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The 12th Annual Mullum Music Festival

2019 Mullum Music Festival, 14 Venues, over 80 Artists and a whole town full of music, arts and love... Throughout the township of Mullumbimby, NSW.

Stamp your musical passport at Mullum Music Festival this year with bands and musicians from Chile, South Africa, US, UK, Ethiopia, Canada, and the Solomon Islands playing alongside a power packed local and national line up. Now in its 12th year, Mullum Music Festival’s defining characteristic is its ability to offer a genre diverse line up for a multitude of music lovers. 

Plus street parade, workshops, community program, sculpture walk and more...

You can stamp your musical passport at Mullum Music Festival this year with bands and musicians from Chile, South Africa, US, UK, Ethiopia, Canada, and the Solomon Islands playing alongside a power packed local and national line up. Now in its 12th year, Mullum Music Festival’s defining characteristic is its ability to offer a genre diverse line up for a multitude of music lovers. This is an inclusive festival for everyone from 2 to 82.

Plus workshops, community program, sculpture walk and more...

14-17 November. Full detail, lineup, playing schedule and tickets available at www.mullummusicfestival.com.

2019 BYRON BAY FILM FESTIVAL - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The 2019 Byron Bay Film Festival (BBFF) came to a spectacular close with the announcement of the winners of the BBFF Best Film Awards.

The event, now in its 13th Year, attracted entries from all over the globe.

BBFF Director J'aimee Skippon-Volke said: 

“Whilst our programme featured a number of the strongest Australian titles to be in the festival circuit of 2019/20, we have decided it is important to bring BBFF back to the roots that independent festivals were born from. It is for this reason our nominees are made from independent films that are not represented here in Australia by local distributors. This allows our awards to support these filmmakers as they continue on the festival circuit and bring more attention to the work they do.”

The winner of both Best Film and Best Documentary was the powerful and enlightening ‘In My Blood It Runs’ which offers a rare and compelling insight into the life of 10-year-old Arrente and Garrawa boy, Dujuan. The audience was moved to laughter, tears and horror as they watched Dujuan navigate his role as both a traditional healer; and child beholden to the Australian education system.

It is an exceptional film.

For more information see: www.inmyblooditruns.com

The Winner of Best Dramatic Feature was taken out by Australian filmmaker Josephine Mackerras who’s debut feature Alice addressed a host of ethically fraught questions around society’s relationship with prostitution.

After writing the film in English, Ms Mackerras decided she didn’t want to wait any longer for funding, or to deal with the restrictions of the Australian Film Industry. 

Ms Mackerras got the script translated into French, shot the majority of it in her own apartment using her own son and first-time actors - who gave an astounding performance - and delivered a finely tuned debut.

Alice previously took out the SXSW Grand Jury Prize.

To watch an interview with Josephine Mackerras click here.

The Winner of Best Experimental Film was ‘Continuum 01 – South in Self Exile’. The visual and sonic essay drew mixed responses from the audience, leaving very few people unmoved. 

Directed and produced by Byron Bay landscape artist Jack Bailey the film was described by some as, “Mesmerising, like nothing I’ve ever seen before,” whereas a vocal minority caused controversy amongst the otherwise appreciative audience. 

Mr Bailey said, “Poignant to my closing statement regarding the mediocracy of a homogenised society. I am glad through untampered natural imagery I was able to evoke such a primal and guttural reaction.”

The locals award for Best Byron Film went to Angus McDonald for Manus.

This short film shows the plight of refugees who have been detained on Manus Island in PNG by the Australian Government for the past six years.

Byron Bay Film Festival Director J'aimee Skippon-Volke said: “The Byron Film category is awarded to a film that encapsulates the spirit of our region and the strength of our local filmmaking talent. Human rights is an important issue to our community and Angus is an artist who uses his gift well in highlighting these issues.”

Brothers Jack and Peter Thompson also received an award honouring them for their work supporting and boosting the Australian Film Industry.

The announcement of the winners was followed by the Australian Premiere of The Cave - Tom Waller’s dramatisation of the rescue of the Wild Boars football team from Tham Luang Cave in northern Thailand.

