As we all know, Splendour in the Grass 2020 was cancelled because of coronavirus concerns. The lineup sounded incredible, I mean who could say no to Lime Cordiale, Benee, Jack River and DMA’s? But I’m here to tell you that if you just can’t wait until #SITG2021, triple j have announced that they’ll be holding Splendour in the Past to get you through the next 12 months.
So, what is Splendour in the Past, you may be wondering?
Well, my friends, across the weekend of the 25th and 26th of July (next weekend!), triple j will be pulling out some of the biggest and best performances from the past, and broadcasting on air from nine to five. They’ll also be posting archived videos of sets to their socials, as well as some backstage footage from years past too.
“Remember when a local grandma had to stitch up Kanye’s pants? Or when 16-year-old Lorde got the call to replace Frank Ocean? Well, we do 🙂 And we’ve got the audio to prove it.”
Some of the sets that you can expect to hear are from Childish Gambino, Thelma Plum, Gang of Youths, Stormzy, Bloc Party, HAIM, Florence + The Machine, Lana Del Rey, Vampire Weekend, Violent Soho and more.
It’ll be like you’re actually there, while still in the comfort of your own home. Music festival in your pj’s with no crowd trampling? Sign me up!
The team at Splendour also have some limited edition ‘Rather Be At Splendour’ tees for sale if you really wanna show people how much you miss Splendour. 100% of profits from the tees will be going directly to Splendour’s crew, who are out of work with no festival running this year. This money is being distributed by Support Act.
For those of you who had already booked tickets for this year’s Splendour, your tickets will be valid for next year. And if you don’t have tickets yet, hurry up and get on it before they sell out! Grab them here. The festival will run from Friday 23 July to Sunday 25 July, 2021 at North Byron Parklands.
While this year may be different to SITG festivals of the past, that doesn’t mean the music stops. Gather your mates (while still adhering to social distancing guidelines that are relevant to your state!), grab some drinks, and get ready for your at home festival with Splendour in the Past.
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