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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.
Tickets went on sale at 9am AEST Thursday 11 April and disappeared in a flash.
If you weren't one of the lucky few who snapped your ticket up on the day, Splendour in the Grass also offers a resale facility for punters to pick-up legitimate tickets from those who no longer want their tickets.
These are available via Moshtix and allow sellers to re-sell their tickets for the cost price, minus a $30 admin fee and original booking fees.
For buyers, a resale admin fee charge and booking and transaction fees are added to your purchase. 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.
|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|
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.
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.
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 email@example.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):
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Feature image: Splendour in the Grass
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