Sadly, Splendour in the Grass is over for another year.

Whether you’re right now dealing with the hellish drive home, or struggling through work already, let this SITG 2017 highlight reel take you straight back to the weekend. If you’re still dealing with your Splendour FOMO, then look – this probably won’t help. Read at your own risk.


FRIDAY 


Lil Yachty carrying Kermit the Frog like a giant green blankie.


Who can understand the mystery of Lil Yachty, who carried a giant Kermit the Frog puppet literally everywhere he went. Is it performance art? An extended audition to replace the recently-fired Kermit the Frog puppeteer? Something… political?

 

Kingswood covering iconic late 90s banger ‘Say My Name’.


The Melbourne band already covered the classic Destiny’s Child track a few weeks ago for Like A Version, and they brought those vibes along to Splendour’s Amphitheatre stage. I know we already have the ~official~ studio version of this cover, but does anyone have video of the SITF performance? HMU. I need to see it.


Peking Duk taking everyone STRAIGHT to the pool room.

How do you top set intros from Karl Stefanovic (at the TODAY desk, no less) and living legend-slash-caricature David Hasselhoff? By tapping icon of Australian screen Stephen Curry a.k.a. Dale Kerrigan from ‘The Castle‘ to welcome you to the stage.

HOW’S THE SERENITY. @pekingduk tapped Stephen Curry aka Dale from ‘The Castle’ to into their #SITG2017 set. ?? STRAIGHT ??TO ??THE ??POOL ?? ROOM ??

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And the crowd? It went bloody WILD.
This rando walking around all weekend in a light-up skirt.



10/10 for effort, mate.

SATURDAY 

The Dunies coming out on stage on dirtbikes.


Photo: Savannah van der Niet / Supplied.


Photo: Ian Laidlaw / Supplied.

It’s confirmed: the Dune Rats were officially the loosest units at Splendour 2K17 (or anywhere they go, tbqh with you). Their off-chops set also included: giant blow up tinnies, two huge shakas statues, and half of Aussie rock royalty jumping in the mix.




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Elon Musk & Amber Heard just casually hanging out in Gold Bar. 

Sorry. That should be *Elon Musk, Amber Heard, a couple of randos, and several security guards hanging out in Gold Bar. As you dl.
Bernard Fanning reuniting 4/5 members of Powderfinger.

And it was their first show in SEVEN YEARS.

Holy Splendour Surprise! @powderfinger reunion at #sitg2017 (well 4/5ths of the finger) @bernardfanning #Powderfinger #TheseDays

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The awkward thing of course is that Bernard ‘forgot’ to tell fifth member of Powderfinger, drummer Jon Coghill, about the reunion, and is now backtracking hard with the ol’ “sorry, it was a last minute thing” text we’ve all been guilty of at some point.

SUNDAY 


Several thousand people singing along to Amy Shark’s ‘Adore’.


Photo: Stephen Booth / Supplied.

Honestly, the only bad thing you could say about Amy Shark‘s early Sunday arvo set is that the G W McLennan tent was no way near big enough. Aside from that, it was perfection, and included an extremely floaty, happy cover of Eminem’s not floaty, in-fact-very-aggressive track ‘Superman‘.

The giant ‘Adore’ sing-a-long, though? Chills.
“It was very surreal,” Amy told P.TV later that day. “I’m not gonna lie, it was a real breath-take moment. I’m not just saying that. My breath was gone. I was like, ‘I cannot believe how many people know this song, and it just keeps building and growing, like a monster.”

Liberal MP Andrew Laming getting absolutely dunked on during the Splendour Q&A.
Whoever decided to send Laming to Splendour in the Grass must really fucking hate the guy, As Tom Gleeson – who was playing Tony Jones and hosting the Q&A sesh – said, he was essentially “the punching bag the Liberals sent up.” Laming started with a bold “at least Trump made politics sexy again” quip, and was rightly booed. He later continued to stumble over his own tongue by dropping zinger after zinger that landed flatter than pancakes. 

A.B. Original calling for justice for Elijah Doughty.


Days before A.B. Original‘s Sunday set, findings were handed down over the death of 14-year-old Kalgoorlie boy Elijah Doughty, who was killed when a 56-year-old man ran him down in August last year. The man, whose identityhas been suppressed by the Supreme Court, was found not guilty of manslaughter last week, instead being found guilty of the much lesser crime of dangerous driving occasioning death.

“How the fuck are we supposed to unite when they’re killing our fucking kids?” Briggs asked the crowd during Sunday’s set, which was backdropped by a giant pic of Elijah. “How can we come together? This show’s for him [Elijah]. We’re going to represent, because we can do better.”


An off white limousine popping off during Client Liaison’s set.


Client Liaison‘s usual business of partying the fuck down was almost upstaged by two fans coming dressed as an off white limousine, from, er, the song ‘Off White Limousine’. Their creation even went for a motor around the crowd mid-way through the set.
 


‘Course, Client absolutely weren’t upstaged, no matter how good the limo was. Their particular brand of high theatrics and next-level campness makes that next to impossible. Also, during this particular set, they brought out TINA GODDAMN ARENA.

And on that note…

Tina Arena mothering the Client boys before their set.


CAYUUUUUUUUUUTE. :’)

Future Islands’ frontman Samuel T Herring cutting loose onstage.


Future Islands kept everyone warm during their evening set on Saturday night, tearing through tracks from ‘Singles’ and ‘The Far Field’. Frontman Samuel T Herring cut shapes so bloody hard that he had an aura of steam around his entire body, following him like a ghostly mist.

I respect it.

James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem rocking a Bay Kebabs trucker cap.

We’re trying to find evidence, but meanwhile, bless you Triple J and your one million eyes all over the festival.



This bloke just trying to make the most of Splendour.

We are truly living in the future.

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Show me a more iconic pic of 2017. I’ll wait.


Kirin J Callinan swingin’ from the rafters at the post-Splendour party.

The secret VIP bar down the back of the Amphitheatre (up the hill and then down again), the Tackle Shack, has played host to some of Splendour’s more legendary moments in years past, but this is a strong contender for most cooked: Kirin J Callinan swinging from the rafters like a six-and-a-half-foot monkey.



At one point, nudity was involved. Standard stuff, really.

AND THAT’S A WRAP. Till next year, mates.

Photo: Savannah van der Niet / Supplied.