27 JULY 2023


Splendour in the Grass 2023 was all sunshine, high vibes, and rainbows as Ngarindjin / North Byron Parklands played host to our 21st birthday edition.

We offered up three huge days of music, art, discussion and debate, science, food & culture across the Amphitheatre, Mix Up and GW McLennan stages, as well as The Forest, Global Village, Rainbow Bar, Forum, Science Tent, Little Splendour, and more.

Splendour’s team of 2023 included Lizzo, Flume, Mumford & Sons, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Hilltop Hoods, J Balvin, Sam Fender, Little Simz, Danny Brown, Tove Lo, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, PNAU, Thelma Plum, Peach PRC, Pussy Riot, Dune Rats, Tkay Maidza, Noah Cyrus, and many more.

SITG2023 was jam-packed full of good times and memorable moments.

Friday saw Skegss perform a tear-jerking final set with original member Toby Cregan, who took to the barricade to sing the final song with the crowd while Dune Rats’ Brett Jansch filled in on the guitar for the heart-warming moment. The Mix Up stage was heaving when cutting edge acts like Loyle Carner and Hooligan Hefs took over while GW McLennan saw Jack River bring Australia’s sweetheart Tony Armstrong to the stage for a special singalong. Ocean Alley were joined by Meg Mac for a beautiful tribute to Lewis Capaldi who had to withdraw from the festival, performing a cover of Capaldi’s Someone You Loved. Sudan Archives’ energetic set had patrons in awe, igniting the crowd with her disco influenced RnB and signature violin. Then Splendour’s first Latin music headliner, Colombian singer / songwriter J Balvin made his Australian festival debut with an incredible Amphitheatre performance. That’s before the queen of good vibes Lizzo stole the hearts of everyone at Ngarindjin / North Byron Parklands with her positivity and message of self-love.

Saturday kicked off with buzz around early performances by LA trio Automatic and Aus acts Big Wett and Teenage Dads. Then it was the day for special guests. Meg Mac invited Budjerah onstage for a memorable rendition of his new track Video Game. Benee joined Jeremy Zucker for a live performance of their track I’m So Happy and then invited Mallrat on stage during her own set to perform their song Do It Again, the official song of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Sam Fender set the Amphitheatre on fire with a roaring set that included a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s Dancing In The Dark. Pussy Riot founder Nadya Tolokonnikova’s discussion with Hamish MacDonald at The Forum highlighted her incredible story before their standout performance at the GW McLennan. Marlon Williams enchanted the crowd like only he can, and Flume delivered a massive set to an absolutely packed Amphitheatre that included an epic run of guest spots from Kucka, Vera Blue, May-A, Tkay Maidza and Tove Lo.

Emerging Australian acts Full Flower Moon Band, Forest Claudette and local Unearthed winner Gimmy kicked off the action on Sunday, before alternative K-pop group Balming Tiger took to the Amphitheatre with their boundary pushing performance. Royel Otis showed the crowd why they’re one of the hottest up and coming acts in the country right now and Dune Rats set the stage alight, throwing inflatable beers and balloons across the crowd as they were joined by rock’n’roll royalty The Angels, Ruby Fields and TOTTY for an iconic rendition of Aussie classic Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again? Tove Lo brought her fierce feminine energy before slowing things down with a crowd singalong of Robyn’s Dancing On My Own, before UK rockers IDLES left ears ringing after their rowdy and ruckus set. Splendour favourites Hilltop Hoods returned to the Amphitheatre, joined by special guests JK-47, Jess B and Z Pluto. Then PNAU brought the energy, while Mumford & Sons brought the sentiment – closing out the 21st edition of Splendour in the Grass with a hearty dose and huge singalong set full of folk-rock anthems.

Splendour in the Grass co-founders Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco said “What an incredible weekend. We want to thank all our Splendour patrons for their support, the ones who have joined us year after year and the ones that came for the first time in 2023. Thanks for looking after each other, for exploring, for discovering, and making Splendour 2023 the beautiful event that it was. Big love to you all and see you next year!”

We can’t wait to do it again at #SITG2024.

23 JULY 2023


All players played well! Until next year… we will wait for you!

22 JULY 2023


Holdin’ On to these memories from Day 2 at #SITG2023

21 JULY 2023


Anyone else feelin Good as Hell after Day 1 at #SITG2023?

🎥 J Balvin footage courtesy of: @gatewoodcreative

5 JULY 2023


Are you the cultured one in your friend group? Or perhaps you’ve been looking for a chance to expand your horizons? Either way, get ready to have your mind blown by the Splendour Arts programme, back and better than ever in 2023!

Splendour Arts is returning to deliver endless opportunities across the festival to engage, be amazed, and participate!

There’s a lot more than music to sink your teeth into at SITG2023, including the incredible visual artists we’ve just added to the bill! Get ready to flex your creative muscles, sniff out some excellent art, and immerse yourself in a world of colour like you’ve never seen before.

Check into Hiromi Hotel, returning for another colourful and exciting year! Internationally renowned artist Hiromi Tango takes over the barn with her immersive installation Rainbow Dream. Enter a world of rainbow circles and a large-scale projection work that brings together positivity inducing colour, light, and movement. Make sure to drop in for some mindful weaving or a facilitator-led workshop to create your own rainbow bubble magic, running across the whole weekend!

