SplendourInTheGrass

All you need to know about Splendour in the Grass accommodation and transportation

From tickets to accommodation, here's everything you need to plan the perfect trip to Splendour.

With thousands of punters and more than 100 acts, including the likes of Chance The Rapper, Tame Impala, Childish Gambino and SZA headed to North Byron Parklands from 19-21 July 2019, it's no wonder Splendour in the Grass is one of Australia’s biggest music festivals.

The priceless memories you're bound to make at Splendour will cost you more than your favourite pair of gumboots, though. Three-day tickets are $419 alone (not including booking or credit card fees), so when you factor in travel and accommodation, it's easy for the costs to add up.

To make sure that you have more money to spend on the important things (like your outfit and the drink line), we’ve handpicked the accommodation, travel options and camping equipment you’ll need to get to Splendour.

First, you'll need to get tickets

Tickets go on sale at 9am AEST Thursday 11 April and from past experience they disappear in a flash.

To curb scalping on alternate websites such as eBay or Stubhub, Splendour in the Grass often offers a resale facility for punters who missed out to pick-up legitimate tickets from those who no longer want their tickets.

Details regarding this year's re-sale have yet to be confirmed but in the past you had to register through Moshtix. Sellers could then put their tickets up for offer for those who missed out to buy.

This resale facility has a resale admin fee charge and booking and transaction fees to buyers. The good news is that the tickets are available at the regular, advertised price - so you won't have to worry about being charged a premium for your spot in the crowd.

TicketPrice
3-Day Ticket (Friday to Sunday - includes Thursday access)$415 + booking fee
Single day ticket (Friday or Saturday or Sunday)$185 + booking fee
Camping ticket (5 nights including Wednesday to Monday)$135 + booking fee
Camping ticket - Family campground (5 nights Wednesday to Monday)$135 + booking fee

If you're not into the idea of camping at the festival, here's some Splendour in the Grass accommodation options.

Splendour In The Grass does offer on-site camping at the North Byron Parklands for $135 per person, including a mandatory booking fee. Access to the camping area starts at 10am on the Wednesday and you can stay until 8pm Monday. If arriving by car, you’ll also need to purchase a vehicle pass.

If you'd prefer not to spend five nights camping, and would like to avoid festival showers at all costs, there are a few off-site options that are still available.

Here are three possibilities, depending on which style of travel you're after. The dates available are 19-21 July 2019. Note that these prices and availabilities are accurate at the time of writing (3 April 2019).

These prices and availabilities were sourced on hotels.finder.com.au where you can search for more accommodation options.

Getting to the Splendour in the Grass grounds

Avoid the long lines for shuttle buses and taxis and order an Uber to get to and from the festival if you're not staying on site. Plus, we'll get you $20 off your first ride so you can save your cash for the merch.

UBER UBER

$20 off your first ride

Valid on your first Uber ride anywhere in Australia (T&Cs apply). Only available through Finder.

Last verified


Need a way to get to Byron Bay?

Where there are festivals there will be campervans. At Splendour, campervans up to 7.5m long and caravans up to 6m long are allowed. If your vehicle is longer than this, you will need to email campgrounds@splendourinthegrass.com to confirm that you will be allowed to park on the grounds.

If you do wish to park on the grounds, you must pre-purchase a vehicle pass through Moshtix.

You can hire campervans from your main city and drive it to the show. Prices will depend on how many berths you require and what sort of amenities (e.g. shower) you’d like in your campervan. A great site to book and compare campervan prices across various companies is DriveNow. Companies it compares include: Mighty, Travellers, Britz, Go Cheap, Camperman and Jucy.

The following price guide is accurate at the time of writing (3 April 2019) and may be subject to cost and availability changes. Prices also do not include petrol costs or any extras (e.g. navigational systems and insurance) that purchase during the time of booking.

From Sydney city centre, you’d be looking at prices similar to these for a 6-day hire (18-23 July 2019)

Making a proper road trip out of it?

Hiring a car and camping under the stars could be on the cards. From Sydney, you’ll be looking at prices similar to these for a 5-day hire (18-22 July 2019):


From Brisbane city centre, you're looking like prices similar to these for a 6-day hire (18-23 July 2019)

Making a proper road trip out of it?

