Sunday 1 September 2013
Saturday 31 August 2013
Another winter is over and another Splendour has been and gone! Splendour in the Grass 2013 was all about new beginnings, finally having moved to our brand new home at North Byron Parklands. Over 3 glorious days of sunshine in beautiful surroundings, we experienced world-class music, arts, culture, fashion and fun. Check out our Splendour 2013 Photo Gallery here.
Saturday 31 August 2013
Friday 30 August 2013
SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2013
Another winter is over and another Splendour has been and gone! Splendour in the Grass 2013 was all about new beginnings, finally having moved to our brand new home at North Byron Parklands. Over 3 glorious days of sunshine in beautiful surroundings, we experienced world-class music, arts, culture, fashion and fun. Check out our 2013 GALLERY HERE and watch triple j's HIGHLIGHT'S VIDEO HERE.
FREE FUN... SPLENDOUR IN THE CRAFT
Splendour has always dedicated itself to offering its audience more than just music. There's arts, culture and thought-provoking discussions on offer throughout the festival to provide some respite from the craziness, but also to offer a well-rounded weekend. This year, our newest attraction SPLENDOUR IN THE CRAFT was hugely popular, and provided just one more alternative experience at Splendour.
Thanks to Spotlight and Frankie Magazine, the CRAFT shed was a hive of activity all day, every day, with punters in a frenzy of colour and creativity. Paint flew, yarn bombed, sequins were sewn and things old and new were upcycled, transformed and exchanged.
The free workshops on offer gave punters the chance to create with some famous people including Patience from The Grates, Ben Lee, Dune Rats, Art vs Science, Lisa Mitchell, Alpine, Beci Orpin & Art Park.
Check out Frankie Magazine’s WRAP UP OF SPLENDOUR IN THE CRAFT HERE.
FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC... RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY
On top of all the other music on offer this year, the Red Bull Music Academy decided to celebrate its 15-year anniversary at Splendour 2013, bringing an all-star lineup and their very own stage to entertain festival-goers!
It was a true privilege to have the likes of Maurice Fulton, Waajeed, Charles Murdoch and ‘the don’ Rick Wilhite performing on the Academy's stage and this was not lost on the people that swarmed into the tent over Splendour weekend.
SPLENDOUR FORUM, JULIAN ASSANGE ADDRESS
As always, the Splendour Forum had a great menu of brain food available to punters. From John Safran on secularism to Ben Lee on hallucinogenics, there was no shortage of a completely different brand of entertainment for the Splendour audience.
Perhaps the most important panel was the debate titled 'Can we trust the media?', moderated by Connectweb CEO Hugh Martin and with a special address from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. This is a particularly salient topic this year and a timely lead-up to the Federal Election, as Julian Assange is running for the Senate as a representative of the new WikiLeaks party.
CLICK HERE to watch Julian Assange’s address, filmed specifically for this debate at the Splendour Forum from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.
SUNDAY SURPRISE = LORDE!
Ever-rising star, Lorde was a last-minute addition to Splendour Sunday. While there was no doubt she would impress, no one was prepared for the incredible presence she brought to the stage. An estimated two thirds of the festival descended on the Splendour’s Supertop to see the New Zealand songstress and look on in awe as the 16 year-old delivered a truly ‘royal’ performance.
Following her performance at Splendour, Lorde has gone on to be the first woman in 17 years to top the US Alternative Billboard Charts and has announced the launch of her debut EP ‘Pure Heroine’ set to drop in September and an upcoming Australian tour.
TREE PLANTING... LET THERE BE LIFE
There were many ways we celebrated the first year at our beautiful new home North Byron Parklands. Perhaps one of the most important was our tree-planting session on a fragmented patch of native bush land in the campground that was in need of some rehabilitative planting.
This was one of our most rewarding environmental initiatives this year as we achieved what is always one of our main goals - encouraging audience participation! Campers rose and shone on Splendour Saturday and made their way to the northern part of the campground to leave their mark on North Byron Parklands by planting their very own native tree.
ONLY LEAVE YOUR FOOTPRINTS... SPLENDOUR DONATIONS
Footprints weren’t all that were left on the grounds of our beautiful new home. Hundreds of those tried and true, essential pieces of Splendour foot fashion, the humble gumboot were left strewn about North Byron Parklands.
What to do with the mountain of the rubber foot savers that were discarded upon exiting the festival? Pair them up, clean them up and pass them on to a good cause! Along with the hundreds of pairs of gumboots, there were also tents, camping chairs and many other miscellaneous items left behind by our campers that were donated to the following community organisations: St. Vinnies Byron Bay, Murwillumbah High School, Byron Bay Boardriders and the Byron Bay Scouts.
SPLENDOUR GRANTS, KEEPING THINGS RECIPROCAL
Each year Splendour in the Grass gives something back to the community. This year, the festival’s long tradition of providing grants to their host community starts a new chapter that goes hand in hand with moving to North Byron Parklands.
Going forward, along with each year’s Splendour In The Grass festival, any event held at North Byron Parklands will give community grants. 'It is only appropriate that we give back', said Splendour in the Grass organiser Jessica Ducrou, 'We acknowledge that not everybody benefits from events'.
This year Splendour in the Grass and North Byron Parklands granted a total of $25,000, distributed amongst the following community organisations: WIRES, Shores United Soccer Club, Tidy Towns Ocean Shores, Ocean Shores Primary School, Crabbes Creek Primary School, The Pocket Primary School, Brunswick Heads Primary School.
SAE, GIVING OUR LOCAL STUDENTS A GO
SAE was super excited to provide skilled audio and film students behind the scenes at Splendour this year. SAE provides world leading creative media courses covering animation, audio, design, film, games, web and mobile. Visit them at www.sae.edu.au and be inspired.
HOW TO DO A FESTIVAL IN STYLE, WITH CONTIKI
Those Contiki cats sure know how to do Splendour! Their cozy campsite came with a vintage lounge-room and steaming hot breakfast every morning, while their hostel crew travelled by luxury coach every day. For more top-notch tours like these, check out www.contiki.com.au
THE FALLS MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL 2013
This year's Falls Festival line-up will bring sonic musings from around the globe to your frontal lobes! Heading to our shores this summer and playing across the stunning coastal towns of Lorne, Byron Bay and beautiful Marion Bay…
IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER:
!!! (CHK CHK CHK) - ASTA - BIG SCARY - BOMBINO - BONOBO - THE CAT EMPIRE - CHET FAKER - CRYSTAL FIGHTERS - CYRIL HAHN - FLIGHT FACILITIES
GOSSLING - GRIZZLY BEAR - HANNI EL KHATIB - HERMITUDE
JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW - LONDON GRAMMAR - MGMT - NEIL FINN
POND - THE PREATURES - THE ROOTS - RUFUS - SOLANGE - TOM ODELL
VAMPIRE WEEKEND - VIOLENT FEMMES - WHITE DENIM - THE WOMBATS
& MORE LOCAL ACTS TO COME.
Tickets are currently on sale via the ballot. All remaining tickets will be ON SALE this coming Wednesday, September 4 at 9am, Visit fallsfestival.com.au for more info.
(Falls Festival Marion Bay, Tasmania)
SEE YA THERE! ^
Friday 30 August 2013
Channel [V] spent three beautiful days at North Byron Parklands, finding out what our favourite artists love about one of Australia's favourite festivals.
Sunday 28 July 2013
The thirteenth annual Splendour In The Grass held one massive house warming party at North Byron Parklands this weekend, delivering three big days of music, art, craft, debate and discussion, fantastic food, markets and merriment.
An epic lineup of over 80 acts from Australia and abroad played to a capacity crowd of 25,000 people each day.
There were a few teething problems with the new site including some external issues with the bus services. After 6 months of continual wet weather in the lead up to the show, on Thursday night the heavens opened again just as a surge of campers arrived to enter the site. The meeting of these two events resulted in traffic and an uncomfortable set up for some of our campers.
However! Once everyone was in the site it was one hell of an awesome time! 25,000 music and arts fans truly made the most of all that was on offer.
On Friday Deap Vally belted out a monster set of power rock, Haim totally owned their mid afternoon spot on the bill, Daughter were off the hook, Flight Facilities held the huge crowd at Mix-Up Stage transfixed, Babyshambles played a killer set of old and new tracks to an enthusiastic crowd and Mumford & Sons brought the night to a climax with one gigantic sing-a-long.
On Saturday Splendour audiences were treated to a diverse lineup of acts including Palma Violets, Cloud Control, Birds Of Tokyo, MS MR, Empire Of The Sun, the Polyphonic Spree doing The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Jake Bugg, an incredibly talented young man with a big future ahead of him. The National closed The Supertop on Saturday night with a mighty closing set that saw singer Matt Berninger jump from the stage and through the crowd, never missing a beat.
On Saturday there was also a wedding! Mahalia and Matthew said I do on the grassy knoll overlooking the campground, surrounded by their family, friends and 25 000 like minded music lovers.
After Frank Ocean was forced to pull out due to illness, the lineup was boosted by the addition of Kiwi songstress of the moment Lorde. All later acts on the Supertop were moved forward shifting Of Monsters and Men into the headlining position and they smashed it all the way back to Iceland!
Other stand out Sunday performances included FIDLAR, Snakadaktal, Airbourne (rock is not dead!) ALT J, James Blake, Gurrumul and the mighty You Am I, who delivered a scorching set, finished off with Berlin Chair.
Alongside the music, Splendour punters converged on the various destination spaces. They did workshops at Splendour In The Craft, sang their hearts out at Miss Saigon Karoake, foraged at the many food and market stalls, did yoga, interacted with visual and performance artists and listened to lively discussion at the Splendour Forum.
Co-producers Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco said “We’re so happy that we finally got to our dream home and so many of you came to celebrate with us. For those of you who were so patient when arriving we thank you. We promise to get the kinks out for 2014. Thanks for coming, we had an awesome time and there were just too many highlights to mention. The music, the food, the art, the activities and most of all YOU GUYS made it a weekend to remember.”
Saturday 27 July 2013
Sometimes things happen for a reason…
Splendour in the Grass is excited to announce the addition of Lorde to the 2013 lineup.
Lorde, the artist on everybody's playlist right this moment, is heading to Australia for a very special performance at Splendour In The Grass and her Sunday afternoon set is sure to be an unexpected highlight of the festival.
The 16 year old impressed everyone on her sold-out, exclusive club performances in Sydney and Melbourne recently and this will be the first time that many will get to see this star in the making.
Lorde will appear at 5.30pm on Sunday night, with all other acts scheduled to appear on the Supertop moving up a slot. Of Monsters And Men will be performing in the headline slot instead of Frank Ocean, whose cancellation was announced yesterday.
Friday 26 July 2013
With Splendour already in full swing we are absolutely devastated to relay the news that Frank Ocean has had to cancel all of his remaining Australian dates, including Splendour in the Grass, due to illness.
"We are totally gutted that Frank can't make it and we know that many of our patrons will be just as disappointed as we are. We do want to remind everyone that over 70 of the best acts in the world right now are still here and ready to go including our previously billed mystery band, ALT-J. Our sympathies go to Frank for his illness and also because he's about to miss the best party of the year."
Information provided by the band's Australian tour promoter, Live Nation, stated that Frank incurred a small tear to one of his vocal chords at the show last night. The medical advice he received was that if he continued to sing, permanent damage could occur.
Frank Ocean has cancelled all of his remaining tour dates. Please see Live Nation for details about those shows.
Tuesday 23 July 2013
FOR YOUR SAFETY
We’re all looking forward to the fun and celebration in store at SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2013, but there is also a serious side to any large gathering so please take the time to read the following information. It’s also worth reading what’s printed on the front and back of your ticket.
First up, the answer to the FAQ of the moment: Yes, bring your gumboots. Some showers are forecast for the next few days. Temperatures ranging from around 19 degrees max to 12-14 minimum are forecast.
POLICE AND SECURITY
The festival is a large town in its own right and a town needs policing. Authorities have been working with organisers to ensure your time at the festival is safe and enjoyable. Police and security will both be present on site. Drug detection dogs will be at the festival. Police random breath testing units will also be active on local roads.
We recommend event-only patrons stay on site for a while after the main stages finish to avoid a mass exodus. Restaurants and food stalls will be open until 2am Friday to Sunday and there will be late night entertainment on offer in the Tipi Forest, the Global Village, the Smirnoff Cocktail Bar, the Red Bull Music Academy and the Mexican Cantina.
Anyone caught trying to fence jump or enter the venue unlawfully faces arrest and a hefty fine. Fence jumping is trespassing and offenders will be taken to the on-site Police Station.
The possession, sale or use of illicit drugs or substances is strictly prohibited. Any persons found with them in their possession will be subject to police action and will be evicted from the festival.
Event-only patrons are not allowed to enter the campground. Any event-only patrons found in that area risks being evicted from the festival.
Stage diving, crowd surfing and moshing are prohibited. Those attempting such activities will be evicted. Aggressive behaviour is rare at Splendour, but anyone who does behave in a threatening or inappropriate manner towards other patrons or event staff will be removed from the festival.
FIRST AID & HEALTH
Our comprehensive health service will include on-site doctors, paramedics and a chill out area. The main Medical Centre is located just inside the entry gates and across from the General Store. First Aid Stations are also located near the Supertop and near Entry 2 near the Global Village.
There will be a PATRON SAFETY HOTLINE that those at the festival can call regarding safety, medical or security matters. This number will be on display around the site. There is also a printable map of the campground here.
If you require first aid or assistance please either make your way to a first aid station, speak to the nearest security guard who can make radio contact with the medical team, or call the Patron Safety Hotline.
Proper footwear is required. Minor foot injuries to those with bare feet or wearing thongs take up too much of our first aid team’s time. BYO back-up band-aids and analgesics.
Please remember to drink lots of water throughout the day. EMPTY plastic (no glass) bottles of water or soft drink can be brought into the entertainment precinct. You can get refills from water taps on site or in the bars.
