With Splendour In The Grass only a few weeks away, organisers have today announced the impressive lineup for the festival’s 2015 Forum, including a special Splendour edition of the ABC‘s Q&A program, as well as discussions with triple j’s Dom Alessio, muso Paul Mac and more.
Following last year’s Splendour In The Grass edition of Q&A, the Tony Jones-hosted show is back with a panel featuring Greens Senator Larissa Waters, Liberal MP Wyatt Roy and Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson. Oh and a special hashtag will be in operation, so expect #qandasitg to fill up your Twitter feed.
Elsewhere in this year’s forum lineup, Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire’s Women of Letters will return, featuring musicians Zia McCabe (Dandy Warhols), Steve Kilbey (The Church), Nancy Whang (LCD Soundsystem), King Khan (The King Khan & BBQ Show) and Scarlett Stevens (San Cisco) reading out a “Letter to the Song They Wish They’d Written”.
John Kiriakou, the former director of CIA counterterrorism who revealed that the CIA had been torturing prisoners under U.S. government policy, will give the Forum’s keynote interview.
Other notable Forum guests include The Go-Betweens’ singer-songwriter and music critic Robert Forster and The Chaser‘s Julian Morrow.
Catch the 2015 Splendour In The Grass Forum lineup below, and for more information on the thinkers, politicians, musicians and activists taking part, visit the Splendour In The Grass website.
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Splendour In The Grass 2015 Forum Lineup
10-11:30am Science: Future Crunch
12 -1:30pm Keynote Interview: John Kiriakou
2pm Film premiere: Better Take Cover
2.30-4pm Panel: Copyright: Artists’ Friend or Foe?
10-11:30am Women of Letters
12pm Film: First Dog On The Moon: Truth, Lies And Oh Look A Bunny
12.30-2pm The Guardian Panel: Truth, Lies & Half Truths in Media
2:30-4pm Q&A with Tony Jones
10-11:30am The School Of Life Secular Sermon: Julian Burnside
12-1:30pm Film: Frackman
1:30-3pm Panel: Energy: Who Owns Our Future?
3-4pm APRA Songwriters Speak: Robert Forster
Friday, 24th July – Sunday, 26th July 2015
North Byron Parklands
126 Tweed Valley Way, Wooyung Tweed (15 mins north of Byron Bay)
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