Splendour in the Grass rescheduled for the fourth time, pushed back to July 2022
20.08.2021

Splendour in the Grass rescheduled for the fourth time, pushed back to July 2022

Photo by Charlie Hardy

Fifth time's a charm.

Splendour in the Grass has once again been rescheduled due to ongoing COVID restrictions. 

The 20th edition of the three-day festival initially billed for July 2020, will now see it take place two years later in July 2022.

Beloved headliners Gorillaz, Tyler, the Creator and The Strokes have confirmed they will still perform. 

What you need to know

  • Splendour in the Grass has been rescheduled for July 2022
  • Big-ticket international headliners Gorillaz, Tyler the Creator and The Strokes will still attend the festival
  • Current ticket holders are encouraged to hold onto their tickets for the delayed event. For those who can’t make it, ticket refunds are open from today

Keep up with the latest festival news, reviews and interviews here.

Over the past year and a half, Splendour has waged a determined battle against the pandemic and its many restrictions – having had its July 2020 show rescheduled to October last year, then July this year and then it was pushed back to November this year. Now, the festival’s dates have fallen to the mercy of COVID amidst NSW’s ongoing crisis– hopefully for the very last time. 

Splendour in the Grass co-founders Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticc said they were confident the fifth attempt would enable the festival to finally go ahead.

“With vaccine rollout progressing more slowly than anticipated, we have made the decision to move the 20th Anniversary edition of the festival to July 2022,” said Splendour in the Grass co-founders Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco.

“We are confident that moving the festival to July 2022 will finally see us enjoying Splendour In The Grass in all its glory. More of the population will be vaccinated, international talent will have the ability to enter the country more freely and we’ll be able to deliver the Splendour in the Grass that you know and love,” they said in a statement on Friday.

“Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the recent outbreak and lockdowns. We encourage you to get vaccinated if, or as soon as, you are eligible both for your safety and those around you. Please stay safe.”

“Australia’s live music industry was already on its knees and the current outbreak, this time with a lack of JobKeeper or wage subsidy, is having a major impact on the livelihoods of everyone within the sector. From the many sole traders and small businesses, to the larger tour and event promoters, our industry is in desperate need of government help.”

“We send a heartfelt thanks to all of our Splendour community for sticking with us during this time, your support means the world to us. Please retain your tickets and support live music if you wish to attend Splendour in July. We can’t wait to be back at North Byron Parklands with you in 2022 for what is going to be one hell of a celebration!”

Ticket holders will be able to retain their tickets for the new dates, while second-hand tickets can be purchased from Moshtix.

Ticket holders who are not able to attend the new dates will be able to apply for a refund from today until 5pm Friday 17 September.

Splendour in the Grass 2021 is going down in Byron Bay from July 22 to 24 2022. Find more info and tickets here.