Splendour In The Grass 2024 Has Officially Been Cancelled

27 March 2024 | 12:53 pm | Ellie Robinson

This year’s headliners included exclusive performances from Kylie Minogue and Future, plus Arcade Fire.

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Following a swathe of social media rumours and leaked reports, Secret Sounds have confirmed the cancellation of this year’s Splendour In The Grass festival.

The news was confirmed in a statement shared to social media just after 4pm AEDT today (March 27), with organisers writing: “With a heavy heart, we’re announcing the cancellation of Splendour In The Grass 2024... We know there were many fans excited for this year’s line-up and all the great artists planning to join us, but due to unexpected events, we’ll be taking the year off.

The statement did not immediately confirm whether Splendour will return in 2025, however this does appear to be a temporary hiatus, as the statement continued: “We thank you for your understanding and will be working hard to be back in future years.”

All tickets will be refunded automatically by Moshtix.

In a formal statement, Secret Sounds’ co-CEOs Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco wrote: “We’re heartbroken to be missing a year, especially after more than two decades in operation. This festival has always been a huge community effort, and we’d like to thank everyone for their support and overall faith. We hope to be back in the future.”

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Splendour In The Grass 2024 was announced on March 12 with headliners including Kylie Minogue, Future and Arcade Fire – the former two were set to perform exclusively at Splendour, as were Turnstile, Fontaines D.C. and DJ Seinfeld. Also billed high on the line-up were the likes of G Flip, Yeat, Hayden James, Girl In Red and Baby Gravy (the collaborative project of Yung Gravy and bbno$).

The festival would’ve taken place at its regular home of the North Byron Parklands, and run over the weekend of Friday July 19 to Sunday 21. Its cancellation comes after a rough few years for Splendour In The Grass, following a disastrous edition in 2022 and an epic, but undersold run in 2023.

Splendour is not the first festival to meet such a fate: other events cancelled thus far in 2024 include Splendour’s biggest direct competitor, Groovin The Moo, as well as Coastal Jam, Tent Pole, Now & Again, Wanderer and Fairbridge. The upcoming Pandemonium Rocks festival has also been hit with reports of an impending cancellation, however promotors of that event have staunchly denied them.