The Forum & Comedy Club + Splendour adds The Science Tent


The Forum

Purveyors of podcasts, digesters of documentaries, lovers of laughs and slayers of science, gather round!

The Forum is back for another stimulating stint at North Byron Parklands in 2017, serving up three jam-packed days of brain-broadening entertainment.

Drop by The Forum tent between 10am-4pm and prepare to rub shoulders (and minds) with some of the coolest and most remarkable personalities to hit Australia, as they tackle topics from all corners of the social spectrum.

From computer worms called WannaCry and election hacking, to understanding indigenous youth and deciphering what really matters in life… or is it all just #FakeNews? Ponder all this and more at the Forum!

This year you can calm your qualms in-between sessions with our newly appointed Splendour Forum Artist-in-Residence, Shannon Doyle, who’ll be painting up street art panels on stage daily. You’re welcome!


Music? Check. Art? Check. Science. Check! Splendour in the Grass is excited to mix science into the festival experience this year! The inaugural Science Tent is set to go off in an explosion of imagination, curiosity and cool shit because #SCIENCE.

We’ve teamed up with Future Crunch, Inspiring Australia and some of the country’s best communicators to create the ultimate detour into the far reaches of the imagination. Connect with science in fresh ways through awesome presentations, musical performances and interactive experiences across Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Think zombie outbreaks, the science behind BDSM, how to eat insects and avoid sharks, and so much more. Expect the unexpected and consider your mind = BLOWN at The Science Tent!


Before there were memes and gifs, there were real life funny people tasked purely with the job of bringing the lols to life! The Splendour Comedy Club is back in 2017 with the country’s finest comedic geniuses bringing you real, unadulterated and raucous rolling-on-the-floor moments across each evening in the Forum tent.

Start and finish your weekend right with the king of breakfast banter and triple j alumni Matt Okine. He’ll be jumping onstage both Thursday and Sunday nights with his award-winning stitch-inducing stand up!

International comedy phenomenon The Umbilical Brothers, known for their wicked mix of theatre, slapstick and stand-up will take on Friday night, with the likes of Mel Buttle, Dave Callan, Gen Fricker and Tom Gleeson keeping you in stitches across the weekend.

Friday 21 July, Saturday 22 July and Sunday 23 July

North Byron Parklands

Tweed Valley Way, Wooyung (15 mins north of Byron Bay)