Hiring a car and camping under the stars could be on the cards. From Brisbane, you’ll be looking at prices similar to these for a 5-day hire (18-22 July 2019):


Check out these offers for discounted hire cars:

UBER UBER

UBER

$20 off your first ride

Last verified

Europcar Europcar

Europcar

15% off car hire

Last verified

Get deal

Deal ends

DriveNow DriveNow

DriveNow

Campervan hire from $5/day

Last verified

Get deal
Europcar Europcar

Europcar

$1/day one-way car hire in Australia

Last verified

Get deal
Europcar Europcar

Europcar

Spring sale: Up to 35% off car hires worldwide

Last verified

Get deal

Deal ends

EasyRentCars.com EasyRentCars.com

EasyRentCars.com

Up to 20% off Australia car hires

Last verified

Get deal

Deal ends

Budget Air Budget Air

Budget Air

Up to 20% car hire worldwide

Last verified

Get deal

Deal ends

Europcar Europcar

Europcar

Up to 20% off car hire

Last verified

Get deal

Deal ends

Avis Avis

Avis

Double upgrade car hire

Last verified

Coupon code ends

DriveMyCar DriveMyCar

DriveMyCar

Car hire from $23 per day

Last verified

Get deal
Europcar Europcar

Europcar

25% off premium hire insurance

Last verified

Get deal

If you don’t have your own car, there are shuttles available from Gold Coast and Brisbane, departing from the airport. Many shuttle services that would normally offer transfers to Byron offer the North Byron Parklands as a drop-off point during Splendour.

Here’s a sample of what you could expect to pay each way for a shuttle to the site:


Camping gear

Whether you’re driving up or taking public transport, and camping on site, gear is a must. Tents start from $159.50, with pricing depending on quality and size. Let’s face it, you’re only going to sleep in it anyway, so here are our cheap picks for various sizes.

2 person tent: Retreat 40 2 Person tent @ $198.98 ($99.49pp)
2 person tent: Retreat 40 2 Person tent @ $198.98 ($99.49pp)

Kathmandu

3 person tent: Vango Pop DS 300 @ $159.50 ($53.17pp)
3 person tent: Vango Pop DS 300 @ $159.50 ($53.17pp)

Wild Earth

4-5 person tent: Vango Skye @ $279.50 ($69.88pp for 4-person share or $55.90 for 5-person share)
4-5 person tent: Vango Skye @ $279.50 ($69.88pp for 4-person share or $55.90 for 5-person share)

Wild Earth

7 person tent: Retreat 360 Module Tent @ $1,499.98 ($214.28pp)
7 person tent: Retreat 360 Module Tent @ $1,499.98 ($214.28pp)

Kathmandu

Splendour in the Grass is fast approaching and looking to be one of the biggest of its kind yet. But getting there does involve a lot of planning and can eat into your wallet quickly. If you haven’t already organised your transport, accommodation or camping gear, it’s time to get cracking to snag the best deal before it’s too late.


About Splendour In The Grass

The important stuff

When: 19-21 July 2019

Where: North Byron Parklands

Splendour in the Grass is an annual music festival that has filled the winter festival void in Australia over the last 18 years. Catering for a smorgasbord of genres including indie rock, hip hop, electro and alternative, the festival has played host to thousands of musicians from home and around the world since 1991. The festival is traditionally held around Byron Bay and runs over three days in July, drawing thousands of musos each year.


Who's playing at Splendour In The Grass this year?

The 2019 Splendour in the Grass lineup boasts over 100 artists spread over three days. With the likes of Chance the Rapper, Childish Cambino, James Blake and The Lumineers to name a few, it is shaping up to be one of the biggest lineups the festival has ever had.

