In a right of passage for young music fans and festival advocates alike hordes of revellers again flocked to Byron’s sunny shores to celebrate the annual Splendour In The Grass festival this weekend and as each moment passed it was clear to see just why so many make the pilgrimage. Beyond the wealth of musicians whom covet to play the festival, the collaborative moments that the festival ALWAYS brings, and the iconicity pristine and indie vibe the surrounding area gives off the festival aims. to include one and all to celebrate and appreciate music you love and art in all of it’s forms.
This years lineup included headliners like the infamous RnB/ Rapper Childish Gambino, Soulstress SZA, Psychedelic band Tame Imapala, heartfelt pop soloist James Blake, Rapper Russ, Bluegrass band The Lumineers, the electrifying electro band Foals amongst some of Australia’s best home grown talent in What So Not, Dean Lewis, Ocean Alley, Courtney Barnett, Tones & I, Meg Mac, The Rubens and Matt Corby and AllDay (who’s collaborative moments with Tina Arena and the Veronica’s left us speechless). While headliner Chance The Rapper didn’t actually perform due to personal reasons the Hilltop Hoods closed the show out on Sunday and after making fun of the issue and bringing out an all-star cast of friends to help them party it was clear that everyone in attendance thoroughly enjoyed each and every moment the four days brung.
If you weren’t lucky enough to get to go to this years Splendour In The Grass then make sure you don’t make that mistake twice! The sell-out show is a must do for any music or festival lover and the trip to Byron is as picturesque as your imagining, but while you wait take a look below at some of my favourite moments from the show below.