Tickets go fast for Splendour in Grass
By TABATHA FULKER
IF splendid things are on your winter wishlist, get in quick.
Splendour in the Grass, at the Belongil Fields in Byron Bay on July 23-24, looks set to sell out in record time, even though more acts are still to be announced.
Tickets went on sale nationally at 9am yesterday. Onsite camping tickets sold out within an hour.
Alexis Hilton, of Byron's Soundwaves, said ticket sales were going flat out.
"It's unbelievable," he said.
"People have been lining up all day and we've sold out of weekend passes. We've only individual Saturday and Sunday passes left."
Promoters have warned that tickets may sell out within 24 hours. It is unconfirmed if there will be a late release of tickets for locals.
"It's not sold out yet," said Splendour in the Grass publicist Patti Revson.
"But tickets are selling really fast. We thought selling out in three weeks last year was incredible, now we're looking at 24 hours. Organis- ers are warning people wanting to come to buy now."
If you're wondering what all the fuss is about, Splendour has a huge line-up.
Playing on Saturday, July 23 are Queens of the Stone Age, Ryan Adams, The Living End, Scribe, Sarah Blasko, Mercury Rev, Decoder Ring, Shihad and Atlantic.
The Sunday will feature the Finn Brothers, Moby, In- terpol, Bloc Party, After The Fall, The Beautiful Girls, Willy Mason, Butterfingers and The Grates.
So if you want to go, throw down $80 for a one-day ticket, or $125 for a weekend pass. Buy your tickets from Byron's Soundwaves, Ballina's ABC Centre, Lismore's Books Plus or online at www.splendourinthegrass.com and www.ticketek.com.au