Make sure to snap a selfie at the giant new Cool Shit work, Tupacman! Back to blow things up with their newest, giant, playful, immersive art installation, their 2023 concept follows Cool Shit’s consistent reference of iconic figures in popular culture.

Dance through the sky on a gigantic hand painted Cloud Bridge created by post punk artist Andy Forbes, level up your journey into the Amphitheatre by passing under Sam Songalio’s Gateway V2.1, or relive your favourite moments in music culture at Museum on Wheels: Supertonic, brought to you by Tweed Regional Museum.

Fire up your nostrils and enjoy a guided ‘scent tour’ of Splendour with Lowana Davies’ Catching a Whiff. An amalgamation of science, performance and olfaction, allow yourself to become attuned to the sensory entanglements present at Splendour and transcend the auditory and visual dimensions of the festival. Tours leaving every afternoon from the Science Tent!

The inaugural recipients of Splendour’s Out There / From Here program is collaborative artist duo Immortal Soil. Bob Horan and Selena Murray, currently based in Northern NSW, have over 30 years experience in event production and flower installations and they’re installing their enticing sculptures on ground at SITG2023. Blending nature, emotional fantasy, and soundscapes, they’ll create a retreat from the real world and invite you to observe what may not otherwise be visible.

And finally, Splendour’s 2023 Artist in Residence Jakey Pedro presents A Walk Along the Prairie as our festival entrance tunnel makeover! Speaking to the wildness of the Navaho rodeo, Jakey’s tunnel will extend the artwork you’ve already got a glimpse of on the SITG2023 poster artwork.

See the full Arts Programme HERE.

29 JUNE 2023


Round up the group chat – we’re officially less than a month out from our return to North Byron Parklands / Ngarindjin for the 21st edition of Splendour in the Grass! We are so pleased to finally announce the exciting artists set to replace Slowthai and Rainbow Kitten Surprise this July, as well as reveal the playing times so you can get your festival schedule sorted!


We’ve got some stellar acts joining the bill at SITG2023, featuring an Aussie exclusive that you’ll definitely want to make some time in your schedule for! Read on for everything we’ve got in store…

Joining the Splendour 2023 lineup is one of hip-hop’s most animated and inventive artists Danny Brown! With his hyperactive flows, harrowing lyrics and boundary pushing beat selections, the Detroit rapper will have the Mix Up Stage heaving when he takes over on Friday for an exclusive Australian performance. One of the most sought after global performers, Danny Brown’s career is the uncompromising work of a virtuosic talent who understands how to use his unique personality as a vicious instrument.

There is the lingering sense of paranoia, the requisite survivor’s guilt and anxiety, but also hysterical punchlines and party anthems built to cause speakers to crumble into ashes. With reflection and celebration in each performance, Danny Brown will hit Australia fresh off the release of his collaborative SCARING THE HOES with JPEGMAFIA.

Thelma Plum will also be gracing the Splendour stage, bringing her stunning live show to the GW McLennan Stage on Sunday. Plum will perform tracks from her latest EP Meanjin which captured hearts, garnered multiple ARIA nominations, and landed two spots in triple j’s Hottest 100 of 2022 with Backseat of My Mind and The Brown Snake.

The Gamilaraay woman, musician, and creator released her debut album Better in Blak in 2019. The record is a story about culture, heritage, love, and pain and captures what it’s like to be a young Aboriginal woman in Australia. Better in Blak became one of the most successful albums of 2019, nominated for 7 ARIAs and spawning 3 platinum and 1 Gold singles. The title track came in the top 10 of the triple j Hottest 100, the highest result ever for an Indigenous artist at the time, as well as winning the prestigious Vanda and Young “Song of the Year” award.

Captivating psychedelic surf-rockers Ocean Alley will also be lighting up the Amphitheatre on Friday 21 July! Ocean Alley have solidified their position as one of Australia’s most exciting touring acts, making their mark on the local and international circuit with their consistent touring schedule, selling out countless shows across North America, Europe, UK, and New Zealand, as well as playing memorable sets in Australia at Splendour in the Grass, Groovin the Moo, Bluesfest and the triple j One Night Stand, as well as overseas at Reading & Leeds (UK), BottleRock (USA), and Sziget (HUN).

October 2022 saw the release of the band’s fourth album ‘Low Altitude Living’, showcasing why Ocean Alley continue their unstoppable rise as one of Australia’s most exciting musical exports.


Plan where and when you gotta be over the festival weekend with the help of Splendour 2023’s Set Times & Event Map!

The Splendour app is your go-to place for the best way to schedule your weekend. Use the personal planner to select all the artists, talks, performances, and workshops you want to wrap your ears around and voilá – you’ll have a personalised schedule right in the palm of your hand.

The Splendour app is available now for both iOS and Android – update or download it now so you’re ready!

See Set Times HERE

26 JUNE 2023


As he mentioned on stage at Glastonbury on the weekend, Lewis Capaldi is taking some time off and has now confirmed that he will not make it to Australia next month for Splendour in the Grass or his sold out national run of headline tour dates due to health reasons.

Secret Sounds Co-CEO Paul Piticco said “We know that many of you will be disappointed but, we’re sure Lewis’ fans will agree, all that really matters is that he takes the time he needs to feel better. Lewis, we’ll all be here waiting when you’re ready!”

