Start planning your party outfits and wheel out the birthday cake, Splendour in the Grass is turning 21!! Australia’s premier Music and Arts festival is returning to its beloved home at Ngarindjin / North Byron Parklands from Friday 21 to Sunday 23 July for 3 days and nights of hella good times dedicated to music lovers, and the lineup is finally here! Hold on to your party hats as a ‘uge bunch of international musicians and DJs, and an incredible host of homegrown talent, get ready to descend on the Amphitheatre, GW McLennan and Mix Up stages for Splendour’s 21st edition!
Combine a dollop of the biggest and most innovative stars of electronic sounds, a dash of pop royalty, a heaping of folk and indie rock pioneers, a sprinkling of global names of hip hop, top it off with an exclusive anniversary set, and the recipe for Splendour’s 21st birthday cake is sounding extra scrumptious. Made with the freshest ingredients from some of the biggest international talent touring the world right now, a pour of Australia’s most prolific acts, plus a squeeze of exciting emerging artists and Splendour 2023 has one helluva crew ready to light up North Byron Parklands with you for the 21st time!
Electronic music titan Flume will make an exclusive Australian appearance at Splendour 2023! His Amphitheatre take over will celebrate 10 years since his self-titled debut album broke records (and speakers!) across Australia, launching the now iconic producer into the stratosphere with billions of streams worldwide and Platinum sales in multiple countries. The exclusive milestone performance follows Flume’s recent surprise release Things Don’t Always Go The Way You Plan featuring music culled from stashed away laptops and hard drives. His third studio album Palaces was completed during the pandemic after returning home to Australia, reflecting on this transition as he reconnected with nature. The thought-provoking project garnered international praise, received six ARIA Award nominations and a J Award nomination for Album of the Year. The record also features Flume’s second Hottest 100 #1 Say Nothing feat. MAY-A - only one other artist has ever earned the top spot twice! Flume has headlined major international festivals including Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Lowlands, Governors Ball and gave a celebrated main stage performance at Coachella in 2022. He has come a long way since his humble Splendour debut as a changeover artist at Mix Up in 2012, fast forward to now and he is global headliner, has a GRAMMY Award for Best Dance/Electronic Album on his shelf (a total of four GRAMMY Award nominations to his name), and we’re getting ready to celebrate 10 years of Flume with a mammoth Amphitheatre set! The iconic producer will only celebrate this milestone one other time at The Forum in LA, so don’t miss the historic occasion!
Some fourteen years ago, a few young men from London formed a band. It was a happy accident, with nothing unusual about how they formed; shared musical interests, an interest to both make and perform music whatever the occasion and this comparatively unique passion for community and collaboration. They called their band Mumford & Sons, and have jokingly regretted it ever since. You can’t get everything right! Breathe in, let’s go: Number 1 albums around the world. GRAMMY Awards. BRIT Awards. Ivor Novello Awards. Q Awards. Billboard Awards. Sold out arena tours. A debut US stadium tour. Festival headline slots. Bob Dylan’s backing band. Backed by Bob Dylan. John Fogerty’s backing band. Backed by John Fogerty. Shared riffs with Tom Morello. Adventures with Baaba Maal. Trips to Senegal. South Africa. Europe. America. South America. Japan. Australia. New Zealand. Asia. Gentlemen of the Road; their own community-minded, self-curated festivals. Wilder Mind. Babel. Sigh No More. Delta. A massive, massive success. Breathe out. Mumford & Sons will play Lollapalooza Stockholm before bringing their captivating live show down under exclusively for Splendour in the Grass 2023.
It’s Lizzo’s world, we’re just living in it! There’s no denying that Lizzo has shifted the sound, soul, and spirit of popular music and culture. She's maintained unstoppable momentum since 2019’s now-classic, RIAA platinum certified debut album, CUZ I LOVE YOU, and she’s got 4 x GRAMMYs and an Emmy in the poolroom to show for it. Lizzo hits Splendour with her biggest, boldest and brightest revolution thus far: her hugely adored second full-length offering Special. The album saw Lizzo receive 5 nominations at the 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards with lead single About Damn Time taking out the coveted title of Record Of The Year. Get ready to dance when Lizzo makes her Splendour debut in July. It’s about damn time!