A breathalyser service to allow drivers to get an indication of their blood alcohol content will be on site at the Byron Youth Service ‘Cringe the Binge’ stall near Festival Entry 1. Don’t drive if you’re tired or intoxicated. Organise a designated driver or catch a bus instead.
No smoking is permitted within enclosed eating and food preparation areas, bar areas, tents and stalls as required by the Tobacco Act 2008. It is illegal to smoke within and 4 meters from the entrance to a tent venue.
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. Only the following forms of ID are acceptable:
- Australian Drivers License
- Government Issued Proof of Age Card
- International Drivers License (must contain a photograph)
Please note that the following measures are necessary as part of the compliance required by the festival under liquor licensing laws:
- No alcohol can be brought into the festival site or carpark
- The campground is also a No Alcohol area.
- All patrons are subject to bag searches. Your co-operation is appreciated. Please see the full list of banned items at splendourinthegrass.com
- Any banned items found during searches will be confiscated.
- The organiser reserves the right to refuse admission to any person who shows signs of being affected by alcohol or drugs.
- Alcohol cannot be brought onto or consumed on buses travelling to and from the festival.
Any minors found in possession of alcohol will be removed from the festival and will be subject to police action, as will those who procured the alcohol for them. As per Splendour’s Youth Policy, those aged 15 or under must be accompanied at all times by a parent or responsible adult.
Don’t forget to pace yourself, especially if you’re driving. There is a large variety of non-alcoholic beverages and food options available across the festival site.
Campfires are NOT permitted in the campground by agreement between the festival and fire authorities. Anyone lighting a fire will be ejected from the festival. This includes fireworks, flares or fire twirling. There will be supervised communal bonfires at a few locations throughout the campgrounds & event area (which also has mushroom heaters).
VEHICLE ENTRY PASSES
An appropriate Vehicle Entry Pass is required to enter the venue in a private vehicle. Advance sales of these have ended and PENALTY VEHICLE ENTRY FEES now apply if you wish to use the carpark or drive into the campground. We did warn you!!
* CAMPGROUND VEHICLE ENTRY PASS - $60 per vehicle payable upon entry. ??
* DAY PARKING PASS - $60 per day per vehicle payable upon entry.
Vehicle Entry Pass refunds for car-pooling DO NOT apply to those who buy passes at the gate.
Those of you who did buy in advance remember that you can qualify for a FULL REFUND of your Vehicle Entry Fee if:
DAY PARKING PASS – there are 4 or more ticketholders in your vehicle when you arrive in the carpark.
CAMPGROUND VEHICLE ENTRY PASS - 3 or more ticketholders in your vehicle when you arrive in the campground.
CAMPERS!! Please place your Campground Vehicle Entry Pass on the driver’s side dashboard so our staff can see it as you enter the venue and proceed to the campground entry gates where it will be scanned. Please note Passbook cannot be used for CVEP as we need to sight and scan your car pass on approach.
Day Parking Passes are stickers – please apply as directed on the sticker label.
Those of you catching a bus TO the festival who DIDN’T pre-purchase your bus tickets from Moshtix FOR zone 1 & zone 2 travel may now pay cash on boarding. Departing the site, if you don't have a pre-purchased ticket for these areas, you'll need to buy a ticket from the sales office in the bus area.
We ask that those paying cash on buses heading to the site please show a bit of courtesy and allow anyone bearing pre-purchased bus tickets to board buses first as this will enable faster boarding and movement of buses. We extend our thanks to those who purchased bus tickets in advance as this has allowed us to provide bus services according to demand in the various areas covered by the network.
Shuttles servicing Ocean Shores/South Golden Beach, Brunswick Heads or Mullumbimby are $5 walk-up and do not require hard tickets.
No alcohol allowed on buses.
There is a different arrangement for bus tickets for Country Clubbers – please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please drive carefully on site and observe internal speed limits. On the highway, take regular breaks. Take care on local roads. Do not enter or leave the venue on foot. Those riding pushbikes should leave them in the storage area in the southern carpark and proceed on foot to and from the festival.
RESPECT OUR NEIGHBOURS
Splendour provides a huge economic and cultural boost to Byron Shire, but as responsible members of this community we also need to mitigate the impacts of the event on the local area. Please show some consideration by following these tips:
- Respect the local community and environment.
- Do not enter or attempt to camp in the nearby nature reserve. Penalties apply.
- Do not camp in or around your vehicle on nearby roadsides, parking lots etc. Council rangers will be on the lookout for illegal camping or people sleeping in cars. Maximum penalty exceeds $1,000.
- Do NOT park on nearby roadsides. Fines apply for illegal parking.
- 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.
- Do not litter – use trash cans or hold onto it 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.
- 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.
- Please bring photo ID that corresponds with the name and date of birth printed on your ticket as both must be presented for admission.
- Prepare to be searched upon entry (including bags). Unfortunately we need to do this and your co-operation is appreciated. Please see these lists of items banned in the campground and inside the event area.
- Campers remember you’re not able to park your car next to your tent this year. Please follow the directions of our staff to the campground carparking area.
- Stage diving, crowd surfing and moshing are prohibited. Those attempting such activities risk being evicted.
- You are expected to wear your event wristband for the entire festival. This is your pass in and out of the festival.
- Patrons must not damage flora and fauna or enter any on-site bodies of water.
- BIN IT! Help keep your festival litter free. Do not drop cigarette butts on the ground.
Drinking responsibly and having a great festival experience can go together. The Australian Government will be touring the Be the Influence – Be a Legend campaign at this year’s Splendour to give you the tools to make positive changes to your drinking patterns and encourage your friends to do the same. tacklingbingedrinking.gov.au
Thanks for reading this - we’re looking forward to seeing you at SPLENDOUR 2013!
Friday 19 July 2013
DIDN'T GET YOUR BUS TICKET ONLINE? PLEASE READ THIS.
We have some information for those of you who didn't purchase bus tickets online before sales ended. This relates to travel from locations in the Zone 1 and Zone 2 areas as outlined here It does not relate to the shuttles servicing Ocean Shores/South Golden Beach, Brunswick Heads or Mullumbimy which are $5 walk-up and did not require online pre-purchase.
The wheels on the bus go round and round.
Hey, it seems more than a few of you didn't get your bus tickets online before sales closed…which may in part have been due to a boo-boo by us with some wrong website info stating sales didn't end until Saturday.
As a result we have decided to allow cash payment on buses travelling TO the site from these locations. Departing the site, if you don't have a pre-purchased ticket, you'll need to get a ticket from the sales office in the bus area.
We ask that those paying cash on buses heading to the site please show a bit of courtesy and allow anyone bearing tickets to board buses first as this will enable faster boarding and movement of buses.
We extend our thanks to those who purchased bus tickets in advance as this has allowed us to provide bus services according to demand in the various areas covered by the network.
Rest assured there are enough seats to cover everyone.
Wednesday 17 July 2013
BUS, VEHICLE ENTRY & CARPARK TICKET SALE DEADLINES
(Last Chance!) Day Parking Pass (for main carpark entry) online sales END TONIGHT 11.45pm. $30 per day pre-sale - $60 penalty parking fee per day if you turn up without one. BUY HERE.
Bus Tickets for Zone 1 and Zone 2 travel – online sales CLOSE TONIGHT 11.45pm. MORE INFO HERE.
Campground Vehicle Entry Pass sales close SUNDAY. $30 pre-sale - $60 penalty price if you turn up without one. No surprise that the Thursday is proving pretty popular. BUY HERE.
Festival ticket RESALES!! Those wanting to offer their ticket up for sale have until 5pm Saturday. Those wanting to buy tickets have until 5pm SUNDAY. Tickets will keep popping up until then. GET ON IT.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR CAMPERS
If you’re the bearer of a Splendour in the Grass 2013 camping ticket, then we have some handy tips for you. To be fully informed please also read the information on the front and rear of your camping ticket.
The Splendour campground at North Byron Parklands, on Tweed Valley Way, Yelgun/Wooyung, opens at 10am on Wednesday 24 July – please do not arrive before this time and then only arrive (if you’re driving) on the day specified on your Campground Vehicle Entry Pass (CVEP).
On Wednesday campers can arrive between 10am-1am and from Thursday between 7am-1am. All campers to depart by 2pm Monday 29 July.
Don’t forget your camping ticket! It’s separate to your festival entry ticket and every camper must have one, as well as photo ID matching the name and date of birth printed on the ticket.
If you’re driving, it’s important that you travel light and have the appropriate Campground Vehicle Entrance Pass. Please car-pool if possible. Large camping setups are not permitted. No couches or other large items allowed!!
Please place your Campground Vehicle Entry Pass (CVEP) on the driver’s side dashboard so our staff can see it as you enter the venue and proceed to the campground entry gates where it will be scanned. Please note Passbook cannot be used for CVEP as we need the “visual” of the PDF print-out on approach.
As you know, due to the prolonged wet weather this year we have had to make the tough decision to separate cars from tents within the campground. This decision was not made lightly and while we realise it has caused inconvenience for some of you, we feel that the reason for the decision will become clearer when you're on site and can see for yourself why one area is better for tents and the other area is better for vehicle parking.
We also ask that you appreciate that we know the site characteristics best and respect that we have made a decision that is in the best interest of you, our patrons, as well as the land itself. We understand that this may not be ideal for everyone, however we feel our approach will provide a tidier, safer site and a better end result and experience for everyone.
The parking area for campers is beside the campground. After parking, campers will need to walk their gear to their campsite, so make sure you bring only what you need. Please follow internal signage and the directions of staff to your parking spot and from there to your campsite. We apologise for any inconvenience and request that you cooperate with our staff.
A further bit of clarification for those bringing vans, campervans, caravans, camper-trailers, station wagons and other vehicles designed for sleeping in who want to camp in a group with friends in tents. There will be an area set aside in the campground called the "Trailer Park" where such vehicles will be able to set-up. Your mates with tents can camp in that area too once they have parked their cars in the carpark, HOWEVER please note if you want to camp together then you MUST arrive together. Van campers cannot save space for tent friends coming later.
Arriving and Departing
Expect some delays when arriving and departing as a lot of vehicles will be trying to get in and out of the campground at the same time. Please be patient and work with our staff and volunteers to get everyone in and out safely and efficiently.
Vehicles Cannot Be Moved
Once parked, your vehicle should not be moved again until you depart the festival. Those with vehicles in the campground parking area can come and go to their car as often as necessary to charge phones, store valuables or even use the rear-view mirror for make-up application.
Shuttle buses will run between the festival and Ocean Shores/South Golden Beach, Brunswick Heads and Mullumbimby. Fares for these shuttles will be $5 each way payable upon boarding the bus.
Limited scheduled services will be available from Byron Bay, Ballina/Lennox Head, Bangalow, along the Tweed Coast and also from Coolangatta/Tweed. Pre-purchases for these scheduled services via moshtix.com.au END TONIGHT!!
Airport shuttles from Ballina-Byron and Gold Coast Airports are provided by other shuttle operators http://splendourinthegrass.com/getting-there.html
Byron Taxis (6685 5008) will also stop at a rank on site near the bus. Tweed Taxis will also be on site. Their vehicles will service areas north of North Byron Parklands tweedtaxis.com.au or phone 1300 656 818
The showers are free but please conserve water as the site is not connected to a town water supply. It is supplied from on-site tanks. Please restrict yourself to one short shower a day (or less if you wish!) and turn the water off when brushing your teeth.
Food & Supplies
There will be a number of yummy food options available 24 hours a day in the campground from Wednesday through to Monday. If you need other supplies, please shop for them before you arrive or you can hit up the General Store near Festival Entry 1 which will be stocked with ice, soft drinks, juice, chips, chocolate, water, bread, milk, bacon, eggs, breakfast cereal, toothpaste, shampoo , enviro-bags, condoms, tampons, clothes pegs, headache pills and more
Patron Safety Hotline
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 campground. First Aid services will also be available.
While at North Byron Parklands, please go to your closest Camp Marshal if you have any questions or concerns. For all waste and recycling questions please ask one of our friendly Green Chiefs.
We’re all pretty excited about our new home. It’s a beautiful venue in picturesque surroundings that will shine on for years to come. In keeping with such a long term vision we have numerous environmental programs and procedures in place to minimise our environmental impact. To complement our enviro team’s hard work we would like you all to participate in ethical environmental practices during your festival experience. You can do so by doing the following.
Most importantly, please do not litter under any circumstances. Separate your rubbish and recycling and make use of our two bin system (identical to your bins at home) and please take what you bring to the festival home with you to use again. Oh, and be sure to show our Green Chiefs and Green Team members some love as they move through the campground helping to keep our waste systems under control.
- NO ALCOHOL in campground - vehicles will be searched on arrival. The Organiser reserves the right to refuse a ticketholder admission to the campground or to evict that person from the campground if they are affected by alcohol or drugs, or act in contravention of any of the Camping Terms and Conditions.
- NO OPEN FIRES – Campfires are not permitted at North Byron Parklands, however there will be managed bonfires.
- NO LIQUID FUEL containers permitted. Gas fuelled cookers are OK.
- CAMPERS ONLY in campground. No access without a camping ticket or wristband.
- ARRIVE TOGETHER TO CAMP TOGETHER - If you want to camp alongside friends you must arrive together. You cannot hold campsites for friends. NO EXCEPTIONS
- AVOID GLASS – glass and camping aren’t a good mix.
- RESPECT OTHER CAMPERS - Any unruly behaviour will not be tolerated and may result in your removal from the site.
- LEAVE VALUABLES AT HOME or lock them in your car. Report any suspicious behaviour to your area marshal, security or police or call the Patron Safety Hotline. There are Lockerboxes on site that can be booked before you arrive - visit www.lockerbox.net.au for more info.
- NO ANIMALS OR PETS ALLOWED.
- NO DRUGS - Anyone found with illegal substances in their possession will be removed from the campground and will be the subject of police action.
- NO VANDALISM - Campers must not damage or tamper with any infrastructure, or damage flora and fauna or enter any on-site bodies of water. Anyone doing so will be removed from the campground.
