PLAYING TIMES & MAP + THE SPLENDOUR 2014 SOUVENIR PROGRAM FOR IPAD
SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2014 PLAYING TIMES
& THE SPLENDOUR 2014 SOUVENIR PROGRAM FOR IPAD
“Splendour’s playing times are always awesome! There’s never a clash amongst it” Anonymous
If there’s one sure fire sign that Splendour In The Grass is almost upon us, it’s the release of the playing times.
Today is the day!
And the other best way to get oneself giddy with excitement for Splendour 2014? That would be the The Splendour 2014 Souvenir Program of course! It’s available right this very minute for download to your iPad.
Discover the line-up, learn about the artists, and find all the event info you will need. With exclusive interviews with bands, maps & playing times, quiz pages, food guides and loads of other cool stuff packed into 116 pages...
And if anything should change before the show, the iPad program will update automatically (Magic Happens!) so you can be assured you have the latest info. Trust us, you need it.
Get your mitts on the Splendour 2014 Souvenir Program for iPad right HERE, right now!
You can view/download Playing Times for each day HERE. And you can view/download the Event Map HERE.
MAKING YOUR FESTIVAL MORE SPLENDID
Here at Spotify HQ, we like your fine selves are counting down the sleeps til Splendour! And to help you have a premium festival experience – we are thrilled to provide you free WiFi, places to view the playing times, and help with moving gear to your campsite. And yes we are giving you all this… For free. Just like our Splendour 2014 Lineup playlist. And make sure you check out our most recent 'Best of Splendour' Playlist to get you ready! 21 More Sleeps. #SpotifyOnSite
MOBILE PHONE COVERAGE UPDATE
We are very happy that Telstra has made the commendable decision to deploy 2 COWs for Splendour 2014. We understand that this will improve mobile services for Telstra customers both at Splendour and in the areas immediately surrounding North Byron Parklands for the duration of the event.
With regard to Telstra's permanent solution, North Byron Parklands is still in a trial phase and not in a position to invest in permanent infrastructure, but we look forward to working with Telstra on a mutually beneficial plan for the future.
Following this latest news, we are now pleased to say that all 3 main mobile carriers – Telstra, Optus and Vodafone – will have additional capacity at Splendour. Plus, our friends at Spotify are providing additional connectivity via free public wi-fi hotspots for internet around the festival site.
Big ups Telstra!
SPLENDOUR FORUM 2014, FORUM TWILIGHT FILM FESTIVAL & THE LATE NIGHT COMEDY CLUB
THE SPLENDOUR FORUM RETURNS WITH NEW FILM FESTIVAL & COMEDY CLUB
Laugh until you cry, ponder and pontificate until your brain may burst, all in the one location. Where? The Splendour Forum of course!
Splendour in the Grass is thrilled to reveal the programs for the 2014 Splendour Forum, the all-new Forum Twilight Film Festival and the very first Splendour Late Night Comedy Club! Yes that’s right…Splendour Forum is no longer just challenging and thought provoking, it’s now also f**king hilarious!
The Splendour Forum, a special space where you can take a seat, relax, and flex some serious mental muscle. By day, join some of today's most prominent and interesting thinkers, politicians and musicians as they raise the roof with live discussion, panels, debates, interviews, Q&A sessions, philosophical talks and more.
Each afternoon at dusk catch the Forum Twilight Film Festival, screening the latest thought-provoking social and political documentaries and music bio-pics. Go behind the scenes with live Q and A talks with film directors and enjoy A Taste of Tropfest - a selection of outrageous, hilarious and moving films from the world's largest short film festival.
Then once the sun sets, prepare to have your ribs tickled by 26 of Australia’s top comedians. The inaugural Splendour Late Night Comedy Club features side-splitting, knee-slapping hilarity from the likes of triple j favourites Matt Okine, Tom Ballard and Mel Buttle, Good News Week’s Claire Hooper, Spicks & Specks host Josh Earl, Greg Fleet and more. LOLs, ROFLs and LMFAOs are 99.999999% guaranteed.
Open 10am ‘til late daily. Check the daily schedule.
