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SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2015 DATES

Monday 19 January 2015

What’s that? You’ve only been back at work for a week and already your holidays feel like a distant memory?

Never fear, Splendour has your back!

It’s time to shake off those post Festivus blues, book your annual leave and start thinking up your next incredibly witty yet FOMO inducing out of office message because Splendour In The Grass 2015 dates have been confirmed!

Splendour In The Grass 2015 will take place at our home, at the beautiful North Byron Parklands on Friday 24, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 July.
 
Onsite camping will once again be available from Wednesday 22 July.

Splendour 2014 was the best yet…the lineup, the site, the weather, Splendour Forum, The Global Village, the weather, Splendour In The Craft, Tipi Forest and did we mention the weather? So damn good!

If you were there you’ll remember how special it was. So we’re declaring this week #ThrowbackSplendour14. Follow @splendourinthegrass on Instagram, post your favourite pic from Splendour by Tue 27 Jan (make sure you tag it #ThrowbackSplendour14) and you could win a double pass to Splendour 2015!

The 2015 main lineup will be announced in the coming months. In the mean time, let the rumours begin!


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SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2015
Friday 24, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 July
North Byron Parklands

Survey competition winners have been drawn

Thursday 18 December 2014

Thanks to all who took part in the recent Splendour in the Grass online survey.

By completing the survey, you were eligible to go into the draw to win one of 10 double passes for event and camping to Splendour in the Grass 2015. We’re happy to to announce that the winners have been drawn. CONGRATULATIONS!

Splendour In The Grass 2014 Survey winners: S Buoy, Keilor VIC; J Cripps, Newport NSW ; M Farrugia, Wamuran QLD; E Karuso-Thurn, Coogee NSW; E Studd, Idalia QLD; A Le, Canley Vale NSW; V Chen, Killara NSW; L Cassidy, Box Hill North VIC; J Trahair, Islington NSW; S Gilroy, Abbotsford VIC.

*Winners have been notified.

A reminder that dates for Splendour in the Grass 2015 will be announced in January.

We hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

SPLENDOUR 2014 SURVEY, SECRET SOUNDS TOURS, TELSTRA BOOSTS CAPACITY AT PARKLANDS

Tuesday 9 December 2014

GIVE US YOUR FEEDBACK FOR A CHANCE TO WIN TICKETS TO SPLENDOUR 2015!

Namaste Splendid people,

As the year draws to a close we’re asking you to help a brother out by sharing your helpful suggestions and much-valued feedback with us in our annual Splendour in the Grass survey.

2014 was the second year at our North Byron Parklands digs and we’re pretty chuffed with how everything rolled out. We shook it like a polaroid picture to over 80 acts; tackled big issues and welcomed some ROFLMAOs at The Splendour Forum; speed-dated at Craft Singles, nailed Fleetwood Mac at karaoke and so much more we can’t even deal.

We also got to show off our new site layout with its majestic natural Amphitheatre (where there’s no bad seat in the house), award-winning eco-toilets (ditto) and Instagram-ready art installations - LIKE.

Thank you to all the punters who brought their good vibes from far and wide and a special shout out to the weather-gods for sunny days and cool nights – the only things hiding that didn’t soak up the sun were our gumboots!

To help make Splendour 2015 even better we need you to get involved by completing this short survey to tell us how you reckon we did and what we can do better.

As a thanks for taking the time to complete the survey, you’ll have the chance to win one of 10 double passes (Event and Camping) to Splendour in the Grass 2015.

To be in the running to win, all you need to do is complete this survey by no later than 9am AEDT Monday 15 December. The survey will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. It is being conducted by Fresh Projects and hosted by YellowSquares. All responses will remain completely anonymous and confidential.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact surveys@yellowsquares.com.au

Please click here or on the button below to start the survey.

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TELSTRA BUMPS UP CONNECTIVITY AT NORTH BYRON PARKLANDS

We’ve just been given a Christmas present from our friends at Telstra. After months of productive negotiation, North Byron Parklands, Splendour in the Grass and the Falls Festivals are pleased to announce that Telstra will be providing superior connectivity to Telstra mobile users in and around the Parklands’ venue. This means you can upload all the #selfies you want from anywhere on site. Swipe right for Telstra! Read more here...

SECRET SOUNDS TOURING NEWS

LONDON GRAMMAR
LONDON GRAMMER

With their rescheduled dates in Sydney and Melbourne selling out instantly, London Grammar will be playing at Redhill Auditorium as part of Perth International Arts Festival as well as a Brisbane show at the stunning Riverstage. On sale now!
More info here...

