Splendour in the Grass – Byron Bay
I DON’T WANT TO GO ALL LITERARY ON YOU, BUT THAT’S A POEM NOT A FESTIVAL.
Nice one, nerd. But yes, this winter music festival has Wordsworth to thank for its name. Make no mistake though; the genuine splendour of this festival is all about top international and local acts making their way to the spectacularly beautiful, far north New South Wales coast.
I WAS THINKING IT WAS A HIPPY GET-TOGETHER.
Byron Bay has a long history of celebrating the alternative lifestyle, so you may well be exposed to a number of free-spirited forms of fun. And a good helping of vegetarian food to boot. But the music spans both mainstream and alternative rock/pop – the kind of headlines you expect to see at the world’s top music festivals.
HANG ON… FAR NORTH NSW? THAT SOUNDS… ISOLATED.
It’s not an urban festival, no doubt. But factor in the pristine natural environment, awesome beaches and a line-up that has seen artists like Coldplay, Kanye West and The Strokes make the trek, you’d be crazy to not have this gig on your music festival bucket list.