Lewis has provided the following statement…

Hello everyone, for those of you who saw any videos of me performing at Glastonbury reading this message probably won’t come as a surprise, yet writing it somehow doesn’t make it any easier.

I’m devastated to say that I’m going to be taking a break from touring for the foreseeable future.

I’d hoped having a 3 week break would be enough of a rest to get me through the rest of the shows this summer which I was really looking forward to, but I knew the moment I got in the car down to play this Saturday that I need to spend much more time getting my mental and physical health in order to be able to carry on doing everything I love for a long time.

A few years back I was able to travel here there and everywhere and able to enjoy every second of it which I was so grateful for! But learning to adjust to the developing recent changes my Tourette’s has presented has made it apparent that for the moment I’ll need to make some difficult decisions to work out what works best for me, I’m under absolutely no illusions whatsoever that I’m incredibly fortunate to be able to take this moment when others may not.

I’m so very lucky to have an amazing family, friends, team and medical professionals around me who have all been so supportive at every single step of the way through the good times and like right now the most difficult of times. I want to thank them and thank all of you also for the outpouring of support and encouragement through everything and even more so these past 12 months when I’ve needed it more than ever.

Again I’m so incredibly sorry for all of you who had planned to come to a show before the end of this year but now is the time to properly focus on being well to give me any chance at being able to get back to doing what I love so much. Playing these shows every night is all I’ve ever dreamed of so it’s been the most difficult realisation of my life that right now I have to pause for a moment. All refunds for tickets will be available at the place of purchase.

I can’t wait to be back out there seeing you all as soon as I possibly can, I want to be able to put on shows where I feel well and that are of the standard you all deserve! ❤️

All my love, always, Lewis x

Splendour in the Grass playing times and replacement acts for Slowthai, Rainbow Kitten Surprise and Lewis Capaldi will be announced later this week.

Splendour in the Grass Friday Only ticketholders will receive communication from Moshtix shortly regarding the process to apply for a refund. All 3 day ticketholders have the ability to reissue their ticket to someone else if they can no longer attend.

If you’re seeking support, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636.

22 JUNE 2023


Featuring an Aus exclusive Pussy Riot interview and performance + The Betoota Advocate, Brooke Boney, Tony Armstrong, Michael Hing, Hamish Macdonald and loads more…


Where big thinkers, activists, politicians and musicians raise our collective conscience with red-hot discussions, panels, debates, documentaries and more. You’ll wanna clear space in your Saturday schedule for an Australian exclusive interview AND performance with the legendary Pussy Riot! Read on for all the info…

Check out the full program HERE


We’re rounding up some of your most-listened-to podcasts and recording them live from the festival grounds. The best bit? You get to eavesdrop. Here’s what’s going down…

Join author, speaker, therapist, and the creator of the global phenomenon, Like A Version, Lissie Turner AKA Mel Bampton as she explores the connection between environmental and human mental health.  

Become smarter than your boss at What the Flux, which breaks down three major business stories in five minutes.

Where’s Your Head At? hosted by Love Island favourites Anna McEvoy and Matt Zukowski will talk relationships, break-ups, reality television, and everything in between. 

Laugh at the messiness of life with Sometimes Funny Always Awkward – unfiltered chats about dating, sex, adulthood and being a hot mess! 

Kings of satire, The Betoota Advocate will sit down and interview a topical guest while reporting fiercely, without fear or favour, on the latest news.

Plus more! Check out the full podcast program HERE


Back bigger, bolder, and brainier than ever before – you’ll forget you came to the festival for the tunes. Body farms and forensics to solve crimes? Check. Conservation and wild animals in drag? You bet. The science of wellness? Hook up that IV baby, you’re all covered. 

Check out the full program HERE 


As the sun sets on the Forum, the Splendour Comedy Club fires up! From Thursday through to Sunday, expect a (jimmy) buffet of comedy treats by some of the country’s most hilarious. You may want to pack an extra pair of (dry) pants. 

Plan your lols HERE  

16 JUNE 2023


With just under six weeks to go until Splendour in the Grass lights up Ngarindjin / North Byron Parklands for the 21st time, the festival has added a bunch of exciting new acts to the lineup, set to perform on stages across the festival grounds…

Byron Bay Brewery Bar

Stop by the Byron Bay Brewery Bar to catch a stacked lineup featuring some of the hottest up and coming acts in town including fun-loving larrikins Beddy Rays with their heartfelt lyrics, huge hooks and mosh-worthy riffs, the infectious tunes of captivating breakout stars Chutney, and indie-rock six-piece Cool Sounds whose music nods to 80s pop, cheerful funk and alt-country. Don’t miss the fuzz, synths, samples and synergy of one of the most exciting new bands emerging from Melbourne’s underground Eggy, or the crooning and wailing of Ghost Mutt as they hurl their special brand of pop-rock into the universe. There’s the catchy tracks, captivating personality and out-of-the-box style of Go-Jo plus genre expanding trio The Grogans who explore manoeuvres in surf, punk, blues, garage, psych, rockabilly, and reggae.

Catch the indie tones and surf rock tempo of Lazy Ghost, and continue to ride the wave of the surf rock renaissance with WA legends Old Mervs, witness the enigmatic and colourful live show of Northern Rivers’ own Pasiflorez and prepare to get sweaty when five-piece indie-rock band Ra Ra Viper take to the stage. Enter the world of dream pop duo Royel Otis as they take inspiration from Japanese city pop and 90s nostalgia and enjoy the radiant indie-rock sounds of Melbourne five piece The Velvet Club. Check out the Byron Bay Brewery Bar on Thursday for an extra special opening night party with special performances, and giveaways. 


