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Splendour In The Grass Announces 2018 Comedy, Forum & Science Lineups

Written by Tom Williams on July 3, 2018

Fresh from announcing its huge food lineup for 2018, Splendour In The Grass has today unveiled its comedy, forum and science programs for this year’s Byron Bay shindig.

The likes of ex-triple j host Matt Okine, Melbourne sketch weirdos Aunty Donna and musical comics Tripod will perform as part of the festival’s Comedy Club lineup, while the festival’s Forum program will see the likes of CHVRCHES’ Lauren Mayberry, Henry Rollins, Marc Fennell and Q&A’s Tony Jones discuss anything and everything.

Science-wise, the likes of Proffesor Alan Duffy and plus-size model and marine biologist Laura Wells will enlighten festival-goers. Peep details of the comedy, forum and science lineups below, or grab more info at the Splendour In The Grass website.

While Splendour’s 2018 music set times are yet to be announced, you can view the day-by-day music lineups right here.

The festival will return to North Byron Parklands between between Friday, 20th and Sunday, 22nd July.

Splendour In The Grass 2018 Comedy Club Lineup

Thursday, 19th July (6-9pm)
Feat. Michael Hing, Danielle Walker, Matt Okine & more

Friday, 20th July (5-8pm)
Feat. Demi Lardner, Tripod, Aunty Donna & more

Saturday, 21st July (5-8pm)
Feat. Becky Lucas, Matt Okine, Tripod & more

Sunday, 22nd July (5-8pm)
Feat. Aunty Donna, Michael Hing, Becky Lucas & more

Splendour In The Grass 2018 Forum Program

Friday, 20th July

10am-12pm – Deadlock TV Series World Premiere & Panel

12.30-2pm – Panel: Consent in the Post #metoo World with Henry Rollins, Tracey Spicer, Stella Donnelly & more

2.30-4pm – Panel: Cyber Hacking & Stolen Elections: Is Trust Dead?

Saturday, 21st July

10-11.30am – Panel: Saturday Morning Book Club with Marieke Hardy and special guests

12.30-2pm – Panel: The Pin Presents: Third Culture Kids with Nkechi Anele & Lucille Cutting with guests Ziggy Ramo, Emily Boadu & Michael Hing

2.30-4pm – Interviews: Marc Meets Rollins, Alex & Lauren

Sunday, 22nd July

10am-12pm – Film & Panel: APRA AMCOS Presents: Her Sound Her Story

12.30-2pm – Panel: Apocalypse Fatigue and the Planet Gamechangers

2.30-4pm – Q&A with Tony Jones

Splendour In The Grass 2018 Science Tent

THE GREAT SCIENCE SQUABBLE
With Prof Alan Duffy (Swinburne University) and Laura Wells

SAVE THE BOX! BREAK THE TABOOS AND LOOK AFTER THE LADY GARDEN.
Ruth Gordon / Australia New Zealand Gynaecological Oncology Group

WHAT DOES SOUND LOOK LIKE?
Celeste de Mezieres / Griffith University

THE COSMIC STORY OF YOU
Alan Duffy / Swinburne University

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