A few weeks ago, the day after Splendour announced its 2017 lineup, the Northern Rivers area of NSW was devastated by flooding in the wake of ex-tropical Cyclone Debbie. Homes, businesses, schools and community spaces were destroyed and the emotional toll for the whole region has been immense.

While the flood waters have now subsided and the clean up is underway, the impact that this unprecedented weather event has had on communities across the Lismore, Byron and Tweed Shires is incalculable.

Today Splendour in the Grass is announcing a fundraising initiative to assist with the recovery across the region.

“Splendour is proud to call Northern NSW home and many of our event team live and operate businesses across the Lismore, Byron and Tweed Shires. It has been heartbreaking to see the flood damage on such a huge scale and also to hear so many stories of loss. We hope that this fundraising initiative will provide assistance to those who need it most.” said Splendour in the Grass co-producers Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco.

From Tuesday 2 May to Friday 5 May (AEST) 50 x special Flood Relief Gold Passes for Splendour in the Grass 2017 will be released for sale via auction on splendourinthegrass.com. These passes are not available to the general public except for this one time release.

A Flood Relief Gold Pass means you’ll do Splendour in the Grass 2017 in style! It includes access to Splendour’s Gold Bar (VIP vibes), Amphitheatre side of stage viewing and also the Golden View Bar, overlooking all the main stage action.

The auction will run each day from 9:00am to 9:00pm with a fresh batch of Flood Relief Gold Passes to be released each morning, each with a $500 reserve. Auction winners will be advised each night.

Please note that these passes are 18+ and for the Event only. They are not transferable. You must enter your full name (as on ID) and date of birth when you bid. Onsite camping is no longer available but you can check out other accommodation options here.

So if you’re keen to do Splendour like a VIP whilst also reaping maximum karma points then head to splendourinthegrass.com, get in on the bidding action and give it your best shot!

Now, we know we’re always telling everyone not to purchase tickets from auction sites. That warning still stands. There are only 50 of these Flood Relief Gold Passes available and they are not transferable. It’s a one time offer and only accessible via splendourinthegrass.com. Do not purchase tickets or passes from any other auction site. Splendour tickets include the name and date of birth of the purchaser. This is checked against your ID at the festival gates. There is NO facility in place that allows a ticket holder to change the name and date of birth on a ticket and transfer it to another person.

100% of the net proceeds raised by the auction of these 50 x Flood Relief Gold Passes will be donated to the following flood appeals.

50 x Flood Relief Gold Passes (18+ only) To Be Auctioned
Bidding open from 9:00am Tue 2 May to 9:00pm Fri 5 May AEST