Five great things about Splendour
SPLENDOUR in the Grass for 2016 delivered a number of highlights on and off stage.
With legendary English rockers The Cure headlining, punters took advantage of a rain-free festival, immersed in the sights, tastes and sounds of another year in the festival’s history.
We list five highlights that made this year’s Splendour a must-see.
- Weather: Last year’s Splendour in the Mud was a distant memory with sun-scorched festival goers decked out in their summer gear as the weather gods delivered highs of 27. Days were hot and nights were balmy, ensuring a happy atmosphere.
- Australian Music: Beyond big international headliners, Australian music was highlighted with a broad range of artists. From locals like Ngaiire and PLTS to Flume, Violent Soho, an emotional tribute to ARIA-nominated Szymon and surprise guest performances from Aussie favourites like Guy Sebastian, Australian artists delivered right across the festival.
- Family fun: Splendour started promoting family friendly entertainment last year but it all came to fruition in 2016, with a strong family atmosphere and vibe. Kids and families had access to the new Little Splendour area, which was complete with entertainment from rising kids’ favourite Bunny Racket.
- Celebrities: The A-list of Australian entertainment were on the ground enjoying Splendour. Bernard Fanning, The Reubens, Parkway Drive and Lisa Mitchell rubbed shoulders with fellow musicians and punters while Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Isabel Lucas, Tom Williams and Ryan Fitzgerald also made appearances.
- Fashion: Thankfully there were no sightings of animal onesies at this year’s festival. This year’s fashion find were see-through mesh tops with gaffe tape instead of bras.