- NO AGGRO - Patrons will be removed from the campground if they behave in a threatening or inappropriate manner towards other patrons or staff. If at any time you feel your safety or anyone else’s safety is threatened, contact the nearest security guard or camping marshal or call the Patron Safety Hotline.
- BIN IT!! - Put rubbish and recyclables in the correct bins. Don’t drop ciggie butts on the ground.
Monday 15 July 2013
WARNING! SALES OF BUS TICKETS AND DAY PARKING PASSES CLOSE THIS WEDNESDAY!!
We’re getting closer to festival time so we need to remind you of the following closing dates and times for various ticket and pass sales:
- Day Parking Passes (for carpark) – close Wednesday 17 July, 11.45pm
- Bus Tickets – close Wednesday 17 July, 11.45pm
- Campground Vehicle Entry Passes - Sunday 21 July, 5pm
- Opportunity to offer your event ticket up for RESALE closes - Saturday 20 July, 5pm
- Ability to purchase any tickets available in RESALE closes – Sunday 21 July – 5pm
More on each of these below.
BUS TICKETS – ONLINE SALES CLOSE THIS WEDNESDAY!!
Bus ticket sales via moshtix.com.au for services operating between the festival and surrounding towns close THIS WEDNESDAY (at 11.45pm) to allow hard tickets to be posted out in time for the festival. Further information on these bus services can be found on the Splendour website at http://splendourinthegrass.com/bus-information.html
CARPARK PASS SALES CLOSE THIS WEDNESDAY – BUY NOW OR PENALTIES APPLY
Sales of DAY PARKING PASSES for vehicles wanting to use the festival CARPARK close THIS WEDNESDAY at 11.45pm to allow for these* passes to be posted out in time for the festival.
[*NB: Campground Vehicle Entry Passes are emailed out as PDFs.]
If you’re going to drive to Splendour then you need to purchase a Vehicle Pass. We want you to think about your travel in advance. We want you to carpool. We want you to pre-purchase your vehicle passes so we can plan parking and efficient traffic management. So we’ve deliberately set it up so that if you pre-purchase your vehicle pass – you win. If you purchase at the gate – you lose. Simple.
DAY VEHICLE ENTRY PASS - $30 if purchased online before Wednesday 17 July at midnight.
Day Parking Passes are posted to the purchaser.
** 4 or more ticketholders in your vehicle when you arrive and you receive a full refund. **
Purchase at the gate - $60 and no refund available.
CAMPGROUND VEHICLE ENTRY PASS - $30 if purchased online before 5pm Sunday 21 July.
Campground Vehicle Entry Passes are PDF-style tickets which are emailed to the purchaser.
** 3 or more ticketholders in your vehicle when you arrive and you receive a full refund. **
Purchase at the gate - $60 and no refund available.
Further details here http://splendourinthegrass.com/car-passes.html
THURSDAY - NOT open. (NB: Event-only patrons can only access the site by bus.)
FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY – open 10am to 2am.
Camping or sleeping in vehicles in the carpark is not allowed. The carpark is also a no alcohol area.
Please do not park in surrounding roads and streets. Parking restrictions apply. Council rangers will be issuing infringement notices for illegal parking.
If you’re driving to Splendour, please car-pool to decrease the number of vehicles on the roads. Splendour has joined with ride-share website jayride.com.au so those with spare seats can connect with those looking for a lift. Share a ride and share the love! You'll save money, be greener and have way more fun.
Those of you riding pushbikes to the festival please leave them at the bike “corral” in the southern carpark off Tweed Valley Way and then follow the pedestrian walkway to the festival entrance. Do not leave bikes elsewhere such as up against fences or in pedestrian walkways, they will be removed.
If you are riding please take care and ensure you have the proper safety gear, especially at night. Watch out for pedestrians and do not ride your bike if you are over the limit.
NO CAMPING IN STREETS, PARKS ETC
In Byron Shire there is NO CAMPING AT ANY TIME on any streets, parks, reserves, foreshores or car parks. FINES APPLY – MAXIMUM PENALTY EXCEEDS $1,000. Tweed Shire has similar restrictions.
Local campgrounds still have vacancies. Contact details here http://splendourinthegrass.com/event-info-other-campgrounds.html
NO PEDESTRIAN ACCESS
There is NO PEDESTRIAN ACCESS to North Byron Parklands.
RESALES END THIS WEEKEND
Remember that the RESALE facility at http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/splendour-in-the-grass-2013/65354 closes this weekend. Sellers have until 5pm Saturday to offer their ticket up to see if someone wants to buy it. Buyers have until 5pm Sunday to purchase. Any tickets not sold remain the property of the original purchaser.
2013 SPLENDOUR BUSKERS STAGE
The Buskers Stage is back this year at Splendour in the Grass, showcasing some of the Far North Coast's finest local busking talent. The stage debuted at the festival last year as part of our welcome home to Byron and now that we are home for good it is here to stay. Aimed at giving buskers you might encounter on the streets of Byron Bay, community events, markets or seaside shindigs the chance to entertain the crowd at Splendour, the Buskers Stage is an ode to the Rainbow Region and a nod to the area's reputation as one of Australia's biggest music hubs.
This year the stage will be headlined by some favourites from last year, Garrett Kato and the Mojo Bluesmen, who will provide inspiration to our fresh lineup of aspiring musos handpicked for Splendour 2013. Last year the Buskers Stage reminded us how good it was to be home when they welcomed us into the festival each day, and this year they will remind us we are home and here to stay.
THE SPLENDOUR 2013 MOBILE APP IS HERE
Receive festival news & updates and discover more about all of this year's artists, performers and attractions. Schedule your day with the planner & alerts, connect with Splendour & your friends via your social media channel of choice and tag your Instagram pics with #splendourinthegrass so they appear in the feed. Find your way around using the maps + you'll never be lost in the dark with our popular torch!
And if you're not coming to Splendour 2013, you’ll still be able to check out all the action thanks to our good friends at Virgin Mobile, who will be Streaming a selection of Splendour sets and highlights directly through the app from 2pm AEST on Sunday July 28.
RFID REGISTRATION REMINDER
Have you registered your RFID Profile?
This year, in an Australian first, Splendour is saying good-bye to the old wristbands of the past and hello to advanced RFID technology.
As an extension to the RFID experience, Deezer will be giving each registered RFID attendee the chance to relive their festival journey by delivering customised music content based around the artists they saw each day. These playlists will be delivered directly to the attendee in an email and will be determined by the stages checked-in to. To opt-in and receive a tailored music profile, festival goers need to complete the RFID Registration.
Ticket holders register at: rfidreg.splendourinthegrass.com
PLAYING TIMES & EVENT MAP NOW AVAILABLE ON THE WEB!
Friday 12 July 2013
Splendour in the Grass is upping the food stakes this year to match the superstar line-up with a stellar smorgasbord of culinary delights fit for rock 'n' roll royalty!
Avid music fans will be spoilt for choice as Splendour partners with famous foodie friends to dish up a splendid buffet of food styles guaranteed to ease those dusty hangovers, satisfy those sweet cravings and indulge those midnight feasts. All cuisines under the sun have been catered for, from southern-style fare BBQ to Vietnamese Banh Mi rolls and healthy vegetarian delights… not to forget those amazing organic doughnuts famous to Byron Bay which will make your tastebuds tingle!
The food line up is so exceptional this year that Splendour in the Grass has created special dining hubs with jam packed laneways full of exciting food options. In fact, there’ll be so much variety that we’re breaking it down into bite-sized chunks for you!
Presenting our dining line-up for 2013...
Moët Champagne is the world’s most loved champagne brand and St. Elmo is Byron Bay’s best restaurant – so they are the perfect pairing for Splendour!
Step inside Moët Champagne Bar & St Elmo Dining, 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.
Iconic Byron Bay restaurant and a favourite haunt of the Splendour team, St. Elmo is all about modern Spanish tapas dishes and share plates inspired by fresh and flavoursome ingredients. Making their Splendour debut, St. Elmo Dining will be teaming with Moet Champagne to create one of the most delicious and sophisticated music festival dining experiences.
Open 11am – 10pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Grill’d promises to deliver a great tasting meal that’s also good for you. Their delicious burgers are Made With Love from only the highest quality, freshest ingredients. Their colourful Airstream van is hard to miss – you’ll find it on Eat Street.
Open midday - late Thursday, 9am – late Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Splendour Country Clubbers will be feasting in style and filling up on Joel Romo’s smoky Southern-style fare. Growing up in America’s southwest, JR developed a passion for the smoky, spicy wood-fired barbeques and delectable sauces that the Deep South is famous for. Be sure to try his Carolina pulled pork, slow cooked for 12 hours - the result is mouth-watering goodness!
Open 11am – midnight Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the Country Club.
A firm favourite on the food scene, everyone loves good Mexican food! So if you want to sample the real deal then visit our friend Hector at the Mexican Cantina. Hector makes the best nachos, burritos, quesadilla and tostadas around, and to add to the fiesta fun he’s serving it up alongside Splendour’s hottest DJs and coldest margaritas that will have you shouting - OLE!
Open 7am – midnight Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and 7am – 2pm Monday.
When you’re at the Supertop Stage and you need a quick feed to fuel your music bender head next door to the Superfood Tent. Host with the most, this food hall has all your major food groups covered – from burgers, Cajun wraps and vego pizzas to those scrumptious Byron classics – the Byron Bay Organic Doughnuts.
Open 11am – midnight Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
A place to sit and to be seen. Think Portobello Road markets in Notting Hill, or maybe New York’s popular Chelsea Street markets, Eat Street is Splendour’s hub for great food and fabulous people watching. Some of Splendour’s best food can be found here, so on your travels around the site be sure to mark this destination as a definite stopover.
Open 7am – midnight Thursday, 7am – 2am Friday, Saturday, Sunday and 7am – 2pm Monday.
Imagine the hustle and bustle of an exotic Asian market. Enticing smells, unidentifiable produce hanging out in the sun, colourful lanterns, loud people and a wild array of delicacies. You’re in the Splendour Hawkers Markets! Located right next to Miss Saigon on your way to the GW McLennan tent, rest your feet and settle in for a spicy laksa or wonton noodle soup to warm the toes and satisfy your hunger.
Open 7am – midnight Thursday, 7am – 2am Friday, Saturday, Sunday and 7am – 2pm Monday.
We've pulled out all the stops this year to bring you the latest food craze sweeping the cities - food trucks! The tastiest food trucks from around Australia have joined a convoy and will be congregating on the fields of Splendour for the premier Truck Stop gathering.
Headed by Raph Rashid from Beatbox Kitchen and Taco Truck, Truck Stop will bring forward a fresh approach to festival food. Raph, who started the Australian food truck revolution in 2009, has handpicked eight of his favourite trucks to park up next to the Mix Up tent at the all-new festival site in Byron Bay. A fast food heaven for all urbanite street-eaters!
Trucks in attendance will be…
BEATBOX KITCHEN: Serving only the freshest burgers and fries, the Raph Burger (grass fed beef) and the Shroom Burger (veg) come with a serve of fries and a side of Annie’s homemade relish or signature Stereo Sauce.
TACO TRUCK: Putting a contemporary spin on the humble taco, Taco Truck serves a mix of grilled meats and seafoods with homemade salsas and fresh guacamole.
HARRY'S FOOD TRUCK: Serving the best quality schnitzels on the market, Harry’s offers a choice of fresh schnitzels seasoned with secret recipe ingredients and hand wrapped with a healthy range of salad - especially for you.
AGAPE ORGANIC: Sydney's first organic food truck serving organic street food made with love. With a constantly evolving seasonal menu, Chef Simon Lawson uses only the best organic, sustainable and local produce around.
DIGGING FOR FIRE: Focusing on cooking street style food…with fire! You’ll find hot, smoky, spicy and fresh meals with handmade sauces, authentic ingredients and original flavours.
URBAN PASTA: Specialising in serving restaurant quality meals for people on the go, every dish is a heavenly combination of authentic sauces and freshly cooked pasta, packed with freshness and flavour every time.
AL CARBóN: Feisty, fiery and smokey…Mexican and South American inspired Hot Dogs and Tortas grilled over a charcoal oven and served up with a specialty range of traditional salsas and toppings.
GUMBO KITCHEN: Bringing a slice of southern cuisine to the street, Gumbo Kitchen serves two classic dishes - the New Orleans Po'boy sandwich and a Louisianan Gumbo. The Po' boy comes with an optional choice of fried catfish or 18 hour slow cooked beef along with salad, cajun mayo and crystal hot sauc.
All food trucks at the Truck Stop will be open from 7am – midnight Thursday, 7am – 2am Friday, Saturday, Sunday and 7am – 2pm Monday.
Never fear – food is near! Two food stations will set up shop within the campgrounds to serve hangover food and provide a selection of the delicious and nutritious to recharge those batteries round the clock – not to forget the all important coffee to get the blood pumping!
Open 24 hours from Wednesday morning until Monday afternoon.
Located near the main entry lies the all-essential Splendour General Store. Stocking a range of food and beverage camping staples, the store will also have a steady supply of items you may have forgotten to pack, such as sunscreen, insect repellent, ponchos, basic toiletries, not to forget those much needed Panadol and energy restoring drinks!
So there you have it! Splendour’s mouth watering, tastebud tantalising array of culinary vendors to fulfil all your food fantasies! To find out more about these food outlets, head to the Food pages to here.
The times they are a comin', in just over a week Splendour in The Grass artists start to touch down in Australia. With a variety of sideshows to play across the country there's something that's sure to tickle your fancy.
This year Carlton Dry are bringing their shiny, spankin’ new Carlton Dry Deck to the fields of Splendour. Grab a can of Carlton Dry, kick up your gumboot heels and watch the on-stage live feed on their super freaking huge plasma screens. But just like Aunty Rhonda's house, please wipe your feet. Oh, and click here to be their mate on Facebook and get all the scoops.
