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SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS
Triple J’s #splendourinthepast
DMA’S Stream from North Byron Parklands
WIN Backstage Passes for Splendour 2021

As we head into the weekend that would have been, the team at Splendour HQ are feeling a little (okay a LOT) nostalgic for our favourite weekend of the year.
 
We’re missing the 100+ bands across the 4 main stages, the 21 bars, 70+ food stalls, 60 market stalls, 240 showers, 842 porta loos (actually not really missing them that much), 185 site sheds, 4850 pallet walk boards, 20km of temporary fencing, 70 golf buggies, 750 lanterns, endless gaffa tape and more than anything the 3500+ staff, volunteers and crew along with tens of thousands of music lovers that come together at North Byron Parklands each year to create the magic that is Splendour in the Grass.

Splendour memories are starting to fill the social media feeds, giving us all the happy sads. So we thought we’d ramp it up a notch and drop this vid on you too!

Now you’re feeling all the feels, here’s how you can get involved in Splendour in the Grass right now!
 
LISTEN - TRIPLE J’s SPLENDOUR IN THE PAST
If you can’t be at Splendour IRL then tuning into triple j’s Splendour in the Past is definitely the next best thing! Listen on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 July between 9am – 6pm for highlights from Splendour’s past including tracks from A.B Original to Yeasayer and everyone in between.


 
WATCH – DMA’S STREAM PERFORMANCE FROM SPLENDOUR’S AMPHITHEATRE
DMA’S are no strangers to Splendour in the Grass, having played the GW McLennan stage in 2014 and the Amphitheatre in both 2016 and 2018. 2020 would have been a triumphant return to a stage they hold dear. While the festival has been put on hold, you can still catch DMA’S when they stream a very special acoustic set from Splendour’s Amphitheatre. Fans will be able to watch the stream via the Splendour in the Grass and DMA’S Facebook pages, and DMA’S YouTube today (Friday 24th July) at 4:30pm (sunset slot).

WIN BACKSTAGE PASSES TO 2021 WHEN YOU BUY A ‘RATHER BE AT SPLENDOUR’ TSHIRT
While triple j has you sorted for #splendourinthepast, we’re looking after your Splendour in the future!
 
Get your hands on a must have memento from the festival that never was and you could win Splendour 2021 BACKSTAGE PASSES for yourself and a mate!
 
Buy a 'RATHER BE AT SPLENDOUR' t-shirt. Post a selfie wearing said t-shirt to your Insta (must be set to public)  before 5.00pm, Friday 28 August and tell us in 25 words or less why you’d rather be at Splendour. Best answer wins entry for themself and a mate to the backstage schmoozefest.
 
The limited edition 'RATHER BE AT SPLENDOUR' t-shirt is an instant classic and sure fire collectors item.

SUPPORT SPLENDOUR CREW & PURCHASE T-SHIRT HERE

100% of profits from the sale of these T’s will go directly to Splendour’s crew, who are doing it super tough during Covid, so rest assured this is a purchase that will have you looking and feeling extra good! And at just $40 + postage they are a total bargoon!
 
All money raised will be distributed via Support Act, which provides crisis relief, mental health and wellbeing services to Australia’s music industry community.
 
SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2021 TICKETS
All 2020 tickets will be valid for Splendour 2021 edition. Please retain your tickets and support live music if you wish to attend.
 
Pre-loved tickets are available from Moshtix. If your ticket type is unavailable, keep checking back during the refund window as pre-loved tickets are made available daily.

SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS
23, 24 & 25 July 2021
North Byron Parklands

Tweed Valley Way, Wooyung
splendourinthegrass.com
#SITG2021

 

Byron's most luxurious Airbnb holiday homes

Extraordinary holiday homes in Byron with five-star everything. Airbnb Luxe offers pristine, expertly designed homes with luxury amenities, services, and a dedicated trip designer.

The Residence at Belongil, $8,646 per night

Enjoy the very best of Byron's laid-back coastal lifestyle in this spectacular five bedroom beach house (sleeps 10), with private access to Belongil Beach. Private tennis court, billiard table and plenty of ocean views. Just a 20 minute walk along the beach to the centre of Byron Bay.

