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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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