Entertainment

Rush to finish Yelgun site before Splendour in the Grass

GET A MOVE ON: Work at the North Byron Parkland site at Yelgun, which will host Splendour in the Grass next month.
GET A MOVE ON: Work at the North Byron Parkland site at Yelgun, which will host Splendour in the Grass next month.

ONE MONTH before Splendour in the Grass debuts at its new home in Yelgun, work is moving ahead to have the North Byron Parklands site ready in time.

Construction work began at the 256ha site in November after the last approval from the council was issued said Mat Morris, general manager of North Byron Parklands.

"We really didn't anticipate the heavy, consistent rain of the past five months and we're hoping for sunny skies from here until after the festival," Mr Morris said.

"But rain, hail or shine the venue will be ready.

"We've pulled out all stops. Our team has worked really hard to ensure that the venue will be ready in time for Splendour."

Festival patrons are capped at 25,000 this year, Mr Morris said, as part of conditions set down by the State Government last April in an approved five-year trial at the site running until 2017.

"Our five-year trial allows for incremental growth in patron numbers if we meet strict key performance indicators year by year," he said.

If these indicators are met, Splendour in the Grass could potentially achieve up to 35,000 patrons during the fifth year of the trial, he said.

An estimated 15,000 festival goers will camp onsite, with construction work now concentrated on a network of roads, staging areas and drain crossings.

"Everything else will be brought to the site and then removed after the event," Mr Morris said.

More than half of the Yelgun site will be used for bush regeneration and habitat for native animals with Splendour campers encouraged to participate in tree planting activities.

In a joint initiative between North Byron Park

lands and Splendour in the Grass, campers can volunteer to plant seedlings to bridge the gap between two forested areas on the site.

Topics:  splendour 2013 splendour in the grass



Teen 'drug king' supported by dad at Lismore court

Flynn Tully Brown, 18, attends Lismore Court charged with 13 counts of supply prohibited drugs.

Byron Bay man teenager is facing 13 drug charges

Shark nets have 'failed', public has been 'misled'

A report into the by-catch of North Coast shark nets has been released today.

Australian Seabird Rescue "disappointed" by first report on by-catch

Value of safety is $250,000 in the community

24 hour policing at Casino has helped with safety in the community.

NSW government has made grants available to improve safety.

Local Partners

Value of safety is $250,000 in the community

NSW government has made grants available to Clarence and Richmond Valley councils and local community organisations for projects to improve safety.


Ahoy! The Wooden Boat Festival is on its way

Members of the Richmond River Rowing & Sailing Club admire Mark Pierce's boat Northbridge Junior, ahead of the 2017 Wooden Boat Festival on Australia Day. Back row, from left, is Mark Pierce, Jacqueline Heap, Commodore Phil Robbins and James Kalaf. At front, from left, is Tony Pullyn, George Renault, David Bowler, Geoff Benson and Maurice Renault.

Australia Day event a must-see for fans of timber craft

Northern Rivers murder mystery takes out award at Flickerfest

MURDER MYSTERY: Northern Rivers young actress Yasmin Honeychurch in a still from the award-wiining film In a Canefield by Emily Avila and Coralie Tapper.

Finding'little star' brought film shoot to the region.

Join the challenge to Live Life Large this Friday

Deborah and Neil Marks have been inspired by Jodie's Inspiration to Live Life Large.

Business owner's invitation to join her on Jodie's Inspiration hike

Fresh faces: NCIS gets a shake up with new cast members

The new cast of NCIS, from left, Rocky Carroll, Pauley Perrette, Sean Murray, David McCallum, Brian Dietzen, Wilmer Valderrama, Emily Wickersham, Mark Harmon, Duane Henry and Jennifer Esposito.

THREE new characters join naval drama for season 14.

First the Onesie, now an Xbox One S inflatable controller

Fancy an inflatable Xbox One S controller?

Inflatable controller 'perfect sidekick' for Australia Day party

Sarah Harris: Here’s what Amber Sherlock should’ve done

Studio 10 and Shark Tank presenter Sarah Harris.

STUDIO 10 host says Sherlock could’ve avoided the subsequent uproar.

Amber Heard 'smitten' with Elon Musk

Amber Heard

ACTRESS is reportedly excited about going public with new boyfriend

New doco argues ‘OJ Simpson is innocent, and I can prove it’

O.J. Simpson

NEW documentary series claims to have found “missing evidence".

REVIEW: Undressed is more than titilating entertainment

Nathan and Tahlia meet for the first time on the TV series Undressed.

'DIVERSE' dating show goes more than skin deep.

LAND VALUES: Figures reveal how much your property is worth

Land values in Ballina have increased over the past 12 months.

Property in one Northern Rivers town has increased by almost 14%

6 new estates to build a home on the Northern Rivers

Land estates are available now on the Northern Rivers with some stages opening up soon.

Looking for a place to put down roots and raise a family?

Historical home leaves family's hands after 75 years

SALE CONFIRMED: The Gympie Regional   Realty team which sold the Ramsey property are (back) Mel Gastigar, Dorothy Palmer and Margaret Cochrane, with (front) home seller Terri-Jayne Ramsey.

Ramsey family played a huge role in Gympie's growth.

Pat Rafter's $18m Coast home proves hot property

PAT'S PAD: The Sunshine Beach home of tennis ace Pat rafter is on the market for a record price.

"It's a record for our company and for the Sunshine Coast.''

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!