Splendour in the Grass apologises for 2022 festival, announces changes

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Splendour in the Grass apologises for 2022 festival, announces changes

Splendour in the Grass
Splendour 2019 - image by Claudia Ciapocha

When pictures and videos of last year’s Splendour in the Grass event started to emerge, it was clear something wasn’t right.

 The festival made the decision to go ahead after the first day’s events were cancelled due to flooding, and it’s safe to say that things got a little messy (see: this video rating all the different types of mud).

Now, Paul Piticco and Jess Ducrou from the festival team have released a statement on the website apologising for what happened in July and outlining some changes planned for the future. In it, they said the most recent event was the “most challenging and difficult year ever”. 

Splendour in the Grass apologises for 2022 event

  • The NSW music festival has issued a statement saying sorry for the conditions at the July event
  • The team has also discussed a series of they will be making to future festivals
  • They say news on the 2023 event will be announced soon

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 “It was not what any of us wanted. While we can’t control the weather, we can manage how we respond and for that, we are deeply sorry,” they wrote.

After conducting a survey of festival goers, they said there will be changes to the festival plan including further weatherproofing, better drainage for the toilets, more accessible terrain and improved communication with event-goers and the local community. 

“We have invested enormous amounts of time and money over the last six months to upgrade the venue and our processes, and will continue to do so right up until Splendour 2023. With this in mind, we hope to welcome you back to enjoy what is arguably Australia’s leading contemporary music festival with some of the greatest acts from Australia and around the globe.”

Last year’s event took place at the North Byron Parklands in Yelgun NSW, where the event has been held since 2013. According to the team, news about the upcoming event will be on the way soon. 

To read the full Splendour in the Grass statement, head here