The Range, $7,563 per night

A Spanish styled rustic retreat with furnishings hand-crafted by local artisans. There are five bedrooms spread across the three-bedroom homestead, one-bedroom barn studio, and one-bedroom cabin inn. Set on 120 acres of rolling hills in Coopers Shoot (15km outside Byron Bay), with plenty of outdoor entertaining including a deck, pool and fire pit.

Brownell Drive Wategos, $4,000 per night

A modern four bedroom beach house overlooking Wategos Beach on Brownell Drive with soaring ocean views. An open plan home with a patio featuring a heated infinity pool (with pool top sunbeds), outdoor living area and BBQ. Just a 3 minute walk to Wategos Beach or a 10 minute drive to the centre of Byron Bay.

A SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS HEADLINER ANNOUNCEMENT to make you FEEL GOOD INC

With everyone’s favourite Aussie festival now on hold until 23 – 25 July 2021, Splendour HQ has been hard at work to lock in the lineup for the new dates and today we’re excited to announce three of the headliners for Splendour in the Grass 2021!
 
In good news, we can confirm that both Tyler, The Creator and The Strokes have signed up for the new dates. Unfortunately, Flume isn’t available for July 2021, but silver linings…


Splendour is beyond excited to announce that legendary virtual British band Gorillaz will be heading to Byron to Rock The House for their 20th Anniversary event.
 
FRIDAY 23 JULY – GORILLAZ
SATURDAY 24 JULY – THE STROKES
SUNDAY 25 JULY – TYLER, THE CREATOR

Virtual British band Gorillaz is singer 2D, bassist Murdoc Niccals, guitarist Noodle and drummer Russel Hobbs. Created by musician Damon Albarn (Blur) and artist Jamie Hewlett (Tank Girl), their acclaimed eponymous debut album was released in 2001. The BRIT and Grammy Award winning band’s subsequent albums are Demon Days (2005), Plastic Beach (2010), The Fall (2011), Humanz (2017) and The Now Now (2018), producing a string of instantly recognizable tracks including Feel Good Inc, Clint Eastwood, DARE and Dirty Harry to name a few.

A truly global phenomenon, Gorillaz have achieved success in entirely ground-breaking ways, topping charts and touring the world from San Diego to Syria, winning numerous awards including the coveted Jim Henson Creativity Honor. They are even recognised by The Guinness Book Of World Records as the planet's Most Successful Virtual Act.

We couldn’t be more excited to welcome them to Splendour!
 
We’ll be dropping the rest of the Splendour in the Grass lineup in early 2021, so keep an eye on our socials!

All 2020 tickets will be valid for Splendour 2021 edition. Please retain your tickets and support live music if you wish to attend.

Moshtix has been in touch with all account holders directly (first contact was via email, June 10th). 2020 ticket holders who are not able to attend the July 2021 dates are able to apply for a refund before 12 Midnight on Monday 27 July, 2020. Please note that refunds need to be requested by the purchaser i.e. if a mate purchased your ticket for you, they will also need to request your refund for you.

All pre-loved tickets are available from Moshtix. If your ticket type is unavailable, keep checking back during the refund window as pre-loved tickets are made available daily.

SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS
23, 24 & 25 July 2021
North Byron Parklands

Tweed Valley Way, Wooyung
splendourinthegrass.com
#SITG2021

Byron's markets re-opening in August

Starting with the Byron Bay Community Market on Sunday 2 August, the regions markets are set to re-start in August 2020.

Market managers and organisers from the Northern Rivers, Lismore Council, Richmond Council and Byron Council have agreed to re-open the markets.

This decision was not made lightly. All market managers are under immense pressure to conform to government guidelines and keep their communities safe. When the markets re-open there will be strict restrictions in place and the markets will sadly not look the same as they used to. Things will not be ‘back to normal’. These changes will affect the atmosphere and operations of the markets and they will need your co-operation and support through this.

Please be aware that things can change quickly - so be sure to double check market details directly before attending. Here are the re-start dates with links to each markets' Facebook page to check for updates.