LOCKERBOX SECURE STORAGE
Looking to secure your valuables while catching your favourite band or getting some well-earned sleep? Book a locker now! Lockers are fitted with 12v cigarette outlets to charge phones and mp3 players. Every locker comes with a free 12v car charger valued at $12.95. Please do not bring your standard 240v phone charger, as it will not work.
Easy to use lockers! No keys or cards… each customer is given a combination lock to set a code and secure their locker. Lockers will be located in the campground only and will only be available to campers at this location. Camping tickets will be needed to access the Lockerbox. Lockers will be available from 9am Thursday 25th of July till Gates shut Monday morning. Please note, lockers are approx 250mm wide x 200mm deep x 150mm high.
To book a Lockerbox or for more info visit lockerbox.net.au
Thursday 11 July 2013
SPLENDOUR FORUM: WHERE THE PROVOCATIVE CONVERGE
SPLENDOUR FORUM, the festival's hugely popular live discussion program, is back with more bite in 2013, offering up a tantalising buffet of delicacies for your mental palate.
We’ll be serving up salvers of meaty issues to devour and some sweet treats for your mind, including discussion panels, debates, interviews, Q&A sessions, documentaries, philosophical talks and cutting-edge comedy.
If you've never set foot inside this special tent, the Forum is where you can take a seat, relax, listen and chat to some of today's most prominent, popular and interesting thinkers and cultural identities.
Join a smorgasbord of musicians, comedians, filmmakers, writers, actors, tech geeks, politicians, scientists, journalists and activists as they tuck into some tasty issues du jour.
Open 10am-4pm daily. Checkout this year's Splendour Forum Program below.
Documentary film screening and Q&A with Director: THE SUNNYBOY
Saturday 27 July, 12:00 – 2.30pm
Splendour Forum is proud to present the first public screening of The Sunnyboy since the film’s premiere at Sydney Film Festival. The film follows 50-year-old Jeremy Oxley, the enigmatic front man of ‘80s band The Sunnyboys, as he emerges from a 30-year battle with schizophrenia. An enlightening exploration of one man’s experience of a misunderstood and stigmatised condition, The Sunnyboy is an inspiring story of hope, survival and the healing power of unconditional love. Attending the screening will be the film’s Director, Kaye Harrison, Jeremy’s brother and bandmate Peter Oxley and Jeremy’s wife Mary Oxley Griffiths for an interview and audience Q&A after the film with award-winning journalist Monique Schafter (Hungry Beast, 7.30 Report).
The School of Life Presents: SECULAR SERMON with JOHN SAFRAN
Sunday 28 July, 10:00 – 11:00am
Broadcaster, documentarian and comedian John Safran presents the inaugural Splendour edition of The School of Life’s Secular Sermon, on the topic of “Unrest”.
The School of Life is a cultural enterprise offering good ideas for everyday life. Founded in Central London in 2008 by writer and philosopher Alain de Botton and soon to open in Australia, it offers programs addressing everyday philosophical questions. In this Secular Sermon John Safran infiltrates a secret world of agitation and unrest to present his findings. Staying true to genre, the sermon will be introduced by a “secular hymn” performed by singer/songwriter Nadav Kahn (Gelbison, Kahn Brothers).
Comedy: A RATIONAL FEAR
Saturday 27 July, 3:00 – 4:00pm
A fast-paced topical comedy panel show, A Rational Fear has been described as being “like Q&A on speed” or an Australian version of Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show. Featuring Australia’s funniest satirists, ARF is 60 minutes of cutting-edge comedy with a social and political bite. Usually recorded live in Sydney for Radio National and FBi, writer and producer Dan Ilic (Hungry Beast, Can of Worms) will take the stage with comedian/actor/writer Dave O’Neil (Randling, Spicks & Specks, Tractor Monkeys), comedian Michael Hing (Project 52), writer/comedian Alice Fraser (Aggressively Helpful), writer/comedian Zoe Norton Lodge (The Hamster Wheel, The Checkout), DJ Dylan Behan and a ‘special’ guest.
Interview and Audience Q&A: SENATOR CHRISTINE MILNE
Friday 26 July, 11:00 – 12:00pm
Splendour Forum is proud to present Australian Greens leader Senator Christine Milne for a one-on-one interview with ABC broadcaster and former triple j radio host Robbie Buck, followed by an audience Q&A session. This is your opportunity to ask the leader of Australia’s third major political party why she and her colleagues should continue to hold the all-important balance of power in Federal Parliament, what it takes as a woman to lead a national political party in this country, and any other important questions you want answered - before we cast our ballots and decide Australia’s political future.
Discussion Panel: AYAHUASCA & ALTERED CONSCIOUSNESS – PATH TO CREATIVITY or ROAD TO OBLIVION?
Sunday 28 July, 12:00 – 1.30pm
Prolific singer/songwriter Ben Lee’s latest album, Ayahuasca: Welcome To The Work, is dedicated to the South American hallucinogenic plant medicine he credits with inspiring his most recent spiritual and musical journey. Triple j’s Lindsay "The Doctor" McDougall hosts a panel of artists including Ben Lee, Australian rock royalty Dave Graney and Clare Moore (The Moodists, Dave Graney & The Coral Snakes) who co-wrote an album called Hashish & Alcohol, Scott Owen (The Living End), singer/songwriter Lisa Mitchell, Nadav Kahn (Gelbison, Kahn Brothers), writer/filmmaker Rak Razaman (Aya Awakenings) and Sydney/Bond University neuroscientist Professor Bulent Turman, as we explore altered states of consciousness - whether they be via mind-altering substances, meditation or other spiritual means - as a catalyst for creativity.
Debate: “CAN WE TRUST THE MEDIA?”
Friday 26 July, 2.30 – 4.00pm
The media is undergoing change on the scale of an industrial revolution. Worldwide, newspapers - the traditional bastions of truth and the public’s right to know - are being cannibalised by free internet publications. Former Fairfax online editor Hugh Martin moderates two teams of media experts including: advertising guru-turned Ten Network boss Russel Howcroft (Gruen Transfer); a special appearance from WikiLeaks’ editor-in-chief and Victorian Senate candidate Julian Assange (from his base in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London); writer and ABC broadcaster Dominic Knight (The Chaser); social and political satirist Dan Ilic (Hungry Beast, Can of Worms); online journalist and media commentator Andrew Crook (Crikey.com.au); and writer/comedian/former lawyer Alice Fraser, as they go head-to-head debating the crucial question: Can We Trust The Media?
Narration: WOMEN OF LETTERS – Splendour Edition IV
Saturday 27 July, 10:00 – 11:00am
Writers Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire are back to celebrate the beautiful lost art of letter writing with their annual special co-ed festival edition of Women of Letters. Always a Splendour favourite, this year’s Women of Letters’ guests include Tim Rogers (You Am I), Dave Graney and Clare Moore (The Moodists, Dave Graney & The Coral Snakes), Lisa Mitchell, Heidi Lenffer (Cloud Control) and Phoebe Baker (Alpine). Please join them in this lovely literary salon as each artist narrates his or her own “Letter to the Song They Wish They’d Written” and invites the audience to pen their own.
Discussion panel: SONGWRITERS SPEAK – presented by APRA
Friday 26 July, 1.00 – 2.00pm
Three Australian songwriters, Sarah Blasko, Kram (Spiderbait) and a ‘special guest’ chat to Walkley Award-winning journalist Monique Schafter (Hungry Beast, 7.30 Report) about their musical influences, lyrical inspirations and the songwriting craft. Join them for some audience Q&A and maybe even a song or two, in the annual Splendour edition of this intimate musical conversation.
Comedy: STORY CLUB
Sunday 28 July, 2.30 – 4:00pm
Think stand-up comedy, except sitting down - in a cosy armchair and reading from a giant book. Story Club’s co-creators, writer/comedians and The Chaser protégés Zoe Norton Lodge and Ben Jenkins, pick a theme and invite other clever and funny raconteurs to tell a true story about it. Appearing for your pleasure, comedian/ actor/writer Dave O’Neil (Randling, Spicks & Specks, Tractor Monkeys), broadcaster and comedian Tom Ballard (triple j breakfast), TV presenter Kirsten Drysdale (Hungry Beast, The Checkout) and musician Hugo Gruzman (Flight Facilities), for the inaugural Splendour edition of this new take on the ancient art of storytelling.
To find out more about information about what’s happening at the Splendour Forum, head to the Splendour in the Grass website.
VIRGIN MOBILE TO BRING YOU 'BEST OF THE FEST'
Virgin Mobile Australia in cahoots with Splendour in the Grass is excited to announce its Best of the Fest stream line-up featuring Mumford & Sons, Empire of the Sun and much more. Tune into the stream from 2pm AEST on 28th July at youtube.com/VirginMobileAus to catch highlights from Splendour 2013.
The Splendour long weekend is nearly here, but did you know there’s another important date this year? A federal election is coming! If you want to have a say in the future of your country, make sure you’re enrolled to vote. Rock Enrol – be part of it rockenrol.com.au
Wednesday 10 July 2013
CHANGES TO SPLENDOUR CAMPING
As we all prepare for the main event on the winter music calendar, Splendour In The Grass 2013, we have some important information for those of you who are camping at the show this year.
As we look out for you over the weekend, your safety is our first priority. In light of the prolonged, unfavourable weather conditions around Byron Bay and in order to offer patrons the most comfortable and safest camping experience possible, we’ve had to make a call on how we roll out the camping at Splendour this year.
While in the past you’ve been able to park your vehicle next to your tent, this year we will be following the camping set up implemented by some overseas festivals that feature camping on-site, such as Glastonbury, Fuji Rock, T On the Park and Roskilde.
Campers will park their vehicles in the camping car park adjacent to the campground. They will then walk - up to a few hundred metres - with their gear to their camping space. This will lessen the impact on the earth in the camping spaces and avoid the kind of damage to the ground that vehicles inevitably cause.
We know this is a change to previous advice regarding camping with vehicles. We apologise for any inconvenience, but request that you please roll with it in true camping spirit and make the most of your weekend home.
Over the next couple of days we ask you to think about your camping set up and how you can make it as efficient as possible. Talk to your mates and make a plan for how your own campsite will work.
Travel light and it’ll be alright! The idea here is to keep your kit simple, with just the essentials you’ll need for a comfortable stay. Are you bringing a campervan or caravan to the show? Don’t worry. We’ll have space allocated for vans.
For a super easy Splendour camping experience you could always book into TENT CITY or TEPEE LIFE. Arrive on site, park your car and head over to your already set up tent ‘hotel’ or tepee! Too easy.
Keep in mind that there are food stalls in the campground and they’re open around the clock. They’ll have something delicious and nutritious before you go to bed and they’ll have something tasty to get you moving in the morning - and of course the all important coffee to get the blood pumping! Open 24 hours from Wednesday morning until Monday afternoon.
The General Store will also be up and running, fully stocked from Wednesday.
And in other news, we will not be charging for showers in the campground as previously advised. However, as there is no town water supply at the site it is important that you keep your free shower brief.
ABOUT VEHICLE PASSES – PLEASE READ THIS!
If you’re going to drive to Splendour then you need to purchase a vehicle pass at moshtix.com.au
We want you to think about your travel in advance. We want you to carpool. We want you to pre-purchase your vehicle passes so we can plan parking and efficient traffic management. So we’ve deliberately set it up so that if you pre-purchase your vehicle pass – you win. If you purchase at the gate – you lose. Simple.
CAMPGROUND VEHICLE ENTRY PASS - Purchase online before 5pm Sunday 21 July. $30
3 or more ticketholders in your vehicle when you arrive and you receive a full refund.
Purchase at the gate - $60 and no refund available.
DAY VEHICLE ENTRY PASS - Purchase online before Wednesday 17 July. $30
4 or more ticketholders in your vehicle when you arrive and you receive a full refund.
Purchase at the gate - $60 and no refund available.
Further details here http://splendourinthegrass.com/car-passes.html
VEHICLE PASS PRE-PURCHASE = WIN :)
VEHICLE PASS PURCHASE AT GATE = LOSE :(
It’s really simple.
Friday 5 July 2013
VERY SMALL MALL & DAY SPA
“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” ~Coco Chanel
….and it’s going to be happening in the VERY SMALL MALL and DAY SPA at Splendour in the Grass!
Oh yes, attention all you super stylin’ ladies and gentlemen, we have some news that’ll make your fashionable hearts flutter!
Splendour is excited to announce our 2013 collection of pop up stores, guaranteed to inspire impromptu retail therapy at this year’s VERY SMALL MALL.
But wait, we have even more splendid news to divulge! The cherry on top is the return of the much-loved Splendour Day Spa! The Day Spa will return to Splendour with a glittery bang, brought to you by your go to style merchants, Sportsgirl.
Catering for all fashion styles, from 60’s inspired boho gypsy-chic to high-street cutting edge labels of contemporary fashion, the VERY SMALL MALL will appeal to all. Whether your budget is a fistful of gold coins or a more substantial splurge on the plastic – you’ll be sure to find myriad treasures!
Complete your ultimate festival makeover by heading next door to the SPLENDOUR DAY SPA!
Rejuvenate as Sportsgirl’s professional make-up artists and a team of hair stylists from Eleven tend to all your beauty needs. With an extensive menu of hair and makeup services, not to forget the all-essential nail bar, the ladies will have you looking your festival finest in no time! To make an appointment email email@example.com
So, without further ado! Introducing the Splendour in the Grass VERY SMALL MALL class of 2013...
With the street slogan ‘Celebrate Originality’ adidas Originals lives by its cred. Born into sporting heritage, adidas’ heritage steps into the now, crossing all walks of life, place, style and passions.
BING, HARRIS & CO
Traditional quality menswear blends with new fashion style. From its general merchant, timber rafted warehouse origin Bing, Harris & Co. continues their tradition by proudly presenting menswear that trades on old-fashioned values, imbued with modern fashion style.
The original outdoor gear that embodies fun and discovery, Jansport stretches the globe to equip people with enduring and reliable quality products that enable you the freedom to experience life's adventures.