2014 SPLENDOUR FORUM
Keynote Interview: PAUL GILDING with Lindsay ‘The Doctor’ McDougall: Life on Earth in 2030 - Fun, Frazzled or F%*ked?
“The Earth Is Full." This is how Paul Gilding describes the state of our stressed planet in his gripping TED talk that has already clocked up more than a million views. So what does the former global CEO of Greenpeace, acclaimed author and now one of the world's leading advisers on a sustainable economy believe the future holds for us? Despite all evidence indicating disaster, Gilding remains an unstoppable optimist and believes humanity will rise to the occasion, facing change on a scale and at a speed incomprehensible today.
Q&A with Tony Jones
Democracy in action comes to Splendour with our sincerely flattering festival edition of Q&A - Australia’s favourite two-way TV show that brings punters, pollies and pundits together to thrash out the hot issues of the day. Splendour’s Q&A won’t be on ABC TV, but you can join Q&A host, Tony “I’ll take that as a comment” Jones, for an opportunity to ask questions directly to our politicians and opinion makers from across the political spectrum. To ask a question, email email@example.com
Discussion Panel: BIG BROTHER IS DEFINITELY WATCHING: Why should you care about Edward Snowden and his leaks?
Why should revelations by former US National Security Agency contractor-turned international asylum seeker Edward Snowden about mass internet and phone surveillance matter to you? If you’re not a terrorist or a criminal, why should you care whether the Google searches you key in, the Facebook updates you post, the gmails you send and the Skype calls you make might be monitored? How much can you trust governments, their agencies and digital media and telecommunications corporations when they operate in secrecy?
In an Australian first, join our expert panel of former NSA officer-turned whistleblower Thomas Drake, whose own leaks inspired Snowden, attorney Jesselyn Radack, the Director of National Security and Human Rights with the US Government Accountability Project and who defended both Drake and Snowden, Greens’ communications spokesman Senator Scott Ludlam, technology academic and writer Dr Suelette Dreyfus and award-winning security journalist Patrick Gray, as they uncover the truth of mass collection of ordinary citizens’ data and why your privacy matters.
WOMEN OF LETTERS: Splendour Edition V
Writers Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire are back to celebrate the beautiful lost art of letter writing with their annual special festival edition of this lovely literary salon. Join artists including Lauren Mayberry (Chvrches), Courtney Barnett, Gossling, Jennifer Boyce (Ball Park Music), Nkechi Anele (Saskwatch), Liz Drummond (Little May) and musical comedians Alice Fraser and Genevieve Fricker as they each narrate their “Letter to the Song They Wish They’d Written” and maybe perform it.
APRA Presents: SONGWRITERS SPEAK
Join Australian songwriters including Dave Faulkner (Hoodoo Gurus), the guys from Rüfüs and Japanese Wallpaper (aka 17-year-old wunderkind producer Gab Strum) with singer Wafia as they chat to ABC broadcaster Robbie Buck about their musical influences, lyrical inspirations and the songwriting craft.
Satire: A RATIONAL FEAR
Fast-paced satirical panel show A Rational Fear returns with more of its trademark cutting-edge comedy with social and political bite. Join host, writer and producer Dan Ilic (Hungry Beast, Can of Worms) and some of the funniest brains in Australian satire including writer/comedian/broadcaster Lewis Hobba (triple j, Hungry Beast), comedians Greg Fleet, Genevieve Fricker and James Colley and special guests.
Discussion panel: LOADED: Honest Conversations About Drugs
“Sex, drugs and rock and roll”. Does the cliché ring true for Australian artists? Do substances help or hinder creativity? Journalist Andrew McMillen, whose new book, Talking Smack: Honest Conversations About Drugs is based on interviews with 14 Australian musicians – including Paul Kelly, Gotye, Tina Arena and Steve Kilbey - is joined by musicians Scott Owen (The Living End), MC REMi, Dan Mac (Art vs Science) and the guys from Kingswood, comedian Greg Fleet, former Au Go Go Records owner Greta Moon (now a doctor specialising in psychiatry with an interest in addiction medicine), and writer/broadcaster Dominic Knight (ABC radio, The Chaser), as they discuss their own experiences with alcohol, illicit, prescription and legal drugs, rehab and sobriety.
