16.6 C
Byron Shire
October 22, 2021

Sun shines for Splendour

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Splendour turned sweet 16 with a sensational weekend of music, showcasing over 100 acts playing to a capacity crowd of 32,500.

With the headliners filling the amphitheatre to over flowing, there was definitely something for everyone, with younger patrons getting it on with Flume, Hermitude and the Avalanches, and something for the oldies and the Nostalgia buffs with a 3 hour Cure show on Saturday night.

Other acts packing out tents weren’t always the headliners, and included Matt Corby, Opiuo, Snakehips, Twinsy, Wafia and Ballpark music.

Of course you couldn’t go past proper hard rock shows with The Strokes, Sticky Fingers and The Kills.

With barely a cloud in the sky, and not even a hint of rain, this was possibly the most glorious weather on a Splendour weekend ever! No gumboots required!

Marcus O’Mullane


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