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What’s On? Splendour in the Grass 21- 23 July

What’s On? Splendour in the Grass 21- 23 July

While all the one-day tickets and camping tickets are sold out and the resale tickets are exhausted, there are a few three-day tickets available still for the super popular Splendour in the Grass, 21-23 July. So if you can afford to plunk down the $392 for the whole weekend, head up to Byron Bay and enjoy the excellent lineup for this year’s festival, held at North Byron Parklands.

If you didn’t purchase the camping and parking initially or you’re buying one of the remaining three-day tickets without camping, then you’re in need of place to stay. If you’d like to stay somewhere outside of the busy festival crowds or main centre of town, head over to the Broken Head Holiday Park where you can camp out or rent a beach shack for the long weekend.

Also, you should take advantage of the bus service that runs between the festival and several areas in the Byron Bay area including downtown Byron Bay and Suffolk Park (close to Broken Head).

Music Highlights

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There is a reason that Splendour in the Grass surged in popularity over the last 16 years, and that’s because the festival attracts big-name international musicians such as Kanye West, Coldplay, Lily Allen, Outkast, 360 and Empire of the Sun.

This year’s headliners include The Queens of the Stone Age, The XX, LCD Soundsystem and Haim. But there are many other exciting groups playing over the three-day festival such as Schoolboy Q (only Australian show), Royal Blood and Two Door Cinema Club. But that’s just the tip of the icebergcheck out the full Splendour in the Grass line up to see who is playing when so you can plan your weekend.

Other Festival Happenings

If you don’t jive with the music on the stage at any given time during the three days, it’s the perfect time to check out all the other things going on at the Splendour in the Grass sideshows.

Image source: Splendour in the Grass

Splendour in the Grass sideshows:

  • Tipi Forest: Dance the day and night away while in this popular attraction at the festival. A variety of DJs and music producers will spin the tunes over the three days.
  • Global Village: Head over here to experience aspects of the Australian culture such as workshops in yoga and dance, morning meditations, chants with the Tibetan monks, live art, massages, and so much more.
  • The Bohemian Lounge: This area is dedicated to allowing visitors to experience the Byron Bay culture with daytime workshops like yoga, dance, healing and poetry and nighttime offerings such as cabaret performances, poetry jams and jazz concerts.
  • Splendour Comedy Club: Make your sides hurt from laughter when you hang out any of the nights of the festival at the comedy club, which will feature four shows, starting on Thursday night and featuring 30 comedians from all over Australia over the weekend.
  • The World Stage: Now in its second year at Splendour in the Grass, the World Stage will continue to showcase contemporary world music groups from Australia and the international stage.
  • Splendour Forum: Eight years and counting, this part of the festival weekend allows you to listen to everything from prominent and interesting thinkers and politicians to musicians and activists in various formats such as live discussion, panels, debates, interviews, Q&As and more. It is open from 10am to 4pm daily.
  • Smirnoff Lounge: Pretty much what you’d guess—drinks in a place where you can relax with your friends.
  • The Science Tent: New this year to the festival, the Science Tent will offer up interesting presentations, musical performances and interactive experiences–all that will connect back to science.
  • Red Bull Sound Select (Thursday night only!): Available to three-day ticket holders, this new addition to Splendour in the Grass, Red Bull Sound Select will kick off the weekend festival with up-and-coming Australian performers such as Mansionair, Sampa the Great, GL and Broadway Sounds.

Keep in mind these rules for the weekend

Make sure to abide by the festival regulations while you attend the excellent music shows, and you will have a great time. Things like outside alcohol, metal or plastic water bottles, chairs, video and audio recording devices (like a GoPro) except for mobile phones and no animals are not allowed. For a full list of banned items, check here and for festival FAQs, check here.

Stay at Broken Head away from the busy festival grounds

If you’re coming for the Splendour in the Grass festival, then you’re in luck. You’ll hit the Byron Bay area during the low season, which means you’ll enjoy the lowest rates for all of our accommodation options: from un-powered campsites, to beach houses. So go ahead and book your stay with us at Broken Head Holiday Park and rest easy knowing you got a great rate for your holiday stay—in fact, why not extend your stay past the festival and enjoy some more Byron Bay activities after the crowds leave? You’ll be glad you did!

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