Discussion Panel: CHANGING THE WORLD with beer, toilet paper and mouse clicks
Want to save the world but don’t know where to start? Writer/broadcaster Dominic Knight (ABC local radio, The Chaser) takes tips from the some of Australia’s leading activists for climate, social, political and economic change, including social entrepreneur Simon Griffiths, Australian Youth Climate Coalition co-founder and now Earth Hour Australia director Anna Rose; veteran environmental activist Paul Gilding; Australian Ethical Investments director Mara Bun; and Simon Sheikh, former national director of advocacy group GetUp.
Only 11 Americans have ever been charged under the Espionage Act of 1917, eight of them in the past six years. In this Australian-first, special screening, Oscar-nominated documentarian James Spione recounts the personal journeys of two of those accused, former NSA officer Thomas Drake and ex-CIA operative John Kiriakou, who first revealed “waterboarding”, along with Jesselyn Radack, the accountability advocate who helped bring their cases to light. With particular resonance in the post-Snowden era, Silenced makes an impassioned and thought-provoking defense of whistleblowers as an indispensible unit in a functioning democracy. Executive Produced by Susan Sarandon.
Discussion panel: How Far Would You Go To Tell The Truth?
If you saw something seriously wrong going on, would you be willing to risk your job to expose it? Go to prison? Flee your country?
Meet the whistleblower who inspired Edward Snowden, former NSA crypto-linguist Thomas Drake, who was spied on and charged by the very government he had worked for. Also on the panel are US attorney Jesselyn Radack, who defended both Snowden and Drake and has been the subject of surveillance herself because of her work and WA Greens Senator Scott Ludlam, who has championed whistleblower protection in federal parliament. Hosted by Dr Suelette Dreyfus, author of the first major book about computer hacking in Australia (with Julian Assange) and a technology researcher.
For more info about the SPLENDOUR FORUM visIt the webpage here.
FORUM TWILIGHT FILM FESTIVAL
The Forum Twilight Film Festival brings you a killer line up of documentaries and Q and As with film directors, as well as showcasing the best in short film with A TASTE OF TROPFEST. Other films being screened include:
Documentary and Q&A: IN BOB WE TRUST
In Bob We Trust follows the irreverent philosopher and working class hero Father Bob Maguire, the dissident priest loved by the faithful and the secular alike. For almost 40 years he dedicated his life to improving the lives of others, especially the poor and disadvantaged, including non-Catholics. His enforced retirement as South Melbourne parish priest provides a dramatic time bomb to the documentary, where he is joined on screen by many of his fellow parish travellers and his long-time collaborator, John Safran. Written and directed by Lynn-Maree Milburn, produced by Richard Lowenstein (Dogs In Space). Film to be followed by Q&A with Richard Lowenstein and webchat with Father Bob.
First time filmmaker Tom Meadmore follows his girlfriend and boss as they pursue their respective dreams to become musicians. His own insecurities flare as he struggles to find a story, and begins challenging their flaws, on camera, jeopardizing the film, their relationships and careers. It’s a film about what it takes to evolve a passion into a profession, asking ‘what does it take to be successful?’ It’s about the creative process, self-motivation and overcoming self-doubt. It’s also about what happens when one projects ones own fears onto those closest to them. Preview screening to be followed by Q&A.
Documentary: Big Name, No Blanket
George Rrurrambu Burarrawanga was the charismatic frontman of the pioneering Warumpi Band of the 1980s, who combined rock ‘n’ roll, reggae, pop and traditional culture to raise awareness about Indigenous contemporary issues. Dubbed “the black Mick Jagger” for his energetic performances and hailed a legend for being the first to sing pop songs in Aboriginal languages, George was also the first Aboriginal man to introduce clap sticks and boomerangs into modern music that reached wider Australian audiences. George made an extraordinary contribution to contemporary Aboriginal music and reconciliation before his untimely death in 2007 at age 51. This is his story.
For more info about the FORUM TWILIGHT FILM FESTIVAL visIt the webpage here.