Smirnoff Seltzer Springs

When it’s time to dance, head to Smirnoff Seltzer Springs where you can enjoy Palm Springs vibes by day and Vegas neon’s by night, along with a full DJ lineup curated by some of the East Coast’s finest selectors including Northern Rivers legends Bare Foot Beat, ready to serve you some all-time favourite local DJ masters. Known for their monthly parties in Byron, Billinudgel, and Brisbane, expect tech house, progressive tech house, deep house and every other house. When life gives you lemons, recover with Sundays Lemonade! Brisbane’s newest monthly rooftop party people is relocating to Splendour to provide some of the best hip hop, R&B, Afro and Soulection.

Catch the brains behind Lost Paradise Festival and Paradise Club nights Lost Sundays when they hit Splendour with a mix of artists spanning all genres in the electronic space. While the Doctor Daytime crew combine great music and vibes with their infectious energy, talent and company. Get ready this July, as they show you why they run such successful events across staple venues in Geelong and Melbourne.

There’s more music to be discovered in the desert-inspired, cacti-filled oasis of Smirnoff Seltzer Springs with a creative and energetic set shifting between house, disco, techno and more from Jessie Belters and an appearance from Byron Bay’s own Dan Muz with his melodic and groove driven sound. Then there’s the ultimate party starter and master of mixing Yazmin, the sexy sunset vibes and brain fizzing late night bangers of Club Raiders DJs, the evolving sound of Beandip, the OG of the Byron scene Spacie and life of the party Kira Sunday. Get ready to tear up the dancefloor!

Don’t miss the infectious sounds of Cashew as they take you on a joyous journey through house, RnB and disco, and witness Reiflex’ deep love of music as he shifts the energy with his renowned performance. When you’re ready to get down, or in need of a pick-up then grab your drink and meet Tony Velvet on the dance floor. Enjoy the minimal, house, groove and breakbeat of Chilean DJ Tere and take in the magnetic stage presence and euphoria of Kaktus’ set.



Explore the watering holes, dining delights and exceptional experiences – hosted by your favourite brands – that are waiting to be uncovered at Splendour in the Grass.


You had us at margs! Take respite at Casamigos’ Tequila Oasis, enjoy the sounds of the Splendour within a picturesque haven and, of course, signature Casamigos cocktails to fuel your fiesta.


Did you even go to the Northern Rivers if you didn’t have Pacific Ale? The perfect place in-between sets, the Stone & Wood Craft Bar will be slinging the festival’s freshest beers and comes complete with a cosy firepit.


Want to get some class in the grass? Head to The Champagne Bar – the perfect spot for socialising and soaking up the atmos with bubbles in hand. The Champagne Bar is serving up perfectly chilled Mumm champagne and is in a prime location for people-watching while you enjoy a touch of decadence.


Forget the house red. Step into The Winery to unwine with a selection of Headline Acts rosé, red, white, or sparkling wines. Meet your mates, find a cosy nook, and warm up at The Winery.


Hallelujah! Platypus are bringing a Vegas style Little White Chapel to Splendour. Now’s your chance to follow in Britney’s footsteps and have your own Vegas-Style ceremony. Round up your love, your closest friend or your newest Splendour bestie for an unforgettable festival moment and get decked out in Platypus latest footwear.


Warm up those vocal cords and head to the Platypus Karaoke Bar to belt out your favourite tracks.


Rimmel are back at Splendour this year, bringing the London Street party energy, complete with double decker bus! Climb aboard for FREE makeovers to elevate your festival look, while resident DJ Gabriella Spritz spins the best tunes.


Garnier is partnering with Splendour this year to bring you a mouth-watering experience for your hair. Join us at the Garnier Hair Food Hub where you can get your festival hair styled with the best Garnier hair food while enjoying some refreshing juice and the platters that matter.


Got your period at Splendour? No worries. Meet Modibodi’s ultra-comfy, super-absorbent apparel. Everyone’s favourite period underwear brand is hitting Splendour with a pop-up experience where you can purchase their life-changing period underwear and get all-weekend access to their exclusive VIP bathrooms for the first 150 people that sign up to their mailing list, each day.

7 JUNE 2023

All Aboard! Transport info has arrived

We’ve souped up and fine-tuned how you’ll ride to and from #SITG2023 this year. Please read on to ensure you get to the festival smoothly!


We’ve given our Northern bus routes and pick-up locations a full service. Our Tweed Coast friends can choose from either a North Tweed Coast run (Chinderah to Casuarina) or South Tweed Coast run (Cabarita Beach to Pottsville). For those just across the border, we’re commencing our Kirra run at Golden Four Drive Bilinga (opposite the GC Airport).

Buses will be rolling to and from many locations surrounding the venue at Ngarindjin / North Byron Parklands over the weekend, providing loads of services, day and night.

You’ve gotta pre-purchase your bus tickets because there will be absolutely no cash sales. You’ll need to purchase 1 return ticket for each day you plan to travel. 

Head to the BUSES for all the routes & timetables.


Bringing your own wheels to Splendour? You MUST pre-purchase a Vehicle Pass. Two is company, three or more is a party, so make sure you fill your car with friends and carpool. You’ll need a vehicle pass if you are camping on site and bringing a vehicle, or parking for the day.

