At the very heart of Splendour lies the GLOBAL VILLAGE, an exotic oasis of hot chai, yoga flows, dance floor vibrations and wild workshops. Start your day in stillness with morning meditations, connect with the wisdom of our original custodians, get pampered by a massage therapist and top it off with a late-night jam session or a boogie in the silent disco.
Continue your sensory expedition to the TIPI FOREST! This iconic late-night institution will play host to some of the sweetest sonic selectors and best beat droppers to call Northern NSW home. As the sun sets and the bass begins to pump, acrobats and fire twirlers will come to life, back dropped by technicolour light scapes and transient art. Make friends and mingle in the tipis or meet kindred spirits on the dance floor as you groove out to the killer 2018 program.
THE WORLD STAGE will also be at full power, offering up a diverse array of genres and world music, including sets from Tijuana Cartel, Gambirra Mob, Bullhorn and many more. Check out the website for the full program of international sounds.
Take 5 in THE BOHEMIAN LOUNGE! An eclectic hideaway that’s home to amazing performances and a variety of interesting workshops. Think cabaret performances, circus extravaganzas and poetry jams by day and jazz journeys and African sounds by night.
Australia’s leading craft freedom fighters including legends like Beci Orpin and Kirsten Devitt (Each to Own), plus more, are back with hot glue guns blazing and an assortment of crazy cool workshops to keep you feeling sticky all weekend. Nan would be so proud! Whether you’re screen-printing your own tote with Art Park, jazzing up your jumpsuits with Fancy Free (Patience Hodgson and Rachel Burke) or getting lit making Night Lights with AMAC, SPLENDOUR IN THE CRAFT is the pom pom on top of the perfect Splendour weekend! And best of all, it’s all free!
Buskerama! Back for the 7th consecutive year, Splendour’s BUSKERS STAGE is giving Byron’s local street musos the chance to have a crack at the big time. Nine buskers, who duked it out for their spot earlier this week, will be singing for their supper on the 2018 Buskers Stage