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News March 27, 2024

Splendour in the Grass 2024 Is Cancelled: Sources

Splendour in the Grass 2024 Is Cancelled: Sources


It looks like another major Australian music festival is no longer going ahead, and it’s a big one.

Sources tell Tone Deaf, sister publication of The Music Network, that Splendour in the Grass 2024 won’t take place as planned. Tone Deaf spoke to the festival’s PR who could not confirm that the festival will go ahead this year.

It’s shock news given the strength of Splendour’s 2024 lineup. The one and only Kylie Minogue was set to headline in an exclusive performance, with G Flip, Tash Sultana, Angie McMahon, Confidence Man, and more local acts also appearing.

The lineup also feature plenty of acclaimed overseas acts, including post-punk favourites Fontaines D.C. (exclusive performance), rising stars The Last Dinner Party, riotous Swedish punks Viagra Boys, indie rock icons Arcade Fire, and many more.

After the lineup dropped earlier this month, Tone Deaf named our 5 acts to watch at the festival: Sofia Kourtesis, Miss Kaninna, grentperez, LEISURE, and Otoboke Beaver.

The iconic festival was due to head to North Byron Parklands from Friday, July 19th to Sunday, July 1st, with onsite camping available from Wednesday, July 17th.

Tickets went on sale to the general public this Thursday, March 21st at 9am AEDT via Moshtix. 

Splendour in the Grass recovered from the notorious ‘Splendour in the Mud’ in 2022 with a successful 2023 edition.

“Despite marginally lower numbers than usual, attendees and performers were out in full force. The size of the festival was nothing short of a small town with all your favourite foods, drinks and brands. One could actually dislike live music – if that was even possible – and still find plenty to keep them occupied.”

UPDATE:

After we brought you the news earlier today that the iconic Aussie festival was no longer going ahead, Splendour organisers have now confirmed the sad news in an official statement.

“With a heavy heart, we’re announcing the cancellation of Splendour in the Grass 2024, originally scheduled from Friday 19 July to Sunday 21 July in North Byron Parklands,” the statement read.

“We know there were many fans excited for this year’s lineup and all the great artists planning to join us, but due to unexpected events, we’ll be taking the year off.”

The statement added that all ticket holders will be “refunded automatically by Moshtix.”

“We thank you for your understanding and will be working hard to be back in future years,” the statement concluded.

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