Depending on your ride, there are 4 types of Vehicle Passes available:





To make things smoother and quicker for our campers with vehicles, we’ve shifted gears and split vehicle passes into NORTH and SOUTH entries, DAY OF ENTRY, plus AM and PM arrival times. Campers will only need to purchase one pass per vehicle for the ENTRY, DAY, and ARRIVAL TIME to #SITG2023, not for each day your vehicle will be on site.

Check out VEHICLE PASSES for all the information!

There will be no Drop Off or Pick Up zone at #SITG2023 – buses are the way to go! We recommend using the Brunswick Heads bus stop at Fawcett Street and catching the Splendour Shuttle. It’s the closest stop to the festival site.

There is also NO STOPPING or PARKING on Tweed Valley Way including neighbouring areas near #SITG2023. This includes dropping off and picking up in the surrounding streets.

PLEASE DO NOT attempt to walk to or from the festival. There is no pedestrian access to #SITG2023. Police, security, and local authorities will be policing the area. FINES WILL APPLY and that’s not fun for anyone.

Still unsure? Everything you need to know regarding transport can be found HERE. Happy travels!

1 JUNE 2023


Little Splendour is a secure, dedicated, magical kids’ space for dance, play, and exploration. Tiny folk are a big deal at Little Splendour so we’ve curated a weekend experience with everything from clay play to DJ school and bunny rabbits playing rock music (yep!).

For the crafty types, there are loads of workshops. We’re talking tie die and puppet-making workshops, an Indigenous art interactive sculpture workshop, clay play, and so much more!

For sporty kids, a giant climbing wall, slack-line, and jumping castle are waiting to be tackled. You won’t want them to miss the freestyle football demo and workshop, either. The Circus Arts aerial show also returns, taking Little Splendour to all new heights with a breathtaking aerial rig, cabaret-style acts on silk and trapeze, plus a chair balancing act (oh-oh!) and a hula hoop performance.

For the young at heart, clowns, magicians, roaming theatre performers, Mermaids (yes, real mermaids!), puppet masters, and balloon artists will have you buckled over in laughter – and give the kids a break from your dad jokes.

A festival within a festival, rock out to live gigs and stomp-worth sounds, with everything from indie kindy to munchkin metal on the programme. Head to the Little Big Top to bop out to performances from Bunny Racket, whose fluffy gang of punk rockers strike a (loud) chord with young and old. Don’t miss sets from The Gumboots or Sound Synergy, a Little Splendour fan fave!

Channel your inner Flume because DJ Skool is back! Have fun learning how to mix like the pros and create your own dance party with Together Agency and Cory Fletcher. DJ Skool is a unique way for kids to discover what DJing is all about. Supported by Pioneer DJ, the workshop is perfect for kids aged 5 – 16. Now, drop the bass!

Head to LITTLE SPLENDOUR for the full programme


Babysitting? At a FESTIVAL? No, you’re not dreaming.

Running from 12pm – 12am Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in a fully secured area within Little Splendour is our professional Babysitting Club, run with love by Corporate Kidz Australia. Drop those little (or big) terrors off for up to two hours and enjoy a vino and a boogie.

Bookings are required for ALL children under 5, as we need to allocate an individual staff member. Please book before July 1 by emailing i[email protected]

1 JUNE 2023


See, feel and experience more as you journey beyond the main stages at Splendour 2023. There’s an iconic selection of musicians, artists and performers waiting for you… so, where will you explore first?


Expand your sonic horizons at the World Stage, where seminal music from all corners of the globe converge. From Mali to Meanjin, the World Stage transcends the mainstream and presents groundbreaking artists from near and far.

Make your way here for unforgettable encounters. Get down with the likes of electrifying Filipino/Aboriginal musician, DOBBY, whose live transmissions are nothing short of mind-blowing, or Narli, the rising hip-hop force and Bundgalung Yaegl native, known for powerful prose that shares deeply important messages.

Head to THE WORLD STAGE for the full programme.


The Ngarindindi Dance Ground is an all-new Indigenous-led program in the Global Village.

Witness powerful traditional dances and sounds from five regional groups as they share the stories at the heart of their culture for three hours each day.

You’re also invited to get hands-on and connect more deeply with our local First Nations Culture. Join a dance workshop, listen to local lore stories, or get involved in a yarn circle.

Head to NGARINDINDI DANCE GROUND for the full programme.


Follow the sound of poetry jams and sultry jazz to the Bohemian Lounge. A cozy space for chai sipping or chilling out, you’ll also be able to settle in for a cabaret show or witness a circus extravaganza.

Next door in the Village Green, you’re invited to connect with the wisdom of our First Nations custodians, tune in to soothing sound therapy, watch our Artist in Residence, create a live artwork, jam out with some African sunset drumming, or meet your mates for spicy marghies at Trouble San! When you’re ready for a change of pace, the Healing Sanctuaryawaits. Here, Byron Bay’s most skilled and gifted healers, massage therapists and tarot readers tend to your mind, body, and soul. When you’re done, shop for eclectic treasures in the Boutique Craft Markets.

