Get Your Art on! Splendour Arts & Craft Lineup Announced.

9 months ago

Get your dose of fine art, craft and everything in-between at Splendour in the Grass 2017!

This July SPLENDOUR ARTS will once again transform the green fields of North Byron Parklands into a 600 acre gallery space - an unadulterated, sensory wonderland, ensuring monumental, weird and straight-up wacky adventures at every turn.

Leading Splendour’s Art Squad of 2017 is internationally renowned installation artist Craig Walsh, curating a mind-bending batch of no-filter-needed moments from the second you hit the ground. Imagine an inflatable resting-bitch-face Kanye that needs your help to turn his frown upside down, prolific projections, monumental sculptures and interactive installations that trade in death and the afterlife, all taking over North Byron Parklands from 21 July to 23 July.

Splendour in the Grass proudly presents Splendour Arts 2017!

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Happy Kanye
By Hungry Castle
Barcelona based art group Hungry Castle create big, playful public art and are responsible for the formidable Mr Poopie at Splendour 2016. They return to Australia with the 10m high inflatable Happy Kanye. 

Pickle’s Funeral Parlour
Dead People R Us
By Andy Forbes (A Tent of Miracles production)
Pickle’s Funeral Parlour is a House of Horror audience walk-through featuring theatre, video, sound, performance, kinetic sculpture and installation. Let Gothic family, the Pickle’s, share with you all they know about death, the afterlife and all its mysteries as you explore three interactive environments!

Optical Oval
By Artists Projection Takin, Nick Asides & Rose Staff
Optical Oval is a site-specific projection installation of geometric designs that will be displayed across the Mix-Up stage grounds. These visually stunning life-size optical designs and mazes are free for punters to explore.

By Sam Songailo
Artist Sam Songailo’s work takes form in painting, installation, video, sound and sculpture. Influenced by digital technology and electronic music, stand by for a highly immersive installation realised on a monumental scale.

By Ash Keating
The Arch Tunnel Response returns!  This site-responsive painting by Melbourne artist Ash Keating, was commissioned especially for the entrance tunnel to the Splendour in the Grass site to be exhibited over a three-year period.

For more info on the 2017 Splendour Arts Program click here .

For those of you that are keen to share some #madskillz of their own, Splendour in the Craft returns in all its bedazzling glory in 2017!<


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Calling all knit wits!

Renowned for stitching up the coolest shiz in the crafty biz, Splendour in the Craft returns to North Byron Parklands with an explosion of glitter and pipe-cleaners and some of Australia’s most crafty mofos in tow! Prepare to get sticky with the likes of Beci Orpin, Patience and Rachel from Fancy Free, Each to Own, Art Park, Polli, AMAC and more!

Craft Mafia HQ has conjured up another killer (and totally free) program including…

Night Lights with AMAC from Citylights Projects
That Felt Good! With Monkey Monkey Shake Shake
Fake it ‘til you make it (yourself) with Fancy Free (Rachel Burke and Patience Hodgson)
T-shirt Bag Raiders with Fancy Free
Beci Orpin In Da House
Charms for the Charming with Each to Own
Queens of the Straw Age with Niki Buckland and Mish Lockwood
Totes Totes! with Art Park
Put a Bling on it with Polli
And much more…

Drop by Splendour in the Craft whenever you like and get crafting with a conscience, creating your own Boomerang Bag using recycled materials.

Got back-to-back dates with Stormzy and LCD Soundsystem? Don’t worry, we get it. Boomerang Bags have an online template so you can get your craft on at home before the fest. Make your bags, and then drop them off at the craft tent! Can’t sew? Sew what! Bring along some old shopping or tote bags and we’ll make sure they get the love they deserve.
Pop a button mid dab? Felt fedora seen better days? Knit happens! Thankfully the Mend it Like Beckham stall is back, where festival goers can get their gear mended for free. 

One should never craft on an empty stomach, so make sure to pick up a red skin cookie and coffee from our very own café, SouthSide Tea Room, run by Aussie indie band The Grates.

Sew much crafty goodness under one tent! First in will certainly be the best dressed and remember, friends don't let friends knit drunk. Craft responsibly.

For more on Crafty stuff click here .


