It’s the end of July, which means for 40,000 dedicated music fans across the country it’s time to put on their gumboots and make the annual pilgrimage the Australia’s music mecca otherwise known as Splendour In The Grass.

But it’s what has happened outside the festival that has captured as much of the imagination of those attending and even thise unlucky souls watching on enviously.

The nans of Australia who have won over the hearts of the internet, with a number of well-wishing grandmas taking to Splendour’s Facebook event page to wish their grandchildren a safe and happy time at the festival.

Marian Bannerman and Beth Rob have instantly become local internet celebrities with their public posts to their grandchildren collecting a combined 17,000 likes and hundreds of comments from amused patrons.


It isn’t the first time the internet and social media has latched onto seemingly innocuous things online surrounding Splendour.

Last week a Facebook page set up to promote a Pokemon Go walk during the set of DMA’s went viral too. Now granted Splendour doesn’t always have the greatest phone reception, but it still sounds like a good time is to be had.

Of course there’s plenty of action happening offline and actually at the festival too. Punters this year will be treated to performances from none other than The Cure, The Strokes, Flume, The Avalanches, Violent Soho, Hermitude, Sigur Ros, and a whole bunch more.

But organisers and police have warned those attending to do so safely, with the cops planning an extensive operation over the three days of the festival, insisting punters caught with drugs will not simply have the drugs confiscated but also have their tickets ripped up.

Event organisers confirmed to News Corp that they are committed to working with police to crack down on the use and supply of drugs at the festival and that they have a strict ‘no drugs’ policy in their tickets terms and conditions.

Last year saw police arrest 92 punters on various drug offences (a small number compared to the similarly sold-out turnout Splendour saw last year), seizing 468g worth of illicit substances.

Not that Marian or Beth have anything to worry about, we’re sure anyone with nans as sweet as them knows how to party responsibly. Besides, who needs drugs when your nan’s lit af.

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