If you're a Splendour OG, get in quick.
Splendour In The Grass organisers have made a promise to the loyal, long-attending punters: if you are a SITG OG - someone who has attended the festival five times or more, you could be in for some rewards.
As the festival’s social media explains, “If you have purchased tickets to Splendour In The Grass FIVE times or more, you can become a Splendour Member! As a Splendour Member, you have access to an EXCLUSIVE presale window where you can be guaranteed up to 4 tickets to Splendour In The Grass 2023!” However, the window to become a member closes next Friday, 10 March, so get in quickly. Apply here.
Earlier this week, the 2023 dates for Splendour were announced. This year’s festival will once again be held at the North Byron Parklands. The live music takes place from Friday, 21 July to Sunday, 23 July 2023, with onsite camping accessible from Wednesday, 19 July.
Splendour also noted to stay tuned, as the line-up announcement is coming “very, very soon”.
About that line-up announcement… Take a cursory glance at this year’s Fuji Rock Festival in Japan (28-30 July), which often shares acts with Splendour as artists play both as part of their touring circuits - there’s a chance we could see Foo Fighters and Lizzo at Splendour. They are both headliners at Fuji Rock, both with Splendour-shaped holes in their touring schedules.
Also playing Fuji Rock, Lewis Capaldi will be wrapping up his Australian and New Zealand tour on 19 July, with space in his schedule until he heads to Manchester, UK, for a show on 25 July. Maybe day one or day two?
Alanis Morissette also has a huge gap in her tour dates that screams Splendour and making up for her cancelled Jagged Little Pill Australian tour.
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Last year's Splendour In The Grass festival celebrated its 20th anniversary with a brilliant line-up that punters fought through the mud to watch.
Despite having fewer international artists than other editions, the solid local contingent and the support they received showed how much local punters could appreciate live music in this country. The efforts made to not only be there but to put on a great show despite the roadblocks is a testament to the importance and stature of the festival in its 20th, going on 21st, year.