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SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2022 GETS MUDDY

Catch up on all the fun below!

Images: Bianca Holderness.


Splendour In The Grass made its long-awaited return to North Byron Parklands over the weekend, following a tumultuous journey to celebrate the festivals 20th anniversary edition. Thousands of fans flocked to the parklands to celebrate live music and culture, taking in some of our best local talent and a bevy of international artists.


The challenges of hosting a festival in a post-COVID world didn't stop the fun, but the rain and mud almost did. Friday's programming was unfortunately cancelled, as a significant weather system hovered off the coast. Whilst that meant Gorillaz, Kacey Musgraves and more did not take to the stage for their headline performance and patrons with tickets who had not yet arrived on site were forced to turn around, campers tried their best to stay in high spirits as the question of would the remaining days go ahead lingered.



Images 1-20: Miranda Stokkel. Images 11-23: Ian Laidlaw.


But sure enough, the skies opened and the festival took on a new name for the weekend, Splendour In The Mud. On Saturday, The Strokes, Jack Harlow, Glass Animals, ChillinIt and Oliver Tree kept the packed crowd pumping with their electric sets, whilst Stella Donnelly, Budjerah and Ruby Field enchanted the crowd with their mesmerising performances. Iconic Aussie rockers Violent Soho took to the stage for their penultimate performance, with the four-piece recently announcing their indefinite hiatus.


Images: Dave Kan.


The muddy fun continued on Sunday, with epic sets from Genesis Owusu, Pond, Aitch, King Stringray and Charlie Collins. Holly Humberstone's Australian debut was a shining moment, whilst Julia Stone brought her bewitching stage presence to the stage. Andy Golledge joined the crowd in the mud for his set, before Big Twisty & The Funknasty played two sets throughout the day. Liam Gallagher, Amyl & The Sniffers and headliner Tyler, The Creator rung out the festival in style.


Images 1-9: Claudia Ciapocha. Images 10-15: Charlie Hardy. Images 16-19: Jess Gleeson. Images 20-24: Stephen Booth.


Organisers have shared that Moshtix will be in touch with ticket holders in the coming days with regards to proportionate refunds for Friday. Full refunds for Friday GA and VIP event tickets, Friday bus tickets, Friday day parking will be processed back to the original card used to purchase. Proportionate refunds of $133 for GA Event tickets, and $199 for VIP Village will be processed in the coming weeks.