SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS
Rated one of the world’s top music festivals, Splendour in the Grass is in July. After 14 years, it has become something of an Aussie institution with 50,000 regularly making a winter pilgrimage to North Byron Parklands for three days of world-class music, arts, craft, food, talks, comedy shows, philosophy, camping and fun.
Splendour 2015’s epic line-up of more than 100 acts, including Florence + the Machine, Blur, Mark Ronson, Tame Impala and Ryan Adams, played to capacity crowds across four main stages, including the amphitheatre. Stages are up to 20 minutes apart.
Alongside the music, festival-goers did workshops, got their glitter on at Splendour in the Craft, foraged at the many food and market stalls, practised yoga, did dance workshops, meditated at The Global Village, danced their hearts out at the Tipi Forest, interacted with visual and performance artists, and listened to lively discussions and debates at the Splendour Forum.