As is tradition, triple j Unearthed is giving one Australian act the opportunity to open up the 2017 Splendour in the Grass mainstage! They’ll fly one winner from anywhere in Australia to Splendour, put you up in VIP camping and give you the honour of following in the footsteps of previous Splendour comp winners like Alex Lahey, Tired Lion, Airling, and Kingswood.  To be in the running,  upload your music  to Unearthed by Sunday 11 June. It's as simple as that! triple j is also going to select ONE Unearthed band from the areas of Byron, Ballina, Lismore and Tweed to play on the bill! So, if you're a local act, get amongst it! For more info, click here.


The Official Splendour Resale facility is now open via Splendour’s Official Resale facility is the only place where you can purchase legitimate tickets for Splendour 2017.

Vehicle Passes are on sale now through For more information visit the Splendour website .

Your festival BFF, the Official Splendour in the Grass Mobile App for iPhone iOS & Android  is available to download right now! 

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Splendour Vehicle Passes On Sale Now!

9 months ago

Planning to drive to Splendour? Now’s the time to start thinking about what kind of VEHICLE PASS you’ll need to purchase for your chariot when they go on sale today, MONDAY 29 MAY, at 9:00am AEST from moshtix.

Choose carefully, as the vehicle pass you purchase will determine where you end up parking. Plus, there are no refunds on vehicle passes once you’ve hit the BUY button. Good news tho, there are redemptions on offer if you get your posse together and car pool. Bonus!

Remember, ALL vehicles parking at North Byron Parklands for Splendour in the Grass 2017 need to have the appropriate pre purchased vehicle pass from


  • If you’re a camper and want to camp in or with your wheels, you need to purchase a 
  • If you’re a camper and happy to be separated from your rig, please purchase a 
  • If you’re a Splendour day-tripper parking and NOT camping, you need to purchase a 

Camping and not driving at all? No need to worry. No vehicle pass required.
Now here’s the detail. Read carefully. Then take your pick.


  • The CAMP WITH VEHICLE PASS is for those with valid Splendour 2017 Camping Tickets.
  • Buy this pass if you’d like to camp WITH or IN your Vehicle. This applies to cars, RV’s and caravans.
  • Your tent will go next to your vehicle.
  • Not the best option if you need to leave early on the Monday after the festival ends as you are at the mercy of your camping neighbours.
  • Pass must be pre purchased via moshtix from 9:00am AEST Monday 29 May.
  • The pre purchased cost is $60 including booking fees*
  • You will be eligible for a $30 redemption voucher with 3 or more peeps in the vehicle when the vehicle pass is scanned (All vehicle occupants must hold valid Splendour 2017 Event and Camping Tickets).SITG17 Diagram Camp With Vehicle

Please note: You are only required to purchase one (1) CAMP WITH VEHICLE PASS for the day you are entering the Campgrounds precinct, not for each day your vehicle will be onsite.


  • The CAMP WITHOUT VEHICLE PASS is for those with valid Splendour 2017 Camping Tickets.
  • Buy this pass if you’d like to camp WITHOUT your vehicle (Park your vehicle in its designated area, and walk over to set up camp in a tent only area).
  • Closer to festival entrance, more flexibility with departure time after the festival ends.
  • Camp Little Foot(print) people would need to purchase this vehicle pass type.
  • Pass must be pre purchased via moshtix from 9:00am AEST Monday 29 May.
  • The pre purchased cost is $30 including booking fees*
  • You will be eligible for a $30 redemption voucher with 3 or more peeps in the vehicle when the vehicle pass is scanned (All vehicle occupants must hold valid Splendour 2017 Event and Camping Tickets).SITG17 Diagram Camp Without Vehicle

Please note: You are only required to purchase one (1) CAMP WITHOUT VEHICLE PASS for the day you are entering the Campgrounds precinct, not for each day your vehicle will be onsite.

Please note: Those booked in to Contiki, Tepeelove, Tent City, Flashcamp or Byron Bay Camping Co. will also need to purchase a CAMP WITHOUT VEHICLE PASS if bringing a vehicle into the campgrounds.


  • A DAY PARKING PASS is for those with valid Splendour 2017 Event Only Tickets.
  • This pass must be pre purchased via moshtix from 9:00am AEST Monday 29 May.
  • The pre purchased cost is $30 per day including booking fees* (Day Car Park open Fri, Sat & Sun only).
  • You will be eligible for a $30 redemption voucher each day when arriving with 4 or more Splendour 2017 Event Ticket holders in the vehicle at the time that the vehicle pass is scanned.