Head to BOHEMIAN LOUNGE  and VILLAGE GREEN for the full programme


Need another guilty festival pleasure? Trouble San is it. Perhaps you’ve heard the legendary tales about their mouthwatering restaurant in Brunswick Heads. Renowned for a menu where daring Japanese meets seductive cocktails, it’s traditional with a promiscuous twist.

Want in? Make your way to the Global Village to experience this new Splendour addition for yourself. And if you dine while the sun sets, expect the Trouble San DJs to spin eclectic beats while you sink into a sensory journey that will always leave you wanting more.

Head to TROUBLE SAN for the full programme

25 MAY 2023

get ready for an oh-so-fabulous fun time at Rainbow Bar

Prepare to crank the dial on all things outrageous and sparkly ✨ Two of Australia’s fiercest queer party icons, GiRLTHING and POOF DOOF will take the helm of RAINBOW BAR, our LGBTQIA+ (and allies) inclusive dance club.

GiRLTHING made its grand entrance upon Sydney’s LGBTQIA+ scene in 2008 after launching the pioneering “indie queer girl social” on Sydney’s iconic Oxford Street and they’ll be taking over RAINBOW BAR on Friday 21 July and Sunday 23 July.

POOF DOOF is THE premier queer dance club brand in Australia, known for hosting parties fuelled by a profound love for exceptional dance music and very late nights. They’ll take over RAINBOW BAR on Saturday 22 July and Sunday 23 July.

Forget breakfast. Meet Dammit Janet, Danni Issues, Daphne Gaye, Kalin Klein, and Venus Pagina for DRAG BRUNCH instead. Leave your filter at the door with the RuPaul inspired fan favourite ‘Lip Sync for Your Life’ and be prepared for serendipitous encounters as they grace the festival grounds over the weekend.

Make like Hannah Montana and get the best of both worlds on Sunday 23 July as the forces of POOF DOOF and GiRLTHING unite for SUNDAY FUNDAY.

Head to RAINBOW BAR for the full programme 

25 MAY 2023

prepare to party, The Forest lineup has been revealed

Splendour’s beating heart, THE FOREST, is ready to blow speakers and minds in 2023. From psytrance, glitch pop, and signature drum and bass, to full-tilt techno and everything in between, THE FOREST is a genre defying experience that should be on everyone’s festival bucket list.

While you dance, drop into your senses with luminous light shows, mesmerising visual design, fire performances by Cinder Ashes and contemporary dance from Creative Creatures. Don’t miss the commissioned art piece by Spectacle Art’s principal designer and internationally acclaimed artist, Clint Hurrel, too!

Head to THE FOREST for the full programme.

12 APRIL 2023


Start planning your party outfits and wheel out the birthday cake, Splendour in the Grass is turning 21!! Australia’s premier Music and Arts festival is returning to its beloved home at Ngarindjin / North Byron Parklands from Friday 21 to Sunday 23 July for 3 days and nights of hella good times dedicated to music lovers, and the lineup is finally here! Hold on to your party hats as a ‘uge bunch of international musicians and DJs, and an incredible host of homegrown talent, get ready to descend on the Amphitheatre, GW McLennan and Mix Up stages for Splendour’s 21st edition!

Combine a dollop of the biggest and most innovative stars of electronic sounds, a dash of pop royalty, a heaping of folk and indie rock pioneers, a sprinkling of global names of hip hop, top it off with an exclusive anniversary set, and the recipe for Splendour’s 21st birthday cake is sounding extra scrumptious. Made with the freshest ingredients from some of the biggest international talent touring the world right now, a pour of Australia’s most prolific acts, plus a squeeze of exciting emerging artists and Splendour 2023 has one helluva crew ready to light up North Byron Parklands with you for the 21st time!

Electronic music titan Flume will make an exclusive Australian appearance at Splendour 2023! His Amphitheatre take over will celebrate 10 years since his self-titled debut album broke records (and speakers!) across Australia, launching the now iconic producer into the stratosphere with billions of streams worldwide and Platinum sales in multiple countries. The exclusive milestone performance follows Flume’s recent surprise release Things Don’t Always Go The Way You Plan featuring music culled from stashed away laptops and hard drives. His third studio album Palaces was completed during the pandemic after returning home to Australia, reflecting on this transition as he reconnected with nature. The thought-provoking project garnered international praise, received six ARIA Award nominations and a J Award nomination for Album of the Year. The record also features Flume’s second Hottest 100 #1 Say Nothing feat. MAY-A – only one other artist has ever earned the top spot twice! Flume has headlined major international festivals including Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Lowlands, Governors Ball and gave a celebrated main stage performance at Coachella in 2022. He has come a long way since his humble Splendour debut as a changeover artist at Mix Up in 2012, fast forward to now and he is global headliner, has a GRAMMY Award for Best Dance/Electronic Album on his shelf (a total of four GRAMMY Award nominations to his name), and we’re getting ready to celebrate 10 years of Flume with a mammoth Amphitheatre set! The iconic producer will only celebrate this milestone one other time at The Forum in LA, so don’t miss the historic occasion!

