Jo Maddick and Rachel Lodder from Brisbane were amped up for another great day at Splendour in the Grass.
Jo Maddick and Rachel Lodder from Brisbane were amped up for another great day at Splendour in the Grass. Luke Mortimer

Bleary-eyed punters having a splendid time at Splendour

SPLENDOUR in the Grass has obviously been a hit this year, judging by the bleary-eyed festival-goers out and about for another day of partying on Sunday.

Still coming in by the busload, by car or trudging from their campsites, thousands of people were keen for another day of rocking out to top-notch talent, including Of Monsters and Men, Passion Pit and The Presets.

While Frank Ocean may have pulled out of his headliner due to a torn vocal cord, it did not seem to worry most people in attendance at North Byron Parklands.

"It's been fantastic, and I generally don't use that word often," Bryce Tippens from Cairns said.

"We're camping at the Country Club and it's been amazing.

"Mumford and Sons were probably my favourite act so far, but today should be good too."

His mate James Mccomishie, also from Cairns, agreed.

"It's been really really good," he said.

"I'll definitely be coming next year, I've already decided that.

"Mumford and Sons totally rocked, now I'm looking forward to The Presets today."

Both of the boys were obviously pumped up and ready to rock, despite the muddy conditions and two days worth of solid partying behind them.

"It hasn't really been wet or raining, just really muddy," Mr Mccomishie said.

"But it hasn't really affected us too much."

James Mccomishie and Bryce Tippens from Cairns were having a ball at Splendour in the Grass.
James Mccomishie and Bryce Tippens from Cairns were having a ball at Splendour in the Grass. Luke Mortimer

Rachel Lodder and Jo Maddick from Brisbane said they had been having a cracker of a time, despite the long line-ups around the festival.

"It's been good, except for the line up for everything," she said.

"You line up to get in, you line up for drinks, you line up for food, it gets a little annoying."

Still, Ms Lodder said Splendour in the Grass had been well worth the minor inconveniences.

"Mumford and Sons were absolutely great, probably my favourite" she said.

"But Birds of Tokyo were awesome too.

"We were looking forward to Frank Ocean, but it's OK, Of Monsters and Men and The Rubens should be great anyway."

Ms Lodder and Ms Maddick were both wearing bright red Splendour in the Grass t-shirts, which were almost as eye-catching as their infectious smiles as they rushed to catch another one of the 70 plus acts on offer.

Many festival attendees My Daily News talked to had travelled hundreds, or thousands of kilometres to catch their favourite bands and most were smiling and in an optimistic mood, despite the looming rain and several days worth of late nights under their sleeves.

For more information on Splendour in the Grass, which ends tonight, visit splendourinthegrass.com



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