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Tibetan anniversary

May 23  marks 71 years since the Chinese Communist Party and the People's Liberation Army invaded and commenced  the...

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First residents move in to Wollongbar housing pods

The first residents displaced by the flooding disaster have now received the keys to their temporary housing pods at Wollongbar, Ballina Council says.

NSW councils call for social, affordable housing

With ‘Intergenerational inequality growing dramatically’, the peak body representing NSW councils has issued an open letter to all federal election candidates, calling on them to commit to a four-point housing plan.

Multi-agency search continues for missing man

NSW Police say a search is continuing this morning for a man who went missing in a creek overnight.

More traffic disruption for Lennox Head

The traffic and parking woes of Lennox are going to get worse before they get better (maybe) with temporary diversions announced by Ballina Shire Council, which will be in place from Tuesday until December.

Review of community response called for as challenges recognised

Local community members stepped forward to help coordinate and respond to the disaster; from people getting into boats and kayaks recusing strangers in Lismore to coordinating local response hubs in the hinterland and local towns. But it wasn't all a bed of roses.

Vote Green

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Splendour in the Grass 2014

In the lead up to Splendour in the Grass 2014, Echonetdaily is collecting our news and entertainment coverage on this page.

Stay safe at Splendour

Splendour In The Grass is set to kick off today and with thousands of people staying in the region Surf Life Saving NSW is reminding festival goers to take surf safety seriously.

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Fine days ahead for sold-out Splendour

Thousands of young people have flocked to Byron shire for this weekend's sold-out Splendour in the Grass Festival at Yelgun's North Byron Parklands.

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Chvches’ – indie sensibilities with barbed pop hooks

Glasgow electro-pop trio Chvches return to Australia after gracing the stages of Coachella, Glastonbury and Primavera Sound and ahead of their appearance at Lollapalooza.

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Ben and the secret society

Ben Howard is a young acoustic troubadour who amassed a secret society of fans via the world’s fiercely loyal surfing community, Ben Howard exceeded all of his expectations in just over two years.

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The road to Splendour

Derived from the Greek word τώρα meaning now, local band Tora uploaded songs to the Unearthed website, and a few weeks later got a call saying the were chosen to play at Splendour.

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Come on over to the Darkside

Darkside is guitarist Dave Harrington and electronic producer Nicolas Jaar, two musicians with vastly different backgrounds, but after years of touring together they have found common ground.

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Hilltop Hoods top of the Oz hip-hop pile

With three consecutive Number 1 albums including the biggest-selling Australian hip-hop album of all time, a swag of ARIAs and countless other accolades, Hilltop Hoods have not only risen to the top of Australian hip-hop.

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Foster The People

Since their unforgettable Splendour debut in 2011 these charming Californians have been one hell of a ride; their album Torches sold nearly two million copies worldwide, reaching Number 1 on the ARIA charts.

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Lily Allen our adorable darling

The world’s adorable darling, Lily Allen, blew our minds on the Splendour stage in 2007, and with her third album dropping next week and confirmed for Glastonbury, we’re super excited for her to do it all over again this year!

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The Jezabels shimmer

One of the hardest working bands in Australian music, The Jezabels shimmer with their anthemic, empowering approach to indie pop.

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Metronomy getting it from all sides

Known for writing great songs, crafting lyrics with care and pushing pop melodies into fabulous shapes, London-based three-piece Metronomy is a band on the receiving end of acclaim from all directions!

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The Foals at Splendour

Indie rock legends Foals return to Splendour in all their glory. The Oxford five-piece followed up their 2008 debut Antidotes with the Mercury-shortlisted Total Life Foreverin 2010.

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Rüfüs

If you didn’t know who Rüfüs were 12 months ago, you do now. No fewer than three tracks included in Triple J’s Hottest 100, multiple sold-out tours in Australia, sold-out shows around the globe and two ARIA nominations.

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Watching Vance

Named as an ‘Artist to Watch’ in 2014 by Time magazine, Vance Joy’s single Riptide was the highest-selling Australian single in 2013.

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We’re goo goo for Childish Gambino

To say Donald Glover is a man of many talents is one hell of an understatement. With a batch of albums and mixtapes under the belt of his shorts, it’s wit and intellect that sets this actor, writer, comedian and rapper apart from the rest.

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City and Colour

Splendour ‘hump day’ will host another incredible lineup of great acts with one of the major highlights being City and Colour – the Juno-award-winning singer/guitarist for the Canadian post-hardcore band Alexisonfire.

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Most splendid forums

The Splendour in the Grass forums were a fantastic inclusion into last year’s event and in 2014 they’re back.

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Kelis needs no introduction…

Warm it up! With two Grammy nominations, platinum and gold records, BRIT, Q and NME awards and dozens of Top 10 singles to her name, Kelis is an artist who needs no introduction.

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We love our Angus and Julia

Splendour’s love affair with Angus and Julia Stone ignited following their unforgettable breakthrough performance on the GW McLennan stage in 2006.

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Under a rest with Interpol

New York City’s kings of post-punk return to Australia and to the Splendour stage in all their dapper glory.

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On the in with Outkast

With Hey Ya! Ms Jackson, B.O.B. – Rosa Parks… so many monster hits. Heading up the list of awesome first-day gigs at Splendour 2014 is Outkast.

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Getting Global at the Village

Drawing on the diversity of Australia’s creative subcultures, the Global Village is to Splendour what Byron is to Australia – a centre of cross-cultural creative fusion, living in celebration of freedom and conscious evolution.

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Film, forum and more

After a screening of the film Silenced, a panel discussing How Far Would You Go to Tell the Truth? consisting of Thomas Drake, Jesselyn Radack, Senator Scott Ludlam and hosted by Dr Suelette Dreyfus.

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Byron mayor christens Parklands loos

The North Byron Parklands in Yelgun have just installed 258 composting toilets in preparation for the upcoming Splendour in the Grass Festival.

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Expect sniffer dogs at Splendour, say police

Tweed-Byron police say they will not be taking up Art vs Science musician Daniel Macnamee's suggestion of removing police sniffer dogs from the festival after the rock star said the presence of the dogs contributes to drug overdoses.

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Splendour supports more tourism for Byron

Splendour in the Grass together with North Byron Parklands and Falls Festival have joined forces to become a collective foundation partner of VIA Byron.

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Splendour in the Grass liftout program from the Byron Echo

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