12.2 C
Byron Shire
April 21, 2021

‘Groundhog Day’ shifts Splendour to November

Latest News

Cartoon of the week – 21 April, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Other News

Unauthorised dwelling capital of the world!

Could Main Arm’s title as the Unauthorised Dwelling Capital of the World be under threat?

Coalition ‘hellbent’

Mat Morris, Bangalow The NSW coalition seems to be hellbent on outdoing their federal counterparts when it comes to the denigration...

Pottsville policing forum asks the hard questions

Members of the Pottsville and Tweed Coast community say that in response to an increase in criminal activity in the area and their request for increased police presence, they were hosting a police presentation at Pottsville.

Beach Hotel gets a $6m makeover

Owners of the Beach Hotel, Moelis, say they undertook extensive repairs and updates to the tune of around $6m after COVID-19 forced closure and limited trading last year.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Byron’s Back

‘Byron’s dead’. That’s the statement that I often hear. Or ‘I never go there anymore it’s lost’ or ‘Byron died years ago’. It always makes me feel a bit sad and defensive. I have such a love for this place, although I curse it when I get stuck in snaking traffic at 8am on a weekday morning or I can’t find a park near where I am going.

Beware of flood damage scams

NSW Fair Trading is warning consumers about opportunistic tradespeople trying to take advantage during the flood recovery process as the state gets back on its feet.

Waiting it out – Splendour in the Grass 2021 will make a late entrance in November. Photo Tree Faerie.

Organisers of Splendour in the Grass say that Groundhog Day jokes aside, the 2021 festival will be rescheduled for a late spring edition, from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 November.

Splendour in the Grass co-founders Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco said they wanted to extend a huge thank you to the event headliners for being flexible and to the amazing Splendour community for their ongoing support. ‘We miss you and we can guarantee that when we see you in November it’s going to be worth the wait!’

Splendour Festival Directors Paul Piticco and Jessica Ducrou.

Ducrou and Piticco said they had so hoped to bring punters a Splendour’s 20th Anniversary edition in July but they can’t stage the event within the current restrictions and international border closures.

‘Since March 2020, not a single festival in Australia has been able to run at full capacity and the industry is currently operating at a fraction of pre-Covid levels.

‘Australia’s live music industry is made up of many sole traders and small businesses alongside the larger tour and event promoters. In support of them all, we implore the government to provide some form of continued wage subsidy until the industry can once again operate at full capacity.

Hold onto your tickets

Ducrou and Piticco want to send a message to the music loving public: ‘When a tour or event is postponed we ask you to hold onto your tickets. This is the best way to support your favourite artist or event right now.’

Ducrou and Piticco are hopping that the warmer November weather will be an added bonus for the late spring edition of Splendour in the Grass. ‘Please retain your tickets and support live music if you wish to attend Splendour in November.’

Ticket holders who are not able to attend the new dates will be able to apply for a refund from 12pm today until Wednesday 31 March. Moshtix will be in touch with all account holders directly with more information.


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.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Byron Drag Racers World Record

The local AAA Racing motorcycle team have set a new world record in 100cc class, as well as a top national speed in 50cc class at the recent Australian Speed Week held at Salt Lake Gairdner, South Australia.

Your Local Club Academy Games

The North Coast Academy of Sport prepared its largest squad ever to compete at the 2021 Your Local Club Academy Games, held in the Hunter region last weekend.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 21 April, 2021

Check out entertainment listings for the week, with music, dance, cinema and all sorts events happening in and around the Byron Shire

Interview with Toni Childs

Internationally celebrated musician, Emmy winner and three times Grammy nominee Toni Childs is bringing her show to The Brunswick Picture House. With two acts, Childs is promising a special two hour performance as she celebrates her vast catalogue of music, which also saw her celebrate the 30th anniversary of her critically acclaimed album Union in 2019.