Dates & Venue
What are the dates & venue for Splendour 2014
Splendour in the Grass 2014 will take place at North Byron Parklands on Friday 25, Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 July.
Splendour took place at Belongil Fields from 2001-2009. In 2010 and 2011 the festival was temporarily relocated to Woodfordia, near Woodford Qld, but the intention was always to return to Byron Shire. In 2012 Splendour was once again held in Belongil Fields whilst approval for the new North Byron Parklands site was still pending. 2013 saw Splendour take place at it's now permanent home at North Byron Parklands. More info on North Byron Parklands here.
Where is North Byron Parklands located?
It's located about 9km north of Brunswick Heads, 25km north of the Byron Bay CBD or 40km south of Tweed Heads. It is on the Tweed Valley Way about 1.3km north of the Yelgun interchange off the Pacific Highway. Buses will run to and from surrounding locations.
When do tickets go on sale?
Normally around late April or May, after out Lineup announcement. Keep your eyes on our website and Social Channels and sign up to our Newsletter at the top of the website to be the first to receive info.
When is the lineup usually announced?
The main stage artist lineup is usually announced around mid to late April.
How do you select workers and volunteers?
We only use people who are already known to those directly involved with the festival, or who come recommended by trusted friends of the festival (who will have to vouch for your honesty and reliability). Sorry, we no longer accept random applicants.
When should I apply to volunteer?
If you believe you satisfy the criteria outlined in the above FAQ, please wait until May and then email firstname.lastname@example.org NB: We do not finalise workers & volunteers until June long after tickets have gone on sale. If you want to be sure of attending the festival, we advise you to purchase a ticket while they are available rather than waiting to see whether or not you gain a volunteer spot. We usually have more applicants than there are positions available, so not everyone who applies for a volunteer spot will get one.
Are there any age restrictions for workers and volunteers?
Yes, workers and volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. We do not accept volunteers who are under 18.
When will I find out if I have a volunteer position?
We usually notify successful applicants in June. We do not specify a date as staffing is just one of many aspects of planning that we have to cover.
Why can't you tell me whether I've got a volunteer position before tickets go on sale?
That's the way our planning timetable runs. We've got loads to organise and volunteer rosters are just one item on a very long ‘to do’ list. Also, doing rosters too early means we end up back-tracking when people pull out if they get a ticket or change their plans.
Who organises bar staff and cleaners?
Those interested in paid bar work at Splendour should visit http://xmacpeople.com.au/ Please note that local applicants will be given preference. These are paid positions, not voluntary, and bar staff do not get to see the show.
Our cleaning contractor for 2014 is yet to be confirmed.
Can I help with admin/publicity or backstage in artist liaison?
Sorry, no. We have people for those positions. Also note we do not use volunteers in those roles.
Is there an application form for bands to play Splendour 2013?
No, there isn't a formal application or submission process, other than for the triple j Unearthed act and local bands that appear on the bill, but there are no details as yet for how that will work for 2014.
Please don't email or post us material as unsolicited band submissions are not considered when booking the festival.
How do performance artists, dancers, circus artists etc apply to perform?
Email email@example.com and we will pass your inquiry onto the curator for these areas of performance. Please note we give preference to performers from the region surrounding the festival.
Will you have some local bands from the Byron region on the main stages again next year?
We sure will. In 2013 they were selected through the triple j Unearthed program. The selection process for 2014 won't be advised until well into the new year. Please send us an email then.
How do DJs from the Byron region get to play in the Tipi Forest?
Please send us an email via firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll forward it to the Tipi Forest manager.
Will the Buskers Stage be back in 2014?
Stay tuned for details.
What is the Splendour Members Club?
It's a club for people who have bought tickets to and attended at least five Splendour in the Grass festivals. Members get exclusive access to the first release of Splendour tickets.
I've now been to 5 Splendours? When can I apply to become a Member?
What do Splendour Members get?
Access to exclusive first release tickets to Splendour in the Grass where they can purchase up to 4 tickets, that’s one for them and three for their mates.
If I qualified as a member in the past but didn’t go last year, do I have to re-apply this year?
No, you’re still in. Welcome back.
When is the Splendour Member presale, and what's the link to purchase tickets?
Splendour Members should ensure that they carefully read and understand their Splendour Member email correspondence and the information in the FAQs.
Splendour Members will receive detailed information directly via email regarding the process of purchasing tickets in the pre-sale.
What if my email address has changed?
If you're already a Splendour Member, drop us a line at email@example.com and tell us your old and new email address so we can update your membership and make sure you don't miss out on the details on your exclusive ticket presale.
Markets & food
How do I apply for a Food or Market Stall?
For more info visit www.theoutpost.net.au
How do I contact a market stall I saw at Splendour?
Please contact The Outpost via their Contact Page Here, with your query including a good description of the stall and its location.
Student info requests
I’m a student wanting info on the festival for my project, essay or study purpose. Can you answer my questions?
Afraid not. We get loads of such requests and we simply don't have the time or resources to answer each and every query, all of which differ depending upon the course of study or particular project or assignment being undertaken.