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