Please note: 1 x Day Parking Pass is required per vehicle for each day you wish to park in the North Byron Parklands Day Car Park.

*Transaction fees apply


Make sure you head to Northern Rivers Carpool - a carpooling initiative hosted by Byron Shire Council alongside our neighbouring Councils.

Miler is a cool, Byron-made mobile app connecting passengers with drivers with a spare seat. You can post your ride to Splendour, share the costs and reduce traffic. For more info on Miler click here.

Or you can check out Ridevu for another Splendour ridesharing hook up!


Bus shuttle services will run between surrounding locations including Byron Bay, Brunswick Heads and North Byron Parklands. Stay tuned for more information over the coming weeks!


Team Splendour XO


Flood Gold Pass Auction Raises over $69,000

10 months ago

 Flood Fundraiser Thanks

In the wake of Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie and the resulting devastation across the Northern Rivers region of NSW, Splendour in the Grass announced the Northern Rivers Flood Fundraiser on Friday 28 April.

The initiative saw 50 specially created Flood Relief Gold Passes auctioned off across four days, with net proceeds raised to be donated to the communities that lost so much.

The results are in, and Splendour in the Grass is thrilled to announce that $69,067.25 raised will be distributed across the Tweed Mayor Appeal Fund, Lismore City Council Flood Appeal and the Mullumbimby & District Neighbourhood Centre Inc. in the Byron Shire.

From Tuesday 2 May to Friday 5 May, punters from around Australia and as far away as Mauritius jumped online to battle it out in the bidding war for this great cause.

Our successful auction bidders have earned themselves some serious karma points, plus they’ll be doing Splendour in style, with access to our VIP Gold Bar, Amphitheatre side of stage viewing area and the Golden View bar, overlooking the main stage action.

To all who got their bid on, thanks for helping #SplendourDoesDebbie. You’ve made us proud as punch! The emotional toll for the whole region has been immense, but your generosity helps those worst affected one step closer to recovery and ultimately saying “cya never Debbie” for good.

Northern Rivers Flood Fundraiser

10 months ago

50 x Flood Relief Gold Passes (18+ only) To Be Auctioned
Bidding open from 9:00am Tue 2 May to 9:00pm Fri 5 May AEST

A few weeks ago, the day after Splendour announced its 2017 lineup, the Northern Rivers area of NSW was devastated by flooding in the wake of ex-tropical Cyclone Debbie. Homes, businesses, schools and community spaces were destroyed and the emotional toll for the whole region has been immense.

While the flood waters have now subsided and the clean up is underway, the impact that this unprecedented weather event has had on communities across the Lismore, Byron and Tweed Shires is incalculable.

Today Splendour in the Grass is announcing a fundraising initiative to assist with the recovery across the region.

“Splendour is proud to call Northern NSW home and many of our event team live and operate businesses across the Lismore, Byron and Tweed Shires. It has been heartbreaking to see the flood damage on such a huge scale and also to hear so many stories of loss. We hope that this fundraising initiative will provide assistance to those who need it most.” said Splendour in the Grass co-producers Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco.

From 9am Tuesday 2 May to 9pm Friday 5 May (AEST) 50 x special Flood Relief Gold Passes for Splendour in the Grass 2017 will be released for sale via auction here. These passes are not available to the general public except for this one time release.

A Flood Relief Gold Pass means you’ll do Splendour in the Grass 2017 in style! It includes access to Splendour’s Gold Bar (VIP vibes), Amphitheatre side of stage viewing and also the Golden View Bar, overlooking all the main stage action.

The auction will run each day from 9:00am to 9:00pm with a fresh batch of Flood Relief Gold Passes to be released each morning, each with a $500 reserve. Auction winners will be advised each night.

Please note that these passes are 18+ and for the Event only. They are not transferable. You must enter your full name (as on ID) and date of birth when you bid. Onsite camping is no longer available but you can check out other accommodation options here.

So if you’re keen to do Splendour like a VIP whilst also reaping maximum karma points then from 9am Tuesday 2 May head here, get in on the bidding action and give it your best shot!

