The move comes after the Australian Federal government’s ban on gatherings in excess of 500 people, with the festival citing the safety of patrons in its decision to reschedule the 20th anniversary event. As it stands, the festival will now go down from Friday October 23 to Sunday October 25 at North Byron Parklands, Byron Bay.
In a statement sent out to press today, Splendour In The Grass co-founders Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco explained their reasoning behind the postponement and have expressed their wishes for agencies to work with patrons in order to reschedule travel and accommodation, saying that “Health and safety is our number one priority. After careful consideration and consultation with our artists, crew and stakeholders, in these unpredictable times we have decided, as a precautionary measure, to move Splendour in the Grass 2020 out of the winter months”.
“We are not expecting any major upsets to the line-up thanks to the incredible support of the artists playing Splendour. Flume, The Strokes and Tyler, The Creator who have all confirmed their attendance for these new dates alongside most others. As this is moving quickly and we work through the detail there will be some programming changes but we are confident that rescheduling to October – a one off Spring edition of Splendour – is the best way to ensure we present the Splendour experience you all know and love.
“We understand that many of our patrons have already made plans for July and we trust local accommodation and travel providers will act in the best interests of all to accommodate these changes without penalty. Huge thanks for your ongoing support and we’ll see you in October.”
Head to Splendour In The Grass for more information on refunds and rescheduled dates.
(photo credit: Dave Kan)