Some fourteen years ago, a few young men from London formed a band. It was a happy accident, with nothing unusual about how they formed; shared musical interests, an interest to both make and perform music whatever the occasion and this comparatively unique passion for community and collaboration. They called their band Mumford & Sons, and have jokingly regretted it ever since. You can’t get everything right! Breathe in, let’s go: Number 1 albums around the world. GRAMMY Awards. BRIT Awards. Ivor Novello Awards. Q Awards. Billboard Awards. Sold out arena tours. A debut US stadium tour. Festival headline slots. Bob Dylan’s backing band. Backed by Bob Dylan. John Fogerty’s backing band. Backed by John Fogerty. Shared riffs with Tom Morello. Adventures with Baaba Maal. Trips to Senegal. South Africa. Europe. America. South America. Japan. Australia. New Zealand. Asia. Gentlemen of the Road; their own community-minded, self-curated festivals. Wilder Mind. Babel. Sigh No More. Delta. A massive, massive success. Breathe out. Mumford & Sons will play Lollapalooza Stockholm before bringing their captivating live show down under exclusively for Splendour in the Grass 2023.  

It’s Lizzo’s world, we’re just living in it! There’s no denying that Lizzo has shifted the sound, soul, and spirit of popular music and culture. She’s maintained unstoppable momentum since 2019’s now-classic, RIAA platinum certified debut album, CUZ I LOVE YOU, and she’s got 4 x GRAMMYs and an Emmy in the poolroom to show for it. Lizzo hits Splendour with her biggest, boldest and brightest revolution thus far: her hugely adored second full-length offering Special. The album saw Lizzo receive 5 nominations at the 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards with lead single About Damn Time taking out the coveted title of Record Of The Year. Get ready to dance when Lizzo makes her Splendour debut in July. It’s about damn time! 

And there’s so much more! You’ll be sharing your Splendour 2023 weekend with:


And music is just one piece of the Splendour multiverse! Alongside the stages you know and love, there’s a treasure trove of experiences waiting for you and your crew

Thump. Thump. Thump. That’s not your hangover. It’s Splendour’s beating heart, The Forest! Your bass camp for traversing sub-genres and exploring boundary-pushing sounds, let the Rainbow Region’s spiciest spinners bring the doof to you. Dance into a new dimension as awe-inspiring lightscapes, playful performances and psychedelic art guide the way.

Ready to take a different trip? The Global Village is your one-way ticket to a unique ecosystem of expansive experiences. Add some namaste to your day with a yoga class, indulge in a tarot card reading, relax with a steaming mug of chai or get involved in some circus play. When you’re ready to find your groove again, salsa your way to the World Stage, Splendour’s musical melting pot serving up sounds from all corners of the sonic spectrum.

Keep your head in the game at The Forum! Sit down and listen up as some of the greatest thinkers and storytellers of today deliver an array of thought-provoking talks and panels across the weekend. Discover new ideas and new people. Get inspired, be challenged, cultivate new perspectives and experience innovation. Round it all off with a healthy dose of sh*ts and gigs at The Comedy Club, where the funniest people in the comedy biz come together for three nights of self-deprecating silliness.

Think reading your horoscope is a science? See yourself over to the Science Tent, where you’ll dive into out-there topics and learn about everything from fungi to fossil fuels. If you loved 2022’s presentations with green thumb Costa Georgiadis, the future of psychedelics and mental health, or the interactive live dating show that tested your romantic compatibility via climate values, Science Tent will keep you stimulated again in 2023!

Somewhere over the Amphitheatre hill, where skies are sparkly and utterly fabulous, you’ll find Splendour’s Rainbow Bar. Back for a second year in 2023, celebrate with a glass of bubbles an outrageous programme of DJs, dancers and drag, curated by some of the LGBTQIA+ community’s iconic party starters, unfolds around you.

For self-anointed kings and queens, Splendour’s VIP Village is here to tick all of your bougie boxes. Enjoy access to your private oasis and VIP access to the Golden View bar in the Amphitheatre. There’s also a concierge, express event entry lanes, coat check, fancy toilets and loads more. Also check out the ticket & hotel packages and Splendour’s brand new and very limited Platinum experience.

Bring your children to Splendour. No, we’re not kidding! Little Splendour is your festival superhero, ready to save the day with a curated haven designed for parents and their ankle-biters. From bubs to tweens, there’s something for everyone. You’ll find incredible performers and entertainers, babysitting services and so much more. Please be sure to check out Splendour’s Youth Policy, all U18’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times throughout the event site.

Revel in the Splendour Arts program with its captivating and provocative collection of major visual and performance artworks. Keep your eyes and iPhone’s peeled for bold moments of artistic goodness, all hidden in plain sight across the entire Splendour site!

Keen for the full Splendour experience? Camping onsite is your best bet with a variety of options available. The camping area closest to the event site is vehicle free but you can camp with your wheels in other areas. For the time being you only need to purchase your event and camping ticket. Vehicle passes and other transport options will be on sale soon.

Onsite camping is available for up to 5 nights, with early entry into the campgrounds available from Wednesday 19 July. Travelling from afar and not keen to lug your tent? Pack light and book yourself into WOW Tents or Tent City. Bringing the littlies? The Meadow, Splendour’s family friendly campground is the place to be!

If you’re managing your pocket, Splendour will offer ticket buyers the option to purchase via a payment plan, check the festival’s website for details, please be sure to read the terms and conditions before you purchase.

Move quick and get in early, ticket prices will continue to increase as Splendour is using a flexible pricing model. Head to Moshtix for current pricing and availability.