A major authority of style, Topshop sets trends and is one of fashion’s biggest success stories! It exemplifies up-to-the-minute affordable style, while its brave and irreverent approach has endeared fashion-conscious shoppers and industry icons alike. With over 300 stores in the UK, Topshop can also be found in 31 countries around the world including flagships in Sydney, Melbourne and now Byron Bay…at the Very Small Mall!
LYNDA HOLT FLOWER CROWNS
Nothing inspires the boho chic festival mood more than a flower crown! Make a beeline to Lynda Holt’s store and crown yourself with one of these beautiful blooming flower head pieces. Each of these floral creations is made by Lynda, an original Woodstock worthy headpiece to complete your Splendour-ready outfit!
Moondust Merchants are your one stop shop at Splendour for nabbing luxury, designer and downright covetable clothing, handbags, shoes, accessories…as well as the odd piece of eclectic beauty for the home! Moondust Merchants harness the thrill of the op-shop chase and deliver it right to Splendour with luxury pieces from brands like Romance Was Born, LOVER, Isabel Marant, Chloe, Ksubi, Lilya and Gucci… to name but a few! Second hand treasures, samples and overstock goods mean great prices for divine designer finds! And they are offering free postage for any Splendour purchases that you don't want to carry around the festival with you, so pop in to see the ladies at Moondust Merchants in The Very Small Mall.
MELISSA & MEL SHOES
Melissa Shoes and its little sister brand ‘Mel’ are making their debut at Splendour in the Grass this year. The iconic Brazilian footwear label, famous for its ingenious design, has collaborated with the world’s most renowned designers including the likes of Jean Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood and Karl Lagerfeld! Sister brand ‘Mel’ offers the latest in fun and affordable footwear inspired by the hottest fashion trends of the season. Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne, Blake Lively… all Melissa devotees!
Mr Simple simply creates clothes for everyday wear. Whether it’s beach basking, boat hopping or hitting the beat, Mr Simple clothes reflect our lifestyles and surrounds. Mr Simple stands the tides of fashion and sweeping trends with durable, quality pieces. Forget thousand dollar sweat pants or ridiculous limited edition prints that cost the earth, at Mr Simple you’ll find timeless classics with a modern fit that stand the test of time and look better with age!
OUR CORNER STORE
OCS is a modern take on the traditional general store, a place where all kinds of interesting things come together that make us feel good, look good, and add a little bit of fun to daily life. A mixture of the familiar with the unique, a stockist of all things charming! Whether it’s made of wood or cloth, whether it was found in our community or on a trip, OCS stock it because they admire its craftsmanship, respect its quality, appreciate its uniqueness, but ultimately…because it just makes them happy.
For over 75 years Ray Ban has been there when records were broken, conventions were challenged, rules of the game were rewritten and new ideas were born. With a natural connection to the rebellious soul whose ideas seem stupid at first by their radical nature, but were a whole lotta fun in the making! Do it first, for yourself…and maybe the rest of the world will follow.
Salty is one of the new breed of Byron folk. He designs both land & seaworthy shorts with some simple t-shirts & sweatshirts thrown in for good measure. A pretty simple fella, Salty loves making clothes for himself and the like-minded. He loves his music, especially Palma Violets, and enjoys putting his recently designed bottle openers to good use… responsibly of course! Returning for the third time at the Very Small Mall, drop by, pick up some new threads and say "ahoy"!
SPELL & THE GYSPY COLLECTIVE
Spell conjures lovely adornments of leather, turquoise, feathers, vintage silks, sterling silver and any gypsy treasures collected along the way. For the 60’s wild child girls and gypsy spirits, Spell is your treasure cave. Sisters and designers Elizabeth and Isabella draw their inspiration from like-minded muses such as Stevie Nicks, Kate Moss & Sienna Miller. Stack on Spell adornments, denim cut offs, a vintage rocker tee or maxi flower dress, add chunky boots and voila…you have a Spell girl!
Sportsgirl has all your fashion and beauty needs covered this year at Splendour. Pick up those must-have festival essentials, play with their range of beauty products and brace yourself for some über cool freebies! If it’s more a makeover you’re after pop into the Splendour Day Spa where you’ll find Sportsgirl’s ‘About Face’ team of pros offering glamorous Sportsgirl inspired makeovers, nail art and blow waves to get you looking your absolute best!
THE CAKE KIOSK
This cute-as-pie classic 1970’s caravan has been converted into a bakery kitchen to dish out homemade cakes, sweet and savory goodies, Genovese coffee and Nine Owls tea. Sure to satisfy all your sweet cravings and provide the caffeine hit you need to keep on shopping!
There is a first time for everything and for many people their first pair of Dr. Martens is a memorable moment, an opening statement of self-expression and creativity. For over 50 years Dr. Martens boots and shoes haven’t changed - the original styles are still simple, versatile, functional and understatedly stylish and cool.
Vans is the original action sports shoe, footwear and now clothing company that’s grounded in youth, values authenticity and encourages individual style. Check out the newest range of all-things Vans coming to you from our pop-up store in Splendour’s Very Small Mall.
Now you’re superstylin'…here’s what's happening at this year's Splendour Day Spa. ??
Back by popular demand and brighter than ever, the SPLENDOUR DAY SPA is your hair and beauty haven in the heart of the VERY SMALL MALL.
Whether you're camping, glamping, or tramping around the festival you might just need a little pampering… and at Splendour, the day spa is where all the pampering action is!
Proud sponsors of Splendour’s Day Spa, Sportsgirl’s team of pros will be offering a range of grooming services to keep you looking and feeling your absolute best, featuring luscious Sportsgirl products like 'Pout About it' lipsticks and 'Galactic Glam' eye-colours your pretty festival face will be complimented by a hair menu presented by Eleven that offers washing, blow drying and styling - you definitely won’t look like you’ve been living in a tent!
No make-over is complete without a flashy manicure at the nail bar, with Sportsgirl’s super fun and colourful Nail It range of nail polish and sprinkles! With such an amazing range of products and services, your festival beauty regime is sorted. But do be warned – beauty shouldn't be left to chance! Be sure to book an appointment in advance!
'PONCING IN THE GRASS' - INSTAGRAM COMP
While you’re planning your Splendour wardrobe, why not take a quick selfie of your best ensemble and enter our PONCING IN THE GRASS Instacomp! It’s easy and you can nab some awesome prizes. Here’s all you need to do.
1. Follow @splendourinthegrass on Instagram
2. Take a selfie of your best festival fashion look
3. Upload this amazingly cool selfie & tag it #verysmallmall #splendourstyle
PONCING IN THE GRASS will be judged by a very esteemed panel of fashion experts - Oracle Fox, Pip Edwards and Lilya.
You could be the winner of a $2000 grand prize pack of festival fashion goodness, or one of two runners up packs worth $500 each, delivered straight to your door!
PLAY ALONG WITH SAM
As if the lineup wasn't huge enough already, we can now let you know that we have one more headline act to announce. Boys and girls, Mums and Dads, please welcome Sam Moran to the Little Splendour stage!
With the Wiggles, Sam has toured the world 10 times over, including an unprecedented 18 sold-out shows at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. Some television episodes with the Wiggles are regularly screened to over 100 countries.
In 2006, when the former Yellow Wiggle was forced to leave the group for medical reasons, Sam was asked to take his place and quickly became a favourite amongst new young fans worldwide. For over 5 years he became the only Yellow Wiggle that an entire generation of fans came to know. As the Yellow Wiggle, Sam recorded over 10 albums & DVD releases in addition to two- television series; winning five Australian Recording Industry Awards (ARIAs) as well as being entered into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2011.
It has just been announced that Sam has been chosen to front his own kids’ TV show on Foxtel’s Nickelodeon Junior. “Play Along With Sam” features Sam as a Dr Doolittle-type character performing all of Sam’s own original songs.
Sam is looking forward to performing “Play Along with Sam” LIVE at Little Splendour to coincide with the “Play Along With Sam” album release.
WIN A DOUBLE PASS TO SPLENDOUR
THANKS TO AIR ASIA!
If you think you’ve got the finest singing fingers in all the land, head to facebook.com/AirAsiaAustralia and belt your favourite tune straight into your keyboard - you could win a duet pass to bust out your song at Splendour!
Wednesday 3 July 2013
In 2013 Splendour in the Grass is saying good-bye to wristbands of the past and hello to advanced radio frequency identification (RFID) tags. In an Australian first, Splendour will partner with technology pioneers Intellitix to transform the festival experience and launch a new era of festival accreditation in this country.
Standard wristbands will become a thing of the past as Splendour will adopt the latest in smart technology - wireless identification microchips.
Intellitix is the global leader in RFID for live events, and has developed the technology which provides fraud-proof, fast and secure access control systems, and a host of interactive possibilities for fans.
"Splendour In The Grass is thrilled to be partnering with Intellitix on their first roll-out of RFID technology in the Australian festival market. The intelligent system aligns with our philosophy of always aiming to provide new and enhanced experiences for our ticket holders", say Splendour Co-Producers Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco. "The newer, smarter Splendour wristbands will have some awesome social media integration capabilities."
These high-functioning devices embedded in all Splendour wristbands will provide a direct hook-up to social media, if the punter chooses to opt in.
RFID wristband technology enables festival goers to instantly check in via Facebook, share festival experiences by updating their Facebook status, post live music updates at custom-built Live Click Stations around the festival site.
As an extension to the RFID experience, Deezer will also be delivering a first to market opportunity for Australian festival goers. Deezer will be giving each registered RFID attendee the chance to relive their festival journey by delivering customised music content based around the artists they saw each day. These playlists will be delivered directly to the attendee in an email and will be determined by the stages they check-in to. This will be the first time an Australian festival and streaming music service have developed content based around the individual experience of each attendee. To opt-in, festival goers need to subscribe to Deezer for free or link their existing account during their RFID Registration to receive a tailored music profile.
Ticket holders can register at: rfidreg.splendourinthegrass.com
“Splendour In The Grass is renowned for its progressive and innovative approach to events and I’m thrilled that Intellitix will play a part in this next step forward,” says CEO Serge Grimaux. “For the fan, this means new ways to interact and have fun at festivals, concerts and events, as well as fast and secure entry into events.”
Intellitix has successfully activated 3.5 million RFID chips at some of the largest music festivals in the world including Coachella, Bonnaroo and Tomorrowland. The innovative technology looks to revolutionise the Australian live festival and music market.
RFID is a dramatic shift forward for the music festival world!
Tuesday 2 July 2013
This year the crowd gets started at the Smirnoff Cocktail Bar. Whether in the upstairs lounge or on the dance floor, you can enjoy the tastiest mix of party tunes and indulgent cocktails. So if you prefer front and centre or sit back and chill, the Smirnoff cocktail bar has the answer. #CrowdStarter
Destroy All Lines is a club night and touring company responsible for throwing some of the best weekly parties around. With clubs in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide, they fill venues with the best international and Australian punk/hardcore/metal bands and DJs.
DJ Lineup: Snitch DJs, Hot Damn DJs, Bang DJs, Jerry Blam vs DJ Norman, Teen Spirit DJs, Pilerats DJs.
Thousands of Saturday night partygoers head to Rats in the heart of Melbourne's CBD which features a huge range of local and international artists, bands and DJs. They’ll be sampling some of the acts they’ve had and love as well as their resident DJs and friends, putting them all together to deliver one of the greatest parties you’re going to have at Splendour this year.
DJ Lineup: New York Cats, Husla vs Bones, Bee Ampersand vs Maddie J, DZ Deathrays vs Bleeding Knees Club DJ Set, I Oh You vs Northeast Party House DJ Set, Streetparty vs Jem De La Crème, Just Like Honey, The Faders, Ra feat. Gold on Gold live, Bad News Toilet, Benson vs Mike Metro, Indian Summer DJs, Xaphoon Jones, Flight Facilities Decade DJ Set, Emoh Instead.
FRIENDS unite the kids who were raised on a passion for live music. The generation which bonded over Super Mario Brothers and a quick game of handball before class. The FRIENDS DJs mix the music from your childhood walkman with all the current music hits, guaranteeing a sweat soaked floor of people shouting lyrics like a communal war cry. THIS IS FRIENDS!
DJ Lineup: The Gattling Guns, Ronesworthy, Millions DJs, Gibbs, The Jungle Giants (Amplifire DJ Set), James Wright, Last Dinosaurs (Amplifire DJ Set), Falcona, YMDFM, Yung Franco DJs, No Hope DJs, Pony Club, Teen Girls, Benrama.
Swinging open the doors in 2000, LaLa Land has been providing late night kicks to Byron revellers who want more from their nightlife than a beer soaked pub crawl and a casserole of juke-box party hits.
DJ Lineup: Chris Bradley, Webber, Easy P & and Oh!, La La All Stars, Audun, James Fava, Andy Murphy, Light Year, Rob Pix, Byron House Mafia.
Tuesday 2 July 2013
The Red Bull Music Academy is a world-travelling series of music workshops, gigs and info sessions. It’s a platform for those who make a difference in today’s music landscape.
This year, the Academy celebrates its 15th birthday. As part of the local Aussie celebrations, Red Bull Music Academy will be curating its own stage, assembling an all-star cast of local and international artists to further your musical education.
Red Bull Music Academy will also be hosting a special Thursday night gig! The tunes kick off at the RBMA stage from 6pm so practice your dance moves before the first official beat drops! Featuring local artists Hand Games DJ Set, Bee Ampersand, Jamie Bennett, Julien Love and Gavin Boyd.
Click here to see who'll be performing on the Red Bull Music Academy stage.
MISS SAIGON KARAOKE
Nestled amongst the hustle and bustle of the Hawkers you'll find Splendour's newest bar Miss Saigon.
Presented by Air Asia, Miss Saigon is our own own little Karaoke bar full of eclectic Asian madness and karaoke good times. Head along to Miss Saigon, slaughter a perfectly good song and unleash the karaoke star within.