Mr Waller himself was in attendance to introduce the film saying ”I’m really excited to be showing the film to an Australian audience here at the Byron Bay Film Festival. It was a remarkable story of ordinary people, who became heroes.”

And so, after an action-packed week, including films featuring everything from Shakespearean rifts to species extinction and the odd severed hand… the Byron Bay Film Festival draws to a close tomorrow.

People can still catch a number of films tomorrow including Manus, Why Can’t I Be Me? Around You and Yonlu. Plus, the encore screening at Pighouse Flicks of She is the Ocean at 3:30pm.

 
Full list of the winners:

Best Film - In My Blood It Runs, Maya Newell
Best Dramatic Feature Film - Alice, Josephine Mackerras
Best Short Film – Nero, Jan-David Bolt
Best Documentary Film – In My Blood It Runs, Maya Newell
Best Experimental Film - Continuum 01 - South in South Exile, Jack Bailey
Best Surf Film – She is the Ocean, Inessa Blokhina 
Honourable Mention (Surf Film Category) - Pacifico, Andreas Geipel and Christian Gibson
Best Animation – Hurlevent, Frederick Doazan 
Rob Stewart Environmental Film Award - Kifaru, David Hambridge
Best Cinematography – Kofi and Lartey, Sasha Rainbow
Young Australian Filmmaker of The Year – Appetite, Claudia Bailey 
Best Music Documentary - Out Deh – The Youth of Jamaica, Louis Josek
Best Byron Film - MANUS, Angus McDonald
Best Cinematic VR Experience – The Leap – Inside Architect Dorte Mandrup’s Mind
Best Interactive VR Experience – The Holy City, Occupied VR.
Honourable mention (VR Experience) - Gloomy Eyes, Fernando Maldonado, Jorge Teraso
Best Music Video – Pub Talk, Jake Taylor
Best Screenplay – Fear Sum, James Mayon 
The winner of the Best Screenplay Award, James Mayon, will walk away with a $1500 cash prize.

The winning films really epitomised the essence of the Byron Bay Film Festival. We exist so important films like this can be seen and filmmakers can continue to do their inspiring work.
 

FALLS FESTIVAL 2019/20 LINE-UP IS HERE!

As the clock explodes on #NYE2019 wrapping up this tumultuous, nameless decade and slingshotting us all into a brand new set of Roaring Twenties, there could be no better place to be than arm-in-arm with your best friends, surrounded by Australia’s vast natural beauty and tuned in to some of the world’s greatest music!

Falls Festival: ever changing, forever reliable and bringing you the best upcoming talent from around the globe, will once again provide exclusive access to this Antipodean Utopia, pulling together four of the year’s biggest outdoor parties in the stunning surrounds of Lorne, Marion Bay, Byron Bay and Fremantle.

FALLS FESTIVAL 2019/20 
 
HALSEY (ONLY AUS SHOWS) • VAMPIRE WEEKEND • DISCLOSURE • PEKING DUK • OF MONSTERS AND MEN • PNAU • LEWIS CAPALDI • MILKY CHANCE • JOHN FARNHAM • BANKS (ONLY AUS SHOWS) • DOPE LEMON • VERA BLUE • YUNGBLUD • G FLIP • CROOKED COLOURS • PARCELS • THELMA PLUM • #1 DADS • WAAX • BAKER BOY • PSYCHEDELIC PORN CRUMPETS • AMYL & THE SNIFFERS • THE JAPANESE HOUSE • PINK SWEAT$ • GOOD DOOGS • CXLOE • TOTTY
 
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS APPEARING AT
 
BYRON BAY: TASH SULTANA
LORNE: WHAT SO NOT
MARION BAY: WOLFMOTHER
FREMANTLE: MATT CORBY
 
+ LOADS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED

Leading the charge in 2019/20 will be newly minted pop royalty and recent Rolling Stone cover megastar Halsey (for her only Australian shows!), NYC’s hugely important hit making heroes hot off the back of new album Father Of The Bride Vampire Weekend, English house icons Disclosure with their massive hits ‘Latch’, ‘Omen’ and latest banger ‘Talk’, plus super fun pop legends come stage slaying stars Peking Duk!