2 August 2020
Byron Bay Community Market - 1st Sunday of the month
Dening Park, Main Beach Foreshore

9 August 2020
The Channon Craft Market - 2nd Sunday of the month
The Channon Rd, The Channon

15 August 2020
Mullumbimby Market - 3rd Saturday of the month
Cnr Stuart & Myocum Sts Mullumbimby

23 August 2020
Bangalow Market - 4th Sunday of the month
Bangalow Showgrounds

5 September 2020
Brunswick Heads Market - 1st Saturday of the month
Memorial Park by the Brunswick River

July 2020 school holidays in Byron Bay

This year, the July school holidays are a little different. NSW travel bans were only lifted in June, and there are still social distancing and other restrictions in place.

Still, there are plenty of family and kid friendly activities to enjoy in Byron Bay - here's a few to inspire you to get out and enjoy yourselves safely. 

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. 

Circus classes

Enjoy the fun and thrill of flying trapeze and circus classes these school holidays! Circus Arts Byron Bay will take kids on the adventure of their lives with amazing high flying trapeze, circus workshops and the ever popular Ninja classes for kids!

Farm Kids

The Farm Byron Bay hosts a range of kids activies over the July school holidays, including - the fascinating life of worms, magic medicinal herbs workshop, mini farmers program, cows workshop, love the planet workshop, bee workshop, and pigs workshop. Please note that Farm Kids will be adhering to all COVID 19  workplace health and safety guidelines.

Palace Cinemas Byron Bay

Re-opening in July with a month of new releases. And, added some additional operation procedures to ensure your comfort and safety. The recently refurbished Palace Cinema is located at 108 Jonson St, Byron Bay.

New studio, gallery and late night society coming to Byron Bay

After decades in San Diego, renowned Australian artist Concetta Antico is unveiling her unique Byron Bay studio and gallery on August 1.

Situated on picturesque Tooraloo Farm, the Concetta Antico Gallery will be an otherworldly escape for art lovers and the ever-curious. Visitors will be met by opulent furnishings and the artist’s hyper-coloured oil-on-canvas artworks, influenced by her confirmed tetrachromacy - ability to see up to 100 times more colour than the average person.

“Although I love the energy of cities, nature has always been threaded through every home and space I’ve created, and much of my artwork. Purchasing Tooraloo in 2013 before I’d ever laid eyes on it - and now making it home - might have seemed unexpected to some, but Byron Bay feels like an inevitable evolution for me,” Concetta said.

“It’s an amazing hub of art and personal self expression, the perfect place to explore new projects, and I look forward to sharing my own creative flavour with locals and tourists.”

Titled Celestial Stardust,’ the gallery’s launch event and debut exhibition - and Concetta’s first in almost a year - is an exploration of the unknown, inspired by her lifelong awe of space. It’s also a fitting theme as she steps into this new chapter.

“When I was a child, my Mother used to point out the stars and planets - calling it all ‘fairyland’ - so the night sky has always been a mysterious other dimension for me. Untouchable and unbelievably exciting, like the fairy realms of my childhood,” Concetta said.

“My new gallery represents a portal to ongoing creativity for me. Another world I’m creating and looking forward to sharing with others, filled with beauty, imagination and enchantment.”

With Concetta still creating pieces for the show, visitors can expect to see up to 16 brand new, cosmic-inspired oil paintings, alongside some of her signature peacock imagery. Her distinct style is known for her unexpected use of colour, with an Impressionist lean.

“My gift allows me to see the myriad of colours in everything - the subtle nuances that others might miss on the glint of a feather or in the depths of the night - and be able to accentuate that on canvas, unlocking a bit more of our world for the viewer,” Concetta said.

“I’m a night owl, and I’ve found myself missing late night cafe society with good conversations long after midnight. The Visionary Lounge will recreate some of that energy here.”

The Concetta Antico Gallery will be open on Saturdays and Sundays thereafter. Small-group painting lessons (following the methodology Concetta has used to teach over 25,000 students) will commence from September 7.

For more information visit concettaanticogallery.com
 

20th Annual Splendour in the Grass reschedules to Friday 23 - Sunday 25 July 2021

After a great deal of consideration, Splendour in the Grass will move the 20th Anniversary event forward to 23 - 24 - 25 July 2021.

