IMPORTANT EVENT INFORMATION 2016
This information should be read in conjunction with the festival Terms and Conditions.
- Remember to bring your valid Photo ID and your ticket.
- Side stages commence from 11am. Main stages finish by midnight on Fri/Sat/Sun, although eateries, bars and other attractions may remain open until 2am each night.
- Those who hold a 3-day Event Ticket (but NOT a Camping Ticket as well) may enter the site on Thursday, only if they arrive by bus, NOT by private vehicle as the Venue Day Car Park is not open that day. Single day ticketholders may enter the site only on the day/date shown on their ticket.
- If you’re travelling to the festival in a private vehicle, make sure you have the appropriate vehicle pass and that you understand the conditions attached to bringing a vehicle to the North Byron Parklands’ Campgrounds or Day Car Park areas. Vehicle passes are on sale now via
- Campers can get a $30 redemption voucher against the cost of their Vehicle Pass if their vehicle has 3 or more occupants, holding valid 2016 Event and Camping tickets upon entry to the Venue campgrounds. Day Parking Pass holders can get a $30 redemption voucher if their vehicle has 4 or more occupants holding valid 2016 Event Tickets upon entry to the Venue Day Car Park for the day that their vehicle pass is valid.
- Please be patient when arriving at or departing from the festival. Lots of people will be trying to come and go at the same time which could result in some unavoidable delays, especially at the end of the night.
- A Ticket resale facility is available now via moshtix.com.au
- Use shuttle buses between the festival and surrounding locations. Other bus operators also provide services from surrounding towns, airports etc – check the Transport page
- Ride-sharing and public transport are great ways to help the environment, reduce traffic congestion and make new road trip friends. Go to splendour.lamule.com.au or check our Event Info section under Getting There.
- Make sure you know what you cannot bring into the festival – check the Banned Items list
- Do not remove your wristband until the festival has ended. Lost wristbands will not be replaced.
- The Amphitheatre is an open air stage, with MixUp, GW McLennan and Tiny Dancer stages being indoor ‘big top’ style tents.
- Official merchandise is only on sale inside the site – respect the artists and do not buy bootleg products.
- Children aged 11 and under are admitted FREE. At the festival entrance, parents/guardians will need to provide proof of a child’s age such as a school bus pass or similar.
- Cloakroom will be available.
- Bring sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat, warm winter clothing or a raincoat if the weather indicates.
- Bring any medication you may need such as asthma inhalers, analgesic for headaches etc.
- Please wear enclosed footwear (not thongs) at all times. Our First Aid team wastes too much time treating avoidable, minor foot injuries such as cuts, stubbed toes, bruises and blisters. BYO Band-Aids for blisters.
- First aid facilities will be available in several locations around the site. Go to those areas for assistance.
- Avoid dehydration – drink plenty of water.
- Pace yourself to make sure you enjoy your time with us, whether it is for 1, 2 or 3 days (4 if you come along on Thursday night).
- Drink responsibly. People who are intoxicated will not be served alcohol.
- There will be a wide range of food options available on site, from sit-down restaurants to food stalls.
- Travel safely. Organise a designated driver. On the highway, take regular breaks and don’t drive if you’re tired or intoxicated. We do not recommend or advise walking to North Byron Parklands, but if you choose to, please stay off the roadway. Do not walk along Tweed Valley Way or the Pacific Highway.
- Once at the Venue, please use designated pathways. On-site forest blocks and adjacent nature reserves are strictly out of bounds.
- Look out for your friends and fellow punters.
- If at any time you feel your safety or anyone else’s safety is threatened, please contact the nearest security guard.
- There will be a Patron Safety Hotline that you can call regarding safety, medical or security matters. This number will be on display around the site.
- Police will be present at the event. Drug detection dogs will also be in attendance.
- Police will be conducting roadside breath-testing and drug-testing on nearby roads.
- Follow the directions of festival staff and security personnel.
- Please respect our neighbours, the town’s residents and the local environment.
- Please don’t drop ciggie butts on the ground. BIN IT! Help keep the festival litter free!
- Recycling facilities will be located throughout the Venue. Please recycle where possible.
- We play rain or shine! Have a great weekend!!
RESPECT OUR NEIGHBOURS
Byron Shire is an iconic tourist destination that attracts a huge number of visitors per year, but of course it also has permanent residents who live and work here.
Although Splendour provides a huge economic and cultural boost to Byron Shire, as responsible members of this community we also need to mitigate the impacts of the event on the local area. Please show consideration to local residents by following these tips:
- Respect the local community and environment.
- Do not enter the nearby nature reserve.
- Don’t camp in unauthorised locations, especially in nearby streets and roadsides, parking lots, land etc. Council Rangers will be issuing fines – maximum penalty exceeds $1,000 (Section 632 Local Government act 1993).
- If walking in residential areas, please keep the noise down.
- Use your accommodation as a place to sleep, NOT to party. Your neighbours need to rest. Complaints may lead to you being evicted from your accommodation with no refund.
- Don’t be a TOSSER – use rubbish bins or hold onto any rubbish until you find a bin.
- Please use public toilets. When travelling to and from the festival plan ahead so you don’t get caught short, or your shorts caught!!
- Avoid the centre of Byron Bay late at night – there isn’t much open, there is no public transport (other than festival buses) and taxis are in short supply.
- Expect random breath testing for alcohol and drugs. The same laws of the land apply here as elsewhere when it comes to drink-driving and use of illegal substances.
- Drug detection dogs WILL be at the festival.
- Please use the festival shuttle buses provided by Splendour. They are the fastest and safest way to travel to and from the event.
- If you drive to the event, you must use the Venue car parks. Do NOT park on nearby roadsides. Special Event traffic restrictions apply and will be enforced. Fines of $206 apply for illegal parking.
Thanks for your co-operation.