Add these huge names to a tectonic first announce which includes plenty more irresistible fruit, including those joyous Icelandic architects of anthem Of Monsters And Men, future hall of famers and festival masters Pnau with their slew of #1 dance-floor starters ‘Chameleon’, ‘Go Bang’ and ‘Changes’, multi-platinum British lung buster / heartbreaker fresh from his famous Glastonbury set Lewis Capaldi, smooth German hook guru’s Milky Chance and downright dazzling LA alt-pop Queen BANKS.

There’ll even be a special appearance from Whispering Jack himself as the one and only John Farnham shows us all a thing or two in his first appearance on Falls’ hallowed stages. Look for his rendition of ‘You’re The Voice’ to sit right next to Daryl Braithwaite’s 2017 performance of ‘Horses’ in the pantheon of magical Falls moments.

Also dropping in for single shows are Falls’ signature guests! Tash Sultana (appearing as our special guest in Byron Bay) will be showcasing the multi instrumental talents that have made her an international star; What So Not taking his humungous live show to Lorne; Matt Corby arriving on-stage fresh from the release of last year’s breathtaking Rainbow Valley and appearing on the Fremantle leg; popping up in Marion Bay – the crater creating riffs of the untouchable Wolfmother.

After introducing a beefed-up arts program last year which included all manner of performances, activations, installations and curiosities strewn throughout the sites of each stop, Falls will again level up in 2019/20. This year, as every year, organisers will expand in scope as they simultaneously narrow their focus to provide each punter with the best possible festival experience. From humble beginnings in Lorne 27 years ago, Falls has grown to become the absolute gold standard of Australian festivals. Thousands flock to famous coastal locations to enjoy a New Year’s filled with camping, nature, music and unforgettable memories.

Tickets on Sale 9am, Wednesday 14 August (VISA pre-sale Monday 12 August)
Full details via the website www.fallsfestival.com

2019 Splendour in the Grass one of the biggest and best yet!

It was all blue skies, big tunes and huge vibes at Splendour in the Grass 2019 as North Byron Parklands played host to a gigantic bill of music, art, craft, food, discussion and debate over three epic days.

Childish Gambino, image Claudia Ciapocha

“What a huge weekend! We want to say thanks to our Splendour Community for their ongoing enthusiasm and love for the event. We also want to say a massive thanks to Hilltop Hoods and their whole team for heading to Byron at such short notice and turning the Amphitheatre into a huge sing-a-long on Sunday night. It’s the crowd that makes Splendour so special so big love to you all! We’ll see you in 2020 for our 20th anniversary!”

- Splendour co-producers Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco

The festival site is always fun to explore, interact with, watch and listen... with plenty of tasty food and drinks to try. My pick for the performance of the 2019 Splendour goes to Childish Gambino - a full amphitheatre loving every minute of it.

I'm already looking forward to what will be in store for us next year when Splendour celebrates it's 20th anniversary in 2020! 

Wolfmother, image Charly Hardy

 

Foals, image Ian Laidlaw

 

Courtney Barnett, image Charlie Hardy

 

Sunday sunset, image Claudia Ciapocha

 

What So Not, image Mitchell Lowe

2019 BYRON BAY GUITAR FESTIVAL LINE UP

FRENZAL RHOMB + HARTS + THE DELTA RIGGS + NATHAN CAVALERI + CHRIS TAMWOY and more!!!

The Byron Bay Guitar Festival (BBGF) is returning on​ Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 October 2019​ at the Byron Bay Brewery​ for its third year.

Headlining is Aussie punk-rock royalty Frenzal Rhomb, guitar hero protege ​Harts, and The Delta Riggs who will have their much anticipated third album​ released in September.

Byron Bay Brewery will be turned into a guitarists heaven with performances and seminars by Torres Strait’s ‘Magic Fingers,’ Chris Tamwoy,​ industry legend​ Peter Northcote, bluesman​ Claude Hay​and Australian guitar icon Nathan Cavaleri​ who makes his return to the stage on the back of his​ Demons album tour.

There is something for all music lovers from soul and funk band​ The Soul Movers, international supergroup -​ The Sidemen,​ as well as local favorites​ Marshall O’Kell & The Fro, Minnie Marks​ and many more! Sunday will kick off with​ Bunny Racket for the little rockers and scheduled is a long list of family activities, hosted by Murray Cook (The Soul Movers/The Wiggles).

