Just 10 days to go – I just got this info;
1. Sold Out – no tickets will be available at the gate. The Spledour organisers ask that only valid ticket holders make their way to Belongil Fields durring the festival weekend.
2. The Splendour organisers work closely with the authorities and would like to advise ticket holders that drug detection dogs will be present around the Byron area and at Splendour in the Grass across the weekend. Police random breath testing units will also be active on local roads.
3. An increased security and police presence, anyone caught trying to fence jump or attempting to enter the venue unlawfully WILL be turned over to the authorities. Fence jumping is trespassing and Splendour has a zero tolerance policy towards anyone trying to enter the festival this way. Those caught will be immediately removed from the site and will be prosecuted. They will also be hit with a minimum penalty of $350.
4. For patron safety, the festival organisers have engaged professional first aid services as well as a couple of chillout tents and the Doof Mamas.
5. special shuttle bus services operating to and from the Transit Centre in town and the event. Anyone intending to travel from town to Splendour by shuttle bus will need to show their event ticket or wristband before boarding the service. The town shuttle will cost $3 per person per trip. The shuttles will operate on Friday from 10am to 1am, Saturday from 8am to 2am and Sunday from 8am to 11.30pm.
6. Melaleuca Drive day carpark next door to Belongil Fields will also be checked for event tickets before they can park their vehicle. Parking costs $10 per vehicle per day with proceeds after costs going to Byron Bay High School and St Finbarrs Primary School. The carpark is open on Saturday from 9am to 3am and Sunday from 9am to 12.30am. Patrons should note that the carpark is a no alcohol area.
The Splendour in the Grass organisers also ask that anyone attending the festival, whether a visitor or local resident, observe the following:
- Be considerate of the local community and environment.
- Use your accommodation as a place to rest up – do your partying at the festival.
- When walking in residential areas, please keep the noise down.
- Do not litter – use trash cans or carry it on you until you find a bin.
- There are no “open air toilets” in Byron Bay or at Splendour. Get it? While there are plenty of portaloos at the festival, there are very few public toilets around town. Please plan ahead so you don’t get caught out.
For more information visit; www.splendourinthegrass.com