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.