Produced by​ Byron Music, the event features 25+ live performances on two stages, as well as a ​Guitar Market showcasing some amazing instruments and craftsmanship from the world’s favourite manufacturers and Australia’s finest luthiers. There will be ​workshops and seminars presented by artists and manufacturers on both days.

Festival Director​ Nick Sergi says “The guitar is alive and well! We are celebrating an instrument that has truly revolutionsed music for over a century! In the digital age of music, we are still seeing the guitar as the principle songwriting tool for a new generation of artists. This year we are returning bigger and better again, with a diverse lineup that recognises both the legends and the new wave of guitar heroes.”

The Byron Bay Guitar Festival has been successful in bringing to the local community an accessible event embraced by artist and audience alike. In the past the festival has presented acts including the late great Phil Emmanuel, Ash Grunwald, British India, Kevin Borich, Dallas Frasca, Hussy Hicks ​and has had a strong emphasis in recognising and showcasing emerging talent as Tash Wolf and Taj Farrant.
 
Byron Bay Guitar Festival is an all ages event, and supports the charity Be Happy ​Music Club​. 

Full 2019 line up:
Frenzal Rhomb | Harts | The Delta Riggs | Nathan Cavaleri | Chris Tamwoy | The Soul Movers | The Sidemen | Marshall O’Kell & The Fro | Claude Hay | Creek | Stoker | Minnie Marks | The Fergies | Peter Northcote | Majelen | Nicole Brophy | Brave Gulf | Fergo & The Burden | Sarah Koppen | Bart Stenhouse | Soren Carlbergg Blues Band | Ben Jansz | ​Bunny Racket |​ special guest Murray Cook

General festival and Ticketing info:

The 3rd​ Annual Byron Bay Guitar Festival
Dates: Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 October 2019 
Venue: Byron Bay Brewery, Byron Bay
Tickets at: ​https://www.byronbayguitarfestival.com/ On sale: Tuesday 3 July 2018 (10am)
Early bird tickets are $50 for one day or $90 for two days + BF - limited allocation. Children under 12 - $5 on (Sunday only with adult).
Saturday all ticket holders at full admission prices.
Tickets ON SALE NOW and available at www.byronbayguitarfestival.com
 

OVER 20 INDEPENDENT AUSTRALIAN BREWERIES COME TOGETHER IN BURLEIGH TO RAISE THE INDUSTRY BAR

Stone & Wood, Balter, Black Hops and Burleigh Brewing will be joined by 19 independent Australian breweries and distillers for the Backyard Invitational Gold Coast on Saturday 17 August, an all-inclusive beer festival and charity fundraiser open to the community. 

Held at the Surfstitch Warehouse in Burleigh Waters, Stone & Wood’s Backyard Invitational Gold Coast invites over 20 independent breweries, two distilleries and a local kombucha to share their products and connect with drinkers, with intimate tasting stands, industry talks and masterclasses. 

Alongside the breweries, including local farmhouse brewers Currumbin Valley Brewing, Kaiju! Beer from Victoria and Capital Brewing Co. from Canberra, there’ll be food trucks and live music throughout the day.  

Spread across two sessions (12–3.30pm; 4.30–8pm), tickets to the Backyard Invitational Gold Coast include entry to the festival, all beer, access to talks and masterclasses, a take-home beer cup and a $5 food truck voucher.

Profits from the Backyard Invitational will be directed to a Gold Coast charity via Stone & Wood’s national not-for-profit, the inGrained Foundation. 

The inaugural Backyard Invitational held at Stone & Wood’s Brisbane brewery site, opening later this year, helped raise $3,800 for Brisbane community radio station 4ZZZ last November.

Tickets for the Backyard Invitational Gold Coast are $60 each plus booking fee, available from Thursday 11 July for purchase at www.stoneandwood.com.au.  

July School Holidays in Byron Bay

If you’re looking for some school holiday fun in Byron Bay, read on. We’ve compiled a list of attractions and activities to satisfy all ages that will make the July school holidays memorable for the whole family!

The Farm


The Farm is the perfect place to get the kids outdoors and into the fresh winter air these school holidays. Take a look at the fun and educational workshops on offer, including Mini Farmers Program, Farm Kids Bee Workshop and the Farm Kids Beneficial Bugs Workshop.

