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Survey competition winners have been drawn

Thursday 18 December 2014

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

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

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

*Winners have been notified.

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

We hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

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

Tuesday 9 December 2014

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

Namaste Splendid people,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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TELSTRA BUMPS UP CONNECTIVITY AT NORTH BYRON PARKLANDS

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

SECRET SOUNDS TOURING NEWS

LONDON GRAMMAR
LONDON GRAMMER

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

BEN HOWARD
BEN HOWARD

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

JUNGLE
JUNGLE

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

THE 1975 & CIRCA WAVES
THE 1975

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

BAND OF SKULLS
BAND OF SKULLS

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

ÁSGIER
ASGIER

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

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

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

Much Love,

Team Splendour x

SPLENDOUR PROGRAM - TIP IN WINNERS!

Monday 4 August 2014

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

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

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

(*Winners have already been individually contacted)

Well done all!

BEST SPLENDOUR EVER! 2014 WRAP UP.

Friday 1 August 2014

BEST SPLENDOUR EVER? HELL YES!

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

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

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

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

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TRIPLE J'S SPLENDOUR 2014 HIGHLIGHTS

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

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HANDY HINTS FOR SPLENDOUR 2014!

Tuesday 22 July 2014

THE WEATHER

Mother nature has been kind this year, and North Byron Parklands is looking picture perfect. The forecast is for some possible showers over the weekend, but nothing significant. The days are set for medium to lightweight fabrics, with winter knits and jackets required for the evenings and early risers.

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 in the Tipi Forest, Global Village, Smirnoff Cocktail Bar, Red Bull Music Academy and Mad Mex Fiesta.

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 Main Entry gates. 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.

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 Keys Please Kiosk near the Main Entry gates. 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:

  • Valid Australian Drivers License (i.e. not expired)
  • Government Issued Proof of Age Card
  • Passport
  • 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 area or day carparks.
  • The campground, RV World and Campers Carpark 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.

NO FIRES

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).

CAR PASSES

An appropriate Car Pass is required for all private vehicles entering and parking at North Byron Parklands. You will need to pre-purchase the appropriate car pass, and you can now pre-purchase a car pass up until midnight the day before the entry day of the car pass. So for example, to pre-purchase a Thursday Campers Carpark Pass or RV Parking you will need to do so before midnight on Wednesday 23 July. Purchase your Car Pass from moshtix here.

If you arrive without the appropriate pre-purchased car pass, the below penalty fees will apply:

  • CAMPERS CARPARK PASS - $60 per vehicle payable upon entry
  • RV PARKING PASS – NOT AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE UPON ENTRY
  • DAY PARKING PASS - $60 per day per vehicle payable upon entry

Car Pass $30 redemption vouchers for car-pooling DO NOT apply to those who buy car passes upon entry.

Those of you who did the right thing and pre-purchased your car pass remember that you can qualify for a $30 REDEMPTION VOUCHER of your Car Pass if:

DAY PARKING PASS – there are4 or more ticketholders in your vehicle when you arrive in the carpark on the day that your Day Parking Pass is valid.

CAMPERS CARPARK PASS - 3 or more ticketholders in your vehicle when you arrive in the Campers Carpark.

More Car Pass info can be found here in our FAQs.

Please place your CAR 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 CAR PASSES as we need to sight and scan a printed copy of your car pass on approach.

BUS TRAVEL

Splendour has an extensive festival bus network in operation during this years event. Bus fares and schedules can be found here.

ROAD SAFETY

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 bike parking area located in the northern carpark and proceed on foot to and from the festival entry.

RESPECT OUT NEIGHBOURS

Splendour provides a huge economic and cultural boost to the Byron and Tweed Shires, 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 the bins provided 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.

GENERAL TIPS

  • Please bring VALID 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 and camping equipment). 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 Please follow the directions of our staff to the Campers Carpark area.
  • NO tents allowed in RV WORLD. This area is for vehicles designed for sleeping in such as vans, campervans, caravans, camper trailers etc.
  • 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. Any persons found not wearing a valid wristband will be evicted from the event.
  • 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.

