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Splendour in the Grass

Music, Music festivals Friday November 19 2021 - Sunday November 21 2021
Crowd at Splendour in the Grass 2016
Photograph: Bianca Holderness
Crowd at Splendour in the Grass 2016
Photograph: Stills In Time

Time Out says

Australia's favourite winter festival returns for a spring fling in 2021

Amongst the slew of events that were called off due to the great big ‘you know what’ last year, the 20th anniversary of Splendour in the Grass was on that sorry list. 

But now, the famous winter music festival, which sees many people make the pilgrimage to North Byron Parklands in Byron Bay, has been confirmed to take place in 2021. However, it has been pushed back a few months from the originally stated July 2021 date and will be a spring fling in November. 

Impressively, Splendour is not only back on, but is packing international acts. Confirmed headliners include the world’s biggest virtual band, the Gorillaz, and American rockers the Strokes and rap sensation Tyler, the Creator

“Huge thanks to our headliners for being flexible and to our amazing Splendour community for their ongoing support. We miss you and we can guarantee that when we see you in November it’s going to be worth the wait!” said Splendour in the Grass co-founders Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco in a statement on the Splendour website.

“We had so hoped to bring you Splendour’s 20th anniversary edition this July but we can’t stage the event that you know and love within the current restrictions and international border closures.”

More acts are to be announced. One other thing to look forward to though, is the warmer weather to keep the muddy gumboot-clad crowds from shivering through the nights (even if Byron Bay’s “winter” usually promises 25 degree days anyway). 

The new dates for Splendour fall on Friday 19, Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 November. 

Current ticket holders, who purchased tickets for the July dates, are eligible to attend the new dates (or they can apply for a refund before March 31). Tickets start at $189 (plus booking fees) for a single day and $399 for the full three days, with VIP and camping options also available. Check them out here

Looking for another excuse to do the road trip to Byron? Bluesfest is back on over the Easter long weekend.


Venue name: North Byron Parklands
Address: Tweed Valley Way, North Ocean Shores and Wooyung
Byron Bay

Price: From $189

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