Now, we know we’re always telling everyone not to purchase tickets from auction sites. That warning still stands. There are only 50 of these Flood Relief Gold Passes available and they are not transferable. It’s a one time offer and only accessible via Do not purchase tickets or passes from any other auction site. 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 ticket holder to change the name and date of birth on a ticket and transfer it to another person.

100% of the net proceeds raised by the auction of these 50 x Flood Relief Gold Passes will be donated to the following flood appeals.


“Times of crisis make us connect even more to our community. Businesses, council, organisations and the community become one in our actions and responses to our great challenges. I'm stoked to learn of our home grown festival and its staff adding to this response - especially for those in Byron's north who have been hit hard and largely forgotten so far by the Federal government.  Good on ya Splendour!” Byron Shire Mayor – Simon Richardson.


“We are thrilled that Splendour in the Grass has come on board to help our flood appeal and our community,” Lismore Mayor Isaac Smith said.

“The level of devastation left by this flood was unprecedented and it will take weeks and months for our city and our community to recover. The Lismore Flood Appeal funds will help those worst-affected by the natural disaster to get back on their feet and rebuild their lives.”


“100% of funds raised by the Mayor Appeal Fund will be distributed to local residents and businesses affected by the floods – there are no administration fees” said Mayor of Tweed Katie Milne.

“We will be appointing an independent Committee, who will join me and Council’s Internal Auditor, to review applications for assistance.  The priority focus will be on those people and businesses who have limited access or options to insurance claims, funding or grants and due to this are more likely to slip through the gaps.”

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If you already have a ticket but want to donate some money to the appeal – here are some handy links and please give if you can:

Official Splendour 2017 Sideshows Announced

11 months ago

If you can't make it to Splendour, or if you just need a double-dose, our friends at Secret Sounds have you covered with a bunch of Official Splendour in the Grass sideshows featuring:


Head over to to sign up for the Secret Sounds exclusive presale.

Secret Sounds presale on sale from 9:00am Tuesday 11 April
General Public on sale from 9:00am Wednesday 12 April

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Splendour 2017 Tickets Sold Out!

11 months ago

The organisers of Splendour in the Grass would like to advise that all tickets for the 2017 event, taking place Friday 21 to Sunday 23 July at North Byron Parklands, have now sold out.

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Tickets were released at 9:00am AEST today via moshtix and a Hunger Games like frenzy ensued with a huge amount of music lovers waiting online to purchase.

Splendour's Co-producers Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco said “Once again we have been overwhelmed by your love and enthusiasm for Splendour. We can’t wait to bring you another awesome show. Our thoughts are with all those in our local Northern NSW community that have been devastated by floods over the past week. We will be announcing a fundraising initiative soon to assist with the recovery. In the meantime, we’re sending you all our love."

If you missed out this morning don’t panic! The Official Splendour Resale facility will kick off from 9:00am AEST Monday 8 May!!

This means if you missed out on tickets today, you still have a chance to turn that frown upside down. Be first in the know and sign up to The Official Splendour Resale facility wait list here.

If you purchased tickets for Splendour 2017 and need to sell them because you forgot to ask the boss for time off, the Official Splendour Resale facility gives you the opportunity to offload your ticket to someone who missed out. Good karma all-round!

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport

11 months ago


Flying to Splendour? Fly direct from Melbourne, Sydney or Newcastle via Ballina Byron Gateway Airport located under 30 minutes from the town centre of Byron Bay. Byron's local airport offers up to 58 flights per week with heaps of travel options to and from the airport! Visit

Splendour Tix On Sale 9:00am Tomorrow, Thursday 6 April

11 months ago

Splendourites get ready!

Event and Camping tickets for Splendour in the Grass 2017, Australia’s feel good hit of the winter, are on sale tomorrow morning Thursday 6 April from 9:00am AEST! Like every good Girl and Boy Scout, you must be prepared! Stay calm and read on!

Here’s the lowdown on the when, what and how.


Tickets on sale from 9:00am sharp AEST on Thursday 6 April through or phone 1300 GET TIX (438 849).


