Splendour 2021 Pushed To November: 'It's Going To Be Worth The Wait'

2 March 2021 | 8:06 am | Staff Writer

Gorillaz, The Strokes and Tyler, The Creator are confirmed for the new dates.

Splendour In The Grass 2021 has been rescheduled from this July to November.

Festival promoters have this morning confirmed that the event will now go ahead from 19-21 November at North Byron Parklands, with headline acts - Gorillaz, The Strokes and Tyler, The Creator - all locked in to perform. 

“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!” Splendour co-founders Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco said in a statement.

“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."

All tickets purchased are valid for the new dates. Ticket holders who are not able to attend the new dates will be able to apply for a refund from 12.00pm today until Wednesday 31 March.

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The news comes after the 2020 festival was called off due to the COVID pandemic, with the 2021 plans being announced just a few weeks later.

Ducrou and Piticco called on the Government to provide more support for festivals and the local industry in the statement released today.

"Since March 2020, not a single festival in Australia has been able to run at full capacity and the industry is currently operating at a fraction of pre-Covid levels.

“Australia’s live music industry is made up of many sole traders and small businesses alongside the larger tour and event promoters. In support of them all, we implore the government to provide some form of continued wage subsidy until the industry can once again operate at full capacity.

“And to the music loving public, when a tour or event is postponed we ask you to hold onto your tickets. This is the best way to support your favourite artist or event right now.”