Now that summer’s done and dusted and taken all of the hot summer festivals with it, it’s time to look ahead to our winter jams, and Splendour In The Grass is the big hitter for this year’s cooler months. Grab your party beanie and your best dancing boots, because here’s everything you need to know in the lead up to Splendour In The Grass 2019.

WHEN IS SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS HAPPENING?

The festival will be heating up the NSW North Coast on July 1920, and 21 this year. Pop it in your calendar, and book in that annual leave. Tell everyone to make sure they don’t have any major events that weekend, cos you’re going to be very busy.

WHERE IS SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2019 BEING HELD?

After working with the NSW planning system and the Byron Shire Council for almost 13 years, Splendour In The Grass now has a permanent home at North Byron Parklands in Yelgun, in the northern end of the Byron Shire.

North Byron Parklands is approximately a 25-minute drive north of Byron Bay, and a short trip from local suburbs like South Golden BeachOcean Shores, and Brunswick Heads.

WHO’S PLAYING SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2019?

The lineup for SITG 2019 was released in early April and features Childish GambinoChance The RapperSZA, and Tame Impala among its headliners. The full lineup is below:

The ~Mystery Oz Act~ was revealed in May, and it’s none other than Ocean Alley from Sydney‘s Northern Beaches.

HOW MUCH DOES SPLENDOUR COST THIS YEAR?

Three-day passes for Splendour In The Grass 2019 are $145 + booking fees, and single day tickets are $185 + bf. If you fancy, VIP Village three-day tickets are $799+bf, and single-day VIP tix are $349+bf.

Camping tickets are $135+bf and cover you for five nights of campground time.

Tickets are capped at four per transaction/person, and go on sale from moshtix at 9am on ThursdayApril 11.

If you’re the one assigned to buying tickets for the group chat, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THEIR FULL NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH ON-HAND. You’ll need these to reserve tickets for people other than yourself.

Need more info? You can grab further ticket details over here.

This year, Splendour has released Time To Pay, a payment plan option for folks wanting to boogie but can’t foot the bill for tickets all in one go. If you choose the payment plan while purchasing tickets, it will split the total of your order into three payments.

You have to pay the first instalment on the day you reserve your tickets, payment #2 is due on ThursdayMay 16 2019, and the final payment is due on Sunday, June 16 2019.

For more information on the Time To Pay payment plans, check out the website.

Visa is once again holding an exclusive presale for its Checkout members from 9am on April 10. All you gotta do is sign up for a Checkout account over on the Visa website.

Splendour’s official resale has now opened, so head along to the ticket page to check out what’s on offer.

WHERE CAN I STAY FOR SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS?

As always, Splendour In The Grass 2019 will have campgrounds next to the festival site at North Byron Parklands, and are also offering a separate family-friendly campground called The Meadow, tucked away from everything so that the tin lids can get a good sleep.

If you don’t want to camp it out at the parklands, there’s plenty of hotels, caravan parks, and Airbnb options close to the festival site.

Contiki is also running a Splendour package this year, with a dedicated camp area, three day passes, an intimate performance from a festival act, and return coach trip from either Brisbane or the Gold Coast. Check out the full details of that package over on the Contiki website.

HOW DO I GET TO SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS?

If you’re camping out at the festival, all you gotta do is wander on into the front gates every morning and Bob’s yer uncle, you’re there.

If you’re staying offsite, there’s day parking available for carpoolers (you’ll need a car pass, we’ll keep you updated on that) shuttle buses departing regularly to different spots around the local area, and a scheduled bus service to locations further away, like Byron Bay, Brunswick Heads, and Kirra up in Queensland.

Timetables, routes, and fares will be released closer to the festival dates, so we’ll keep you updated.

WHAT CAN I AND *CAN’T* I BRING?

A lot of this relies on common sense (like obviously, don’t bring flares, fireworks or weapons) but there are a few left-of-field items that you can’t take into the parklands.

For example, Splendour In the Grass 2019 is asking punters to ditch the brolly and opt for a raincoat or poncho if the heavens open, and to leave anything studded at home – sorry long-standing emos, you’ll have to leave that studded belt in the car.

The full list of banned items can be found over here.

What should you bring though? If you’re camping at the festival, be mindful that it’s a Leave No Trace policy. So you’re going to want to invest in a damn good tent that’ll last you a few trips around the sun.

Bring yourself a reusable water bottle and coffee cup to help cut down the amount of single-use plastics ending up in festival trash, bring a jumper and/or warm clothes to keep yourself comfy when the sun dips below the hills.

If you’re in prescription medication, make sure you bring your meds in a labelled Webster or Medico pack, and either your ongoing script or a written letter from your GP.

More information will roll out as we inch closer to the festival weekender, so we’ll keep you updated on all the important bits.

Image: Splendour / Charlie Hardy