3 Day Event Ticket - $385 plus $7 booking fee per ticket
Single Day Event Ticket (Friday or Saturday or Sunday) - $169 plus $6 booking fee per ticket
Camping Ticket - $129 plus $5 booking fee per ticket
Camping Ticket - Family Campground - $129 plus $5 booking fee per ticket

Carbon Offset Ticket - You have the option to lighten your enviro load by offsetting your carbon emissions for just $3 per ticket!!! For more info on the Carbon Offset Ticket click here.

Payment can be made by Visa Checkout, Visa, Mastercard and PayPal only.

  • All prices include GST
  • All prices are stated and transactions processed in AUD
  • A 2.1% transaction fee applies to all orders
  • moshtix phone bookings add $2 fee per ticket in transaction

Don't forget, Camping Tickets cover you for up to 5 nights camping on site at North Byron Parklands (from 10:00am Wednesday 19 July to 5:00pm Monday 24 July). Every person wishing to camp must hold a valid Camping AND an Event ticket.


Bringing the kiddies along? We’ve got all your family camping needs covered at The Meadow, our fam-friendly camping area. If you’re keen to set up camp in The Meadow, you’ll need to buy a Camping Ticket – Family Campground for each person aged 12 and over wishing to camp. For more info on The Meadow click here.


Here’s the scoop so you can purchase like a pro! For the album-length version of the how-to-buy Splendour tix guide click here


The moshtix purchase process is first-to-finish. This means that tickets are only secured once your order - including payment - is completed. If you are not able to complete your order, it’s most likely because your chosen ticket type allocation has exhausted before your payment is completed. Speed up the process by being logged into your moshtix account, and have your attendee details ready to go.

You must have the first and last name + date of birth of every person you are buying tickets for!

We strongly recommended that you have a moshtix account setup beforehand to speed up your purchase process.

Head 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.

Don't panic. Please visit for self-help articles or to submit a request for help.

And speaking of helping…


Contiki’s Splendour packages return in 2017, offering everything you need with the ultimate festival package.

Here's what you'll score.

  • 1 x 3 day Splendour Event & Camping ticket
  • Return transport to Byron Bay (from Sydney, Brisbane or the Gold Coast.
  • A next level camping experience at Splendour's Camp Contiki
  • Your tent set up and ready for you upon arrival
  • A personal trip manager
  • Breakfast Daily
  • An exclusive performance by a Splendour artist at Camp Contiki

Better still, when you book with Contiki you'll instantly go in the draw to WIN a VIP Gold Pass upgrade, plus a backstage tour! Be sure to pre-register for first access when packages go on sale.

Check out Contiki’s Splendour packages here.

Pre-register now!

May the force be with you!!

Team Splendour xo

Splendour 2017 Mobile App | #splendourbandits Comp

11 months ago

Love Splendour? There’s an app for that!

Your festival wingman, the Splendour in the Grass mobile app returns in 2017 to make your life a whole lot goddamn easier. Your go-to for all things Splendour, the app is available to download right now on iPhone iOS and Android. From purchasing your ticket to planning a clash-free festival experience, the app has got your back!

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App Features include:
    · Buy Tickets
    · Full Artist Lineup Info
    · Event News, Info & FAQs
    · Photobooth / #splendourbandits competition
    · Planner, Playing Times & Maps (coming soon)
    · Social Media Connect

But don’t go ditching your real-life BFFs yet. You’re gonna need them to enter our #SPLENDOURBANDITS comp! Gather your gang and then use the photobooth section of the app to snap the ultimate band pic album cover photo. The looser the better! 

When you’ve got it, add the name of your mock rock/hip-hop/indie/electro/pop band using the supplied fonts in the app. Get weird. Get creative.

Post your pic to Instagram and tag the 3 friends you want to bring along to Splendour, plus tag #splendourbandits and tag @splendourinthegrass. The most creative and original entry will win 4 x 3 Day Event and Camping tickets to Splendour in the Grass 2017! Talk about #squadgoals.

Make sure your Instagram profile is set to public and post your entry by 11:58am AEST on Wednesday 5 April 2017. Enter as many times as you like! We’ll announce the winner at 5:00pm AEST Wednesday 5 April 2017.

If you don’t win the comp, have your fingers ready to click when tickets go on sale at 9:00am AEST Thursday 6 April and don’t forget, you can use the Splendour app to purchase tickets. Follow the BUY TICKETS link and it’ll hook you up to

Note to self: must have a valid moshtix account.

Comp T&C's can be viewed here.

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