Mariachi, margaritas and healthy Mexican-style food? Chido!! Mexican Cantina is where you'll find the finest Mexican-influenced food and the hottest Latin beats, from a traditional Mariachi band to reggaeton and beyond! Faturing tunes and performances by Dwight 'Chocolate' Escobar, Tropicante Sound Sistema, Hector Patricio and the Fiesta Viva Mariachi Trio & DJ Spex and MC Hernan.
For the full rundown visit click here.
Thursday 27 June 2013
SPLENDOUR ARTS &
Sew & Tell presents SPLENDOUR IN THE CRAFT
Splendour In The Grass – a monumental music festival, a 660 acre art gallery and now, from 26 – 28 July, also set to become the centre of the craft universe! Art and craft, they go together like glue and glitter. Yes?
Each year since the event's inception Splendour has searched near and far to produce an Arts Program to engage, amuse, bemuse and always enhance the Splendour experience. This year is set to follow suit, with SPLENDOUR ARTS 2013 serving up a bumper program from Australian and international artists that includes performance, improvisation, street theatre, graffiti, living sculpture, installation, illustration, projection and... chocolate records.
SPLENDOUR ARTS programmer Craig Walsh said "This year Splendour's Arts program spans the spectrum, taking the audience from big and bold pieces like Bennett Millers Barnraiser to intimate and interactive work like Julia Drouhin's Disco Ghost where punters literally digest the music."
Never content to rest on their patch-worked laurels, in 2013 Splendour is taking things a step further, encouraging punters themselves to get creative at a new space, SPLENDOUR IN THE CRAFT.
From 11am to 6pm each day Splendour In The Craft will feature an awesome program of free workshops and activities to entice punters to get their craft on!
Spotlight, Australia's largest fabric and craft retailer is synonymous with all things crafty, so being a part of Splendour in the Craft was a natural fit! Each day Spotlight will be hosting the 'Spotlight Sessions', working with Splendour goers to Pimp Their Tent or make their own tote bags and featuring craft stars like Beci Orpin.
There'll also be some super awesome workshops and guest 'crafters' from Splendour lineups present and past at frankie magazine's Crafternoon Bandcamp sessions!
You'll be able to get your mending done at the Mend It Like Beckham stall, presented by Spotlight. There'll be treasure hunt trunks, frock swaps, magazine and project libraries, postcard tarot readings and more. And to keep you energized Southside Tea Room – the awesome Brisbane café run by Patience and John of The Grates - will be ready to craft you up all the tea and coffee you need!
Splendour In The Craft is proudly supported by:
Check the website for Splendour in the Craft program details as they develop and register your interest for workshops! Frock n roll!
Without further ado, Splendour In The Grass is proud to showcase the 2013 Arts Program.
Tent of Miracles - The People vs. The Tent of Miracles
We, The People, have been slapped with a charge of Gross Public Indecency and subpoenaed to appear before the High Supreme Court to plead our case. Who will face up to the charges and throw themselves at the mercy of the court in the case of The People vs. the Tent of Miracles. All rise for the Honorable Judge Mentle! The People vs. The Tent of Miracles is a confronting parody of the justice system in the space of an interactive festival playground… where anything goes!
Performance and installation artist, Andy Forbes, has performed and directed shows for Splendour in the Grass since 2002. Using improvised theatre, video, sculpture and music, Andy captures the spontaneity and alchemy that occurs between artist and audience. Raw comedy blends with satire to parody popular culture through circus, freak show arts and religious cults.
Tent of Miracles - The People vs. The Tent of Miracles
Barnraiser – Bennett Miller
Expect to encounter a community of a very productive, righteous people. For the duration of the festival this community will go about their own business, oblivious to those around them, demonstrating the virtues of plain living, creating a home for themselves within our new site, and raising a barn.
Artist Bennett Miller works across sculpture, installation and performance but for largescale outdoor festivals he develops 'living sculptures'. Barnraiser is such a work. Barnraiser was seeded out of the Splendid initiative, a program managed by Lismore Regional Gallery in collaboration with Splendour in the Grass. Funded by the Australia Council's Office of Young and Emerging Artists and supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW.
Create a plan B - Sam Songailo
Are you miserable in life, dead broke, in a less than ideal relationship, under stress, is your life full of chaos and clutter or do you see no way out? This artwork will change all that. You will pass through a tunnel on your way into Splendour where your current life will be wiped clean. Visualise your perfect life. You need to believe. Are you a believer?
Melbourne-based artist Sam Songailo's installation takes reference from science fiction, technology, album art, electronic music and video clips, and encourages the mindset of play through intervention.
Create a Plan B - Media Centre Cacsa 2010
Murri - Reko Rennie
Reko Rennie is an interdisciplinary artist who explores his Aboriginal identity through contemporary mediums. Rennie's art incorporates his association to the Kamilaroi people, using traditional geometric patterning that represents his community. Through his art, Rennie provokes discussion surrounding Indigenous culture and identity in contemporary urban environments.
Rennie's work has been shown across the globe. An Archibald Prize Finalist, he has had solo exhibitions at SCOPE Art Fair in New York, commissioned to create a 35-metre art-piece by the Washington DC Arts and Humanities and produced a two-year public artwork, Neon Natives as part of the 2011 Melbourne Laneway Commission.
Murri - Reko Rennie - Always Was Always Will Be
Bus shelters - Vans the Omega
Last year Splendour the Grass saw James Dodd paint three old-school bus shelters. This year, the bus shelters are set for another artistic transformation.
Graffiti artist Vans the Omega will be scratching, buffing and creating a new masterpiece for this year's festival audience. A representation of design over time, new artists each year will be adding and subtracting to the work from the years before. Accumulated iterations of graffiti!
Vans the Omega has been creating and painting letterforms for over two decades. Most of his influences have come from ancient scripts, architecture, engineering, nature and the idea of movement or balance. Recognised for his attention to detail and search for perfection within letter structure, Vans the Omega's technique will be in the Splendour spotlight this year.
Bus Shelters - Vans the Omega
Statements - Stefan Marx
Presented by Art Park Statements a collection of uniquely branded artwork and images by Stefan Marx will be projected onto Splendour's main Super-top tent. Visible at night and illuminated to the wee hours, the Big Top will become a canvas for Stefan's poignant black and white phrases and statements.
With a style described as a crossover between DIY culture and fine art, the Hamburg-based artist is deeply rooted in the skate scene with added inspiration from techno culture. Marx's slogans may seem comical at first, but ponder them longer and they reveal their full impact.
Disco ghost: Julia Drouhin
Presented by artist Julia Drouhin, Disco Ghost is an incantation in the memory of dead musicians with delicious chocolate records.
Strasbourg born Drouhin casts exact replica chocolate records, plays them until they wear out, breaks them up and offers them to listeners to eat. She invites the audience to play with food whilst listening to the voices of the dead... digesting their music, literally!
Julia has been presenting sound drifts, radiophonic creations, installations and performances across all continents since 2003.
Lollipop ladies: Roundabout Theatre
Roundabout Theatre presents Lollipop Ladies, a dynamic roving theatre show. With a unique style of visual comedy and playful absurdity the unfolding narratives of these skits entertain crowds of all ages. Think mischievous street theatre at its most impulsive!
Be led across randomly appearing zebra crossings, revolve around spontaneous roundabouts made of unsuspecting people, obey bizarre road signs (or suffer the consequences!) and make sure you don't step on the cracks! Issuing fines is a special pleasure for these ladies. Watch the comedy unfold with you in it ... crowd control at its most amusing!
TRIPLE J UNEARTHED WINNERS ANNOUNCED
A huge congrats to our triple j Unearthed national winners Baptism of Uzi who have just been given the once in a lifetime opportunity to join the Splendour in the Grass 2013 lineup and play the opening set on our Supertop main stage!! Also A massive congrats to our local winners Potato Potato, The Hated & Postblue!! We'll be seeing you guys real soon.
Friday 21 June 2013
NEW SITE, NEW YEAR, NEW GREEN INITIATIVES
Welcoming in a new year, with a new site, Splendour In The Grass is proud to unveil exciting new environmental initiatives! Splendour has often lead the way in the Australian music festival scene in adopting a strong emphasis on environmental awareness. Splendour is known for successfully undertaking innovative large-scale environmental procedures and green initiatives – and this year is no exception.
Greener Festival Award:
Proof positive of our great track record came last year when Splendour in the Grass was awarded the coveted Highly Commended Award from the international Greener Festival Awards guild.
Ben Challis, co-founder of A Greener Festival, said “This award embodies the spirit of sustainability that festivals all over the world aspire to achieve. However it is Splendour In The Grass that has gone above and beyond the commercial aspects of greening to produce a remarkable event with a true ecological awareness.”
This year the festival will set its sights higher, aiming to receive the Outstanding Award for 2013.
Here are some of the brand spanking new initiatives we have in store for 2013...
Food Waste Capture:
Splendour is constantly reflecting on how to develop programs to limit waste and increase the capacity to recycle. This year we’ve done just that!
Splendour will be collecting a back-of-house organic food waste stream from our food vendors and providing it to a local farmer as stock feed. Lucky stock! By doing this we are significantly reducing the amount of general waste that ends up in landfill.
In recognition of our wondrous new site located in one of the most naturally beautiful environments on the east coast of Australia, Splendour has developed a bush regeneration initiative in conjunction with local ecological experts which aims to encourage campers to participate in a tree planting activity.
Two separate native habitats located in the campground could benefit from a bit of bush regeneration to bridge the gap between the two forested areas. Festival campers keen to contribute to their beautiful surrounds can assist with planting the native bush blocks to ensure the green future of the festival. Those who volunteer will be armed with a truckload of native seedlings ready for planting. Stay tuned for details on how you can get involved in this great activity which in the decades to come will allow you to point to the trees you planted way back in 2013.
Other environmental initiatives that will make their return to Splendour in 2013 include…
In a festival first, Splendour will be collecting survey data from festival-goers that will provide insight into the Carbon Offset Program. So, if you come across one of our researchers - please make them feel loved and participate in a short survey!
A leader in the Australian music event industry when it comes to tackling carbon emissions, Splendour has developed innovative programs to deal with carbon emissions generated from both the production of the festival as well as emissions created by punters travelling to and from the event.
Splendour currently offsets 100% of all production related emissions that cannot be avoided or reduced. Splendour was also the first in Australia to offer a carbon offset ticket, which over the past five years alone has offset over 4,000 tonnes of carbon and resulted in over $100,000 being invested in renewable wind energy generation and forest protection initiatives.
The amount of carbon offset is roughly equivalent to taking 1,000 cars off our roads for a year. Nice work!
Partnering with Climate Friendly, Splendour offered patrons the opportunity to purchase a Carbon Offset Ticket that would offset the equivalent emissions of a 450km road trip based on an average sedan vehicle.
Traffic and carbon reduction:
As a way to reduce vehicles on local roads and inside the venue, anyone driving into North Byron Parklands for Splendour in the Grass must first pre-purchase a Vehicle Pass. These are for sale via moshtix.com.au . As a way of encouraging car-pooling, vehicles with a certain number of passengers can get a full refund on the cost of their parking pass. For vehicles entering the campground, have 3 or more ticket-holding campers in your vehicle and you can get your money back at the festival. For those using the venue carpark, arrive with 4 or more occupants and you get a refund on your Day Parking Pass cost. More details on the Splendour Website.
Splendour promotes car-pooling through both Jayride and Northern Rivers Carpool.
Back for the third year running, the Green Chiefs will be louder than ever! These out and proud Environmental Science students are hard to miss. Dressed in crazy costumes of their own choosing, they walk amongst the Splendour campsites showing punters how to recycle effectively and reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill from their campsites. Together with our festival accommodation partner Tepee Life, the Green Chiefs will live and operate across the camping grounds.
Father John Misty with Green Chiefs at Splendour 2012 (image courtesty of Channel [V])
The Green Team work on the front lines of waste reduction. These volunteers are tireless in pursuit of their mission to collect disposed items suitable for recycling. Donning high visibility vests, Splendour caps and armed with litter pickers, these guys and girls ensure that our awesome Splendour event area remains in tip top condition. Help them out by either doing the right thing or letting them past to collect recyclables nestling near your feet.
Our incredibly informative and hugely loveable Eco Cops are infamous to Splendour and will be patrolling inside the event area daily. These Environmental Science undergraduates hail from University of Queensland and Southern Cross and Griffith Universities. Big personalities with a wealth of information on all things environmental, these guys will be walking the grounds with a burning desire to chat to anyone who’s up for a low-down on the many environmental programs we have on offer this year.
Further information on all of Splendour’s environmental initiatives can be found on theSplendour Website.
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SURFER BLOOD, PALMA VIOLETS, DEAP VALLY & EVERYTHING EVERYTHING ANNOUNCE SPLENDOUR SIDESHOW SUPPORTS
ANNOUNCE SUPPORTS: JEREMY NEALE, PALMS & THE HARLOTS
After recently wrapping up a huge US tour supporting Foals, Florida rockers Surfer Blood are prepping for their jaunt downunder. For both shows, Brisbane's Jeremy Neale will be bringing his smooth 60's sensibilities to the stage. Local two-piece Palms, whose debut album is slated for release this September, will also be appearing in Sydney. Expect some new material. In Melbourne, sextet The Harlots will be armed to the teeth to kick off proceedings. Surfer Blood's second album Pythons is out now through Warner Music Australia.
ANNOUNCE SUPPORTS: BLEEDING KNEES CLUB & TEENAGE MOTHERS
Palma Violets' sideshows just got a whole lot hotter; the kings of NME will now be joined by Gold Coast no-fuss, all-party duo Bleeding Knees Club. With debut album Nothing To Do and new single Feel in tow, Bleeding Knees Club will bringing some serious surf punk to the stage in Sydney and Melbourne. Also joining the East Coast run will be Melbourne trouble makers Teenage Mothers. Known for not giving a fuck, their dark punk tracks tackle dead-end jobs, social injustice and kicking against the pricks. Palma Violets aren't the first international band to ask them on the road, with The Kills and M83 already requesting their company in previous tours. Until they kicked them off, that is.
