Splendour in the Grass organisers have announced the festival will be postponed until October in response to the federal government’s ban on gatherings of 500 people or more to curb the spread of Covid-19. The festival was slated to run from July 24 to 26, but has been rescheduled for October 23 to 25, at North Byron Parklands as originally planned.

“Health and safety is our number one priority,” said the festival’s founders Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco in a statement. “After careful consideration and consultation with our artists, crew and stakeholders, in these unpredictable times we have decided, as a precautionary measure, to move Splendour in the Grass 2020 out of the winter months.”

All tickets purchased for the festival will remain valid for the October dates, but those who are not able to attend the new dates will be able to apply for a refund. Headliners The Strokes, Flume, and Tyler, The Creator have all confirmed they will play the new dates.

In light of Covid-19, mass public gatherings are banned and minimal social contact is recommended. For the most up-to-date health information, visit NSW Health.