Splendour In The Grass Relocates for 2010
Splendour In The Grass organisers have announced the much beloved music festival will move house in 2010, and grow up a bit.
Moving from its Belongil Fields home, Splendour will celebrate its 10th year at Woodward, QLD, home of the Woodward Folk Festival.
Splendour organisers have also announced the festival will take place over three days, from Friday July 30th to Sunday August 1st.
Not to worry though, Splendour plans to be back in NSW in 2011, aiming to move to its permanent home in Byron Shire, The North Byron Parklands.
The chosen 660 acre North Byron Parklands site at Yelgun in the Byron Shire is undergoing the comprehensive approval process with the NSW Department of Planning for a permanent cultural event venue and will not be ready for next year’s event.
“Woodford Folk Festival and their beautiful site Woodfordia have been a great source of inspiration to us and we feel honoured to borrow their home,” says Jessica Ducrou, organiser of Splendour in the Grass.
“We have a great opportunity to grow our event and give people better access to the festival but at the same time keep Splendour In The Grass a unique and personal experience,” says Ducrou. “Given the size of the venue we will be able to accommodate almost all festival patrons in camping grounds onsite, giving more people the full festival experience.”
“The purpose built venue also means that we can incorporate a broader range of arts and cultural experiences, which we have been wanting to do for many years,” she says.
“Having one of Australia’s premier contemporary music events at Woodfordia will be a privilege,” said Bill Hauritz, Director of Woodford Folk Festival. “Splendour is one of the best managed events I have observed, they are responsible, caring and disciplined organisers. We can expect the best.”