ANNOUNCE SUPPORTS: THE DELTA RIGGS
Hot from the stages of Bonnaroo - their performance provoking audience nudity and taking out the #6 spot in SPIN's Bonnaroo 2013: The 10 Best Things We Saw on Thursday - Deap Vally are now on their way to Glastonbury before they head to Australia. Joining them for both of their Splendour sideshows will be frenetic, energetic, Melbourne five piece The Delta Riggs...their particular brand of rock a perfect match for Deap Vally's lady power. Prepare to sweat! Deap Vally's new album Sistrionix is out 28 June through Universal Music Australia. NME gives it 8/10
ANNOUNCE SUPPORTS: CLUBFEET & VYDAMO
Currently in the midst of a massive run of festival dates across the northern hemisphere, including recent performances at The Great Escape and Field Day, and forthcoming spots at Glastonbury and T In The Park, Everything Everything will be well and truly warmed up when they hit Australian stages this July. They'll be joined in Sydney and Melbourne by CLUBFEET, who recently released Cape Town, the third single from their critically acclaimed sophomore album Heirs & Graces. Sydneysiders will also be treated to a set by Vydamo, the solo project of Art vs Science's Jim Finn.
For more Official Sideshow info visit secret-sounds.com.au
Friday 14 June 2013
Friday 14 June 2013
THE GLOBAL VILLAGE 2013
The Global Village is set to deliver Splendour patrons an eclectic mix of Australia’s leading conscious artists, circus performers & workshop facilitators to inspire and enrich your weekend. We are super excited to be creating on Minjungbal Country, within the greater Bundjalung Nation, and are planning to open for the early birds on Thursday 25th July for a night of ceremony & celebration, followed by a weekend loaded with peace, love & mung beans!
Join us at the GLOBAL STAGE for morning Yoga, afternoon Chanting Meditation or a Shamanic Journey over dinner! Play with our resident Circus Performers between 10-2 each day & learn to hoop, juggle & spin. Nurture your body in the HEALING ELEMENT with some of amazing Massage gurus, Naturopaths & Tarot Readers. Sip some Chai at the HOLY COW CHAI TENT, grab a super food juice elixir at the PEDAL POWER JUICE BAR, sit and share stories with our local Minjungbal Elders and dance under the stars during the midnight FIRE SHOW!
We are honoured to welcome our GLOBAL VILLAGE 2013 co-creators:
BEN LEE, LUKA LESSON, OKA, APPLEONIA, THE GYUTO MONKS OF TIBET, RAPSKALLION, GREG SHEEHAN, SIMON BORG-OLIVIER, TOMMY FRANKLIN, GWYN WILLIAMS, ATHOL COMPTON & THE MINJUNGBAL DANCERS, MISS FRIBY’S BURLESQUE DANCERS, THE BOLLYWOOD SISTERS, LEYOLA ANTARA, MANCHOIR, SONIC TEMPLE, 4SAULTS CIRCUS, CINDERS ASHES FIRE TROUPE, SACRED CIRCUS, JOSHEE MANNIX SLACKLINE, MEL DOBRA, THE ELECTRIC GARDEN DJ’S, DJ CHRIS DECCKER, FIERCE LIGHT FILM SCREENING & MANY MORE SURPRISES YET TO BE REVEALED
Many of these artists are specifically engaged in the merging of healing, global awareness and personal evolution with their creative art form. We find ourselves on this precious planet Earth at a critical time, both environmentally and culturally. Each of these performers and presenters, in their own way, offer keys for healing and transformation. Using one of our greatest human gifts, the ability to co-create, as a vehicle for sharing their message; whether it is deeply personal, sublimely divine, directly confronting or subversively unifying! The Global Village is a reflection of what is possible when each of us shares our unique gifts and strives to reach our full potential, in an environment that is welcoming and honouring of us all!
LITTLE SPLENDOUR... A FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN
Exciting for children….relaxing for parents…..a place which has been described as a “magical oasis” for families There is an entire field allocated to our little festival goers. This mini festival is in a fully fenced and secured area designed exclusively for parents and little people to relax, play and unleash their creative spirit. In the daytime, Little Splendour provides an art/craft tent and workshops, a large sandpit with toys and cars, clown school with clowning workshops, facepainting, a dressup area, volley ball, table tennis, foosball, a jumping castle, a stage with dance and drumming workshops, fire shows, street performers, storytellers, and musicians to amuse and entertain, character visits from fairies, pirates and princesses, there are quiet areas to unwind and an active zone to challenge the sportiest of children.
VEHICLE ENTRY & BUS PASSES ON SALE
Not driving to Splendour? We have organised a network of Buses to service the towns surrounding North Byron Parklands to get you to and from the festival safely! Tickets for buses are on sale now via moshtix.com.au and will be available until July 21. See all the info here.
Wednesday 5 June 2013
THE TIPI FOREST AT SPLENDOUR 2013
Seek the heart of the festival for a truly liberating experience. Immersed in creativity, the TIPI FOREST is your place to explore alternative sounds, astonishing performance and an array of evocative and interactive art works. Featuring exciting and innovative Producers and DJs sourced from the exhilarating club, outdoor event, underground gathering and alternative festival scene of Northern NSW to SE QLD and beyond - dance to music that highlights the incredible range of styles and beats present in Australia's wild Electronic Dance Music movement.
Make the journey to find the Tipi Forest and escape into a world of freedom and fantasy. Transform yourself with a daily dance to the following extraordinary acts (A-Z):
BEATDUSTA, BLOKE-O ONO, BLUNT INSTRUMENT, DAKINI, DISCROW, EMMY LOU, JOHNY LOVE, LEXO PERPLEXO, LUKE PYSWALKER, LYDIA, MIDIUM, MISS MOON, MODULE EIGHT, PAUL ABAD, REFORM, RUFFY, SAMMY K, SCHWARR, SHORT CIRCUIT, SLINKY, SOUNDWAVE, STOMPBOX, STRANGE PLANET, TAYA, TRANCEDUCER, UNSEEN DIMENSIONS & ZIV-K.
The Tipis are an amazing warm sanctuary to meet your friends or make new ones; the bare earth dance floor is the perfect place to dance like no one is watching. Let yourself go, take part and participate.
This year, if you’re an onsite camper, or if you travel in on a Shuttle Bus, you can funk in and discover the Tipi Forest on Thursday night - before sharing the groove, under the sun or under the stars from Friday to Sunday at Splendour in the Grass 2013. The Tipi Forest is your home away from everything, the ultimate festival destination.
TRIPLE J UNEARTHED LAUNCH SPLENDOUR COMP
triple j Unearthed are giving one unsigned artist the chance to play on the mainstage of the sold-out Splendour in the Grass festival in July. The winning band can be from anywhere around the country, and will be flown to Byron Bay by triple j to open up the festival on Friday, July 26.
Three unsigned bands from the local area will also be invited to perform, appearing on the bill alongside the likes of Mumford and Sons, The National and Frank Ocean. Last year's unearthed winners were Melbourne rockers KINGSWOOD, who told triple j that opening up the festival was a career-shaping opportunity:
"We've pretty much been non-stop ever since," said the band's singer, Fergus Linnacre. "We got a lot of people's attention through that set, and we've been lucky enough to keep going and have a great year. Now we're heading into the studio in Nashville to record an album - hopefully you'll be able to hear the first single in September."
OFFICIAL SPLENDOUR SIDESHOWS UPDATE
A word from our wise friends at Secret Sounds.... JAKE BUGG & DAUGHTER Melbourne shows sold out in a flash, Sydney shows aren't far behind, get in quick so you don't miss out. We're super excited to announce DUNE RATS as support for FIDLAR plus LITTLE GREEN CARS will be joining DAUGHTER for shows across the country. We've announced sneaky sideshows for power rock divas DEAP VALLY as well as adding a second JAMES BLAKE show in Perth.
Other hot tickets are PALMA VIOLETS, EVERYTHING EVERYTHING and SURFER BLOOD!
SPLENDOUR 2013 BLOG
With so many amazing acts on the Splendour 2013 bill, we thought we'd once again make it easier for you to get to know some of them a little more intimately. Keep your eyes on the SPLENDOUR BLOG as we bring you weekly 'IN THE GRASS WITH...' Feature Artists as well as other tasty morsels of band related happenings. You'll also be able to listen to some of their tunes, streamed via DEEZER.
Monday 6 May 2013
COUNTRY CLUB TICKETS SOLD OUT
Yes that’s correct, all tickets for Splendour’s new and very awesome premium festival experience the Country Club, sold out over the weekend.
Our three-day, one-day and camping tickets sold out in under an hour when they went on sale to the public last Thursday. With the Country Club tickets now also gone, ALL tickets for Splendour in the Grass 2013 have now completely SOLD OUT.
SECRET SOUNDS SIDESHOWS
We do have some good news for those who missed out. Secret Sounds have announced the first lot of Official Sideshows this morning. JAMES BLAKE, HAIM, MS MR, EVERYTHING EVERYTHING, JAKE BUGG, FIDLAR, DAUGHTER, PALMA VIOLETS, SURFER BLOOD, LAURA MARLING, will all be performing other shows around the country. Visit the Secret Sounds websitefor all the details and sign up to their mailing list to access exclusive pre-sales.
BERNARD FANNING TOUR
Bernard Fanning will also be doing a run of shows surrounding Splendour. Hitting 18 shows, across metro and regional areas in every Australian state, The Departures Tour provides fans from Cairns to Canberra the first opportunity to hear the forthcoming album Departures live. First taste of the album ‘Battleships’ has already been embraced across the nation, with the likes of triple j, Triple M, Nova 1069 and B105 pushing it straight onto rotation last week. Tickets are on sale this Friday, 10th May at Midday. Go to www.bernardfanning.com for more details.
TICKET RESALE FACILITY
Still have your heart set on attending Splendour in the Grass 2013? There is hope! You can try your luck in this year's RESALE facility, which will kick off via www.moshtix.com.au on June 5. This is the only place where you can purchase legitimate tickets for Splendour in the Grass 2013!
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 ticketholder to change the name and date on a ticket and transfer it to another person.
Gumtree has been cooperating with Splendour by removing Splendour ticket listings as they appear. To date there have been no Splendour tickets offered for sale on eBay.
Splendour in the Grass issued a warning to the public via the event Facebook page over the weekend. You can read it in full here.
FLYING TO BYRON BAY FOR SPLENDOUR
Ballina Byron Gateway Airport is the closest airport to Byron Bay and offers up to 52 flights per week direct from Sydney, Melbourne and Newcastle on Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Rex. There are frequent shuttle buses to meet most flights, car rentals, taxis, limousines, free wi-fi and all day café. Visit www.ballinabyronairport.com.au for more information and find them on Facebook.
SPIN OFF FESTIVAL
Spin Off Festival is back for 2013, bringing the best bands on the Splendour in the Grass bill to Adelaide for one kick ass party at Thebarton Theatre on Friday August 2. Debuting in 2012 with the likes of Lana Del Rey, Kimbra and Band Of Skulls on the line-up, the festival gods have smiled upon us once again with a fantastic pool of acts to choose from. The hardest part was only having a handful of slots to fill! In the end we were stoked to snare Of Monsters and Men for headlining duties, ably supported by Passion Pit, Snakadaktal, Chet Faker, FIDLAR, The Jungle Giants and Dune Rats. Tickets on sale Friday May 10 through venuetix.com.au .
Saturday 4 May 2013
Splendour In the Grass has noticed tickets for sale on online auction sites, predominantly Gumtree.
DO NOT BUY THESE TICKETS!! They CANNOT be transferred into your name by the seller.
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 ticketholder to change the name and date on a ticket and transfer it to another person.
Because it is apparent that many people intended to abuse any Reissue (aka ticket transfer) option we may have provided this year, we have decided NOT TO OFFER SUCH A REISSUE FACILITY for 2013. We introduced this facility in 2011 (alongside the existing Resale facility) and repeated it last year as a way of providing flexibility to patrons who could no longer attend but who had a person known to them to whom they could transfer their ticket.
This unfortunately opened a window for scalpers to on-sell a number of 2012 Splendour tickets at a premium. While we have always been anti-scalping, we felt that this downside was outweighed by providing a service to those who legitimately wanted to transfer their ticket to someone else. Unfortunately now it appears that the number of people intending to use this option to scalp tickets has increased to the point where it outweighs the positives provided to our patrons.
Splendour in the Grass wants you to pay the correct, advertised price for your ticket/s and not be exploited by those looking to capitalise on fans of the festival who may have missed out on getting a ticket.
Removing the reissue facility removes the opportunity for scalping.
It also stops the growing number of fraudsters offering non-existent “tickets” for sale which last year were bought by unsuspecting victims who never saw the ticket or their money ever again. We advised those caught out this way to contact Police. As the tickets were not bought through the official Moshtix system (as advised by Splendour), there was nothing else we could do to help them.
While we will NOT be providing a service whereby tickets can be transferred from one person to another, we will be offering the RESALE facility where unwanted tickets can be placed in a pool of tickets for resale to another party unknown to the original ticketholder. This ensures that those wanting to buy a ticket pay the correct, advertised price.
Please note this is not a direct refund system for unwanted tickets. The original holder of the ticket gets their money (less fees) back only when a third party purchases their ticket.
The RESALE facility will kick off via www.moshtix.com.au on June 5. More details soon.
Remember! You can only purchase legitimate Splendour tickets via our official ticketing provider, Moshtix. Do not buy tickets from unauthorised sellers.
Both Splendour in the Grass and Moshtix have written to Gumtree instructing them to remove any Splendour tickets. It is worth noting that there are no Splendour in the Grass tickets on eBay. They at least appear to have done their homework.
Splendour In the Grass Organisers.
Thursday 2 May 2013
As you may have heard, all 3 day, single day and camping tickets to the 2013 SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS festival have completely sold out.
