goes down and the volume goes up! Long after the main stages are done for the day, the SMIRNOFF LODGE keeps kicking with delicious drinks, good times and pure fun.

Standby for specially curated nights by elsewhere (Thursday), I OH YOU (Friday), AND THEN…(Saturday) and CLUB RAIDERS (Sunday).

We’re open - see you at the bar! For more info, click here.

REMINDERS

OFFICIAL TICKET RESALE FACILITY
The Official Splendour Resale facility is now open via moshtix.com.au. Splendour’s Official Resale facility is the only place where you can purchase legitimate tickets for Splendour 2017.

VEHICLE PASSES
Vehicle Passes are on sale now through moshtix.com.au. For more information visit the Splendour website.

 BUS AND SHUTTLE SERVICES
The bus timetable for Splendour 2017 is now finalised! For info on bus routes and shuttle services please click here. For other transport info head to our Getting There page!

GET THE SPLENDOUR 2017 MOBILE APP!
Your festival BFF, the Official Splendour in the Grass Mobile App for iPhone iOS & Android  is available to download right now! 

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Little Splendour Returns!

4 months ago

Calling all pint-sized punks and sandpit moshers! Splendour’s resident cool kid on the block, Little Splendour, will return to the grassy fields of North Byron Parklands this July, filled to the brim with kids-only adventures.

Designed exclusively for parents and their ankle-biters, Little Splendour is a plentiful oasis to relax and play. With special zones designed for both littlies and tweens, Little Splendour has something for the whole fam with loads of fun stuff happening from 10:00am-5:00pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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 LITTLE KIDZ ZONE

For those with babes in tow, there’s the Giant Tipi in the Little Kidz Zone where you can feed, change and rest up between 10:00am and midnight daily. It’s also equipped with a lounge area, tables and benches for meals. From mini parks to giant sandpits, music gardens to jumping castles, the Little Kidz Zone has the youngsters sorted. For the brooding artist to be, there’s the Artie Fartie Partie, not to mention another tipi for dress ups and story-telling, featuring live cameos from all their favourite characters.

You can also get your buzz on with a daily caffeine fix from coffee legends Moonshine Roasters. They’ll be setting up shop from 10:00am to 5:00pm daily and will have you perked up quicker than you can say ‘Fidget Spinner.’ 

BIG KIDZ ZONE

Got tweens on the scene? The Big Kidz Zone has you covered with an awesome selection of sports and games, a jumping castle, face painting and giant board games. They can channel their future-festival selves too, by getting amongst our arts and crafts workshops, creating their very own flower crowns, wire tree pendants, tie-dye and eco jewelry.

LITTLE BIG TOP

The Little Big Top is back, with live performances daily from a massive roster of favourites including the rock n roll pedigree of Bunny Racket, a set from 14 year old wonderkid DJ Sol, a drumming performance and workshop with Sound Synergy and heaps more!

LITTLE SPLENDOUR 2017 LINEUP!

Bunny Racket, DJ Sol, Poppy Galactic and the Beat, Sound Synergy Drumming performance and workshop, Johnny the Jester, Kiddywinks Puppet Show,  Red Rocket 3, The Vegetable Plot, Barefoot Gypsies, Circus Arts, Shorty Brown, Fiesta Creations, Trick Star Freestyle Footballers, musical theatre and more! 

KIDZKLUB BABYSITTING

Got a date with Queens of the Stone Age? KidzKlub babysitting is here to set you free. A fully secured area with trained teachers and childcare professionals, parents can drop the littlies off between 12:00pm to 12:00am Friday, Saturday and Sunday and we’ll keep them occupied for two hours at a time with art, craft, movies, games and books. Bookings are required for children under 4, visit kidzklub.com.au to secure a spot.

For more info on Little Splendour click here.

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ROCK & ROLLER WAGONS
When it’s time to face the music, Rock & Roller Wagons are here to make your life a whole load easier! Get on the wagon and your kids will be travelling from campsite to stage in style. Daytime cruising, night-time snoozing. Parental heaven. Just don’t take them to the Amphitheatre. Kids, wagons and hills… you get the picture. For bookings, prices and more information visit rockandrollerwagons.com.au

THE MEADOW
If you were lucky enough to score camping tickets for your tribe in Splendour’s own family friendly camping location you’re in for a treat! The Meadow is secure, features a playground, has its own amenities block and is just a short stroll away from the event entrance. Bonus!

REMINDERS

OFFICIAL TICKET RESALE FACILITY
The Official Splendour Resale facility is now open via moshtix.com.au. Splendour’s Official Resale facility is the only place where you can purchase legitimate tickets for Splendour 2017.

VEHICLE PASSES
Vehicle Passes are on sale now through moshtix.com.au. See here for more information.

 

GET THE SPLENDOUR 2017 MOBILE APP!
Your festival BFF, the Official Splendour in the Grass Mobile App for iPhone iOS & Android is available to download right now! 

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Get Your Art on! Splendour Arts & Craft Lineup Announced.

5 months ago

Get your dose of fine art, craft and everything in-between at Splendour in the Grass 2017!

