Splendour in the Grass Has Postponed Its 20th-Anniversary Festival Until Winter 2021
It was first postponed from July until October, but now it won't go ahead in 2020 at all.
First postponed from July to October, Splendour in the Grass has now pulled the plug on all plans for a 2020 festival, announcing today, June 10, that its 20th-anniversary event will now be held in winter 2021.
There is some good news, though, with the long lead time, the festival is intending to rebook as much of its 2020 lineup as possible. And, it's one helluva lineup. Flume was slated to head back Down Under, together with IGOR-creator Tyler, The Creator and The Strokes, who were set to perform their first new album in seven years, The New Abnormal. Of course, these artists heading to North Byron Parklands all hangs on the reopening of Australia's borders — which we hope, with a vaccine slated for 10-15 months, will be a reality by next winter.
If the borders aren't open, Splendour in the Grass will still have a solid local lineup, including the one-and-only Midnight Oil, who have recently started recording music together for the first time in two decades. Also part of the OG local contingent, and hopefully set to return next July: Stella Donnelly, Violent Soho, Thelma Plum, Jack River and Alice Ivy. You can check out the full original lineup over here.
If you've already purchased a ticket for SITG 2020, you'll be happy to know that it's valid for the 2021 edition. If you haven't, more tickets will be available from 12pm on Monday, June 15. Yes, next week. Buying a festival tickets 13 months ahead is certainly novel, and kinda strange, but 2020 isn't so normal.
The exact details — and lineup — for SITG 2021 are still up in the air, but we'll let you know as soon as anything is confirmed.
Splendour in the Grass has been postponed again and will now take over North Byron Bay Parkland from July 23–25, 2021. All 2020 tickets are valid for 2021, and new tickets will go on sale at 12pm on Monday, June 15 via splendourinthegrass.com.
Top image: Byron Bay's Splendour in the Grass 2017 by Charlie Hardy
Published on June 10, 2020 by Samantha Teague