Splendour In The Grass 2016

Splendour In The Grass 2016

July 22, 2016 - July 24, 2016
July 22, 2016 - July 24, 2016
Byron Bay
Byron Bay


Splendour in the Grass is an Australian music festival that has been held annually since 2001. The festival has been held near Byron Bay, New South Wales for all but two years since its inauguration. In 2010 and 2011, the festival was held in Woodford, Queensland, while organisers made an effort to gain support for a new location at North Byron Parklands at Yelgun (30 km from Byron Bay). The event returned to Byron Bay in 2012, when it was held at Belongil Fields.[1][2] The 2013 festival was the first to be held at the new North Byron Parklands location, to much controversy from festival goers and the local community.

The festival was jointly created and promoted by the Village Sounds and Secret Service music companies, and began in 2001 as a one-day gathering to cater for Australia's winter season (a period that had traditionally been associated with very few events of this nature); the festival evolved into a two-day event in 2002. As of 2014, the capacity of the three-day festival is 30,000 and it is considered the country's largest winter music festival. The festival was awarded the FasterLouder Festival Award for 'Favourite Line Up' in 2009.[3] "Ode: Intimations of Immortality", by English poet William Wordsworth, was the inspiration for the naming of the event.[4]

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James Blake
English musician
bornSeptember 26, 1988
Enfield, London, England
Australian musician, producer, DJ
bornNovember 5, 1991
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Crowd-surfing, Mankinis, budgie smugglers, glitter and clashing colours - Splendour in the Grass revellers and musicians show they've got it all as they celebrate at the winter ...
Daily Mail  –  July 25, 2016
Festival goers at Splendour in the Grass near Byron Bay took the weekend to let loose in colourful clothing - and in some cases, colourful lack of clothing. Revealing men's swimsuits were a big hit at the three-day camping festival, with two men ...
Can Brands and Bands Finally Coexist?
Forbes  –  July 25, 2016
Splendour in the Grass is an Australian music festival, set on the picturesque banks of Byron Bay in Queensland. Since its inception in 2001, it has provided a platform for music’s global headliners and newcomers to leave their mark on a 30 000 strong ...
Splendour In The Grass Without A Home In 2018, But “Definitely” Happening In 2017
Music Feeds  –  July 24, 2016
Splendour In The Grass organisers say they are yet to secure a location for the festival beyond 2017, as 2016 ticket-holders head home today after soaking up three days of tunes in Byron Bay. Splendour In The Grass is four years into its five-year stint at ...
Splendour in the Grass: tens of thousands enjoy music festival as weekend wraps up
Sydney Morning Herald  –  July 24, 2016
Tens of thousands of people flocked to this year's Splendour in the Grass music festival in Byron Bay over the weekend, more than doubling the town's population. This year's attendees enjoyed fine weather, wearing singlets and hats instead of the ...
Splendour in the Grass a 'missed opportunity' for drug testing, advocates say
ABC Online  –  July 23, 2016
Byron Bay's population will more than double this weekend as ... "We're ready to go. We would love to be at Splendour in the Grass," he said. "It's the first festival of the season. It's a really sad, missed opportunity for us. But it's in New South ...
Traffic chaos at Splendour in the Grass
goldcoastbulletin.com.au  –  July 23, 2016
A general view of the Amphitheatre stage during Splendour in the Grass 2016 in Byron Bay. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images) “We are reworking the traffic plan, relocating the drop off/collection area to the south of the carpark and giving right of ...

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