There were rumours. There was speculation. There were leaks… Time’s up! We’ve been itchin’ to let this loose so… hey ho let’s go! This year SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS finally moves to its idyllic, permanent home at North Byron Parklands. Picture wide green meadows, flower covered dams, trees, trees and more trees. From July 26 – 28 this eden will be transformed into a nirvana for music and arts enthusiasts. “It has been a long road but it’s been so worth it! We’re finally presenting Splendour at its permanent home at North Byron Parklands. The site is currently being prepared for our ‘housewarming’ and we are super excited to show off our new digs!” said co-producers Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco. Over three monumental days, punters can random shuffle their feet between 80+ of the hottest acts on offer today, from global tastemakers to the “ones to watch” to festival favourites as you’ve never seen them before, to seasoned internationals and truly iconic Australian acts. Splendour In The Grass 2013 will include all of the event’s popular festival features plus some super new additions! No Splendour experience is complete without a few lost hours in the TIPI FOREST, the quintessential Byron experience. Also channeling the essence of “The Bay”, GLOBAL VILLAGE is back with all the performances, workshops, market stalls and global food fair that everyone loves. Factor them both in! One of Splendour’s most popular daytime spaces, the SPLENDOUR FORUM will once again discuss both the heavy and featherweight issues, and philosophical questions with a good deal of entertaining random banter thrown in! Think you might be looking a bit June 2013? You’ll want to check out the VERY SMALL MALL and while you’re at it you might want to book a treatment at the SPLENDOUR DAY SPA to be looking your splendiferous best when you meet your mates at the SMIRNOFF COCKTAIL BAR where you’ll find a different club each night. Keep your eyes peeled for the SPLENDOUR ARTS series of dynamic and interactive artworks including the so bad it’s good TENT OF MIRACLES. Look up, look down, look all around for artists and their work as it emerges across the site throughout the weekend. SPLENDOUR IN THE CRAFT. “Finally!” we hear you say. Yep, we thought so too. You can expect a bunch of crafternoon workshops like Upcycle Your Merch and Pimp Your Tent. There’ll be lunchtime Crafty Sessions with talks by some awesome crafters. We’ll also have some of our more crafty musicians dropping by. Plus there’ll be suitcase rummages, markets and more. So much goodness! MISS SAIGON KARAOKE. We all know how this goes! It had to happen. Way overdue! THE RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY is a world-travelling series of music workshops, gigs and info sessions. It’s a platform for those who make a difference in today’s music landscape. This year, the Academy celebrates its 15th birthday, with New York as the host city. As part of the local Aussie celebrations, Red Bull Music Academy will be curating its own stage, assembling an all-star cast of local and international artists to further your musical education. Stay tuned for the announcement of artists that will be performing on the Academy stage! Then there’s the COUNTRY CLUB BAR! With a view overlooking the Supertop stage, exclusive entry to this bar is just one of the many perks of The Country Club ticket. Yeah we know that lots of festivals have premium tickets but this one is so much better! You also get a super special camping spot with exclusive loos (and we all know how important that is!), complimentary cloakroom, showers, phone charging, bus travel and a bunch of other stuff including the Country Club Concierge to help you plan the perfect Splendour weekend! Plus there’s LITTLE SPLENDOUR (kids club), SING FOR YOUR SUPPER (busker’s stage), MARKETS and a whole new world of CULINARY DELIGHTS that we’ll be telling you more about soon. Splendour’s beautiful new venue has loads of space for camping onsite. With flat open fields to set up your very own festival crib and up to 5 nights available, it’s an easy and super affordable way to experience Splendour. The Splendour campground will be accepting early entry from Wednesday 24 July. You’ll find more information about camping at splendourinthegrass.com. Splendour has long been at the forefront in developing new and effective ways to lighten event specific carbon footprints. Our army of committed enviro-savvy punters has offset thousands of tonnes of carbon via carbon-offset tickets and on site recycling programs. Watch this space for info about how you can help to keep SPLENDOUR green! Okay! Time to get to the heart of it all. SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS is joyous as hell to deliver you this news. Here are the artists who will grace the Supertop, Mix Up Stage and GW McLennan Tent this July…. MUMFORD & SONS (only Australian show), FRANK OCEAN, THE NATIONAL (only Australian show), OF MONSTERS & MEN, EMPIRE OF THE SUN, BERNARD FANNING, THE PRESETS, TV ON THE RADIO (only Australian show), KLAXONS, FLUME, BABYSHAMBLES, PASSION PIT, BIRDS OF TOKYO, JAMES BLAKE, ARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI, LAURA MARLING, MATT CORBY, DRAPHT , MYSTERY BAND, FLIGHT FACILITIES, POLYPHONIC SPREE (performing Rocky Horror Picture Show), BOY & BEAR, FAT FREDDY’S DROP, COLD WAR KIDS, THE RUBENS, SARAH BLASKO, DARWIN DEEZ, YOU AM I (performing Sound As Ever & Hi-Fi Way), HERMITUDE, HAIM, AIRBOURNE, THE DRONES, MS MR, GURRUMUL, EVERYTHING EVERYTHING, CLAIRY BROWNE & THE BANGIN’ RACKETTES, CLOUD CONTROL, PORTUGAL. THE MAN, DAUGHTER, SOMETHING FOR KATE, WAVVES, CHET FAKER, SNAKADAKTAL, ROBERT DELONG, UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA, WHITLEY, FIDLAR, JAKE BUGG, THE BAMBOOS, SURFER BLOOD, DEAP VALLY, PALMA VIOLETS, ALPINE, LITTLE GREEN CARS, VANCE JOY, JAGWAR MA, VILLAGERS, VIOLENT SOHO, DUNE RATS, PVT, THE JUNGLE GIANTS, CUB SCOUTS, ART OF SLEEPING, THE GROWL, TWINSY, THE CHEMIST, SONGS, MITZI and TRIPLE J UNEARTHED WINNERS. PLUS DJ’S – ALISON WONDERLAND, YOLANDA BE COOL, WHAT SO NOT, XAPHOON JONES, D-CUP, OTOLOGIC, PEKING DUK, TYLER TOUCHE and BAD EZZY.]]>
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