ORIGINAL STORY: Splendour In The Grass organisers say they are yet to secure a location for the festival beyond 2017, as 2016 ticket-holders head home today after soaking up three days of tunes in Byron Bay.
Splendour In The Grass is four years into its five-year stint at North Byron Parklands, which is part of a trial approved by the New South Wales Government. But, as News Corp Australia reports, organisers are “still working through approval” for future festivals.
Splendour In The Grass’ Jessica Ducrou says “there will definitely be a Splendour 2017″, and says that while the festival hasn’t locked in a venue for 2018, it will most likely remain at North Byron Parklands.
“We’re happy with how the festival has been running here and at this stage we are not considering any other sites for the festival in 2018,” she says.
This year’s Splendour In The Grass saw 32,500 people (including 17,500 on-site campers and at least one snake) make their way through the festival gates, which is around 2,500 more people than last year.
With such a sizeable crowd, some Splendour-goers experienced lengthy bus delays on the first night of the festival, with some waiting up to three hours for shuttles back to their festival base camps in Byron, Brunswick Heads, Ocean Shores, Suffolk Park and beyond. Splendour later offered free rides home to make up for the incident.
Gallery: Best Of Splendour In The Grass 2016 – Day 2 / Photos: Maria Boyadgis