Need to fill the Splendour In The Grass-shaped hole in your life this July? Introducing Splendour XR, a brand new virtual festival happening during Splendour’s original dates.
On Saturday 24 July and Sunday 25 July, Splendour In The Grass is going virtual. Splendour XR is an “innovative, virtual recreation” of the iconic Australian festival.
Expect virtual versions of the gorgeous North Byron Parklands festival site, the stages you know and love, and more. And as you can expect, some big names are along for the ride. Let’s dive into it.
The Saturday lineup will be headlined by Khalid, with appearances from Chvrches, Denzel Curry, Tash Sultana, and heaps more. Sunday is similarly huge, with The Killers in the big spot, followed by friends in Charli XCX, Vance Joy, Grimes, and more.
A wide range of ticket options are available, letting you score everything from Day 1 or Day 2 tickets, to House Party Packs which include a bunch of merch. Think wristbands, coasters, a lineup poster, and more, for that IRL festival experience.
XR stands for ‘Extended Reality’, a term chosen to describe the way the festival has been rebuilt. Over 70 cameras to choose from will bring you the full Splendour XR experience. Those with a high-end PC or virtual reality equipment will be able to stream the festival in even more immersive ways.
Festival producer Jessica Ducrou mentioned to triple j that this recreation would be supplemented by some gorgeous virtual goodies, such as “giant mushrooms” you may not recognise from your previous Splendour experiences.
Outside of Splendour XR, the real-life festival will still be going down this November, complete with Tyler, The Creator, Gorillaz, The Strokes, and the rest of the lineup still to be announced.
Check out the full lineup for Splendour XR below, and head right here for tickets. Early Birds are on sale now until the 10th of June, so get in fast if you want to save some dosh.
Day 1 Lineup
Band of Horses
Cat & Calmell
The Southern River Band
Day 2 Lineup
Grimes Metaverse (Super Beta)
Of Monsters And Men
Hot Dub Time Machine
The Jungle Giants
What So Not
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Amyl and the Sniffers
Find out more about Splendour XR here.