  • CHANCE THE RAPPER
  • TAME IMPALA
  • CHILDISH GAMBINO
  • SZA
  • FOALS
  • CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN
  • JAMES BLAKE
  • SANTIGOLD
  • THE LUMINEERS
  • THE STREETS
  • RUSS
  • WHAT SO NOT
  • COURTNEY BARNETT
  • WARPAINT
  • MYSTERY OZ ACT
  • MATT CORBY
  • WOLF ALICE
  • FRIENDLY FIRES
  • BROODS
  • DEAN LEWIS
  • FIDLAR
  • COSMO'S MIDNIGHT
  • MEG MAC
  • ZIGGY ALBERTS
  • HAYDEN JAMES
  • DAVE
  • DOPE LEMON
  • DERMOT KENNEDY
  • ALLDAY & FRIENDS
  • LITTLE SIMZ
  • THE RUBENS
  • MARIBOU STATE
  • WINSTON SURFSHIRT
  • TYCHO
  • POND
  • THE TESKEY BROTHERS
  • JACOB BANKS
  • WOLFMOTHER
  • TROPICAL F*CK STORM
  • KYLE HALL
  • LOCAL NATIVES
  • MANSIONAIR
  • ODETTE
  • RUBY FIELDS
  • MIKE SERVITO
  • LAST DINOSAURS
  • THELMA PLUM
  • TROPHY EYES
  • HARVEY SUTHERLAND (DJ SET)
  • K.FLAY
  • SAM FENDER
  • SLAVES
  • PUB CHOIR
  • SEB WILDBLOOD
  • THE BETHS
  • SET MO
  • HATCHIE
  • HONNE
  • KWAME
  • THE NUDE PARTY
  • NATHAN MICAY
  • SLOWLY SLOWLY
  • PSYCHEDELIC PORN CRUMPETS
  • KIAN
  • KENJI TAKIMI
  • DEAR SEATTLE
  • CHARLY BLISS
  • KAIIT
  • PHONY PPL
  • A. SWAYZE AND THE GHOSTS
  • THE MIDNIGHT
  • CHANNEL TRES
  • PIST IDIOTS
  • MORMOR
  • SUZANNE KRAFT
  • ERTHLINGS
  • TELEPHONES
  • MOANING LISA
  • THANDI PHOENIX
  • DJ JNETT
  • WAX'O PARADISO
  • ANDY GARVEY
  • TYNE-JAMES ORGAN
  • LASTLINGS
  • MERVE
  • JENNIFER LOVELESS
  • NOISE IN MY HEAD
  • SKIN ON SKIN
  • REBELL YELL
  • TRIPLE J UNEARTHED FRIDAY
  • TRIPLE J UNEARTHED SATURDAY
  • NINAJIRACHI
  • BODY PROMISE
  • DONALD'S HOUSE
  • CASUAL CONNECTION
  • DJ KLASIK
  • CLOSE COUNTERS (DJ SET)
  • MERPH
  • DAMEEEELA
  • LAX DELUXE

Feature image: Splendour in the Grass

Was this content helpful to you? No  Yes

Related Posts

Latest Travel Offers

Ask an Expert

You are about to post a question on finder.com.au:

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • finder.com.au is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

Finder only provides general advice and factual information, so consider your own circumstances, or seek advice before you decide to act on our content. By submitting a question, you're accepting our Terms of Use, Disclaimer & Privacy Policy and Privacy & Cookies Policy.

4 Responses

  1. Default Gravatar
    LucyApril 15, 2018

    Where do I start with public transport from surfers paradise to the festival and back?

    • finder Customer Care
      JeniApril 15, 2018Staff

      Hi Lucy,

      Thank you for getting in touch with finder.

      During the Games, extra local buses, train and G:link light rail services will run, making it easier for you to travel to events and explore the local surrounds. Most services will run every 15 minutes or better in peak periods, meaning you can just turn up and go.

      To travel for free on public transport, simply show your Games ticket, or GOLDOC workforce accreditation when boarding. Free travel can only be accessed on the day of your event, until 3am the next day and does not include travel on the Airtrain service, and any bus charters that are privately-owned and operated which set its own fares, service levels and timetables.

      Free public transport for ticketed spectators will be available on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane on TransLink’s South East Queensland public transport network.

      There are eight GC2018 Transport Hubs located in Brisbane and the Gold Coast and one of them is located at Peninsular Drive, Surfers Paradise.

      For your detailed route, please check out this link.

      I hope this helps.

      Have a great day!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

    • Default Gravatar
      LucyApril 15, 2018

      Hi, I was asking for public transportation for splendour in the grass (music festival) to and back from surfers paradise. I used your link but it couldn’t show me the trip details.
      Can you help me on an easy plan getting there and back using public transportation?

    • finder Customer Care
      JeniApril 15, 2018Staff

      Hi Lucy,

      Please check out this link for your reference of going to North Byron Parklands from Surfers Paradise.

      You may also contact Translink and Byron Easybus for your tickets and further information.

      I hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Jeni

Ask a question
Go to site