15 March 2023


Splendour in the Grass, your annual hit of good as hell music and arts, returns to North Byron Parklands from Friday 21 to Sunday 23 July. With the full lineup set to drop in just a few weeks time, it’s about damn time that Splendour shared a secret with you…

Making her much anticipated pilgrimage across the globe to beautiful Byron Bay for Splendour’s 21st edition is 4 x GRAMMY Award-winning singer, Emmy Award-winner, songwriter, rapper, flautist,  and singer of those tunes you just can’t get enough of… Lizzo!

There’s no denying it. Lizzo has shifted the sound, soul, and spirit of popular music and culture. She’s maintained unstoppable momentum since 2019’s now-classic, RIAA platinum certified debut album, CUZ I LOVE YOU. The album is fuelled by history-making hits like the platinum certified Tempo (feat. Missy Elliott), the 2x platinum Juice, the 4x platinum Good As Hell and the 7x platinum Truth Hurts. The latter ascended to #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100, affirming Lizzo as the first black solo female R&B singer to claim the top spot since 2012 and became the longest-running #1 by a solo female rap artist ever.

Named by Rolling Stone as one of the 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time, Truth Hurts went on to earn a GRAMMY Award for Best Pop Solo Performance, with CUZ I LOVE YOU (DELUXE) receiving a GRAMMY for Best Urban Contemporary Album.

Lizzo makes her Splendour debut armed with her biggest, boldest, and brightest revolution thus far: her hugely adored second full-length offering Special. Bursting with chunky disco-funk beats designed to make you move, Special’s spirited, charismatic anthems are her most adventurous yet. The album saw Lizzo receive 5 nominations at the 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards with lead single About Damn Time taking out the coveted title of Record Of The Year.

Crowned 2019’s Entertainer of the Year by both TIME and Entertainment Weekly, Lizzo has lit up the stage at the American Music Awards, the MTV Video Music Awards, the BET Awards and Saturday Night Live, and now it’s our turn!

Joining Lizzo will be over 100 of the world’s most provocative and prolific musicians and DJs, alongside a crew of celebrated homegrown talent. Sit tight and stay tuned for the rest of the lineup, which is coming very soon!

1 March 2023


Friday 21 July – Sunday 23 July 2023

Mark your calendars. Fire up the group chat. Dust off your dancing shoes, it’s going to be sunny right? Tell your boss it’s time for your yearly sonic sabbatical… Splendour in the Grass is back and is ready to blow out 21 candles with you in 2023!

The 21st annual Splendour in the Grass Music and Arts Festival will bring the world’s most prolific artists and national music treasures to Ngarindjin / North Byron Parklands from Friday 21 July to Sunday 23 July 2023, with onsite camping accessible from Wednesday 19 July.

After 20 editions of mosh pits, memorable moments, thought-provoking panels, iconic live music and yes, mud, Splendour is ready to welcome you back to North Byron Parklands in 2023 for a cracking celebration.

Have you purchased tickets and attended Splendour in the Grass five times or more? Become a Splendour Member to get exclusive early access to tickets! Sign up NOW before applications close at 5pm AEDT Friday 10 March.

Stay tuned for more info, including lineup news very very soon!

23 February 2023


What a weekend Splendour in the Grass 2022 was, without a doubt the most challenging and difficult year ever and it was not what any of us wanted. While we can’t control the weather, we can manage how we respond and for that, we are deeply sorry.

Apart from the condition of the grounds and its accessibility we recognise that the impacts extended to traffic failings on Thursday that heavily affected not only you but the local community, as well as two of the bus routes on the Saturday night which resulted in unacceptable wait times.

We want to say thank you to the Splendour patrons who took the time to share their experiences in our Splendour in the Grass 2022 survey, we are acting on all that we learned that weekend.

Some improvements will be:

  • Weather proofing upgrades to the venue such as wider walkways and hard surfaces in key traffic areas around the toilets and amenity blocks

  • Enhanced drainage throughout the site

  • Easier terrain to move around including more pathways and easier access to stages and destination venues

  • Significant onsite materials and equipment to immediately address unexpected weather conditions

  • Improved communications with you and our local community before, during and after the event

  • Compliance from the bus companies to deliver on their agreed service levels

  • Reviewing our Traffic Management Plan with 2022 learnings in consultation with experts and independent auditors including the Local Traffic Committee

  • Improving our workforce levels and enhancing staff, volunteer, and worker facilities for staying and working onsite.

We have invested enormous amounts of time and money over the last six months to upgrade the venue and our processes, and will continue to do so right up until Splendour 2023. With this in mind we hope to welcome you back to enjoy what is arguably Australia’s leading contemporary music festival with some of the greatest acts from Australia and around the globe.  More on that soon, news just around the corner!

Splendour in the Grass would not be possible without the planning, time and inputs from numerous people working at authorities such as: Department of Planning and Environment, Byron and Tweed Shire Councils and subcommittees (e.g., the Local Traffic Committee, Local Emergency Management Committee and a Regulatory Working Group), NSW Police, NSW Health, NSW Ambulance, SES, RFS, Liquor and Gaming Authority.

Thanks to every one of you.

Thank you also to the talented artists who show up, our very hard-working Splendour team who put such love and care in their jobs, every supporting staff member, volunteer, brand partner, food and market operator and supplier who roll up their sleeves to deliver Splendour.

And most of all, thanks to our audience who have consistently shown us their commitment and patience over the years. We are incredibly humbled by your honesty and support and we are beholden in making Splendour in the Grass 2023 the best event to date.

Jess & Paul x