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Splendour In The Grass 2017 Comedy Club & Forum Lineups Announced

Written by Zanda Wilson on July 4, 2017

Splendour In The Grass 2017 is just weeks away, and as if the stacked lineup featuring headliners The xx, Queens Of The Stone Age and LCD Soundsystem wasn’t enough to get your hype peaking, organisers have just unveiled the lineup for this year’s Comedy Club, Forum and Science Tent events.

As in previous years, the Forum lineup (below) features a bunch of awesome presentations, including ‘Why The Future Is Better Than You Think’, exploring the potential for a peaceful and transparent world, as well as presentations by Dr Karl Kruszelnicki on cybersecurity and ‘Great Moments In Science’.

Returning for 2017 is APRA AMCOS’ ‘Songwriters Speak’ panel, featuring musicians like Julia Jacklin, Airling and Luca Brasi bassist Tyler Richardson in a candid chat about their inspirations, influences and the art of songwriting.

Splendour Q&A also returns this year, with The Weekly‘s Tom Gleeson playing the role of Tony Jones. He’ll be joined by Greens Leader Richard Di Natale, Labor’s Anthony Albanese and more.

Also returning will be Splendour’s very own Comedy Club, this year featuring former triple j ‘Breakfast’ legend Matt Okine, musical comedy duo The Umbilical Brothers, Tom Gleeson, Gen Fricker, Michael Hing and more.

This year’s festival will also see the introduction of a Science Tent, with organisers teaming up with Future Crunch to bring a stack of awesome presentations mixing science and music, including the role solar power has at festivals and a closer look at everyone’s favourite intangible instrument, the theremin.

Check out the Comedy Club, Forum and Science tent lineups below, and for more details head to the Splendour In The Grass website.

Gallery: Best Of Splendour In The Grass 2016 – Day 2 / Photos: Maria Boyadgis

Splendour In The Grass 2017 Forum Lineup

Friday, 21st July
FUTURE CRUNCH: Why The Future Is Better Than You Think
CYBERSECURE YOURSELF Panel & Workshop with Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
APRA AMCOS Presents: SONGWRITERS SPEAK
ELECTION HACKING:  Are We Really Getting The Governments We Voted For?

Saturday, 22nd July
WOMEN OF LETTERS: Splendour Edition VIII: A Letter To the Song I Wish I’d Written
SBS VICELAND Presents: YOUNG AND BLACK
GREAT MOMENTS IN SCIENCE with Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

Sunday, 23rd July
Film & Conversation: THE GO-BETWEENS – ‘RIGHT HERE’
The School of Life Presents: Peter Singer On What Really Matters
Q&A with Tom Gleeson

Splendour Comedy Club, Class Of 2017: 

Matt Okine
Michael Hing
Becky Lucas
Umbilical Brothers
Dave Callan
Freudian Nip
Mel Buttle
Tom Gleeson
Aaron Chen
Gen Fricker

+ more

The Science Tent

SOLAR SUN POWERS MUSIC / SOLAR ACOUSTICS with Barry Hill
THE INTANGIBLE INSTRUMENT with Celeste de Mezieres
SHARKS IN MY SWIMMING POOL with Danny Bucher
BEARDS ON! with James Stanton-Cooke
ZOMBIE OUTBREAK AT SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS with Kelly Simpson

Splendour In The Grass 2017

Friday, 21st — Sunday, 23rd July — SOLD OUT
North Byron Parklands, Byron Bay
Tickets: Official Website

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