There is a range of kids workshops on at The Farm from 3 - 19 July.

Circus Arts Byron Bay


The best way to warm up is to get your body moving. Circus Arts in Byron Bay offers an exciting school holiday program that kids will absolutely love.

Circus Arts Byron Bay has school holiday programs running 1 - 20 July.

Whale Watching


The Winter school holidays is the perfect opportunity to go whale spotting with the kids. Come and watch the whales make their way up the east coast as they head for warmer waters up north. The season runs from May through July and September through November. 

There are many ways  to spot whales in Byron Bay, May through November.

Byron Bay Skateboard School


The Byron Bay Skateboard School has been in Byron since 2013, offering professional skateboard lessons for all ages, levels and styles. They have plenty going on over the holidays including day camps and skatepark tours. They also do very cool birthday parties.

The skateboard school offers a skate camp in their warehouse or a skatepark tour.

Brunswick Bush School


A fantastic source of endless fun activities for kids of all ages. From canoeing to the dying the Brunswick Bush School has a wonderful variety of outdoor activities at a very affordable price. Check them out these school holidays.

Brunswick Bush School has a July 2019 Holiday Program (for 6-12 years).

The Crystal Castle


A visit to the Crystal Castle is a relaxing and nourishing experience for the whole family. Slow down in nature as you walk around the magnificent natural surroundings. You can even sit inside a crystal cave! The stunning new “Dragon Egg” cave is available for all visitors to experience, free with your entry fee. 

The Crystal Castle is open 10am - 5pm daily and offer a family ticket option.

Sandology


Learn to carve sand like a pro with sandman Steve. In an unforgettable 1.5 hours you will learn how to make towers, archways, stairs, animals and balls out of just sand and water. Held in front of the Clarkes Beach carpark (cnr Massinger and Lawson streets).

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays 4 - 21 July. $25 per person, booking essential.

Bluesfest 2019, the Year of Artist Collaborations!

The artists sang their hearts out, the crowds went wild and there were happy festival vibes all around Over 100,000 revellers flocked to Byron Bay to get blown away by acts like Iggy PopTash Sultana, David Gray, Gary Clark Jr., Norah Jones and Ocean Alley.

“Our 30th was just wonderful’ said Peter Noble, Festival Director of Bluesfest who in their 30 years has become the most highly awarded festival in Australian show business history. He added “We tried some new things and it seems they really worked! Jack White’s The Saboteurs were absolutely brilliant. There were more great Australian artists such as Tommy Emmanuel, Paul Kelly, Julia Stone, Russell Morris, incomparable Kasey Chambers and more including original Australians Yothu Yindi, Archie Roach, Baker Boy, Mission Song, Mojo Juju and many more.

Our new artists playing the festival for the first time who have create a new home in Australia include Deva Mahal, Larkin Poe, the Marcus King Band, I’m With Her, Ray LaMontagne, Anderson East as well as Jack White with his band the Saboteurs, the incredible Miss Velvet and the Blue Wolf and so many more delighted our audience. Of course, the headliners were loved and the return of both Ben Harper and Jack Johnson were major moments. The list is never ending. But I would like to take a moment to hail Melody Angel who is emerging as a bonafide star at Bluesfest and we expect to see major things for her, just like Lukas Nelson! Our audience is telling us what a great time they are having, and the truth is, we just want to do it all over again!”.

As we get ready to turn out the lights and switch off after a whopper 30th Anniversary Celebration, the Bluesfest team is truly amazed by the spirit and vibe the crowd and artists create in Byron Bay year on year. It really is something special. With a crowd of over 105,000 over the five-day event which celebrated its’ 30th Anniversary in great fashion like no other with numerous artist collaborations including Mavis Staple & Ben Harper, Kasey Chambers brought Ben Harper and the Veronicas on stage with her for her 30th.