Splendour 2014 Welcomes The Presets!

Tuesday 22 July 2014

SPLENDOUR 2014 LINEUP CHANGES

London Grammar cancels due to illness.
The Presets join Splendour 2014.
London Grammar tour dates rescheduled for March 2015.

Days out from the start of Australia’s favourite mid year musical sabbatical, overnight news broke that London Grammar are no longer able to make it to Australia for the 2014 event

We send Hannah our best and hope she’s fighting fit again very soon. London Grammar sent the following statement to their fans…

“It’s with great sadness that we must announce the cancellation of our trip to Australia & Splendour in the Grass this week due to illness. This is an incredibly sad situation for us as our last visit was one of the most memorable of our careers, but we do not feel that we can currently deliver the level of performance that you all deserve from us. Our fans in Australia have been hugely supportive of our music since the very beginning, and it pains us to have to disappoint any of you. We are going to do everything we can to make sure we are back down under as soon as possible and will reschedule our Sydney & Melbourne shows and give you more details very shortly.”
 
Enter THE PRESETS!
 
Their groundbreaking releases Apocalypso and Pacifica took electronic music to the mainstream and The Presets around the globe! Their new single No Fun is triple j’s most played track of the past two weeks and with a mind bending world first six-sided video, The Presets 2014 are – true to form – artists pushing boundaries and operating on the front foot!

Killing it on the radio and in the clubs, No Fun has already been remixed by fellow Splendour 2014 acts RÜFÜS and Lancelot.

Currently riding high on Hype Machine and with a stunning new set - unveiled earlier this year at Groovin’ The Moo and enroute to Byron right now - Splendour is thrilled and grateful to have The Presets on the 2014 team!

The Presets will play the Amphitheatre on Friday from 7.15 – 8.15pm.

Splendour In The Grass Co-producers Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco had this to say…

We're sorry to report that Hannah from London Grammar has been taken ill, after cancelling T In The Park we hoped she would recover in time for Splendour but unfortunately has not. It’s been quite a challenge finding a suitable replacement at such short notice but we are pleased to announce The Presets have come to the rescue and will play at Splendour this Friday.

Whilst beyond our control we are personally very disappointed with the last minute line-up changes but we are thankful for the support from Foals and The Presets stepping up in lightening speed. Here's to a great show!”

For those who purchased a single day ticket particularly to see London Grammar, refunds for Friday 25 July single day tickets only will be available from Moshtix until 5pm Wednesday 23 July. More info about refunds here.

The ticket resale facility to PURCHASE tickets for Splendour in the Grass has been extended now until midnight Wednesday 23 July.

LONDON GRAMMAR SIDESHOWS

London Grammar has also been forced to postpone their Splendour in The Grass Sideshows. They will instead return to Australia in March 2015. Rescheduled dates are:

Sydney, Hordern Pavilion - Thursday 12 March 2015
Melbourne, Festival Hall - Saturday 14 March 2015

This was going to be the second sold out Australian tour for the band this year, with their three headline shows in January 2014 selling out in just a few hours and culminating in a host of rave reviews.

Tickets for the postponed shows will be valid for the new dates, simply turn up to the venue and present your ticket.

If you are unable to attend the new dates, you may secure a full refund by 5pm Monday 22 September 2014. Please Note: Ticket refunds only are available. Album purchases are non-refundable.

SYDNEY

For those who are unable to attend on the rescheduled date, you may secure a full refund. Refund Requests must be received by Ticketek no later than Monday 22 September 2014. Please click here to visit the web page for further information or contact Ticketek Ph: 132 849 www.ticketek.com

MELBOURNE

You may secure a full refund by contacting Ticket Master’s friendly Customer ServiceTeam via 136 100 between 9am - 8pm AEST Monday to Saturday, or 9am - 5pm AEST Sunday. Alternatively, you can email customer.help@ticketmaster.com.au and request a refund.

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