“We have been monitoring the situation closely for the past few months and while Australia is now moving into the recovery phase, there is no timeline yet around the opening of international borders. As a result, and with our audience interests front and centre, we must announce the reschedule to 2021 now. We intend to rebook as many of the 2020 artists as possible and we have started to work through that process.” said Splendour in the Grass Co-Producers Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco.

Please retain your tickets and support live music if you wish to attend next July. All 2020 tickets will be valid for Splendour 2021 edition.

Moshtix will be in touch with all account holders directly. Ticket holders who are not able to attend the new dates will be able to apply for a refund. Please note that refunds need to be requested by the purchaser i.e. if a mate purchased your ticket for you, they will also need to request your refund for you.

For those on our waitlist, pre-loved tickets will be released for an exclusive presale window from 12pm AEST Thursday 11 June to 11:59pm AEST Friday 12 June 2020, or until the allocation is exhausted. The general ticket release will be available from Moshtix, 12pm AEST Monday 15 June 2020.

We are conscious that the October dates clashed with some Year 12 and university exams and hope that those students will now be able to celebrate with us in July.

“We send a huge thanks to all of our Splendour community for their support during this time, and hope you are all keeping safe and well. We also send our love to all of the music industry workers who are doing it tough at the moment. We can’t wait to see you all in 2021 for the biggest birthday celebration of all time.”

Stay safe and stay tuned… There’s more Splendour news coming soon. Don’t ask.
 
SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS
23, 24 & 25 July 2021
North Byron Parklands

Tweed Valley Way, Wooyung
splendourinthegrass.com
#SITG2021

Can you help create Australia's largest mobile wildlife hospital?

A team of Australian vets have teamed up to help save wildlife by building a Mobile Wildlife Hospital. It will be based in Byron Bay, NSW, Australia, but it’s mobile, so it can go where injured native animals need urgent help during a crisis, anywhere in  Australia. It's going to be a customised semi-trailer operating with specialist wildlife vets, equipment and medicines.  

They need to raise a further $520,000 to reach their $700,000 target to get the Mobile Hospital running by September ahead of the summer season, when wildlife are most vulnerable. Over 1 billion native animals died during this year's national bushfires. Let's not let that ever happen again!  

You can make a tax deductible donation to their crowdfund campaign at www.chuffed.org/project/byronbaywildlifehospital

...and learn more via their website www.byronbaywildlifehospital.org

Spread the word and follow their progress on Facebook @byronbaywildlifehospital and @byronbaywildlife on Instagram.

Support Your Local Food Businesses!

Northern Rivers Food (NRF) is a not for profit member based food group. It was established by people in the food industry from the “paddock to the plate” to support the food industry in the Northern Rivers. NRF aims to connect people in the local food industry by providing regular events, workshops & networking opportunities.

And, in these strange times have highlighted some of their Byron Bay based members.

Rainforest Foods

Rainforest Foods is a pioneer in the Australian native food industry. As well as our own farm, we work with farmers in the sub-tropical hinterland around Byron Bay to create small, sustainable orchards of native rainforest trees and shrubs from which we produce world-class jams, sauces and macadamia nut products. You can find us at our 5 x local Farmers’ Markets per week  and online at www.rainforestfoods.com.au

Brookfarm

Brookfarm’s online store at brookfarm.com.au offers Brookfarm’s full range of products, with FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $50. Or visit one of the many local independent retailers who stock Brookfarm and support local, wherever you can. From a community perspective, Brookfarm have been supporting several local foodbox initiatives, for local families who are doing tough through these times.

Stone & Wood, Byron Bay

Stone & Wood Brewery are producing all your favourite beers during COVID-19. Our tasting rooms are now open for take away bottles and cases. Our online store offers all our beers delivered fresh from the brewery direct to your door. Plus Treehouse Cider from Granite Belt Cider Co., a separate business that we set up in 2015. Use the code FREEDELIVERY at check out.

Salumi Australia, Billinudgel

World Class Salumi products now delivered to your door! The future is here!! Our full range of traditional, hand crafted Salumi products can be delivered to your house or business from the whole packaged selections or new sliced range, ready to go straight on the platter or into your favourite pasta and risotto. Check out out their new online store.