BEN HOWARD
BEN HOWARD

In addition to his now sold out show at Sydney Opera House, Mercury-nominated English singer-songwriter Ben Howard will also play Melbourne's Margaret Court Arena, Fremantle Arts Centre & Sydney's Hordern Pavilion. Tickets are selling fast!
More info here...

JUNGLE
JUNGLE

After a stellar performance at Splendour and sideshows that sold out instantly, Jungle have earned their place as one of the biggest buzz bands this year. We couldn't be more excited to have them back for two very special Laneway Festival sideshows in Sydney and Melbourne!
More info here...

THE 1975 & CIRCA WAVES
THE 1975

Brit-rockers The 1975 have announced that Liverpool four-piece Circa Waves will support their recently extended Australian tour in January 2015, and tickets are flying out the door as the hysteria continues to grow for the four-piece on Australian turf!
More info here...

BAND OF SKULLS
BAND OF SKULLS

Band of Skulls are returning to Australia with their third album Himalayan! Catch them at Bluesfest, supporting The Black Keys as well as two intimate sideshows in Sydney and Melbourne next April.
More info here...

ÁSGIER
ASGIER

Ásgeir, the most exciting act out of Iceland recently, will be gracing our shores for Falls Festival and Southbound, as well as sideshows in Melbourne and Sydney this January. Tickets on sale now!
More info here...

 
To all you Splendid folk, may your Christmas be Merry and your uncle remain sober!

We’ll check in with you early in the new year with dates for Splendour in the Grass 2015, to mark on the dolphin calendar you’ll probably get from your Secret Santa.

Much Love,

Team Splendour x

SPLENDOUR PROGRAM - TIP IN WINNERS!

Monday 4 August 2014

A big congratulations to the below eight *Winners of tickets to Splendour 2015 from our Splendour Program Tip In Competition.

  1. Ryan Lorroway
  2. Jo Petrou
  3. Amanda Gumbrell
  4. Phoebe Roberts
  5. William Thorne
  6. Maxwell Farrow
  7. Laura Absalom
  8. Jessica Gammie

And the winner of the GIBSON SG guitar from Allans Billy Hyde is Darcy Warren.

(*Winners have already been individually contacted)

Well done all!

BEST SPLENDOUR EVER! 2014 WRAP UP.

Friday 1 August 2014

BEST SPLENDOUR EVER? HELL YES!

Splendour in the Grass made a triumphant return to North Byron Parklands over the weekend with a capacity crowd of 27,500 punters reveling in a picture-perfect mix of music, art, discussion, food, craft, markets and splendid weather.

Over 80 Australian and international acts graced the event's three main stages, while many more performed at Splendour’s other destination spaces across the weekend. Our new site layout, including the majestic Amphitheatre, was a huge success!

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On Friday Ball Park Music prompted a late afternoon sing along when they covered Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody. The Strypes delivered a blistering tight set at the GW McLennan Stage. Peking Duk, Kelis and Childish Gambino played to huge crowds at the Mix Up. Then at the end of the night, the Amphitheatre filled to the brim for hip-hop legends OutKast when they played in Australia for the very first time.
 
On Saturday Violent Soho continued on their trajectory path with a killer set. Future Islands held a massive GW McLennan audience transfixed. Sky Ferreira, Art Vs Science, Metronomy and RÜFÜS kept the Mix Up at capacity for hours on end. Late addition to the lineup Foals delivered on their reputation for furious live sets with lead singer Yannis Philippakis jumping into the audience towards the end of the set. And City and Colour brought the night to a climax, owning the headline spot!

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On Sunday UK dance act Jungle had a totally jammed Mix Up Tent jumping for the duration of their set, followed by a massive crowd for Sam Smith. Punters at the GW McLennan tent were treated to a gorgeous set by Swedish sister act First Aid Kit. And in the Amphitheatre Grouplove, Chvrches, Hilltop Hoods (with surprise guest Dan Sultan) and Foster The People delivered awesome hit after hit until Lily Allen capped off the night with a sing-a-long to a capacity crowd.
 
In between the music, Splendour punters foraged from over 60 food outlets, sang like no one was listening at Miss Saigon Karoake, gave Q&A’s Tony Jones a rock star reception at the Splendour Forum, put a bird on it at Splendour In The Craft, got lost in the Tipi Forest, took part in the conscious evolution at the Global Village, interacted with visual and performance artists and SO MUCH MORE!
 
Co-producers Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco said “What a weekend! Great music. Perfect weather. Awesome punters! Big thanks to our Splendour 2014 attendees for their excellent behavior and exceptionally good vibes!

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TRIPLE J'S SPLENDOUR 2014 HIGHLIGHTS

Check out triple j's 'Best Of The Splendour Weekend' video here. The finest moments from a massive few days of live music & good times.

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