And there’s so much more! You’ll be sharing your Splendour 2023 weekend with:
LIZZO * FLUME (AUS EXCLUSIVE: 10 YEARS OF FLUME) * MUMFORD & SONS (AUS EXCLUSIVE) * LEWIS CAPALDI * YEAH YEAH YEAHS * HILLTOP HOODS * J BALVIN * SAM FENDER * IDLES * LITTLE SIMZ * TOVE LO * 100 GECS (AUS EXCLUSIVE) * ARLO PARKS * BALL PARK MUSIC * IANN DIOR * KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD * 070 SHAKE * PNAU * RUEL * LOYLE CARNER * BENEE * MARLON WILLIAMS * HOOLIGAN HEFS * PEACH PRC * PALACE * DUNE RATS * TKAY MAIDZA * NOAH CYRUS * SKEGSS * SUDAN ARCHIVES * CUB SPORT * MEG MAC * X CLUB. * CLAIRE ROSINKRANZ * JACK RIVER * THE SMITH STREET BAND * LASTLINGS * JEREMY ZUCKER * YOUNG FRANCO * SLY WITHERS * MAY-A * THE VANNS * TELENOVA * VALLIS ALPS * JAMESJAMESJAMES * KAYCYY * RVG * TEENAGE DADS * BALMING TIGER * AUTOMATIC * HARVEY SUTHERLAND * GALI * DEL WATER GAP * ROYEL OTIS * SHAG ROCK * BIG WETT * MIA WRAY * MEMPHIS LK * GOLD FANG * MILKU * SUMNER * FOREST CLAUDETTE * FULL FLOWER MOON BAND * WILLIAM CRIGHTON * HELLCAT SPEEDRACER * TRIPLE J UNEARTHED WINNERS * PLUS MIX UP DJ’S TSEBA * CRYBABY * LATIFA TEE * FOURA * CAUCASIANOPPORTUNITIES * LUEN * MOWGLI * DJ MACARONI * CRESCENDOLL
And music is just one piece of the Splendour multiverse! Alongside the stages you know and love, there’s a treasure trove of experiences waiting for you and your crew…
Thump. Thump. Thump. That’s not your hangover. It’s Splendour’s beating heart, The Forest! Your bass camp for traversing sub-genres and exploring boundary-pushing sounds, let the Rainbow Region’s spiciest spinners bring the doof to you. Dance into a new dimension as awe-inspiring lightscapes, playful performances and psychedelic art guide the way.
Ready to take a different trip? The Global Village is your one-way ticket to a unique ecosystem of expansive experiences. Add some namaste to your day with a yoga class, indulge in a tarot card reading, relax with a steaming mug of chai or get involved in some circus play. When you’re ready to find your groove again, salsa your way to the World Stage, Splendour’s musical melting pot serving up sounds from all corners of the sonic spectrum.
Keep your head in the game at The Forum! Sit down and listen up as some of the greatest thinkers and storytellers of today deliver an array of thought-provoking talks and panels across the weekend. Discover new ideas and new people. Get inspired, be challenged, cultivate new perspectives and experience innovation. Round it all off with a healthy dose of sh*ts and gigs at The Comedy Club, where the funniest people in the comedy biz come together for three nights of self-deprecating silliness.
Think reading your horoscope is a science? See yourself over to the Science Tent, where you’ll dive into out-there topics and learn about everything from fungi to fossil fuels. If you loved 2022’s presentations with green thumb Costa Georgiadis, the future of psychedelics and mental health, or the interactive live dating show that tested your romantic compatibility via climate values, Science Tent will keep you stimulated again in 2023!
Somewhere over the Amphitheatre hill, where skies are sparkly and utterly fabulous, you’ll find Splendour’s Rainbow Bar. Back for a second year in 2023, celebrate with a glass of bubbles an outrageous programme of DJs, dancers and drag, curated by some of the LGBTQIA+ community’s iconic party starters, unfolds around you.
For self-anointed kings and queens, Splendour’s VIP Village is here to tick all of your bougie boxes. Enjoy access to your private oasis and VIP access to the Golden View bar in the Amphitheatre. There’s also a concierge, express event entry lanes, coat check, fancy toilets and loads more. Also check out the ticket & hotel packages and Splendour's brand new and very limited Platinum experience.
Bring your children to Splendour. No, we’re not kidding! Little Splendour is your festival superhero, ready to save the day with a curated haven designed for parents and their ankle-biters. From bubs to tweens, there’s something for everyone. You’ll find incredible performers and entertainers, babysitting services and so much more. Please be sure to check out Splendour’s Youth Policy, all U18's must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times throughout the event site.
Revel in the Splendour Arts program with its captivating and provocative collection of major visual and performance artworks. Keep your eyes and iPhone’s peeled for bold moments of artistic goodness, all hidden in plain sight across the entire Splendour site!
Keen for the full Splendour experience? Camping onsite is your best bet with a variety of options available. The camping area closest to the event site is vehicle free but you can camp with your wheels in other areas. For the time being you only need to purchase your event and camping ticket. Vehicle passes and other transport options will be on sale soon.
Onsite camping is available for up to 5 nights, with early entry into the campgrounds available from Wednesday 19 July. Travelling from afar and not keen to lug your tent? Pack light and book yourself into WOW Tents or Tent City. Bringing the littlies? The Meadow, Splendour's family friendly campground is the place to be!
If you’re managing your pocket, Splendour will offer ticket buyers the option to purchase via a payment plan, check the festival's website for details, please be sure to read the terms and conditions before you purchase.
Move quick and get in early, ticket prices will continue to increase as Splendour is using a flexible pricing model. Head to Moshtix for current pricing and availability.
So whaddaya waiting for? Alert the group chat and get ready to pounce when tickets to Splendour’s 21st birthday bash go on sale at 9am AEST Friday 14 April from Moshtix. See you in July!
Tickets on sale now from Moshtix