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Splendour looks splendid


Three days with over 100 acts, Splendour in the Grass is going to be one of the best festivals this year.

Four stages hosting the best in international touring acts alongside some of Australia’s hottest talent where would you rather be on this July weekend.

For July 24 to 26 Splendour in the Grass returns to North Byron Parklands. A special line up is on offer this year, with a mix of the legendary bands and upcoming acts that makes attendance almost compulsory.

Headlining the bill on Sunday are English rockers Blur! With their massive collection of singalong anthems they are unlikely to disappoint. Also on the Sunday we have Royal Blood, an awesome two piece that love to rock out. The bill is massive and there are loads of great bands playing check the poster below for the highlights.

Splendour - Poster

Splendour has much more to offer than just music however, there are some add-ons that make for the total festival experience.

THE TIPI FOREST crack a glow stick put on your dancing shoes and head to The Tipi Forest across the Splendour weekend for a mammoth mash of underground sounds and alternative beats from an array of Byron’s best electronic Producers and DJs!

SPLENDOUR FORUM presented by The Guardian is the festival’s comedy area, if somehow you find yourself with in a group of negative Nellys then get down to the Splendour Forum to turn that frown upside down.

Find your balance at The GLOBAL VILLAGE where you’ll discover a heady mix of Australia’s leading burlesque performers, conscious theatre, jam bands, live art classes, yoga, healing, massage, tarot, circus acts, indigenous elders & dance workshops.

Let your inner hippy come out at Splendour - Timeout.
Let your inner hippy come out at Splendour – Timeout.

SPLENDOUR IN THE CRAFT is back with more workshops, beard embellishment, impromptu body painting, glitter, hot glue guns, Of Monsters & Mending and more Florence & The Sewing Machine fun than ever before!

Every year since the inaugural event SPLENDOUR ARTS has pushed the Splendour experience further! With a program that spans the length and breadth of the site, its unexpected installations delight, confound and sometimes just look really cool.

In 2015 Splendour is reconfiguring the onsite campgrounds to include The Meadow a family friendly camping zone where you can set up your kit with your kids, surrounded by other young families. In addition to this our festival for the littlest punters, LITTLE SPLENDOUR, will be going totally ham this year with a tipi area for parents and babies, mega sandpit, music garden, a story telling tipi with character visits from fairies, pirates and princesses, littlies’ jumping castle and an art and craft zone called the Artie Fartie Partie. The bigger kids will also be kept busy with a climbing wall, ropes course, sports and games, a jumping castle and giant board games. Plus during the day there’s also arts, craft, music, dance, clowning workshops, balloon twisting, juggling, face painting and a huge circus tent with performances, comedy acts, magicians, puppet shows and more fun than you can poke a pogo stick at!  What’s that? You want go to Little Splendour too? You can’t! You have to be 0 – 15 years.

Tickets are available 9am sharp AEST on Thursday 23 April. Check the website for details and full line up.



Kate Webster
Kate Webster
Kate Webster is a travel journalist - travel writer and photographer who travels the globe in search of vivid imagery and compelling stories that capture the essence of the places she visits. Born out of a life-long love of travel and fascination with the world around her, is Kate's inspiration behind her writing and photography. A passion of the ocean has lead Kate to be a part of Global Surf Sounds, as she continues to mix her love of travel and writing to now include surfing. When she’s not bouncing around the world on ramshackle buses, overcrowded trains, or on the back of a rickshaw, you can find her based in Sydney or the Gold Coast, Australia eagerly planning her next adventure.

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