SPLENDOUR LATE NIGHT COMEDY CLUB
From the well- known stars of TV, radio and the inter-tubes to the hottest new acts, these dead funny ladies and gents will descend upon the Forum each night, delivering three hours of stomach-cramping jokes, stories and general mayhem. Grab a drink from the cocktail bar at the back and enjoy a few laughs. The new Splendour Late Night Comedy Club runs every evening of the festival, starting later and later every night, featuring:
Tom Ballard, Matt Okine, Josh Earl, Claire Hooper, Bedroom Philosopher (aka Justin Heazlewood), Greg Fleet, Mel Buttle, Daniel Townes, Michael Hing, Bart Freebairn, Cam Knight, Anne Edmonds, John Conway, David Quirk, Amos Gill, Becky Lucas, Gen Fricker, Alice Fraser, Jack Druce, Greg Larsen, Henry Stone, Susie Youssef, Tommy Dassalo, Damien Power, Alex Ward, Sam Campbell + Special Guests.
For more info about the LATE NIGHT COMEDY CLUB visIt the webpage here.
AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF MUSIC
The Australian Institute of Music is a proud sponsor of Splendour in the Grass 2014. Make sure to head to their album cover photo booth at the festival for funny dress up photos. Australian Institute of Music Open Day; Saturday 16 August. aim.edu.au/events/2014/open-day
TIPI FOREST, SMIRNOFF COCKTAIL BAR, RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY, MOET CHAMPAGNE BAR & AIRASIA PRESENTS MISS SAIGON KARAOKE
TIPI FOREST 2014
Open your heart, free your mind and express yourself in the extraordinary Tipi Forest.
Discover new sounds and wild beats from across the alternative electronic dance scene of Northern NSW, SE QLD and beyond. With talented producers, cutting edge DJs, evocative performers and dancers, enchanting visuals and interactive artworks there is always something to see or do and an incredible range of music to dance to.
A bare earth dance floor, inviting Tipis and a shared desire to get creative make the Tipi Forest a truly memorable Splendour destination. Claim the Tipi Forest as your home throughout your festival experience and find out why this magical reality has become a true icon in the Splendour mythos.
This year, the Tipi Forest opens once again for campers on the Thursday night with an exhilarating sample of the Producers and DJs that will feature throughout the weekend. On Friday the Tipi Forest is honoured to launch the festival with a musical retrospective of the musical genius of ELECTRIC TIPI, the legendary crew that launched this audio visual spectacle into the Australian scene. From there, be prepared to be transformed by the sonic delights of some of Australia’s most innovative and original EDM Producers and a wicked blend of the region’s ground breaking DJs.
The Tipi Forest at Splendour In The Grass 2014 features live electronic dance music sets from Producers (a-z): BLACK MATH, BOOM FAYA, CENOBITE, DARK NEBULA, DYSPHEMIC & MISS ELIZA, HARMLESS PRANKSTER, MARZ RHYTHM STARZ, MULT1VERSE, SHIFTEQ, SURGE, TANTRUM, TUMBLE and UNCLE JACK, plus a daily live ambient launch from MINUS ONE. Interspersed amongst the live electronic mayhem, prepare yourself for brilliant dance floor antics propagated by DJs (a-z): AFROGALACTIC, ALEX, CHRIS DECKKER, DANCING TIGER, JIMMY DERLER, KAMOS, KIMSKI, LEO DIAZ, LUCIOUS DEED, POB, PUMPERNICKLE, SHE J, WEBBER and XFAKTA.
This years featured Performance and Dance acts include (a-z): BOOM DEE BRIDES, LEGS LIKE LADDERS, MADAM TEMPEST’S PYRO CIRCTACULAR, SISTAGURL, STRANGE DREAMS, THE CASSETTES, THE DANCING ACCOUNTANT and TUNTABLE FALLS COCO CIRCUS. Ambience and artwork contributors include (a-z): CRYSTAL GRID, MAGGIE SCHREIBER, MAYPOLE GROVE, RAINBOW TIPIS and TERRASPATIAL.