Mavis Staples & Ben Harper’s performance on Saturday afternoon.
Kasey Chambers who brought on Ben Harper, The War & Treaty, Tommy Emmanuel and the Veronicas for special guest performances.
Ben Harper brought Kasey Chambers and Jack Johnson on stage.
Gary Clark Jr. brought Lukas Nelson and Marcus King on stage.
Lukas Nelson brought Leesa from Hussy Hicks on stage for their rendition of ‘Shallow’.
Yothu Yindi & the Treaty Project brought Deline Briscoe, Emma Donovan, Baker Boy, Mojo Juju and Indigenous dancers including Rako and Malu Kiai Mura Buai on stage with them for their Bluesfest performances.
Jack Johnson headlined Sunday night and brought Lukas Nelson, Gary Clark Jr. and Paula Fuga on stage for collaborations.
George Clinton ft. Parliament Funkadelic brought Little Steven on stage for their performance.
Colin Hay brought Chris Tamwoy on stage for his set at Bluesfest this year!
Melbourne Ska Orchestra got Allen Stone’s drummer, Jason Holt up for a solo.
RozkWiz brought on Casey Donovan & Ian Moss.

As always, the Boomerang Festival precinct was the heart and soul of Bluesfest and home to dozens of inspiring performances from artists including Archie Roach, Yothu Yindi & the Treaty Project, Dallas Woods, Benny Walker and many others. Not forgetting Baker Boy who drew crowds in their thousands to his performance on Friday afternoon. It ended on Sunday afternoon with a powerful Closing Ceremony with artists from across the festival coming together to perform dances, chants and traditional calls form the nations represented to celebrate the beauty and sacred power of First Nations people from Australia and across the world. Festival Director, Rhoda Roberts said “Boomerang had a spirit this year that resonated across the Bluesfest site, from the eclectic line up of First Nations music, to the dance, story and workshops. There truly was something for everyone”.

The Busking Competition was won by Gold Coast’s Electrik Lemonade. The merry band of funklords play a repertoire of Funk, Hip-Hop, Blues, Soul and Dance music, we’re stoked to see what they go on to do in the future. The annual Cystic Fibrosis guitar raffle raised over $60,000 on site with winners of the signed guitars being announced from the stage on Monday night.

Bluesfest in Numbers; Five days, five stages, 88 Artists, 150+ performances, Over 105,000 attendees.

For more information check out bluesfest.com.au

Byron Comedy Fest

The inaugural Byron Comedy Fest will take place at a sparkling Byron Surf Club May 17-19.

With Kids Workshops, Family Shows, Comedy Burlesque, Comedy Debate and a world class Stand Up Comedy Program, there is a weekend packed with things to do.

Brookie’s Gin Cocktails, Stone & Wood beers and great local food means you can hang out, take in a show or 3 and enjoy the best space in town.

Kath & Kim stars Glenn Robbins and Peter Rowsthorn join Spicks and Specks regular Dave O’Neil on Friday Night for a HUGE kick off.

Dave Thornton from the Project is so, so funny and he is joined by 2 of the hottest women in Stand Up: Mel Buttle (Hughesy we have a problem) and Nikki Britton (Melb Intl Comedy Gala). This is a super Saturday Night.

UK funny men Bob Franklin (The Jimeoin Show), Dan Willis & Jeff Green are old hands at Stand Up and join us as the warm up gigs both Friday and Saturday nights. The Best of British seriously never let the crowd down!

Joel Salom the international man of circus is fresh from Melbourne Int’l Comedy Festival and bringing eric the old electric dog and allen the new electric dog in to perform his NEW Show: Talking Dogs

The wonderful and lovable Denise Scott will be our Sunday morning big hearted, brainy and brilliantly funny brekkie show.

Mandy Nolan, Greg Sullivan, Jonathan Atherton, Lindsay Webb, Dusty Rich and Ellen Briggs will battle out if WOMEN RULE THE WORLD in the Comedy Debate Closer... which may spell mayhem!

Byron Bay Comedy Festival 17-19 May 2019

Byron Bay Surf Club

Full details and tickets at www.byroncomedyfest.com.

SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2019 LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT

The 19th annual Splendour in the Grass returns to its forever home at North Byron Parklands from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 July, serving up one of the biggest and boldest music and arts moments to hit your calendar in 2019.

