13.9 C
Byron Shire
September 27, 2021

Fine days ahead for sold-out Splendour

Latest News

New venues of concern in Ballina

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of new venues of concern associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

Other News

Woman charged over alleged Public Health Order Breaches – Tweed/Byron

A woman has been charged over multiple alleged breaches of the Public Health Orders in the Tweed and Byron shires.

Tony’s reflections as king of the Macadamia Castle

Looking back on 14 years at the Macadamia Castle, Tony Gilding says the important things to him were the conservation of the animals and the development of staff.

Vale Aunty Dulcie Nicholls 21.10.29 – 19.09.21

There is deep sadness in the community at the passing of Arakwal elder and matriarch, Dulcie Joan Nicholls, nee Kay, who was a proud Bundjalung woman born on Country at Tallow Creek, Byron Bay, October 21, 1929.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 22 September, 2021

Please check, at the end of lockdown to see whats on.

Lismore coming out of lockdown

At midnight tonight (Wednesday 22 September) lockdown will be lifted for the Lismore local government area (LGA).

BREAKING: Byron and Tweed shires go into week-long lockdown

Stay-at-home orders will be introduced for the Byron Shire, Tweed and Kempsey Local Government Areas (LGAs) from 5pm today for seven days due to an increased COVID-19 public health risk.

Fine days are forecast for the second Splendour in the Grass Festival being held today till Sunday at the North Byron Parklands in Yelgun. Photo Jeff Dawson

Thousands of young people have flocked to Byron shire for this weekend’s sold-out Splendour in the Grass Festival at Yelgun’s North Byron Parklands.

It is the second time the big event has been held at its purpose-built base at Yelgun and this year organisers hope the wet weather and traffic problems which plagued last year’s festival will be absent.

Today, tomorrow and Sunday, around 27,000 people a day are expected to go through the gates to see award-winning performers from all over the world such as Outkast, and some of Australia’s best, including the Hilltop Hoods.

Police patrols to curb anti-social behaviour will as usual be part of the festival community for the weekend, and surf lifesaving authorities have warned people to take care on the local beaches.

Festival co-producer Jessica Ducrou told media many of the niggly problems of last year had been ironed out and punters could expect a great musical and performance feast with a top lineup of artists.

One of the headlining acts from the UK, London Grammar, has cancelled due to illness and replaced with up-and-rising electronica act, the Presets.

For further info on the festival and program visit splendourinthegrass.com.

All Splendour articles

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


  1. When Splendour’s Q&A session asked for questions to be put to the festival organisers and Sen Scott Ludlam, we sent the following (or course our questions were too hot for them to use):

    “Q. Given that this festival site dissects an important wildlife corridor with more than 50 threatened species in the locality: Why wasn’t another less sensitive (and less expensive) site chosen in NSW for large-scale festivals?

    Q. Are you aware that prior to this site being used recently for festivals, the state government had spent about $4 million on this area for a wildlife highway overpass and 4 underpasses and diverted the highway route around this site?

    Q. Are you aware that this site’s environmental and Aboriginal heritage values were protected as a result of two NSW Government Commission of Inquiries (1990 & 1997). If you know this then how can it be ethically acceptable to Splendour In The Grass organisers that this site will be holding more and more festivals and events?

    Q. Given that Byron shire is regarded as a part of the biologically hot far north coast: Do you think it is necessary to have two large-scale festival sites, with all their impacts, within Byron Shire and within 15 km of each other?”


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Byron Bay beach party end in PINS and a charge for biting

Police say a woman has been charged and four Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) issued following a beach party in the Byron Bay area overnight.

Fundraising for koala signs for Bangalow

As the koala mating season has started, Bangalow Koalas has set up fundraising to create incorporate more koala road signs. Bangalow Koalas, who keep a watch...

Nuclear Submarines – just a foot in the door

In the next few months we will hear a lot about how superior nuclear-powered submarines are. Vice Admiral Mike Noonan is even claiming superior stealth characteristics – which is simply not true. Yes, they tend to be faster. This is great if you want to go thousands of kilometres in a matter of days. But they are also much more expensive.

Compost back on Lismore’s gardening menu

Lismore City Council says that their BIOCycle Compost is again on sale from the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and Nimbin Transfer Station, after a two-year break.