Sounds Splendid


Looking for something splendid to do next weekend? Why not head on down to this year’s Splendour in the Grass – a three-day celebration of good tunes and good vibes, set in the lush surrounds of the North Byron Parklands from 24 till 26 July.

Highlights of the musical variety include Florence and the Machine, Xavier Rudd and The United Nations and Boy & Bear, while over in the craft tent there are plenty of classes to get your creative juices flowing – think piñata-making workshops, quilt-making classes and a brooch-making session with Beci Orpin. Designer Rachel Burke of i make. you wear it. (featured in Peppermint Issue 24) is the official Splendour Craft Captain, so there’s guaranteed to be glue guns, pom poms and glitter galore! And if you’re in need of a little refreshment, there’ll also be a pop-up version of Southside Tea Room, run by Patience Hodgson from The Grates.

The little people in your life will be enthralled by the magical offerings at Little Splendour, where they can wear themselves out with live performances, bouncy castles and giant board games. And from a sustainability perspective, Splendour in the Grass certainly walks the talk, with a number of impressive environmental initiatives including a carbon offset option for festival-goers, on-site eco cops, a tree-planting program (last year they planted over 1700 native trees), waste and recycling programs, and their special eco camping area – Camp Little Foot(print). Let the festivities commence!