triple j announce Splendour in the Past, bringing us some of the greatest memories from the Byron Bay festival’s past years.
While many of us would have been getting set to pack our bags and head to Byron Bay for the best weekend of the year, this year will have to be a little different.
With Splendour in the Grass originally scheduled to take place on the weekend of the July 25 and 26, triple j are attempting to fill that void by bringing us a selection of the best sets and memories from past years.
Iconic performances from the likes of Childish Gambino, Gang of Youths, Bloc Party, Lana Del Rey, Vampire Weekend, Florence + The Machine, Violent Soho, and Stormzy are on the agenda, as well as many more legendary sets.
While the festival’s postponement to next year due to the COVID-19 outbreak has left festival-goers in a rut, Splendour in the Past will aim to bring those fist-pumping, head-banging moments through your speakers from 9-5 on the Saturday and Sunday.
On top of this announcement, Splendour In The Grass have released a line of shirts reading ‘RATHER BE AT SPLENDOUR‘, with 100% of profits going to the festival’s crew.
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Please help the crew who work hard to bring you Splendour every year and get your hands on a ‘must have’ memento from the festival that never was. The limited edition ‘RATHER BE AT SPLENDOUR’ t-shirt is an instant classic, with 100% PROFITS FROM THE SALE going directly to Splendour’s crew who are doing it tough during Covid. PURCHASE VIA LINK IN BIO! All money raised will be distributed via @supportact which provides crisis relief, mental health and wellbeing services to Australia’s music industry community.
The festival organisers have partnered with Support Act in order to help those crew members who have been left without an income over this period. Support Act have been on the front line for the music industry during the coronavirus outbreak, raising funds for the Australian music scene through fundraisers such as Isol-Aid.
Limited edition merch and a weekend dedicated to performances of the past mean that Australia’s premier music festival will not be forgotten. On top of this, triple j will also be airing replays of backstage action, as well as interviews with artists and fans alike.
While we may have to wait until next year to experience the likes of Tyler, the Creator, The Strokes and recently announced headliner Gorillaz, Splendour in the Past will remind us of the joys and euphoria that only live music can provide.