There are film festivals when you get to watch lots of films there’s music festivals where we get to see lots of music, comedy festivals for comedy, religious festivals to celebrate your faith and even beer festivals for beer, but music and art?
Splendour in the Grass (SITG) is definitely the ‘but- wait-you-also-get’ festival – it’s actually like a festival of festivals there is so much going on.
If you’re there just for the music, you’re going to get plenty of that – it cannot be denied that SITG is one of the biggest festivals in the country for music.
If you’re there just for the art, there is SO MUCH of that, your boots will be full.
BUT, you also get: The Global Village presenting all things whimsical, healing; The World Stage to celebrate the cultural melting pot that is Australia’s musical
landscape; the Bohemian Lounge where there’s a side order of cabaret, performance art, and empowerment with your main festival experience.
This year the Ngarindindi Dance Ground presents a completely Indigenous-led program in the Global Village. This space will activate for three hours each day and showcase the traditional songs and dances of five regional dance groups as they share the stories that are at the heart of their culture.
The Forest is Splendour’s favourite haven for underground and alternative beats, but you also get the Splendour Forums for interviews, panel chats and mindful mixers designed to spark debate and reflection to feed your curiosity.
If these tent talks leave you wanting more, this year you’ll find Forum Live Podcasts, a companion piece to Splendour Forum where your favourite Australian podcasters, including the crew from
The Betoota Advocate, will be hitting the record button to create their programs LIVE in front of you!
As the sun sets on Forum, the Splendour Comedy Club takes over boasting a line-up of festival favourites and some of Australia’s freshest emerging comedy talents.
There is also The Science Tent with curious adventures happening both inside and outside of the tent and the Rainbow Bar curated by Aussie queer party heavyweights…
So for a music and art festival, there’s a whole bunch of other things going on – you get the best of great stuff that other festivals have to keep you happy the whole weekend, even if you aren’t into music or art (yeh, right what-eva).
AND THERE’S BEER! And wine, and seltzers, and tequila, and champagne, and…
Check out the Splendour lift-out here.