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Splendour cancels Friday shows

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In an announcement both shocking but unsurprising, Splendour in the Grass has canceled the shows for today.

The weather has been challenging for patrons over the last 24 hours with long traffic queues and people not being able to get on-site and into camping areas.

A release to media said that a significant weather system currently sitting off the east coast and may reach land today bringing more rainfall.

Friday shows only

‘In the interest of patron safety, and consultation with all relevant emergency services, we have decided to err on the side of caution and cancel performances on the main stage today only – Amphitheater, Mix Up, GW McLennan and Park (land) stages.

‘All of our destination spaces (Global Village, Tipi Forest, Forum, Comedy, and Science tents etc) will remain open today for patrons who are already on site as well as those at our satellite campground at Byron Events Farm. Please relax and enjoy what is open.

‘Day patrons asked not to attend the festival today while we work on repairs.

‘In the coming weeks, Moshtix will be in contact with ticket holders effective directly, via the email address used to purchase the tickets., for further information and refunds.

‘We asked for patience while we work through the refund process.

‘Please be sure that our events team is working very hard to provide the best experience possible under the current circumstances.

‘We look forward to Saturday and Sunday programming moving forward as planned.’

For more information, visit the Splendour in the Grass website.

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  1. So, just about every local can read a weather forecast, and knows what an east coast low involves here, except the Splendour organisers. What? This should have been cancelled at least a week ago, when it was clear this would happen.

    • Exactly right Geoff.

      We know that we have volatile weather already this year, why can’t the festival assign say a 2 or 3 weekend period where the festival can be postponed a week or two until suitable weather?

      I know the answer, people will say its all booked in and organised…well we have to book in and organise flexibility!

      Huge fan of the festival, great for local business, young people and the arts, but its insane that they went ahead even this morning…


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