However, there's still a smattering of COUNTRY CLUB tickets remaining at moshtix.com.au, although we expect these to sell out in the next day or so. The Country Club ticket gets you into the show each day and also includes the option to either camp in a dedicated camping area with your fellow Country Clubbers or alternatively, if you're staying off-site, gets you a handy parking spot near the festival entrance. But wait! There's more...
Exclusive entry to the Country Club Bar which will be located beside the Supertop in an elevated position with a view to the stage and accessible only to Country Clubbers. Your own bar with its own toilets! Wacko the diddle-o!! There's also free phone charging, some complimentary merch, cloakroom vouchers and even a Concierge to communicate with you before, during and after the festival. This ticket may cost more, but we think the list of inclusions makes it pretty darn good value. More info here.
While the system laboured a little today under the huge demand for tickets, even with our increased capacity this year all single and three days tickets and camping tickets sold out in under an hour.
Event Producers, Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco said "What a perfect start for Splendour at our new home, North Byron Parklands! Our housewarming party is going to be awesome. Please don't bring a pot plant!"
Splendour would like to thank Moshtix for all their efforts this morning.
Now for a bit of a heads-up on some sideshows!
Secret Sounds will be releasing sideshow details on Monday for the following artists:
Shows from other artists will be released when they become available.
Thursday 2 May 2013
It's that time of year again!Tickets to SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2013 will be going on sale tomorrow, THURSDAY 2 MAYat 9amAEST, through moshtix either online at moshtix.com.au or by phone on 1300 438 849 . Here's some info about the process to help you prepare.
When tickets go on sale tomorrow at 9am AEST, please remember it is likely that there will be a large number of people attempting to access the moshtix website or call centre. That may mean that not everyone who logs on or calls to buy tickets will get through straight away. Please be patient and follow the instructions and hopefully you'll get to join us at SPLENDOUR 2013.
Once again in partnership with Climate Friendly, Splendour is offering enviro-savvy punters the opportunity to purchase aCARBON OFFSET TICKET ADD-ON .This long-standing environmental program allows people to offset some or all of their travel carbon emissions. Your $3.00(inc GST) payment will be invested by Climate Friendly in renewable energy generation and forest protection projects. As a result your travel emission (up to 450km) will be offset through this investment. Thank you for caring for our climate!
TICKET PRICE INFORMATION
3 DAY TICKET - $350* + $9 booking fee
(Gains entry to event site on Thursday night as well as Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
SINGLE DAY TICKET - $140* + $7 booking fee
ONSITE CAMPING TICKET- $99 + $6 booking fee
COUNTRY CLUB TICKET - $699 + $13 booking fees
*you have the option to offset your carbon emissions for $3 per ticket
Tickets on sale 9am AEST, Thursday 2 May through moshtix or phone 1300 GET TIX (438 849).
*Don't forget camping tickets can cover up to 5 nights at North Byron Parklands (from Wednesday 24 to Monday 29 July), although you'll need to make yourself aware of vehicle entry arrangements so you can arrive on the day of your choice. Car passes are on sale via Moshtix from June 12.
PREPARING TO BUY TICKETS
You will be required to enter the FIRST & LAST NAME + DATE OF BIRTH OF EVERY PERSON YOU ARE BUYING TICKETS FOR, so ensure you have this information ready before you try tobuy tickets, and that your friends name'sspelling and dates of birth are correct.
If you already have a moshtix account (moshfile), use your existing log in details. If you do not have a moshtix account you can create one now by going to the moshtix sign-in page. You can also create your moshtix account during the ticket purchase transaction but it is recommended that you have a moshtix account setup beforehand to speed up your purchase process.
If you have an account but are unsure of your password go to the moshtix sign-in page and enter your email address into the email address field, then click the 'Forgotten your password' link underneath the password field. Your password will be resent to your registered email address.
If you have any technical difficulties, don't panic. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org containing your contact details and as much information as possible about your enquiry. Moshtix will endeavour to answer all enquiries within72 hours.
If you want to do Splendour in a bit of style and comfort, we have a couple of options for you to consider.
We've had a lot of interest in the COUNTRY CLUB TICKETS, which you can learn more about here.A common question is whether the Country Club ticket includes camping. Yes, it does. If you want to camp on-site in the Country Club camping area, then you can do that without needing to also buy a Camping Ticket. If, on the other hand, you're planning to stay off-site,then we can provide you with reserved parking close to the festival entry. Those of you who choose to camp with us will be located in your own Country Club camping area close to the entertainment area.
All Country Clubbers will gain access to the exclusive Country Club Bar, located beside the Supertop in an elevated position with views to the stage. There'll be free phone charging, complimentary cloakroom vouchers, t-shirt, program, poster plus the club's own toilets. A Country Club Concierge will also be provided to communicate with you before, during and after the event to make sure you can make the most of your time with us.
CONTIKI SPLENDOUR PACKAGES NOW ON SALE
Book your Contiki Splendour package now before the rest of the world gets access to tickets. With Contiki's Splendour package you'll getdriven to the event, have a personal Tour Manager (just like the musos!), your tents will be all sorted or you'll be in a sweet hostel, you'll get daily rides in and out of Byron, plus breakfast. Yep, you heard it right - head to contiki.com/splendour to book your trip today, before Splendour tickets go on sale on Thursday.
Wednesday 24 April 2013
Wednesday 24 April 2013
There were rumours. There was speculation. There were leaks... Time’s up!
We’ve been itchin’ to let this loose so… hey ho let’s go!
This year SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS finally moves to its idyllic, permanent home at North Byron Parklands. Picture wide green meadows, flower covered dams, trees, trees and more trees. From July 26 – 28 this eden will be transformed into a nirvana for music and arts enthusiasts.
“It has been a long road but it’s been so worth it! We’re finally presenting Splendour at its permanent home at North Byron Parklands. The site is currently being prepared for our ‘housewarming’ and we are super excited to show off our new digs!” said co-producers Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco.
Over three monumental days, punters can random shuffle their feet between 80+ of the hottest acts on offer today, from global tastemakers to the “ones to watch” to festival favourites as you’ve never seen them before, to seasoned internationals and truly iconic Australian acts.
SPLENDOUR 2013 will include all of the event’s popular festival features plus some super new additions!
No Splendour experience is complete without a few lost hours in the TIPI FOREST, the quintessential Byron experience. Also channeling the essence of “The Bay”, GLOBAL VILLAGE is back with all the performances, workshops, market stalls and global food fair that everyone loves. Factor them both in!
One of Splendour’s most popular daytime spaces, the SPLENDOUR FORUM will once again discuss both the heavy and featherweight issues, and philosophical questions with a good deal of entertaining random banter thrown in!
Think you might be looking a bit June 2013? You’ll want to check out the VERY SMALL MALL and while you’re at it you might want to book a treatment at the SPLENDOUR DAY SPA to be looking your splendiferous best when you meet your mates at the SMIRNOFF COCKTAIL BAR where you’ll find a different club each night.
Keep your eyes peeled for the SPLENDOUR ARTS series of dynamic and interactive artworks including the so bad it’s good TENT OF MIRACLES. Look up, look down, look all around for artists and their work as it emerges across the site throughout the weekend.
SPLENDOUR IN THE CRAFT. “Finally!” we hear you say. Yep, we thought so too. You can expect a bunch of crafternoon workshops like Upcycle Your Merch and Pimp Your Tent. There’ll be lunchtime Crafty Sessions with talks by some awesome crafters. We’ll also have some of our more crafty musicians dropping by. Plus there’ll be treasure hunt trunks, markets and more. So much goodness!
MISS SAIGON KARAOKE. We all know how this goes! It had to happen. Way overdue!
THE RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY is a world-travelling series of music workshops, gigs and info sessions. It’s a platform for those who make a difference in today’s music landscape. This year, the Academy celebrates its 15th birthday, with New York as the host city. As part of the local Aussie celebrations, Red Bull Music Academy will be curating its own stage, assembling an all-star cast of local and international artists to further your musical education. Stay tuned for the announcement of artists that will be performing on the Academy stage!
Then there’s the COUNTRY CLUB BAR! With a view overlooking the Supertop stage, exclusive entry to this bar is just one of the many perks of The Country Club ticket. Yeah we know that lots of festivals have premium tickets but this one is so much better! You also get a super special camping spot with exclusive loos (and we all know how important that is!), complimentary cloakroom, showers, phone charging, bus travel and a bunch of other stuff including the Country Club Concierge to help you plan the perfect Splendour weekend!
Plus there’s LITTLE SPLENDOUR (kids club), SING FOR YOUR SUPPER (busker’s stage), MARKETS and a whole new world of CULINARY DELIGHTS that we’ll be telling you more about soon.
Splendour’s beautiful new venue has loads of space for camping onsite. With flat open fields to set up your very own festival crib and up to 5 nights available, it’s an easy and super affordable way to experience Splendour. The Splendour campground will be accepting early entry from Wednesday 24 July. You’ll find more information about camping at splendourinthegrass.com.
Splendour has long been at the forefront in developing new and effective ways to lighten event specific carbon footprints. Our army of committed enviro-savvy punters has offset thousands of tonnes of carbon via carbon-offset tickets and on site recycling programs. Watch this space for info about how you can help to keep SPLENDOUR green!
Okay! Time to get to the heart of it all. SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS is joyous as hell to deliver you this news. Here are the artists who will grace the Supertop, Mix Up Stage and GW McLennan Tent this July….
MUMFORD & SONS (only Australian show), THE NATIONAL (only Australian show), OF MONSTERS & MEN, EMPIRE OF THE SUN, BERNARD FANNING, THE PRESETS, TV ON THE RADIO (only Australian show), KLAXONS, FLUME, BABYSHAMBLES, PASSION PIT, BIRDS OF TOKYO, JAMES BLAKE, ARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI, LAURA MARLING, MATT CORBY, DRAPHT , MYSTERY BAND, FLIGHT FACILITIES, POLYPHONIC SPREE (performing Rocky Horror Picture Show), BOY & BEAR, FAT FREDDY'S DROP, COLD WAR KIDS, THE RUBENS, SARAH BLASKO, DARWIN DEEZ, YOU AM I (performing Sound As Ever & Hi-Fi Way), HERMITUDE, HAIM, AIRBOURNE, THE DRONES, MS MR, GURRUMUL, EVERYTHING EVERYTHING, CLAIRY BROWNE & THE BANGIN' RACKETTES, CLOUD CONTROL, PORTUGAL. THE MAN, DAUGHTER, SOMETHING FOR KATE, WAVVES, CHET FAKER, SNAKADAKTAL, ROBERT DELONG, UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA, WHITLEY, FIDLAR, JAKE BUGG, THE BAMBOOS, SURFER BLOOD, DEAP VALLY, PALMA VIOLETS, ALPINE, LITTLE GREEN CARS, VANCE JOY, JAGWAR MA, VILLAGERS, VIOLENT SOHO, DUNE RATS, PVT, THE JUNGLE GIANTS, CUB SCOUTS, ART OF SLEEPING, THE GROWL, TWINSY, THE CHEMIST, SONGS, MITZI and TRIPLE J UNEARTHED WINNERS.
PLUS DJ'S – ALISON WONDERLAND, YOLANDA BE COOL, WHAT SO NOT, XAPHOON JONES, D-CUP, OTOLOGIC, PEKING DUK, TYLER TOUCHE and BAD EZZY.
TICKETS ON SALE
9am sharp AEST on Thursday 2 May through moshtix or phone 1300 GET TIX (438 849).
SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2013 TICKET PRICES
3 Day Tickets - $350* + $9 booking fee
Gains entry to the event site on Thursday night as well as Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Single Day Tickets - $140* + $7 booking fee
Onsite Camping Tickets - $99 + $6 booking fee
Country Club Ticket - $699 + $13 booking fees
*you have the option to offset your carbon emissions for $3 per ticket
We want to make sure that we avoid heavy traffic congestion when arriving and departing Splendour 2013 and we have spent an enormous amount of time working on initiatives that will simultaneously ease traffic on local roads around the venue area, whilst also creating a greener event. In an effort to radically reduce traffic congestion, we will be implementing a car pass system that will encourage carpooling. This is a system that has been successfully deployed in the past. Vehicle Entry Passes will be required for all vehicles entering the site. Stay tuned for more info on how you can get your hands on one.
Regular shuttles will run between surrounding areas and North Byron Parklands, including Byron Bay, Brunswick Heads, Ocean Shores, South Golden Beach, North Ocean Shores, New Brighton, Mullumbimby, Ballina, Lennox Head, Bangalow, Tweed Heads and Coolangatta.
Shuttle tickets will be available in advance from Moshtix from June 12.
More details coming to splendourinthegrass.com soon!
Watch this space for more event information in coming weeks!
Proudly supported by triple j and Channel V and in partnership with Climate Friendly.
SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2013
Friday 26 July, Saturday 27 July and Sunday 28 July
North Byron Parklands
Tweed Valley Way, Wooyung in the Byron shire. Only 15 minutes north of Byron Bay.
Wednesday 13 March 2013
Bee-lieve it people! In 2013 Splendour In The Grass will finally move to its long planned permanent home at North Byron Parklands and we’re ready to throw one massive housewarming party!
Splendour In The Grass 2013 will take place on Friday 26, Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July.
660 acres of rolling green hills, beautiful native bush and water lily covered dams, North Byron Parklands is just 20 minutes north of Byron Bay.
“It has been a long journey to get to this point. Seven years after we first found this idyllic piece of land, we’re so excited to finally move Splendour to its permanent home at North Byron Parklands.” said co-producers Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco.
The site is currently a hive of activity preparing the venue for Splendour’s next chapter that will include some new areas to explore and lots of space for camping.
“Onsite camping has always been a high priority for us. It creates a real sense of community at the show.” they said.
Stay tuned for the 2013 lineup! And for all those keen to find out about this year's Splendour Members program, sit tight, we'll be sending details out in the coming days.
Wednesday 13 March 2013