Bun Coffee, Byron Bay

Bun Coffee is still roasting and open from 7am-2pm for all your takeaway and at home coffee needs. Call 02 6680 9798 for ordering and pickup or  $5 flat delivery (Byron Shire only).  New #Stay At Home Blend – a smooth, lighter all day drinking coffee is also now available. Plus order online for coffee, tea, chai, drinking chocolate, brewing gear, hampers and gift cards! Free delivery for all online orders over $100.

Cape Byron Distillery

Tasting sessions are back at Cape Byron Distillery! In light of the recent lift to the NSW restrictions, we’re excited to welcome you back for small group tasting sessions. Each session includes a G&T on arrival, full guided tasting of the Brookie’s range, an inside look into the distilling process and sneak peek tasting of our new make spirit slowly maturing into whisky! Distillery tour bookings + hand sanitiser and gin, via our website www.capebyrondistillery.com.

The Bucha of Byron, Byron Bay

Get The Bucha of Byron delivered each week to your doorstep (no delivery charge)! Only $35 for a 12-pack of Original, Ginger, Lemon Myrtle or Tropical. Brewed in Byron Bay using locally sourced ingredients, The Bucha of Byron is a sparkling, raw, fermented kombucha, loaded with probiotics. Text us your order to 0416 078 530 or email order@thebuchaofbyron.com.au.

Byron Bay Cookie Company, Byron Bay

The Byron Bay Cookie Company are continuing to fill orders and despatch cookies to our customers Australia wide. Whilst our gift shops are temporarily closed, our online store is fully operational. We’ve just added new Cookie Bundles to our online store, allowing cookie lovers to save up to 15% RRP by shopping our special cookie packs. We offer FREE domestic shipping for orders $75 or more.

Three Blue Ducks & The Bread Social, Byron Bay

The new Three Blue Ducks produce boxes featuring fresh fruit and veg, bread, booze and at-home essentials, now available for pick-up and delivery in Byron. Order your fresh produce online and tailor your box to suit – add epic house products, home-cooked meals from our handsome and talented chefs Mark, Daz and Andy, incredible sourdough from The Bread Social, wine, beer, eggs, flour, sanitiser... we’ve got it all. 

Byron opens for holidays 1 June

NSW residents will be able to take a holiday anywhere in NSW from next month, with intra-state travel restrictions to be lifted from Monday 1 June, 2020.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Deputy Premier John Barilaro said NSW citizens will be able take recreational trips across NSW, as long as they maintain social distancing and good hygiene.

Ms Berejiklian said lifting the holiday travel restriction will give everyone a much needed break and help get small businesses and the tourism industry moving again.

“This is the day we’ve all been looking forward to since the COVID-19 travel restrictions were put in place earlier this year and I would like to thank everyone for their patience during the past few months of being cooped up at home,” Ms Berejiklian said. 

“I must stress to everyone that, while we want people to enjoy a well-earned holiday, we must do this responsibly and continue to abide by physical distancing measures, as the last thing we want is further outbreaks that will force us to reintroduce restrictions.”

Mr Barilaro said while regional NSW will welcome visitors with open arms, holidaymakers should call their planned accommodation venues and attractions to ensure they will be open and confirm their bookings before travelling.

“COVID could not have come at a worse time for regional NSW, with towns already doing it tough due to bushfires and drought and so I encourage everyone to make plans to safely and responsibly visit their favourite regional holiday destination, or discover a new one,” Mr Barilaro said.

“I encourage holidaymakers to visit local businesses, enjoy local attractions and feast on the best food regional NSW has to offer, and for those not able to get away in June, to start making plans for later in the year when even more businesses will be open.

Venues are also encouraged to review their booking policies to allow travellers to easily cancel their trip if they have any symptoms. 

Travellers from interstate will be able to visit NSW for a holiday from 1 June but will need to comply with the rules of their home state when returning.

Further information
The latest on COVID-19 from the NSW Govt
The latest COVID-19 from Byron Council

Tips to plan your trip to Byron
The easing travel restrictions was just announcemend (20 May 2020), for now - please browse byronbay.com's accommodation guides, activity guides, and restaurant guide and be sure to discuss your plans directly with each for detail on opening hours, availability and restrictions. We will add further details as they come to hand.

 

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