This July SPLENDOUR ARTS will once again transform the green fields of North Byron Parklands into a 600 acre gallery space - an unadulterated, sensory wonderland, ensuring monumental, weird and straight-up wacky adventures at every turn.

Leading Splendour’s Art Squad of 2017 is internationally renowned installation artist Craig Walsh, curating a mind-bending batch of no-filter-needed moments from the second you hit the ground. Imagine an inflatable resting-bitch-face Kanye that needs your help to turn his frown upside down, prolific projections, monumental sculptures and interactive installations that trade in death and the afterlife, all taking over North Byron Parklands from 21 July to 23 July.

Splendour in the Grass proudly presents Splendour Arts 2017!

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Happy Kanye
By Hungry Castle
Barcelona based art group Hungry Castle create big, playful public art and are responsible for the formidable Mr Poopie at Splendour 2016. They return to Australia with the 10m high inflatable Happy Kanye. 

Pickle’s Funeral Parlour
Dead People R Us
By Andy Forbes (A Tent of Miracles production)
Pickle’s Funeral Parlour is a House of Horror audience walk-through featuring theatre, video, sound, performance, kinetic sculpture and installation. Let Gothic family, the Pickle’s, share with you all they know about death, the afterlife and all its mysteries as you explore three interactive environments!

Optical Oval
By Artists Projection Takin, Nick Asides & Rose Staff
Optical Oval is a site-specific projection installation of geometric designs that will be displayed across the Mix-Up stage grounds. These visually stunning life-size optical designs and mazes are free for punters to explore.

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By Sam Songailo
Artist Sam Songailo’s work takes form in painting, installation, video, sound and sculpture. Influenced by digital technology and electronic music, stand by for a highly immersive installation realised on a monumental scale.


By Ash Keating
The Arch Tunnel Response returns!  This site-responsive painting by Melbourne artist Ash Keating, was commissioned especially for the entrance tunnel to the Splendour in the Grass site to be exhibited over a three-year period.

For more info on the 2017 Splendour Arts Program click here .

For those of you that are keen to share some #madskillz of their own, Splendour in the Craft returns in all its bedazzling glory in 2017!<

SPLENDOUR IN THE CRAFT

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Calling all knit wits!

Renowned for stitching up the coolest shiz in the crafty biz, Splendour in the Craft returns to North Byron Parklands with an explosion of glitter and pipe-cleaners and some of Australia’s most crafty mofos in tow! Prepare to get sticky with the likes of Beci Orpin, Patience and Rachel from Fancy Free, Each to Own, Art Park, Polli, AMAC and more!

Craft Mafia HQ has conjured up another killer (and totally free) program including…

Night Lights with AMAC from Citylights Projects
That Felt Good! With Monkey Monkey Shake Shake
Fake it ‘til you make it (yourself) with Fancy Free (Rachel Burke and Patience Hodgson)
T-shirt Bag Raiders with Fancy Free
Beci Orpin In Da House
Charms for the Charming with Each to Own
Queens of the Straw Age with Niki Buckland and Mish Lockwood
Totes Totes! with Art Park
Put a Bling on it with Polli
Craftavism
And much more…

Drop by Splendour in the Craft whenever you like and get crafting with a conscience, creating your own Boomerang Bag using recycled materials.

Got back-to-back dates with Stormzy and LCD Soundsystem? Don’t worry, we get it. Boomerang Bags have an online template so you can get your craft on at home before the fest. Make your bags, and then drop them off at the craft tent! Can’t sew? Sew what! Bring along some old shopping or tote bags and we’ll make sure they get the love they deserve.
Pop a button mid dab? Felt fedora seen better days? Knit happens! Thankfully the Mend it Like Beckham stall is back, where festival goers can get their gear mended for free. 

One should never craft on an empty stomach, so make sure to pick up a red skin cookie and coffee from our very own café, SouthSide Tea Room, run by Aussie indie band The Grates.

Sew much crafty goodness under one tent! First in will certainly be the best dressed and remember, friends don't let friends knit drunk. Craft responsibly.

For more on Crafty stuff click here .

GET UNEARTHED!

As is tradition, triple j Unearthed is giving one Australian act the opportunity to open up the 2017 Splendour in the Grass mainstage! They’ll fly one winner from anywhere in Australia to Splendour, put you up in VIP camping and give you the honour of following in the footsteps of previous Splendour comp winners like Alex Lahey, Tired Lion, Airling, and Kingswood.  To be in the running,  upload your music  to Unearthed by Sunday 11 June. It's as simple as that! triple j is also going to select ONE Unearthed band from the areas of Byron, Ballina, Lismore and Tweed to play on the bill! So, if you're a local act, get amongst it! For more info, click here.

REMINDERS

OFFICIAL TICKET RESALE FACILITY
The Official Splendour Resale facility is now open via moshtix.com.au. Splendour’s Official Resale facility is the only place where you can purchase legitimate tickets for Splendour 2017.

VEHICLE PASSES
Vehicle Passes are on sale now through moshtix.com.au. For more information visit the Splendour website .

GET THE SPLENDOUR 2017 MOBILE APP!
Your festival BFF, the Official Splendour in the Grass Mobile App for iPhone iOS & Android  is available to download right now! 

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