Splendour in the Grass begins - Byron Bay

Belongil Fields, Byron Bay, ,
Date: Friday, July 27, 2012 to Sunday, July 29, 2012
In a move that is sure to thrill punters, Splendour in the Grass has announced that it will return to where it all started this year - Belongil Fields in Byron Bay. After spending the last few years at Woodfordia in Queensland (home to the Woodford Folk Festival) as organisers battled with Byron Bay local council to move to North Byron Parklands, the festival has managed a minor win by receiving approval to move back to its original venue as festival's application is still considered.

Splendour in the Grass is one of Australia's most popular music festivals, often selling out minutes after tickets go on sale. Launched in 2001, the three-day camping festival has welcomed some of the world's most popular bands to serenade fans, including Coldplay, Kanye West, PJ Harvey, Moby, Jurassic 5, Queens of the Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys, Powderfinger, Devo, Sigur Ros, PNAU, Placebo, Goldfrapp and The Flaming Lips among hundreds of others.

This year's festival is almost certain to sell out as punters flock to the festival's original location to see one of the event's most lucrative lineups yet. Bands performing at Splendour in the Grass 2012 include Jack White, Bloc Party, Smashing Pumpkins, At the Drive-In, The Shins, Hilltop Hoods, The Kooks, Gossip, Miike Snow, Dirty Three, Lana Del Rey, 360, Azealia Banks, Tame Impala, Explosions in the Sky, Band of Skulls, Ladyhawke, The Afghan Whigs, Missy Higgins, Wolfmother, Metric, Kimbra, Mudhoney, Spiderbait, Angus Stone, Gypsy and the Cat, San Cisco and more.

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