In true Tipi Forest style, the feature artist this year is YOU. Let yourself glow and truly express yourself on the dance floor. In your spare moments, share your heart’s desire at the LOVE TREE, tell us all what you wish for at the infamous NEN RIKI thought boards, get informed and paint your happiest moment on the PARTY SMART mural. The Tipi Forest is here to remind you that you create our own reality, so let’s celebrate being alive and make it the best one ever!
For more info about TIPI FOREST 2014 visIt the webpage here.
SMIRNOFF COCKTAIL BAR
Smirnoff is back again at Splendour this year with the Smirnoff Cocktail Bar. A place to dance, chill out and have great times with your mates. Everybody is invited! Serving up big tunes and delicious Smirnoff 21 drinks, the cocktail bar is the place to be yet again.
For more info about the SMIRNOFF COCKTAIL BAR 2014 visIt the webpage here.
RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY STAGE
The Red Bull Music Academy stage returns, supporting local RBMA talent and bringing internationals such as Nicolas Jaar, Peanut Butter Wolf and Nguzunguzu to the fold. Proceedings kick off on Thursday night for campers eager to start their Splendour experience and will be the place to be to further your musical education.
Thursday 24 July – Hosted by Audiopaxx
L W K Y, wordlife, Sabel, Yahtzel, L D R U, Indian Summer.
Friday 25 July
Young Franco, Flamingo, Cassius Select, Dizz1, Remi, Sampology, Kirkis, Roland Tings, Steve Summers, Peanut Butter Wolf (US).
Saturday 26 July
Young Franco, Black Vanilla, Silentjay, Edd Fisher, Nicole Millar, Jamie Bennett, Hiatus Kaiyote, Andras Fox, Nicolas Jaar (DJ set) (Other People - NYC).
Sunday 27 July
Young Franco, Oisima, Jordan Rakei, Retiree, Louis Baker (NZ), bAnnoffee, Oscar Key Sung, Lorna Clarkson, Africa Hitech (UK/Wrap), Nguzunguzu (US).
For the full lineup and for more info about the RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY STAGE 2014 visIt the webpage here.
MOËT CHAMPAGNE BAR
Moët Champagne is the world’s most loved champagne brand and they are back this year at Splendour!
Step inside Moët Champagne Bar, where you’ll find yourself on the glamorous side of rock ’n’ roll. Once again Splendour is delighted to add the sparkle and elegance of Moët to the festival with a dedicated bar where the champagne flows. Toast the world’s most loved champagne with your buds as you recharge away from the masses.
AIR ASIA PRESENTS MISS SAIGON KARAOKE
Nestled amongst the hustle and bustle of the Hawkers you’ll find Splendour’s favourite karaoke bar, Miss Saigon presented by AirAsia! Full of eclectic Asian madness and karaoke good times, this bar is one not to miss. Head along to Miss Saigon, slaughter a perfectly good song and unleash the karaoke star within. The best (or worst) performance could win a trip to Vietnam!
TICKET RESALE FACILITY
The Ticket Resale Facility is now open through moshtix.com.au or phone 1300 GET TIX (438 849).
Shuttle services will run between surrounding locations including Byron Bay, Brunswick Heads and North Byron Parklands. Head to splendourinthegrass.com for all the up to date bus schedule information.
ADDITIONAL SPLENDOUR 2014 TICKET RELEASE SOLD OUT!
This morning at 9am AEST Splendour in the Grass released an additional 2500 tickets for sale through Moshtix. And just like that…they were gone!
If you are experiencing some serious FOMO, we have news for you! There is still one more chance to get your hands on a ticket with the Re-sale facility.
If you purchased tickets and can no longer attend the show, the ticket Resale facility gives you the opportunity to offload your ticket to someone who missed out. Double win!
You can find more info about the Resale here.
The Resale will kick into action via moshtix.com.au from 9am AEST Monday 16 June and is now the only other place where you can purchase legitimate tickets for Splendour In The Grass 2014.
DO NOT PURCHASE TICKETS FROM ONLINE AUCTION SITES.
Splendour tickets include the name and date of birth of the purchaser. This is checked against your ID at the festival gates. There is NO facility in place that allows a ticket holder to change the name and date of birth on a ticket and transfer it to another person. ?
