The 2018 Lowdown.

Set up 18 years ago, Splendour in the Grass features the very best in indie and rock - as well as up and coming artists. With five main stages - you'll discover the best music wherever you end up onsite.

As well as sound - the festival is also very much into its art scene and hosts galleries, installations, live art performances and sensory exhibitions to discover in between acts.

Number of attendees

35,000 people attend this festival

Year founded


Music genres

Rock, Indie, Electronic


Recently Announced.

  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Lorde
  • Vampire Weekend
  • Khalid
  • The Wombats
  • Chvrches
  • Franz Ferdinand
  • Miguel


July is actually winter in Australia - so you'll need to pack a jacket. Chance of rain seems low but there's usually a wet day during Splendour in the Grass.

7 hours of sunshine
13° average temperature
20% chance of rain.

Where to stay.

If you don't want to stay on site there are other campgrounds in Brunswick Heads, Mullumbimby, Byron Bay and Tweed Coast.

Food and drink.

There's a lot of choice when it comes to grub and drinks at Splendour - with vendors that are so good they have their own reviews.

  • The Truck Stop
    One of the most popular destinations to grab a bite to eat - you'll enjoy endless options including everything from pizza to burgers to tacos. Plus, it's open till 2am for most of the event.
  • Food Halls
    There are special food halls (usually three) set up around the site where you can take five and chill - while refueling. You'll find these located near the stages to dip into when you need more energy for dancing.


There are a huge number of tents and lounges around the festival to check out. 2018's aren't yet announced but here's a taste of what is potentially to come:

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  • The Bohemian Lounge.

    This area is there to celebrate bohemian culture and should be making a comeback to the festival in 2018. Expect to see live performances as well as yoga, poetry and dance workshops to get involved in.

  • Splendour Comedy Club.

    Discover some new funny people in this area, which has been running for four years and will be enjoying its fifth if it returns to Splendour in 2018.

  • Tipi forest.

    Splendour's Tipi Forest has been a huge highlight in recent years and offers psychedelic light shows, incredible DJs and areas to dance the night away - while watching acrobatic and fire show performers.

How to get there.


Arriving from overseas? You'll need to fly to one of these airports:

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport
40 minutes from the venue

Gold Coast Airport
20 minutes from the venue

Brisbane Airport
1 hour 45 minutes from the venue


You can catch a bus from a range of locations around the venue - check out the bus information page on the main festival website.


You are encouraged to carpool to and from the venue and for your troubles you'll enjoy $30 off your vehicle pass.

What to pack.

Layering is key when it comes attending Splendour - rain can happen. Here's what to pack:


Denim, cargo, tiny hot pants - the choice is yours. Just be sure to wear them with waterproof boots for the main event.

Shop Shorts


This lightweight piece works with everything in your wardrobe from leggings to high-waisted jeans. Be brave and throw on a bodysuit under a pair of shorts.

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Band t-shirt.

Let everyone know who you're repping this year - tie it up around your waist to make a crop top or roll up the sleeves if things get warm later.

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Want to know what else to pack? Check out our blogs on the Superdry site.