Well, by now most of you would have heard that Splendour is leaving Byron for a year while they continue the process of getting their Byron festival site approved. We wish them the best for their 2010 festival and look forward to them sorting out their permanent festival site for 2011.
Here’s their announcement;
We have some very big news to impart.
As you may know, Splendour In The Grass has been working toward establishing a permanent sustainable event venue to stage the festival. The chosen 660 acre North Byron Parklands site at Yelgun in the Byron Shire is undergoing the comprehensive approval process with the NSW Department of Planning for a permanent cultural event venue and will not be ready for next year’s event.
While this approval process goes ahead, Splendour In The Grass organisers are delighted to announce the festival will temporarily relocate to Woodford in Queensland, home of the Woodford Folk Festival, for the event’s 10th anniversary in 2010.
We’re also thrilled to confirm Australia’s number one mid-winter music celebration will be held across THREE glorious days next year! Bringing you more incredible music, arts and culture from around the globe from Friday July 30th to Sunday August 1st 2010!
“Woodford Folk Festival and their beautiful site Woodfordia have been a great source of inspiration to us and we feel honoured to borrow their home,” said Jessica Ducrou, organiser of Splendour in the Grass.
“We have a great opportunity to grow our event and give people better access to the festival but at the same time keep Splendour In The Grass a unique and personal experience,” said Jessica Ducrou. “Given the size of the venue we will be able to accommodate almost all festival patrons in camping grounds onsite, giving more people the full festival experience.”
“The purpose built venue also means that we can incorporate a broader range of arts and cultural experiences, which we have been wanting to do for many years.”
“Having one of Australia’s premier contemporary music events at Woodfordia will be a privilege,” said Bill Hauritz, Director of Woodford Folk Festival. “Splendour is one of the best managed events I have observed, they are responsible, caring and disciplined organisers. We can expect the best.”
That’s all for now, we’ll be back with more news in March 2010 about Splendour’s 10th anniversary event!
Until then, festive greetings!!