And remember! Car passes for Day Parking, Campers and RVs will also go on sale at 9am AEST Monday 16 June through moshtix.com.au or phone 1300 GET TIX (438 849).
You need a car pass to bring a vehicle onsite and it pays to carpool.
ONSITE CAMPING OPTIONS
Did you purchase a camping ticket? Too fancy to put up your own tent? No problem. You can take the easy road and have these peeps set you up ready for when you hit the campgrounds. All you have to bring is your faaaashion and your toothbrush.
*PLEASE NOTE: To book Flashcamp, Tepee Life or Tent City you MUST have already purchased a Camping Ticket.
More Splendour tickets tomorrow, Thursday morning at 9am AEST
Are you ready for the release of more Splendour tickets tomorrow, Thursday morning at 9am AEST?
Tickets will go on sale via moshtix.com.au
Check your moshtix account details and make sure you can log onto your account before tickets go on sale. Open an account beforehand if you don't have one.
Make sure you have the correct name and date-of-birth for everyone you are buying a ticket for.
Have your payment details ready (Visa or Mastercard only, debit cards OK as long as they're Mastercard or Visa).
Green room opens just before 9am. Expect to find yourself here until tickets are released at 9am. Reaching the Green Room doesn't guarantee you will get tickets, but it's where you'll be while tickets are allocated to everyone trying to buy. Please be patient while you're in the Green Room.
When there’s room for you on the ticket purchase page, Moshtix will let you through! Your tickets will be secured once you complete your payment on the next screen. Hang in there!
If you get a 'ticket allocation exhausted' message it means the type of ticket you're trying to purchase has sold out.
Good luck! And if you miss out, remember the Resale facility opens on Monday 16 June, and you can try again.
SPLENDOUR ARTS 2014 + Craft Mafia presents SPLENDOUR IN THE CRAFT
Splendour In The Grass is more than music. Yes. It. Is! Splendour is also three days of unadulterated art and craft hedonism.
Like a giant Etchasketch, each year Splendour’s green field, blank canvas is transformed briefly by artists, creating some of the event’s most memorable experiences, before being wiped clean again.
In 2014 Splendour Arts will again present a grand program of pieces by Australian and international artists including Patricia Piccinini, Bennett Miller and Barcelona based Hungry Castle that includes performance, improvisation, street theatre, graffiti, living sculpture, installation and truly epic inflatable sculptures.
Splendour in the Grass is proud to unveil the full Splendour Arts 2014 program here.
And then there’s the craft….
After a bedazzling debut in 2013, Splendour In The Craft is back with more glitter and hot glue guns that ever before!
Expect a craftastic array of workshops from some of Australia's premiere craft freedom fighters – high fives to you Beci Orpin, Kitiya Palaskas, Matt Format, Fancy Free and Ms Candy Sparkles! Plus we will be welcoming some super awesome guest ‘crafters’ from the Splendour lineup!
Roll on up to Splendour In The Craft and get busy making Piñata Boom Boxes, Cool As F#%k Guitar Pick Charm Bracelets, Scissors Paper Rock-n-roll fanzines, Bespoke Eyelashes, Swamped Sunnies, Beard Embellishment and sew much more!
We’re super excited that our friends from SPOTLIGHT are back, helping us to create this craft oasis, and their awesome staff will again be working the Mend It Like Beckham stall where festival goers can get their mending done for free! (in case your onesie blows out!). Punters can also relax in our Veg Out area and choose a project from the Free Craft Library or pick up a red skin cookie and coffee from our very own café, SouthSide Tea Room, which is run by Aussie indie band The Grates.
Finally! Are you looking for that special someone? The glitter to your glue? The wool to your needle? Well Splendour In The Craft, along with our friends with benefits WORK-SHOP, are going to hook you up! If you're hitting Splendour solo, are up for meeting new hipsters or maybe in search of your prints charming, head along to Craft Singles from 6 – 8pm on Thursday night. Get ready to bedazzle and charm as you speed craft date over the warmth of the hot glue guns.
Sew much goodness and all the workshops are free! First in best dressed! Keep an eye on the Splendour In The Craft page for program details as they develop.