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Splendour In The Grass Is Auctioning Off Festival Tickets For Charity

Written by Emmy Mack on April 28, 2017

50 VIP tickets to this year’s Splendour In The Grass are about to go up for grabs, with the proceeds going to a very good cause.

As you may recall, literally the day after Splendour dropped its 2017 lineup, the festival’s hometown of Byron Bay and surrounding areas got smashed by floods at the hands of now ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie. Homes, businesses, schools and local spaces were destroyed, leaving the community totally devastated.

So now, Splendour is doing its bit to help the Northern Rivers flood relief effort and clean up Debbie’s damage, by putting 50 more tickets to this year’s sold-out extravaganza up for grabs, and not just any tickets — these are exclusive ‘gold passes’, which grant the lucky holders access to Splendour’s Gold Bar (VIP vibes), Amphitheatre side of stage viewing and also the Golden View Bar, overlooking all the main stage action.

“Splendour is proud to call Northern NSW home and many of our event team live and operate businesses across the Lismore, Byron and Tweed Shires,” say Splendour co-producers Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco.

“It has been heartbreaking to see the flood damage on such a huge scale and also to hear so many stories of loss. We hope that this fundraising initiative will provide assistance to those who need it most.”

The auction will run from 9am to 9pm from Tuesday, 2nd May to Friday, 5th May, with a fresh batch of Flood Relief Gold Passes to be released each morning, each capped at a $500 reserve.

The only thing to note is that onsite camping has now been maxed out, but the lucky winners can check out other accommodation options here.

In the wake of the new announcement, Splendour has carefully reiterated its anti-scalping stance, emphasising that this is a one-time deal for charity only, with 100 per cent of the proceeds to be donated to the Mullumbimby & District Neighbourood Centre Inc., the Lismore City Council Flood Appeal and the Tweed Mayor Appeal Fund.

You get VIP tix to Australia’s biggest festival and maximum karma points, while the Northern Rivers region of NSW gets much-needed funds to help with their flood recovery effort. Surely there has never been a more appropriate example of the term “everybody wins”.

Head to splendourinthegrass.com get in on the bidding action or find out more about this year’s upcoming ticket resale event here.

You can also reacquaint yourself with the full 2017 lineup for added inspo below, and check out the full sideshow list here.

Splendour In The Grass 2017 Day Lineups

Friday, 21st July

The xx
HAIM
Vance Joy
RL Grime
Father John Misty
Tash Sultana
George Ezra
BANKS
Cut Copy
Lil’ Yachty
San Cisco
Big Scary
Real Estate
D.D Dumbo
Maggie Rogers
The Kite String Tangle
Julia Jacklin
Kingswood
Vera Blue
Cosmo’s Midnight
Young Franco
Ocean Grove
Luke Million
The Wilson Pickers
Jarrow
Winston Surfshirt
Set Mo
DJHMC
Nite Fleit
Alice Ivy
Willow Beats
Swindail
Super Cruel
Lewis Cancut

Saturday 22 July

Queens of the Stone Age
Royal Blood
Two Door Cinema Club
Paul Kelly
Catfish And The Bottlemen
Future Islands (only Aus show)
Ásgeir
Allday
Bernard Fanning
Dune Rats
Rag ‘N’ Bone Man
Dan Sultan
Vallis Alps
Dope Lemon
Slumberjack
Bad//Dreems
Julien Baker
Bag Raiders
Luca Brasi
Middle Kids
Confidence Man
Hockey Dad
Gretta Ray
Mallrat
Topaz Jones
Late Nite Tuff Guy
Airling
Tornado Wallace
Romare
Harvey Sutherland and Bermuda
CC:Disco!
Dena Amy
Andy Garvey
Sam Weston

Sunday 23 July

LCD Soundsystem
Sigur Rós
ScHoolboy Q (only Aus show)
Peking Duk
Bonobo
Stormzy
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
Meg Mac
Thundamentals
Client Liaison
Tove Lo
Pond
The Smith Street Band
Oh Wonder
Amy Shark
A.B. Original
The Lemon Twigs
Bishop Briggs
Lany
Topaz Jones
Kirin J Callinan
Kilter
The Peep Tempel
Moonbase
Kuren
The Murlocs
Good Boy
Oneman
HWLS
Enschway
Willaris. K
Mookhi
Planète
Chistopher Port
Kinder

Splendour In The Grass 2017

Ticket resale facility opens 9am AEST Monday, 8th May

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

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