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Splendour In The Grass Says GTFO To Punters Hiring Sexist Camper Vans

Splendour In The Grass organisers have taken a stand against sexism by warning punters that camper vans spray-painted with misogynistic slogans won’t be welcome at this year’s event.

The now sold-out festival has posted a warning on its website, advising fans: “If you’re booking a campervan, please steer clear of sexist slogans! You know who you are. It’s 2016. Get with the program.”

And while Splendour hasn’t gone into any further detail, it’s believed they just might be alluding to popular van rental company Wicked Campers, who TBH have some pretty f’n cool designs. But said f ‘n cool designs are often – sadly – also mixed in with some trademark slogans including gross stuff like this:

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And even grosser stuff like this:

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Always fun driving past that one with your 7-year-old sister in the backseat.

Back in 2014, Wicked Campers owner John Webb bowed to pressure from a public petition of over 100,000 signatures and conceded to “mak[e]a commitment over the coming six months to chang[e] slogans of an insensitive nature”.

But, as Questions For Us points out, there are still tonnes of vans on the road splashed with messages which could be considered sexist.

E.g. this one, which was snapped just last month.

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And Wicked Campers have apparently told FasterLouder that they’re “almost fully booked for Splendour”.

So whether organisers’ anti-sexism warning sticks remains to be seen.

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Anyway, in happier news, Splendour sideshows drop tomorrow!

Splendour 2016 Lineups: Day By Day

*indicates Splendour-only show

Friday 22 July

The Strokes*

The Avalances*

Violent Soho

Hermitude

Band of Horses

The 1975

Leon Bridges

The Kills

Years & Years

Illy

Peter, Bjorn & John

DMA’s

Hayden James

Jack Garratt

Motez

Emma Louise

Nothing But Thieves

Kacy Hill

Robert Forster (10 Years On)

Fat White Family

Total Giovanni

Methyl Ethel

High Tension

Roland Tings

Sampa the Great

The Wild Feathers

Lucy Cliche

Mall Grab

Dro Carey

World Champion

Nicole Millar

KLLO

Human Movement

Swick

Ribongia

Saturday 23 July

The Cure

At the Drive-In

Santigold

Matt Corby

Sticky Fingers

James Vincent McMorrow*

What So Not

Gang of Youths

Crystal Fighters

Ball Park Music

Snake Hips

Michael Kiwanuka

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard

Lido

Kim Churchill

Beach Slang

Boo Seeka

Spring King

Slum Sociable

LDRU

In Loving Memory of Szymon

Harts

Ngaiire

Montaigne

Opiuo

Dom Dolla

Paces

Running Touch

Dreller

Banoffee

Moonbase Commander

The Meeting Tree

Purple Sneaker DJs

Sunday 24 July

Flume

James Blake

Sigur Ros*

Boy & Bear

Jake Bugg

Duke Dumont (DJ set)

Courtney Barnett

The Preatures

Golden Features

Tegan & Sara

City Calm Down

Mark Lanegan

Jagwar Ma

The Jungle Giants

The Internet

Marlon Williams & The Yarra Benders

Lapsley

Slumberjack

Urthboy

Little May

Ganz

Melbourne Ska Orchestra

Blossoms

Tired Lion

Green Buzzard

Jess Kent

Gold Class

Just a Gent

Wafia

Sui Zhen

Remi

Feki

Twinsy

Planete

Amateur Dance

Splendour In The Grass 2016

Friday, 22nd July – Sunday, 24th July

North Byron Parklands, Byron Bay

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