Part of the large crowd at last years Splendour.
Part of the large crowd at last years Splendour.

Splendour moves to Queensland

ICONIC Byron Bay music festival Splendour in the Grass is moving to Woodford, Queensland, for next year’s event.

As reported in The Northern Star on Saturday, there had been rumours the festival would leave the Byron Shire after a court ruled they could not use a 660acre site at Yelgun they had intended to move to.

In the meantime and as they approach the 10th, organisers felt the festival would be better served temporarily moving to Woodford, home of the Woodford Folk Festival.

“Woodford Folk Festival and their beautiful site Woodfordia have been a great source of inspiration to us and we feel honoured to borrow their home” said Jessica Ducrou, organiser of Splendour in the Grass.

“Securing the venue has meant we have been able to confirm dates and we are happy to announce that Splendour’s 10th anniversary event will run over three days, from Friday July 30 to Sunday August 1 2010”.

However, Splendour organisers have reiterated they intend to work through the approval processes to try move back to eventually move back to Byron Bay.

The event attracts 17,500 music lovers annually and injects about $6 million to the Byron Shire economy.


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