After spending the past two years at the Woodfordia parklands in Queensland, Splendour in the Grass will now return to its original location at Belongil Fields in Byron Bay. The dates for this year’s event are Friday 27, Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July.
The organisers have not yet received approval to host the festival at the North Byron Parklands site.
Bluesfest director Peter Noble has protested that it would be “unfair” of North Byron Parklands to grant Splendour 365 days of operational approval when Bluesfest is only allocated 5 days at Tyagarah. While locals were more concerned for the environmental impact, but stressed it was not the Splendour Festival they opposed, simply the issues of sustainability that surrounds multiple festivals held at the Yelgun site.
Festival Co-Producer Jessica Ducrou says that she is “excited at the prospect of returning to the birth place of Splendour.”
The Splendour in the Grass 2012 line-up will be announced in the coming weeks.
Watch: Splendour In The Grass 2012 promo