The dates for this year’s Splendour in the Grass have been revealed.
Following a troubled 2022 edition of the famed festival, Splendour’s organisers will welcome music fans to North Byron Parklands on the weekend of Friday, July 21st-Sunday, July 23rd.
“After 20 editions of mosh pits, memorable moments, thought-provoking panels, iconic live music and yes, mud, Splendour is ready to welcome you back to North Byron Parklands in 2023 for a cracking celebration,” the official press release states.
Anyone can now sign up to become a Splendour Member in order to gain exclusive early access to tickets before applications close on Friday, March 10th at 5pm AEDT. The Splendour in the Grass 2023 lineup is also expected to be announced very soon.
Splendour will be hoping for a return to form this year, with the 2022 edition falling foul of difficult weather conditions. That led organisers to finally apologise earlier this month, while also revealing planned improvements to the 2023 edition.
In a lengthy statement shared on Splendour’s official website, co-founders Paul Piticco and Jessica Ducrou insisted the 2022 edition of the festival was “the most challenging and difficult year ever.”
“While we can’t control the weather, we can manage how we respond and for that, we are deeply sorry,” the statement continued.
“Apart from the condition of the grounds and its accessibility we recognise that the impacts extended to traffic failings on Thursday that heavily affected not only you but the local community, as well as two of the bus routes on the Saturday night which resulted in unacceptable wait times.”
After thanking those who shared their experiences in the Splendour in the Grass 2022 survey, the pair outlined some imminent improvements: weather proofing upgrades to the venue, enhanced drainage, improved communications, and a review of Splendour’s Traffic Management Plan are just some of the ways Piticco and Ducrou are trying to improve their festival experience in 2023.
“With this in mind we hope to welcome you back to enjoy what is arguably Australia’s leading contemporary music festival with some of the greatest acts from Australia and around the globe,” the statement concluded.
Splendour in the Grass 2023
Friday, July 21st-Sunday, July 23rd
Ngarindjin/North Byron Parklands, NSW
More information available via splendourinthegrass.com
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