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April 20, 2021

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  1. Looks like it was a success for those who attended. But I thought I was out of earshot (am in Upper Burringbar) until last night when the wind must have changed direction and brought the amplified bass sounds thumping up here…..I feel for those living closer……does the music really have to be THAT loud to enjoy?

  2. “Splendour Delivers”! What, outrageously loud music within an important wildlife corridor! It’s not all about the music and $s that the organisers make – is it?

    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?”

  3. Thank you Splendour in the grass for bringing a world class event to my neighborhood. My family have lived here for over 20yrs and to have SITG here is something for us to look forward to each and every year. 2014 was our 12th SITG was the best.Your traffic management,toilets,food,security and that beautifully amphitheater was a sight to behold. I’m 47yrs of age and its the best festival ive ever been to Thank you.


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