It was a chaotic start to Splendour in the Grass this year, with festival-goers waiting up to 15 hours to enter the festival campsite and hundreds sleeping in their cars on Thursday night. It’s all due to the onslaught of rain in the Northern Rivers region causing a muddy mess.
In an official statement, Splendour in the Grass organisers said: “In the interest of public safety and in consultation with all relevant emergency services, we have decided to err on the side of caution and cancel performances on the main stages only … Day patrons are asked not to attend to the festival today while we work on repairs.”
Moshtix will be in contact with those who had day tickets “in the coming week” for anyone seeking a refund.
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Saturday and Sunday’s performances are going ahead as planned, so far.
It’s the first time Splendour has attempted to go ahead since 2019 and 50,000 people were expected to join the festival.
Those already at the festival took to social media with pretty funny reactions to the mud, camping chaos and selected wet-weather ’fits.
There are people here out of fuel being told they’ll just have to wait til the morning after waiting 11 HOURS in line - they’ve just closed entry to the campsite and there are THOUSANDS of cars backed up. #splendourinthegrass @SITG pic.twitter.com/dLge4qLEhv— Danni (@dannikedar) July 21, 2022
Well my first splendour in the grass is going well 😭 pic.twitter.com/VUj7DFUe7r— Jessica McSweeney (@jessicamacca) July 22, 2022
chaos at Splendour in the Grass was the nudge I needed to finally download TikTok pic.twitter.com/IKyubadMLS— Michael Read (@michaelread) July 22, 2022