Look what we’re whippin’ up! Over 100 of the world’s most exciting, provocative and seminal musicians alongside a crew of revered homegrown talent will descend upon Splendour in the Grass to light up the Amphitheatre, Mix Up, GW McLennan and Tiny Dancer stages this winter. Rap royalty and hip-hop heavyweights collide with boundary breaking rockers, RnB bosses and psychedelic visionaries. You want it? Splendour’s team of 2019 has got it.
 
Take off into the Splendour universe and you’ll uncover so much more than music. A cosmos of cool, crazy and captivating adventures awaits you at North Byron Parklands…
 
Discover underground sounds and bass-heavy jams at THE TIPI FOREST! Play amongst the tipis and let the best purveyors of the drop keep you moving as psychedelic lightscapes transform the world around you.
 
Jump ship to THE GLOBAL VILLAGE, where you can sip on kombucha or spicey chai, foresee the future with a tarot card reading, indulge in a massage or limber up pre-mosh with a yoga class! Leave the passport at home but be sure to make your way to THE WORLD STAGE to hear diverse sounds from all corners of the globe.
 
Save your podcasts for the daily commute and instead hear from some of the most provocative and forward-thinking humans around at SPLENDOUR FORUM, which returns for another home run of inspiring and thought-provoking talks and panels in 2019. Then, take a load off at THE COMEDY CLUB, as some seriously sassy comedians serve you up a fresh bowl of LOLs each evening.
 
Flex the left side of your brain in THE SCIENCE TENT. Back for another explosive year in 2019, prepare to go full mad professor as you dive into a world of mind-blowing talks, revelations and experiments.
 
Relax and un-twine at SPLENDOUR IN THE CRAFT! Splendour’s home of hot glue guns and eco-glitter is back with a series of hands-on workshops where you can flex your makin’ muscles. Take some time out from the tunes to hang with some of Australia’s premier craft freedom fighters at a series unique making moments.
 
Just here for the snacks? Check out the three food halls dotted around the site, or The Truck Stop, where punters can rest up and enjoy a delectable array of street-style eats designed to satisfy any craving. Wanna get on the sauce? Whether you’re after a beer, a bloody Mary or a bubbly, there’s myriad watering holes dotted around the site to be discovered!
 
If you made it to Splendour 2018, you probably ‘grammed the shit out of Cool Shit’s inflatable Snoop Dogg Hot Dogs or got down and dirty with The Cleaners art installation. More boundary-bending SPLENDOUR ART is waiting to be uncovered this year, including the Amish Barn like you’ve never seen it before!
 
From the sandpit to the moshpit, Splendour in the Grass has the whole tribe sorted when it comes to living your best festival family life. LITTLE SPLENDOUR is the ultimate pint-sized festival playground, designed for the young and young at heart! There’s DJ Skool, workshops, rock climbing and dress ups galore and a babysitting service so you can catch a break! And when it’s time to hit the hay, The Meadow is the place to go! Splendour’s designated family friendly campground is tucked away from the rest of the campers so you won’t have Darren the wannabe DJ dropping bangers when you’re ready to hit the hay.

This year we have some exciting new ticketing options on offer that we hope will provide more flexibility around your Splendour experience. In line with other major music festivals around the globe, and to help make the festival accessible to as many music lovers as possible, Splendour punters will now be able to purchase tickets on a payment plan. Please be sure to read the terms and conditions before you purchase.
 
And if you’re up for living the high life then Splendour’s new VIP Village is going to be your festival home away from home. Check the website for more details about how to do Spendour 2019 in style!

When it’s time to recharge the battery, camping onsite is your ticket to the full Splendour experience and we have a variety of options available. The camping area closest to the event site is vehicle free but you can camp with your wheels in other areas. For the time being you only need to purchase your event and camping ticket. You’ll be able to choose where you want to park your rig when vehicle passes go on sale.
 
Onsite camping is available for up to 5 nights, with early entry into the campgrounds available from Wednesday 17 July, so bunk in for an easy and affordable way to experience Splendour. Travelling from afar and not keen to lug your tent? Pack light and book yourself into Flash Camp, Tent City or Byron Bay Camping Hire. Bringing the kids? The Meadow, our family friendly campground is the place for you!
 
If you’re being dropped off at the festival each day, please be sure to use the drop off points inside the venue only. Tweed Valley Way and the Pacific Highway are no-go zones, please be safe and stay off busy roads.
 
