Falls Festival and Splendour In The Grass punters may not have as much bass in their face from now on, after the owners of North Byron Parklands were fined for breaching noise restrictions due to high levels of low-frequency noise emitted from this year’s Splendour, which affected local residents. According to the ABC, owners of
Splendour In The Grass 2014
This year’s Splendour In The Grass was full of highlights, and everyone has their own favourite moments. That said, if your festival highlight was anything besides when Ball Park Music played Bohemian Rhapsody, you’re wrong. The Brisbane five-piece’s take on the Queen classic was epic, just see for yourself in the video below. The quintet’s
“Just give them the hits.”
Wi-Fi, spray-on skin, the bionic ear, and the digital sampler are just some of the incredible inventions that the world wouldn’t have if it weren’t for industrious and hard-working Australians. Our latest pioneer? This guy who invented the world’s first gumboot bong at Violent Soho‘s Splendour set. While we certainly don’t endorse the man’s actions
Punters were steadily filing into the grand Palais Theatre as it filled with the crisp and confident tones of Englishman Nick Mulvey. The folk singer-songwriter treated the appreciative audience to a completely acoustic set of his best material, expertly looping sections of music to create a marvellously full sound. Following Mulvey, the eager audience began
First Aid Kit‘s musical roots grow from American country luminaries like Cash and Parsons. It’s a fact they bear proudly, and there’s something about their remodelling of the genre that brings a fresh energy to the genre. Sisters Johanna and Klara took to Melbourne’s Hi-Fi stage in front of a glimmering gold backdrop, dressed in
Our favourite SITG Sideshow so far!
First Aid Kit (aka. Swedish sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg) have come a long way since they began uploading videos to their YouTube channel in 2008. In six years, they’ve released three albums and gone from being a twee indie-country duo to an established act with a purposeful vision, and at their Splendour in the
A Jetstar crew member warned a plane full of passengers returning from Splendour In The Grass 2014 that there were sniffer dogs waiting at the airport and suggested they flush away any contraband before landing. The announcement has yielded positive comments on social media. “We have been told there are sniffer dogs and quarantine officers
Among the lengthy list of items that are (sensibly) not permitted in the festival area at Splendour In The Grass are flares. In fact, flares are also banned from the camping ground area. Might have something to do with their tendency to injure people, like one young punter at Soundwave 2013. However, despite the incident
Metronomy may still be riding the waves of the ripple effect from The English Riviera but they are a prime example of a live outfit that can and will out-play their recordings. Successfully melding older tunes together with current album Love Letters, the British electro-pop group captivated everyone from Metro floor to balcony. We were
The must-see moments from Splendour 2014!
The final day!
Gambeezy takes on Drake, Kendrick & Schoolboy!
Childish Gambino isn’t just a rapper, he’s a performer. The demand for tickets for this one-off Splendour In The Grass Sideshow forced a venue upsize soon after they went on sale, proving Sydney was already switched on to the appeal of actor Donald Glover’s musical persona. He repayed us last night with his theatrical best,
Mosman Alder came out first to start the night’s festivities. The six-piece played songs from their debut EP, Burn Bright, and their upcoming LP, set for release in September. Though they seemed quite young and a bit inexperienced, the sextet had great onstage chemistry. Their songs resembled a musical lovechild born of The Killers and
Band says Splendour organisers originally weren’t so hospitable.
Splendour In The Grass 2014, which it set to conclude tonight with a set from headliner Lily Allen, has so far seen over a kilo of drugs seized by NSW police and 159 people busted on drug-related offences. The news comes amid criticisms of the use of sniffer dogs during music festivals. “In total over
“Eleventh hour saviours” Foals stole the show!
Before it even started, Splendour In The Grass had been plagued with misfortune. The cancellations of two of the festival’s heavyweights, London Grammar and Two Door Cinema Club, could have easily dampened the mood, but it had no such effect on Day One of the festival. While there were gumboots aplenty, the sun was out