The 2019 Splendour app is now available to download or update. Head here for iPhone and Android.

Alright, alright. Get ready to spend your Splendour weekend with:
 
CHANCE THE RAPPER · TAME IMPALA · CHILDISH GAMBINO · SZA
FOALS · CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN · JAMES BLAKE · SANTIGOLD (EXCLUSIVE) · THE LUMINEERS · THE STREETS · RUSS · WHAT SO NOT · COURTNEY BARNETT · WARPAINT · MYSTERY OZ ACT · MATT CORBY · WOLF ALICE · FRIENDLY FIRES · BROODS · DEAN LEWIS · FIDLAR · COSMO’S MIDNIGHT · MEG MAC · ZIGGY ALBERTS ·
HAYDEN JAMES · DAVE · DOPE LEMON · DERMOT KENNEDY · ALLDAY & FRIENDS · LITTLE SIMZ · THE RUBENS · MARIBOU STATE · WINSTON SURFSHIRT · TYCHO · POND · THE TESKEY BROTHERS · JACOB BANKS · WOLFMOTHER · TROPICAL F*CK STORM · KYLE HALL · LOCAL NATIVES · MANSIONAIR · ODETTE · RUBY FIELDS · MIKE SERVITO · LAST DINOSAURS · THELMA PLUM · TROPHY EYES · HARVEY SUTHERLAND (DJ SET) · K.FLAY · SAM FENDER · SLAVES (EXCLUSIVE) · PUB CHOIR · SEB WILDBLOOD ·
THE BETHS · SET MO · HATCHIE · HONNE · KWAME · THE NUDE PARTY · NATHAN MICAY · SLOWLY SLOWLY · PSYCHEDELIC PORN CRUMPETS · KIAN · KENJI TAKIMI ·
DEAR SEATTLE · CHARLY BLISS · KAIIT · PHONY PPL · A SWAYZE & THE GHOSTS ·
THE MIDNIGHT · CHANNEL TRES · PIST IDIOTS · MORMOR · SUZANNE KRAFT · ERTHLINGS · TELEPHONES · MOANING LISA · THANDI PHOENIX · DJ NETT ·
WAX’O PARADISO · ANDY GARVEY · TYNE-JAMES ORGAN · LASTLINGS · MERVE · JENNIFER LOVELESS · NOISE IN MY HEAD · SKIN ON SKIN · REBEL YELL ·
TRIPLE J UNEARTHED WINNERS. PLUS NINAJIRACHI · BODY PROMISE ·
DONALD’S HOUSE · CASUAL CONNECTION · DJ KLASIK · CLOSE COUNTERS (DJ SET) · MERPH · DAMEEEELA · LEX DELUXE

 
TICKETS ON SALE
9am sharp AEST on Thursday 11 April through moshtix.com.au  
or phone 1300 GET TIX (438 849).

SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2019 TICKET PRICES
3 Day Event Ticket - $415 per ticket + booking fees & cc charges
VIP Village 3 Day Event Ticket - $799 per ticket + booking fees & cc charges
Single Day Tickets - $185 per ticket + booking fees & cc charges
VIP Village Single Day Ticket - $349 per ticket + booking fees & cc charges
Camping Ticket - $135 per ticket + booking fees & cc charges
Camping Ticket – Family Campground - $135 per ticket + booking fees & cc charges
Green Offset - $3 per ticket
 
Visa Checkout, Visa, Mastercard and PayPal only. All prices include GST. 
All prices are stated and transactions processed in AUD.
 
#SITG2019 VISA PRESALE
Want access to the exclusive Visa #SITG2019 presale?
Head to visacheckout.com.au to register and set your alarm for 9am Wednesday 10 April! Plus, every #SITG2019 3 Day Event Ticket purchased using Visa Checkout goes into the draw to win a VIP Gold Pass upgrade!

TRANSPORT & VEHICLE PASSES
Shuttle services will run between surrounding locations including Byron Bay, Brunswick Heads, Kingscliff and North Byron Parklands.
 
To manage traffic and create a greener event, we will again be implementing a vehicle pass system that will encourage carpooling, please sign up to our newsletter and stay tuned to our website for more details.

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